It's Sci-Fi Month!

by - Friday, November 01, 2013

Sci-Fi Month - November 2013

Hello lovely readers! It’s Sci-Fi Month! Let’s celebrate! :)

I have to be honest – I am new to the Sci-Fi genre. New as in I’ve only read a few sci-fi books. As a book blogger, I know what genres I’m interested in. Although I’m open to explore other genres, I usually read mystery, romance, chick lit, and suspense and thrillers. If you will check my review policy, you won’t see sci-fi in the list of the genres I’m interested in. It’s not because I am not into it. I just didn’t include it before as I know that I haven’t read a lot of books in the genre and since I was only starting to blog about books when I wrote my review policy, I thought to include only the genres that I am really familiar with. 

So why am I participating in this event? Well, for one, I'm now a fan of the genre and I want to know more about it. I want to explore and learn more about the adventures and possibilities only a science fiction novel can offer. I’ve seen some sci-fi movies and I think they’re great. The complications in the story are always refreshing. Endless possibilities. And I want to celebrate that and all the things that make the sci-fi genre so special.  I’m also adding this genre to the said list. :)

So ... are there any science fiction novels that have caught my eye? Oh ...tons! But I would really want to read Ender’s Game, The Host and The Time Machine first. How about you? Let me know in the comments below.

I am really happy to be included in this event. Special thanks to Rinn for hosting this month-long event. You rock! :) 

If you want to know more about this event, please don’t hesitate to visit Rinn’s blog. To view the schedule of posts, giveaways, etc, visit the Sci-Fi Month Schedule

By the way, here's my blog's list of events for Sci-Fi Month! :) 
November 1: Introduction
November 8: Book Review: Wheels by Lorijo Metz
November 11: Author Interview: David Gullen
November 13: Author Interview: Lorijo Metz
November 15: Top 10 Sci-Fi Books 
November 18: Author Interview: Ben Jeapes
November 30: Final Round Up + Announcing Giveaway Winners

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9 Dazzling Comments

  1. Ender's Game is really good! I read it recently and there's quite the twist at the end. Rather clever, actually.
    The Host is also pretty good- and really easy to read as well. It's kind of on the soft side of science fiction.
    If you're looking for other sci-fi books to read, Ready Player One is rather amazing!

    Looking forward to the rest of your Sci-Fi Month posts :)

    1. Hi Nara! Wow :) So excited to read those two now :D And yes, I will check out Ready Player One. :D :D Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. Yay! Thanks for joining, Ara! =D
    I agree with Nara, Ender's Game is really good and Ready Player One is AMAZING! It was our recent bookgroup book, but I read it earlier this year and loved it =) Not such a big fan of The Host - it felt like nothing really happened. I still have The Time Machine to read too.

    Looking forward to reading the rest of your posts =D

    1. The pleasure is mine, really, Rinn. :) I'm so glad I received the email from you. :) I will definitely check out Ready Player One. I have Ender's Game on Kindle already -- so excited! :) Thanks for sharing what you thought of The Host. :) I appreciate everything :D

      Thank you for stopping by! You rock! :)

  3. Definitely read Ender's Game, especially since it's been adapted into a movie (that came out today- eeeee!!)!

    All your author interviews look really exciting, and I'm definitely looking forward to them!

  4. I heartily recommend Ender's Game and Ready Player One too!

    if you like romance, mystery and thrillers, you might like The Incrementalists by Steven Brust & Skyler White, Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga, and any of Tim Powers' secret history books like On Stranger Tides or Three Days to Never. There's plenty of "gateway" books out there. :D

  5. Hallo Ara!

    I am making my way around to all the lovely SFN blogs!! :) I am thrilled to see such a hearty mix of newly enthused readers and those of us who inherited our passion for sci-fi & fantasy from our parents! :) I had a lot of fun making the general outline of how I came into the genre today! :) I can say, that even though I've been devoted to the genre, I am not as well read as others' as I had a hiatus in the middle of my reading life for a decade! Therefore, I am re-picking up the reins, which I will expand upon in my posts this month, but for the most part, most of the readings of sci-fi & fantasy I've done of late were due to the blessings of being a tour host with Tomorrow Comes Media! :) If your interested, you can hop over to my blog and see which sci-fi & epic high fantasy books I've been exploring! Especially if you like dragons, check out "Redheart"!! :)

    Looking forward to your posts!
    Happy SFN!

    1. Hi Jorie! Thanks so much for stopping by. :) That's soo cool. I will check out your post now. :D Thank you for your suggestion. I will definitely check out Redheart! :) Happy SFN :D

  6. Thanks for stopping by my post earlier Ara! I'm slowly catching up with SFN, and I was really surprised that you were not into Sci-fi for a long time! Makes me think I should try reading outside of my genres more often to see what I'm missing! I'm glad that you joined up though and I look forward to reading your posts!

    I'm going to recommend Ender's Game as well - I read it recently and was amazed by the story. It's very addictive! The Time Machine I recently read as well - and the ideas in it are really intriguing. It's also a short book so that makes it great to pick up on a whim. :)