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KristinaWKelly

@KristinaWKelly@sunny.garden

SFF Author, poet, photographer, dreamer, creator. Geek, author, mom, gamer, fantasy & scifi fan. Novel TRIALS OF THE INNERMOST from Midnight Meadow pub 🏳️‍🌈 www.Ethereacycle.com | she/her | I like to talk about #science #videogames #tea #writing #scifi #fantasy #gardening #music

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CultureDesk , to bookstodon
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"Gen Z is bringing back reading," says The Week, which leads us to wonder what the heck it is we've been doing all these years. But, the publication explains, it's not just reading — it's real books, made of paper. Per research published in @TheConversationUS: "Gen Zers and millennials prefer books in print over e-books and audiobooks" which has manifested in an "unlikely love affair with their local libraries." Here's a breakdown of what might be happening. We want to know: How do you like to read these days?

https://flip.it/zJEJAK

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@CultureDesk @bookstodon @TheConversationUS I’m always reading at least one ebook one physical and one audio. Late night wake ups with the kids makes ebook win there, nonfiction in the car on audio (I can’t do most fantasy or sci-fi on audio) As I prefer maps on hand and the ability to flip around and reread sections physical is preferred for SFF

KristinaWKelly , to bookstadon
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Coming October, my full-length poetry book, IMAGINARI. Sign up to be an ARC reader at my website. Www.kristinaseyes.com

STEP INTO LYRICS OF SCIENCE, SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY WHERE ROBOTS FIGHT FOR THEIR AUTONOMY, FAIRIES WAGE WAR AGAINST GOBLINS, & HUMANITY REACHES FOR WHAT AWAITS THEM IN THE STARS @bookstadon

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  • skaeth , to bookstodon
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    What are your thoughts on DNF (Did Not Finish)-ing books? Do you feel guilty about it? Do you worry you missed out on something? Or are you confident in dropping a book and reaching for the next one?

    At what point are you most likely to DNF, if ever? What sorts of things cause you to DNF?

    My friend, book blogger Kriti, was musing on these questions a while back, and it sparked this new post: https://armedwithabook.com/dealing-with-dnf-the-practice-of-did-not-finish/

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    KristinaWKelly ,
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    @bookstodon @skaeth so many books yet too little time on earth to finish them all. If I’m not enjoying one, my time is valuable so I will happily switch to something I find enjoying. I try to give them several chapters to change my mind but in the end, forcing myself to eat something I don’t like is the same. Push that plate away and get another meal.

    KristinaWKelly , to bookstadon
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    My releases this fall. TAVERN TALE. A little bit cozy, a little bit side quest, a whole bunch inspired. My publisher does crowd funding - check out the past 2 successful years. And how Space Wizard funds their projects. + a placeholder for when the kickstarter launches. Consider supporting this publisher & their authors.

    https://www.backerkit.com/call_to_action/4a9cda05-a049-4f2e-a281-6b6bd1c3e8a2/landing @bookstadon

    AaronSofaer , to bookstodon
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    I am incredibly excited to say that my debut novel released today on Amazon KU/ebook/paperback: http://quill-still.sofaer.net/mast . It's a queer, cozy slice-of-life portal fantasy story about civics, divinity from a Jewish lens, chemistry/alchemy, and more civics.

    Join Sophie Nadash, burned-out 39-year-old chemist, as a run-in with the goddess Artemis while hiking in the Greek woods and finds herself sent to a new, kinder world.

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    KristinaWKelly ,
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    @bookstodon @AaronSofaer congrats! Love seeing protagonists over 20

    KristinaWKelly , to bookstadon
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    My short story is live on Kindle Unlimited! I had so much fun writing this tale. We combined some of my favorite holiday things like a big performance with lights (courtesy of magic), a chorus singing, hot drinks, gift giving. And then fused it with a low stakes fantasy adventure and magical creatures. I hope you enjoy it! The Lady’s Crownbearer: A Cozy Winter Fantasy Adventure https://a.co/d/72ZHIwY @bookstadon

    KristinaWKelly , to bookstadon
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    So my preorders are super low. If you have KU, please consider preordering. It’s free for you! Flip through some pages when it releases Friday. Maybe you’ll even like the cozy winter fantasy short story. 🥰 https://www.amazon.com/Ladys-Crownbearer-Fantasy-Adventure-Etherea-ebook/dp/B0CLKY9SLF @bookstadon

    SallyStrange , to bookstodon
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    Another post about this cool book I'm currently reading: "The Sol Majestic" by Ferrett Steinmetz. Gotta love that name.

    Have you ever wondered how a top-rated restaurant might function on a space station? Light years from any planet? Well, Ferrett Steinmetz thought about it and came up with:
    -artificial gravity used to cook things using the heat generated by enormous planetary-scale pressures instead of direct heat
    -stasis fields instead of fridges (duh) but also speeded-up time field used to sneak a week's worth of work into an hour
    -an alien sourdough culture that MIGHT be sentient

    All of this is an excellent backdrop for a story of a young boy finding (gay) love, seeking independence from his parents, and exploring questions of philosophy, truth, capitalism, and marketing. It's not , but it has that homey vibe.

    Btw, you can follow me on bookwyrm, I'm @SallyStrange and I read a lot.

    https://bookwyrm.social/book/452604/s/the-sol-majestic

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    KristinaWKelly ,
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    @bookstodon @SallyStrange @SallyStrange ok this sounds really cool!

    KristinaWKelly , to bookstadon
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    I love em-dashes, semicolons, and utilize Oxford commas. I also describe nature with influences of Tolkien. Yes the story might meander into side quests but…it’s worth it.

    Here’s the opening of my cozy winter fantasy short story. @bookstadon

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  • KristinaWKelly OP ,
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    @bookstadon free on KU. It’s a winter cozy fantasy that takes place during an in-world holiday. Will they find something magical in the forest, or will something find them instead? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CLKY9SLF?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420

    AnthonyHarold , to bookstadon
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    This weekend is my first test of the waters with ads and leaflets for The Closed Tunnel at YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention) in London🫣 You may see one page from it below 🤗

    Of course, the book isn't finished yet, so it's just an invitation to my newsletter, where I plan to send out gifts from time to time.

    It’s my first contact with the big world, and I'm super nervous🙈 Just send me some good vibes, please 🫶🏻

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    KristinaWKelly ,
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    @AnthonyHarold @scifi @bookstadon it’s hard putting ourselves out there! Congrats on doing it!

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    KristinaWKelly , to bookstadon
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    Last day and need support from you. Please take a short moment to vote for my book cover here: https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-month/16498/ @bookstadon

    bennett , to bookstodon
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    downside of masto's particular set of affordances is I can't figure out who posted this, and who boosted it into my timeline. But thank you both!!

    "Lester del Rey... intuited that what millions wanted from a publishing industry urgently optimizing to keep up with capitalism was to escape the modern age into a world where capitalism and industry had never happened. There is magic in that. At least I thought so, as a kid. But there’s also, in del Rey’s vision, a formulaic—let’s face it, industrial, rationalized—conception of culture and a pernicious nostalgia that courts sexism and white supremacy. Today, fantasy is, along with romance, our wildest, most flourishing genre. It might not be this way were it not for Lester del Rey, even if his legacy now is as the wizard so many writers and readers choose to battle against."

    https://slate.com/culture/2023/10/lester-del-rey-invention-fantasy-book-publishing.html

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    KristinaWKelly ,
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    @bennett @msatris @bookstodon would love to see your top five from that list!

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    KristinaWKelly ,
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    @bennett @bookstodon @msatris ooo Thieves’ World sounds interesting. Hadn’t heard of that one.

    KristinaWKelly ,
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    @bennett @Rhube @msatris @bookstodon My first McCaffrey was the Acorna series. The blending of sci-fi and fantasy (hello unicorn girl in space) influenced my own writing.

    KristinaWKelly ,
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    @msatris @bennett @bookstodon I’m really big into collaborating (wrote my first novel with one of my best friends and did a piano+spoken poem collab with another). This collective poem is intriguing!

    duanetoops , to updates
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    The first book was beyond enjoyable! Excited to start the second!

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    KristinaWKelly ,
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    @bookstodon @Chigaze @duanetoops one of the few books I’ve ever preordered was the next Murderbot!

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