Being an aspiring author means I read a lot, and I enjoy the challenge of critiquing books as I read them. Because of this, I”m not the fastest reader, but I put a lot of thought into my evaluation. It also means I don’t have time to read books I don’t like, and only finish about ten percent of the books I start reading. You won’t see many, if any, negative reviews, so most of what you see will be 4 and 5 stars, with very few 5′s.
Check out my first review of Tom King’s A Once Crowded Sky, a superhero adventure with heart, mystery, and immersive action that makes reading about these characters a moving experience.
SF Signal, 2012 Hugo Award winner for Best Fanzine, is a tremendous opportunity to get exposure for books I enjoy, as well as providing me review copies of books to help me afford my reading habit. I will also be restarting my podcast, AudioTim, so hopefully the combination of the two will lead to more publishers sending me books. That’s not the only reason I”m doing it, of course, but I’ll get into my reasons more later. Stay tuned for my post on Monday where I go into my plans for AudioTim Season Two, and why I decided to start podcasting again.