Far Beyond Reality

Reviving FBR + My Favorite Books of 2015

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Well, it’s been quiet here at Far Beyond Reality, hasn’t it? For months now, I’ve just been in the mood to re-read older books, or, to be precise, to read books I don’t need to review, books I can just sink into and enjoy without having to take notes and eventually formulate what passes for a considered opinion in a review.

In other words, I’ve been reading for FUN. Many reviewers burn out at some point, dealing with the constant flow of new titles that need to be covered by specific deadlines. First world problems, I know, and I’m truly blessed to receive so many books and even make some money reading and reviewing them… but everyone needs a break sometimes, right? Well, this was my break.

(All of this is also partly due to the fact that my day job at Tor.com has been considerably busier over the last 6 months or so, but that’s where I’m straying into “making excuses.” I just needed a break from reviewing is all.)

Anyway, all this to say that my break is just about coming to an end. I’m planning to post more regularly again in 2016. I’m toying with the idea of mixing in some more news-y items and even the occasional short opinion piece. Maybe some giveaways and guest posts again too, if I can get them lined up. We’ll see how it goes!

To kick things off, here’s Tor.com’s 2015 Reviewers’ Choice post, which includes my favorite books published this year.

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