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Sci-Fi November: Blast Off + Giveaway

Sci-Fi November 2016

The Sci-Fi Month hosted by Rinn Reads goes into its third round and I finally have the time to participate. I love Sci-Fi so I couldn’t be more excited. Sci-Fi November is a month-long event to share our love for all things Sci-Fi: books,comics, movies and anything else you can think of. I read a lot of great posts during the last two years’ events and I’m happy to share some of my own this time. If you want to know more and participate yourself, check out Rinn’s post here.

Sci-Fi November is mostly a blogging event, but I have more than a few blog posts planned. Reading Sci-Fi books is of course my first priority but I have other things planned as well.

On my blog

My goal was to publish at least two Sci-Fi posts each week, one of those a review and one something else. I already have a few reviews ready so definitely look out for those. As for the other posts: I plan to make a few lists of recommendations as well as books I still want to read. There might also be a discussion post or two. I have quite a lot of ideas but I’m not sure yet what I’m actually going to do in the end.

On other blogs

Sci-Fi November always consists of lots of interesting posts. Reviews, giveaways, discussion posts, lists, quizzes and more. You should check out Rinn’s blog to see a complete list of all posts published during Sci-Fi November. It’s definitely worth looking into.

Elsewhere

My idea was to not only talk about Sci-Fi books and movies on my blog, but also make use of Instagram. My plan was to post one picture each day but we’ll see how that goes. I often forget about daily posts, but I hope I won’t this time. I will post them with #RRSciFiMonth (the official hashtag) as well as #dailySciFi.

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To read

I’ll probably not read only Sci-Fi this month, but I have quite a few titles on my list that I would like to (re-)read. I never really stick to my TBRs but some on this list are must-reads for me.

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  • Pacific Rim: This will be my first ever movie novelization. I usually don’t think these can be any good but it’s Pacific Rim!
  • The Lunar Chronicles: I will start November with re-reading the first three books in the series and then it’s time to finish this series with the release of Winter. I’M NOT READY!
  • Under the Empyrean Sky: One of a few Chuck Wendig books I haven’t read yet and what better time to start this series than now.
  • 11 Doctors, 11 Stories: I started this once but have still a few stories left. It’s about time I finish this one.

To watch

In October I saw a few people who had the goal to watch 31 horror movies and I was sad that I heard of this too late or I would have tried the same. So when I started planning Sci-Fi November I thought “Why not do the same with Sci-Fi movies!?”.

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30 Sci-Fi movies in 30 days:
I don’t think I will manage to actually watch 30 movies so I’ll probably just count episodes of Agents of SHIELD and X-Files too to make it to 30. I do have a list of 30 movies that I would like to watch though. I want to re-watch some favorites (Pacific Rim of course, Looper, Inception,…) and a few older ones that I haven’t watched in years (Matrix, Alien, The 5th Element, ET,…) but I also want to watch some that I haven’t seen yet. 

Giveaway

To celebrate Sci-Fi month I have a small giveaway for you. Enter below to enter for a chance to win a Star Wars tote bag and a set of my SkinnyHues bookmarks. The giveaway is open to everyone and ends December 1st, 12am!

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  • The Matrix and The Fifth Element are two of my alltime forever favorite scifi movies! i’m sure your list of movies is already full, but if it isn’t I recommend Stargate, Star Trek II and III, Event Horizon, the John Carter of Mars movie Disney made a few years ago (the plot makes zero sense, but it’s fun!).

  • I’m excited to read everyone’s posts this month! I’m hoping to get lots of great book recs. It’s only too bad that you don’t have The Fold yet so you could read it this month. Your sci-fi movie idea is a good one. I’ve been wanting to watch Pacific Rim, so Sci-Fi November is the perfect excuse. And maybe we can convince Sana to watch Alien. Maybe. Haha.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Your new bookmark designs are cute. :)

  • I like the 30 movies idea. I’m going to try to do some book reviews and some other recommendation or TV posts too this month.

  • Why do I always hear about these events when it’s too late to prepare anything? :/
    On the other hand blogging isn’t working for me right now anyway because of my broken laptop…^^

    I also don’t think I have that many SciFi books left on my TBR pile, but maybe I’m going to read at least one or two this month^^

    I wonder if this event might help us to make some progress in catching up with the old X-Files episodes – and don’t forget that we also still have 2 seasons of Fringe left xD

    I also went through my DVD collection to find some movie recommendations for you but a) I also don’t have that many SciFi movies and b) I think you’ve seen most of them already. But here are some not so well-known movies that maybe you haven’t seen yet: District 9, Fanboys (not exactly a SciFi movie but about Star Wars and very nerdy :D), K-Pax (VERY GOOD), Moon, Sunshine.

    And of course I hope that you will enjoy the Pacific Rim novel :D

  • Ahh I love the graphic you made, amazing :D

    Welcome back to SFM, Crini! Glad to have you back. Looks like you have some fantastic plans – also I had NO idea there was a novelisation of Pacific Rim. I really should re-watch that film, actually. And carry on with the Lunar Chronicles series…

    Also, what a fantastic giveaway!

    • Crini • November 6th, 2015

      Thanks! I’m kinda proud of it :D

      Glad you like the giveaway. I wanted to do something different than “just” a book.

  • PACIFIC RIM! *fangirling*
    This film made me cry so much and gets me every time i rewatch it. Just the scene with Chuck and Herc at the end…
    And if you haven’t seen them, you should absolutly watch the new Star Trek movies. Just to watch Scotty and Bones being hilarious.

    As for Shows, I recommend Stargate Atlantis. You can watch it without knowing Stargate or the Movies and it still is funny:

    Weir: I’m still trying to understand how you thought it was a good idea to test this device by having someone throw you off a balcony.
    McKay: Oh, believe me, that’s not the first thing we tried.
    Sheppard: *proud* I shot him.
    Weir: *stern glance*
    Sheppard: In the leg!
    McKay: I’m invulnerable!
    Weir: Aren’t you the one who’s always spouting off about how proper and careful scientific procedure must be adhered to?
    McKay: IN – VUL – NER – ABLE!
    Weir: Ok, take it off.
    McKay: Oh, you’re just jealous.
    Weir: Oh yes. Green with envy.

    But the best SciFi-Show ever is and will always be Firefly. They never made a second season and I will forever hate them for it, but the 14 existing episodes are great. As annoying as Nathan Fillions character in Castle is, he ist the perfect Captain in Firefly.

    Do angels attacking the earth count as SciFi? If yes you should watch Dominion. Blood, sex and sword-fighting angels. What more do you need?