SFF Series & Authors I'm Giving a Second Chance | #BooktubeSFF

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  1. I’m totally biting this idea! Once you hit Libba Bray I realized how much I could do this. Lol. Also, I’m so happy you’re making videos again!!

  2. I admit, I only picked up The Magicians because of the show, and it's one of the few cases where I feel the Show blows the books out of the water. Quentin himself in the books just makes the series a slog to read through for me. I'm trying to get up and actually read the last book, but we will see if that happens.

  3. Good luck with the second chances; I hope they don't disappoint you. Could you do a video ( or do you have one) on your favorite series?

  4. What a fun video, second chances are always nice. I love the Magicians tv show and have always wondered if the books would be any good, I might need to give it a shot. I really enjoyed both the Martian book and movie and so requested the ARC of Artemis and read it right away. I thought it was great but very different than the Martian so who know maybe it will be more up your alley.

  5. omg those are all book i’m interested in reading!! i’ve never heard of the magicians but it sounds so interesting. i’m hoping to get to illuminae (on audio because Yikes, that Format™️). i can’t wait to hear what you think of aurora is rising and artemis!!

  6. I read the entire Magicians trilogy and I thought the first one was the best 😅 But I did always like the world!
    I can't think of any author I've given a second chance to right this second but I've been thinking of giving ones to William Gibson, Kristin Hannah and Sarah Moss 🙂

  7. I bought The Magicians a couple of months ago but haven’t gotten to it yet. Now I’m wondering if I’ll like it…
    I can’t say that I particularly cared for The Martians either. I read it for a book group and definitely skimmed quite a lot of it, ha. Haven’t been inspired to pick up Artemis. I’ll be interested to hear what you think!
    Now that I’m thinking about it, I don’t think I do often return to authors whose books disappoint me. The only example I can think of is Taylor Jenkins Reid. I’d read a novel of hers a few years ago and found the writing too much on the “tell” vs. “show” side. I thought she had a great concept, but the execution wasn’t there. But I read Evelyn Hugo because everyone was raving about it. I realize I’m severely in the minority, but I found it frustrating for the same reasons, great concept but so much telling (plus I disliked the ending, but that’s another story). Still planning to give her another chance, though. I have Daisy Jones and the Six on my Scribd queue. I’m thinking the format will work for her strengths as a writer, and I LOVE multiple perspectives on the same event. I’ve also been meaning to give Julian Barnes a second chance. I didn’t particularly care for Sense of an Ending, but he has a novel on Shostakovich that I want to read. Thank you for the reminder!

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