A wonderful book, and my favorite Wayfarer is Sissix. Who's yours?
Holy crap that was a great story!!!!
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet my first space opera and it did not disappoint. The Wayfarer crew is made up of all different species with special skill sets that allow them to create wormhole tunnels through which other ships can then travel through space. It's a fun adventure, but the relationships and characters are what I found most interesting. ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5
If you are looking for a sci-fi book about an isolated person who does not rely on anyone, do not read this book. If you want to read how a group of individuals (humans/aliens/AI) end up on a spaceship and the communities they meet (not all friendly), read this amazing book! Amazing break/time read. On to the next one if this #Hugo winning series!
Congrats @Megabooks on this amazing milestone! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻🥳 And thanks for the opportunity to enter your #25Etsy giveaway.
I‘ve read some fantastic books this summer & it was hard to pick just one. But the tagged has been one of my favorite 5⭐️ reads.
Finished this on audio today. It took me a little while to get into this story, but once I did, I was hooked. Chambers developed some really interesting species and characters. There were so many elements of this story that reflected current issues in a space futuristic way. Very interesting if you are into fantasy!
Sometimes we need stories of people in a huge universe to focus on the small, everyday things that make us human.
If you like the stories of Festus traveling the universe in Startripper having fun adventures with new cultures, you should give the Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers a shot.
Fascinating world building, feel-good stories paired with serious stories with more intimate stakes than the whole universe.
I put off reading this partially because I feared it wouldn‘t live up to the hype & partially because you can only read a book for the first time once.
This book was everything I love about sci-fi. And given how close it came to never being written, well, I‘m so thankful the author took a chance. This might be my fave read of 2019. All the ⭐️
And thank you again @Deifio for including this one in my mystery message swap box. 😘
I‘m pretty happy with my final #readingrush numbers (and earning 12 out of 14 badges) especially considering I worked all week. I started the tagged, but haven‘t quite finished it—I could‘ve read some more this weekend (I only read a little more than 11 hrs for #24b4Monday) but that‘s okay.
I realized today that I have been reading a LOT more mystery/thrillers than I usually do, and sci fi has taken a backseat lately. So it's time to remedy that!
I‘m biased to liking space opera so someone else may have ranked it lower. That isn‘t to say it‘s poorly written.
Chambers has a great cast of characters and some decent world building(though she is fond of info dumping). The problem is that... well... nothing of consequence really happens.
Until the last few pages, there isn‘t really a plot. It‘s like drinking a flat soda. All the flavor is there, just no pop. Still, it was a fun read.
I loved this book! Space adventures, found family, with just a smidge of interplanetary politics thrown in. It felt like a cross between a Star Wars book and Firefly. I will definitely be reading the next one.
Aw, man, this was great! There were a couple of places where my attention wavered, but the good parts are SO good I can‘t even mind. The book‘s chock full of cool people enjoying each other‘s company in mostly healthy, loving ways, with occasional spots of darker drama as the universe encroaches. I‘m excited for the rest of the series, even though each instalment follows different characters. Hopefully these folks will get some cameos, at least.
Tonight‘s plan: finish this awesome book! I‘ve got about 80 pages left, which SHOULD be doable as long as yesterday‘s exhaustion issue stays dormant. I was fine earlier today but now I‘m a bit tired again. Maybe supper (leftover sausage & tofu scramble) will perk me up.
I‘m not processing information very well today, but I‘m gonna try to read some more of this super cool book.
I‘m also gonna eat this Kind bar. The Shopper‘s near the library had tons of granola bars on extreme clearance, and I cleaned up. Each box cost me $1 or less, AND I got my mum some fancy candy for $0.50/package.
Further reading, accompanied by a sangria-flavoured vodka thing a friend gave me.
Book + fake ice cream (frozen banana all mushed up with cocoa and peanut butter). I‘m loving this one so far! It‘s all about cool people doing stuff together, IN SPACE. Totally my thing, though I can see why more plot-oriented readers might balk at it.
It‘s also not at all what I expected. I always thought this series followed different groups of characters on a generation ship, not regular old space travellers.
1. Tagged! It‘s up next as soon as I finish my current read.
2. 🙌🏻 Team #BFC
3. Not very well. Mostly focusing on walks, hiking, & yoga.
4. TeddyCat doing yoga with me this morning & Dexter trying to get my attention the other night.
Thank you so much @Deifio for my #mysterymessageswap! ❤️
The tagged book is #1 on my TBR list, so I‘m so excited to finally have a copy! And as you can see, the other book is stuffed full of goodies. I didn‘t take them out because I want to savor the fun & get to them as I read the book. 💜
Loved this whole (Wayfarers) series, and it was a great read just before Pride Month! I love the treatment of gender and relationships, all wrapped up in a very warm character driven space opera. This first book was the best of the three IMO, but they all presented something unique. Definite fan.
This is the funnest, tenderest, most lovable space romp you‘ll ever take. There‘s some plot but the real reason to read this book is the crew of the Wayfarer. Fair warning: You‘ll want to follow them anywhere! With inter-species romance, plenty of pronouns, and space-age wisdom, this book made me feel more tender to our own young species of Homo Sapiens and to myself. Highly recommend for fun, for fans of science-fiction, and for self-care.
Becky Chambers takes #spaceoddity and gives it heart and dimension. The universe is vast, but her stories are really about the little moments. Lots of warm conversation and self-reflection, and she always makes me tear up at least once. I just love her. I'll plug her books every chance I get. 🖤
Rosemary, who is trying to escape from her past, joins the crew of the Wayfarer, a spacecraft that helps tunnel worm-holes for interstellar travel. Together with a weirdly diverse crew, they encounter thrilling adventures that require them to depend on each other to survive.
@lesliemarie Thank you so much for the wonderful books and the chocolates! And I loved the journal that I got for you! How lucky for me that you found one for me too! Hahaha!! Can‘t wait to explore these books! I haven‘t read any of them!!! Thank you so much!
#SciFiFantasySwap #sffs @Avanders