Another Reading Challenge Update. They seem to come around so fast these days!

I’m struggling with a not-quite-working website host at present. They have got the server back online, but not working fully, and at present I can’t post new content. So I’m setting up content that should already be in there, and keeping my fingers crossed. As I had already made this post heading, I think it will work.

Space Time Reading Challenge Update


Well, how are you getting on with your space and time challenge? I’ve added one to my last quarter tally, the mind-bendingly time warped The Kingdoms, by Natasha Pulley, which I thoroughly recommend. It’s historical rather than space, but if you also like authors like Patrick O’Brian, you’ll be at home with this. It also has some affinity with Dangerous Women, which is a brilliant book, but without the time travel!

I’ve just managed to finish my fifth space read, Queen & Commander! That puts me on target, halfway to my Interstellar Explorer tag.

How are you doing? I really will try to visit you all during July to see how you’re getting on!

In Other Challenges

Because I’ve realised that in the post-Lockdown3 world, there are themes and plots I simply don’t want to read any more, so I’ve been turning to non-fiction. I’m planning to write more about this in next week’s IWSG post, if my blog will let me.


Non-Fiction Adventure: target for 2021 complete! I may even nibble into 2022’s target – or increase the target, we’ll see.

Alphabet Soup: some of the titles I was planning to use I’ve revisited and decided I don’t want to read them any more. I persevered with Queen & Commander, which is the Spacetime read I’ve nearly finished, but thrown out Jurassic Jail and others. I think I may have found an alternative J. I’ll be reading it out of sequence with the rest of the series, though. I’m more than halfway through, but with the difficult ones to find now.

Mount TBR: I’ve scaled the first mountain and am on the foothills of the second, when I should be halfway up it. I don’t have many NetGalley books left to distract me, so I hope I’ll catch up now. But I think I’m doing quite well for the mid-point compared with other years.

#spacetimereads | Reading Challenge Update – half-year

4 thoughts on “#spacetimereads | Reading Challenge Update – half-year

  • 30 June, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    You’ll hit explorer!
    I certainly don’t want to read about global disasters or anything political right now.

  • 30 June, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    I really need to review your SF reads for more gems. I certainly loved Becky Chambers, whom I discovered through you 🙂

  • 2 July, 2021 at 1:29 am

    I enjoyed checking in with you today (7/1). I just got my computer back from repairs and have hardly visited anyone. Your post caught me up to date, so to speak.
    I am reading everything I can find by and about Madeline L’Engle. That is my big summer project.

    • 2 July, 2021 at 7:59 pm

      That’s a great project. I only read Wrinkle in Time a couple of years back, but I went and bought the others in the Time set, hoping to read the second this year!

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