Follow me to my new home!

I finally splurged and put my money in the pot and bought a new domain. I haven’t found a way to transfer everything here to there so I’m spreading the word.

Hopefully, you’ll follow me to my new digs: 

www.shanadubois.com

I still have lots of words to share!

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Latino/a Rising ToC announced

This is definitely be a collection I want to keep an eye out for next year!

Sabrina Vourvoulias

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The Latino/a Rising anthology, which will be released by  Wings Press in 2017, has made its table of contents known — and it is magnificent. I am so honored to have a short story included:

Foreword: Matthew David Goodwin

Introduction: Frederick Luis Aldama

Javier Hernandez: “El Muerto: Los Cosmos Azteca”

Kathleen Alcalá: “The Road to Nyer”

Pablo Brescia: “Code 51” (translated by Pablo Brescia with contributions by Matthew David Goodwin)

Pedro Zagitt: “Misinformed” and “Circular Photography” (translated by Nahir Otaño-Gracia)

Sabrina Vourvoulias: “Sin Embargo”

Daína Chaviano: “Accursed Lineage” (translated by Matthew David Goodwin)

ADÁL: Coconauts in Space

Ana Castillo: “Cowboy Medium”

Ernest Hogan: “Flying under the Radar with Paco and Los Freetails”

Junot Díaz: “Monstro”

Richie Narvaez: “Room for Rent”

Edmundo Paz-Soldán: “Artificial” (translated by Heather Cleary)

Steve Castro: “Two Unique Souls” and “Through the Right Ventricle”

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Interview with Books Abound

Holy cow, I was interviewed!! Now I read need to step up my blogging game :). Happy reading.

SCy-Fy: the blog of S. C. Flynn

I’m speaking with Shana of BooksAbound. Shana is an extreme bibliophile who spends every spare moment surrounding herself with books.

SCy-Fy: Shana, you have recently started something new, haven’t you?

BA: Yes, a monthly column at Luna Station Quarterly called Beyond the Front Tables where I highlight small and independent presses.

SCy-Fy: Congratulations! That fits well with what you are trying to do with your own blog, doesn’t it?

BA: That’s right. There are so many SFF bloggers out there already doing wonderful reviews, so my focus is less on book reviews and more about sharing my love of books and stories. What I want to see my blog become is a place where I can highlight SFF short stories and SFF works in translation. Short stories have led me to new authors time and again and I find them wonderful entry points into a particular author’s style or…

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Books to Buy in April!

As you may have guessed I get a bit excited about books. Oddly enough, this year when I have even less time to read whatever I want I am coming across more and more books I want to read right away.

In an effort to not forget about anything, I am still snatching up the books I think look intriguing so I will have them at the ready when there is time. April is a HUGE book month so let’s jump right in to some of of the titles I can’t wait to own!

April 7th:

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

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“Two men rebel together against tyranny – and then become rivals.”

This is the first in a new epic fantasy trilogy and it has been on my list since I heard about it last year. I have been a devoted fan of Liu’s short fiction and am anxious to dig into what he does with something of this scale.

April 14th:

Hit by Delilah S. Dawson

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“In order to save her mother, a teen is forced to become an indentured assassin.”

If you have never read Dawson’s other books you are missing out! I have three copies of this on first in what I believe is a trilogy on order because awesome YA with some grit is going to be a winning gift.

April 28th:

Magonia by: Maria Dahvana Headley

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“A story about a girl caught between two worlds… two races… and two destinies.”

I have wanted this book since the cover reveal. It is a gorgeous book and looks to be a stunning YA fantasy.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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“Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.”

I heard about this one from the book Twitterverse and have been excited to dig into this new fantasy. Having only heard amazing things the summer can’t get here soon enough!

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I hope you find some new gems to add to your book bag when shopping and happy reading!

2015: Most Anticipated Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Written by Women

This is an amazing list!! I will be adding a lot of these to my own TBR list.

The BiblioSanctum

It’s a very special “Waiting on Wednesday” today as The BiblioSanctum brings back a feature we put together last year. Inspired by a twitter conversation, Wendy and Mogsy made a list of their “Top Most Anticipated Books Written by Women in 2014”, and looks like 2015 is no different with a ton of books by women we’re just dying to get our hands on!

These are just the titles we’re looking forward to, but feel free to chime in down in the comments section with yours. Let’s expand our scope and explore the genre to see what amazing books are out there!

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Echo 8Echo 8 by Sharon Lynn Fisher

As a parapsychologist working for Seattle Psi, Tess has devoted her life to studying psychic phenomena. But when doppelgangers begin appearing from a parallel world that’s been struck by an asteroid, nothing in her training will help…

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Embrace the Obsession

Recently, when discussing books with a dear friend, he told me to “embrace the obsession.” Those words have circled round my head for days because the only way to describe my relationship to books is as an obsession. To obsess is to allow a singular thing to haunt, or excessively preoccupy, the mind and books happily haunt the essence of all that I am.

A portion of every day is spent reading books, discovering new books, exploring older books, interacting with the “bookternet” to discuss books, stories, authors… all of these things bring me closer to the wondrous world of books.  That time spent in around the bookish world creates an almost orgasmic joy that pierces to my core.

I feel Robert Louis Stevenson said it beautifully in, “A Gossip on Romance” (1882).

In anything fit to be called by the name of reading, the process itself should be absorbing and voluptuous; we should gloat over a book, be rapt clean out of ourselves.

That is a description of reading I can get behind and serves to partially illustrate why my obsession is one I greedily indulge in over and over. I try to dedicate at least part of each day seeking out that kind of reading experience.

Everyone may have their favorite kind of book; myself, I am partial to genre fiction  but will indulge in anything that strikes my fancy. Mainly because you never know what book will be the one to suck you into its world wholly and without mercy. To be able to get lost in another world, meeting new “people,” and sharing in those experiences is a driving force in my obsession.

So, yes, I embrace my pleasurable book obsession and always will.  I will help it to take root, grow, and thrive.