Weekly WrapUp 5.15.17

What a week. Did anyone else have a week of Mondays? Or was that just us? Work was a beast and honestly with the stuff breaking at my house there was little time to doanything but monitor what should be a self monitoring machine to make sure it worked.


I did get a few things read, not nearly enough (so that #BookBuddyAThon didn’t seem to happen, sorry Scott ;_;) but here is what I did read, and as always a video is available on the channel to listen to as opposed to read if you’d like!

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Excellent Deal Alert!

This is a deal too great not to tell you guys about. My husband turned me onto it and I wanted to share. Humble Bundle has an amazing Humble Book Bundle : Super Nebula Author Showcase going on right now.


I got my own bundle last night and yes, yes, so good. The selling points for me were:

  • The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells, a book I’ve been eyeballing for years but never drops from it’s 9.99 kindle tag I feel like.
  • Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee which is Yoon Ha Lee so of course I want it. I’ve just also been waiting for a great Kindle deal on this one and haven’t caught it.
  • The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson. I loved Midnight Robber so Hopkinson has been on my watch list.
  • Kabu-Kabu by Nnedi Okorafor. Do I need to say more? I’ve never hid my love for her work.
  • Finally At the Mouth of the River of Bees by Kij Johnson which I have heard amazing things about. It’s supposed to be a great magical realism story and I need more of that in my life.

There is also a lot of great classic stuff in there like Samuel R. Delaney, Frank Herbert, Robert Zelazny, and Connie Willis.

Again, nothing sponsored here I am just super excited about this bundle. There is a lot of great stuff in it and you can set it so that a huge chunk of your money goes to charity. Win/Win!

Weekly WrapUp 4.8.17

I skipped last week’s wrapup on the blog, my apologizes, it has just been in go mode here at Echo Base this week. The little time I’d had for reading and reviewing I put into Winter Tide and then the Babbles video. The last few days I had a little more time so I’m picking back up.  As usual there is a video to accompany this post up on the Youtube channel, link in the sidebar!

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The Hat Trick : Sherlock Reads

        I’ve been super behind on everything, so here is me playing catch up! If you pay attention to the YouTube channel you have seen these reviews. If you don’t then here you go! I’m going to try to keep my blog up with the videos that go up over there. The exception might be hauls or so, those aren’t as easy to write out. Anyway, this is a (up until now) an unofficial series of videos I’d been doing, which I plan on making official, and calling The Hat Trick. My husband tells me ‘The Hat Trick’ is a term from hockey but can be used to mean a series of three things. These will be three interconnected reviews. They’ll be in the same topic, writer, publishing type, etc. The currently in the progress one is Japanese culture, but this one is my recent Sherlock reads! You can watch/listen to me here or just keep reading! Continue reading

Booktube Newbie Tag!

So I guess this could be my announcement post, but I’m pretty sure y’all have already noticed – but I’m doing Booktube now! I’ve been working on getting my feet under me balancing real life, blog, and channel. I’m getting there. But I posted my newbie tag this past weekend! It was really fun. Really the whole thing is, and everyone is so nice and welcoming.  Continue reading