Today is my birthday. And it’s weird to be celebrating a birthday without even the possibility of going out for dinner. It’s not that I generally make a big deal out of it, but it just feels strange not to be able to mark it much at all. And to know that by the time we can go out again, it will be too far in the past to make any sense. This makes all those childhood birthdays when I couldn’t have a party and cake because my birthday often fell during Passover seem like wild extravaganzas in comparison. (Passover this year starts on Wednesday, so I did miss it this year!)
Today is also First Contact Day in the Star Trek Universe. In that version of what would be history, Earth’s known “First Contact” with an alien race will occur on April 5, 2063 when the Vulcans observe Earth’s first warp flight. If this sounds familiar at all, that’s because it’s the event that the Borg are trying to prevent in the movie Star Trek: First Contact. Probably my second favorite of all the Star Trek movies, after Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. And this might be a GREAT day for a rewatch.
But to completely mix my favorite SFF metaphors, while today may be First Contact Day, it is my birthday and, just as every day this past week. it will be a Hobbit birthday. Meaning that I am giving presents instead of getting them. Today’s giveaway is another Barnes & Noble $25 Gift Card, but all of this week’s giveaways are still open, and will be until the end of this coming week.
Live Long, and Prosper!
$25 Amazon Gift Card in the Blogo-Birthday Celebration
$25 in Books in the Blogo-Birthday Celebration
$10 Amazon Gift Card OR $10 Book in the Worth Melting For Giveaway Hop
$25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card in the Blogoversary Day Giveaway
Any book by Duncan M. Hamilton
Any book in the Sebastian St. Cyr series by C.S. Harris
Any book by M.L. Buchman
The winner of the Snow Much Fun Giveaway Hop is Viki S.
Early Blogo-Birthday Celebration + Giveaway
A++ Review: Servant of the Crown by Duncan M. Hamilton + Giveaway
Worth Melting For Giveaway Hop
A+ Review: Who Speaks for the Damned by C.S. Harris + Giveaway
A Review: Condor by M.L. Buchman + Giveaway
Stacking the Shelves (386) + Giveaway
Coming This Week:
Sunrise on Half Moon Bay by Robyn Carr (blog tour review)
Matzah Ball Surprise by Laura Brown (review)
Anthropocene Rag by Alex Irvine (review)
Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer (review)
24 thoughts on “The Sunday Post AKA What’s on my (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 4-5-20 + Giveaway”
I would like to visit the Star Wars universe.
I’d want to live in the world from The Fifth Element.
Maybe the Shadow Hunter world. It would be similar to this one ;).
Thanks for this cool Giveaway 🙂
I’d, ofcourse, would like to visit Hogwarts.. Not the most original answer, but still such a fangirl over here!
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I would love to visit Middle-Earth, Narnia and Grishaverse world.
Happiest of birthdays 🎉 and thank you for the chance!!
If I could visit any universe it would be the wrinkle in Time world.
Oh, happy birthday! Mine is next Sunday, which is also Easter for much of Christianity. My feelings are similar to yours. Here’s to you and I!
I do like Star Trek; I may need to find First Contact on one of my streaming services. Thanks for the reminder!
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The anime world of Spirited away.
Happy birthday, lovely friend. Stay well!
I’d like to live in Star Wars world or even be like on the show Sliders where they jump to different versions of Earth all the time.
I would like to live in Arendelle from Frozen.
I would love to visit Pandora from the Avatar movie because it has beautiful tropical rainforests.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 3 of my friends also have a birthday today so you’re in good company.
I’d like to visit the world of A Wrinkle in Time.
Thanks for the contest.
HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! 🙂
A fictional world I would love to live in is the Harry Potter universe.
I would like to be in the Outlander world… any part of it.
Happy Birthday, probably have to say Hogwarts!
I’d go to the Star Trek world because there is an actual attempt to build a better and more peaceful society.
I would love to visit the OASIS in Ready Player One.
Like so many others have said here, Harry Potter/Hogwarts.
Land before time for just a moment to say Hello to the Dinosaurs and then follow the yellow brick road and then go home.
Harry Potter for sure, I love the Wizard school!
Send me to Hogwarts.
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