March 2017: This Month in Review

March 2017: This Month in Review

Books and Comics

Space and Science

The 2015 Pen/Faulkner Awards

This Saturday, at 7 PM, the Pen/Faulkner awards ceremony and dinner will take place at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Being the fancy book ladies that we are, Book Riot Managing Editor Amanda Nelson and I will be in attendance. Pen/Faulkner puts on amazing events and focuses on diverse authors, so I’m a huge fan of what they do and am really excited to attend.

If you are in the DC area and would like to be a fancy book person along with Amanda and me, you can purchase tickets to the Pen/Faulkner awards at their website. It should be a pretty great time!

Where Have You BEEN?

Where have I been? What do you mean where have I been?

No, seriously though. I know I haven’t been posting here much, and there’s a good reason for that. I started a new job at the beginning of February in a new-to-me industry, and there’s been a bit of a learning curve and a lot of jumping in headfirst. Because my new day job is in comics, that also means I’m reading fewer regular books and reading a lot more comics (which has been an amazing experience.)

That doesn’t mean I’m shutting down my blog or not reviewing anymore, but that does mean I’m going to be doing things a bit differently over here. Instead of reviewing a good portion of what I read, I’ll probably limit it to the books I find I really want to talk about; books that I’m loving or just itching to discuss. I’m aiming for one review a week; I haven’t been making that so far, but I’m hoping to work reviewing back into my schedule.

And if you want to find me other places on the Internet, you can always find me chatting on Twitter at @skrishna, doing Fresh Ink, the weekly new book releases round-up post at Book Riot, and in my new position as Managing Editor of Panels, Book Riot’s sister site on comics.

 

Greetings from the Space Coast!

You might have noticed that my blog has been quiet this week. While that wasn’t my intention (I always plan on scheduling reviews when I’m traveling), it’s worked out pretty well. You see, this week, I’m on the Space Coast of Florida covering Orion EFT-1, the test launch of NASA’s latest space vehicle that will (hopefully) one day take humans to Mars. The launch is scheduled for Thursday morning, and I’ll be attending NASA programming tomorrow before the launch.

If you’re interested in following along, I’ll be live tweeting the full event on Twitter at @skrishna, posting information, pictures, and more about Orion and NASA. I’ll be back to reviews next week!

BookTube: “News-y” Books

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Over at Book Riot’s BookTube channel, I’m talking about 5 “News-y” books about current events, issues, and the news that I’ve either enjoyed or am looking forward to reading. Books Mentioned: Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future by Adam Sobel Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, […]

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BookTube: Tomboy, Texts from Jane Eyre, In Your Dreams, El Deafo, About Time

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir – Liz Prince (Zest Books, September 2, 2014; Powell’s, Amazon.com, Indiebound) Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters – Mallory Ortberg (Henry Holt, November 4, 2014; Powell’s, Amazon.com, Indiebound) In Your Dreams – Kristan Higgins (Harlequin, September 30, 2014; Powell’s, Amazon.com, Indiebound) El Deafo – Cece Bell (Harry N. Abrams, September 2, 2014; Powell’s, Amazon.com, Indiebound) About Time: A Visual Memoir around the […]

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Product Review: Osprey Beta Laptop Bag

I’ve been searching for the perfect laptop bag for a long time, and I finally found it. My comprehensive review of the Osprey Beta, a laptop bag that actually fits eveything I need and has an ingenious cord management system.

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BookTube: 5 Short Reviews: November 6, 2014

In this BookTube video, I give short reviews to 5 very different books. The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah/Agatha Christie (William Morrow, September 9; Powell’s, Amazon.com, Indiebound) Last Winter, We Parted by Fuminori Nakamura (Soho Press, October 21; Powell’s, Amazon.com, Indiebound) The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling (Mulholland Books, June 19; Powell’s, Amazon.com, Indiebound) The Silent […]

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