Author: Milliebot

Movies I Like as Much as (or More Than!) Their Books

I’m a notorious book snob and it’s no secret that most movies based on books disappoint and/or enrage me. I’m rarely excited about upcoming movie adaptations and you can typically find me rolling my eyes at trailers and grumbling about the issues I’ve already spotted. But! I am not a complete elitist – there are some movie adaptations that I enjoy just as much as their respective books, if not more. Austenland – I first watched the movie a couple years ago after a recommendation from my mum and sister. I was instantly in love and have watched it...

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Book Review – SEA OF RUST

The last humans have been wiped from the face of Earth and now only robots remain. During the war that eradicated mankind, several mainframes banded together with the consciousness of other robots to create their own armies with shared intelligence. These mainframes are known as OWIs – One World Intelligence – and now they run the world. Freebots are scarce, constantly hunted by OWIs and destroyed if they choose not to upload themselves. Brittle roams the Sea of Rust, scavenging parts from bots on the verge of madness and trying to avoid the notice of the OWIs, but a...

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6 Epic Fantasy Reads You Should Check Out

If your reading tastes are anything like my own, you enjoy a meaty, epic fantasy. Like me, you might be wondering what the hell you should read next while you wait (possibly in vain) for the next installment from the A Song of Ice and Fire series. To help pass the time, I’m here to recommend a few other epic reads (this is by no means a comprehensive list and I could easily recommend many more!) that might slake your thirst. Warbeaker by Brandon Sanderson – This is the tale of two sisters and the roles they play in the turmoil...

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10 Best Books of 2017 (So Far…)

I’ve recently liberated myself by finally deciding to stop reading books I’m truly not enjoying (resulting in more DNF’s than ever before) and as a result, I’ve been able to focus more of my time on reading books that I truly love! That’s not to say I still haven’t slogged through some stinkers, but today’s list is about my favorite reads published in 2017 (so far)! It is true, these are mostly fantasy and sci-fi, but there is a contemporary-ish one in the mix, as well as sort of surreal magical historical fiction and a young adult and middle-grade...

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Book Review – THE PUNCH ESCROW

Joel works as a salter – he teaches and tricks AI models to seem more human – and his wife works for International Transport on a top secret project related to teleportation. Her long hours and inability to speak to him about her job have put their marriage on rocky ground and it isn’t helped by Joel’s smart-ass sense of humor. But the two decide to go on a second honeymoon to reconnect. En route to meet his wife, Joel finds himself duplicated due to a teleportation error and is sucked into the battle between the organization that controls...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Read Tanith Lee

Hi, I’m Milliebot, and I’m a bookhoarder. I hoard many authors and multiple editions of many books, but my biggest hoard is definitely my Tanith Lee collection. So far I’m doing much better at collecting her books rather than reading them. But! I do believe I’ve read enough of her work to be properly obsessed recommend it to others. If you’ve never heard of her, Tanith Lee is a prolific science fiction and fantasy writer whose published around 90 books and 200 short stories. She was born in London and suffered from dyslexia, but never let that stop her...

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Book Review – A CLOSED AND COMMON ORBIT

Lovelace was once the artificial intelligence in the ship, Wayfarer, constantly tending to the needs of the ship and the crew, while also forming emotional bonds with them. But after the ship was damaged, Lovelace lost her personality because of a reboot and rather than cause the crew further pain, she left the ship in the form of an illegal body kit. Living with Pepper, someone who knows about not fitting in the body you were given, Lovelace struggles to come to terms with her new life and its limitations while still being true to how she feels. Review...

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Book Review – THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET

Rosemary has used up her savings to hide her past and leave her home planet of Mars. She joins the multi-species crew of a ship whose job it is to punch wormholes through space. Rosemary is finally free to explore the galaxy and finds unexpected friendships among the diverse crew. Among adventure and danger Rosemary learns that there’s more to family than blood. Review by Milliebot Reads MY EDITION: E-BOOK, 476 PAGES 2015, HARPER VOYAGER ISBN: 9780062444134 I don’t know how to talk about this book, but it’s so, so, so good. One of those books where I knew...

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