After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy by Terrance Dicks

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Title: Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy
Series: Doctor Who Target novelizations
Author: Terrance Dicks
Copyright: 1979
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780426200543
Publisher: Target Books
Twitter: @bbcdoctorwho, @DoctorWho_BBCA
Format: Paperback
Rating: 4/5 stars

An adventure with the Fourth Doctor and Leela, this story also introduced K9 to the Doctor Who universe. In the far flung future, mankind has traveled into space and set up colonies on far off worlds. On a routine expedition to the refueling base on Titan, a moon of Saturn, a crew on a space shuttle comes into contact with a mysterious cloud that is floating through space. Upon contact, the crew become slaves to the Virus and overtake the base in order to convert it to a breeding tank for the Hive. Meanwhile, the Doctor and Leela are in the area and also come into contact with the cloud, and this time the Nucleus takes over the Doctor because of his immense intelligence.

Leela and the Doctor go to the Foundation in hopes of curing the Doctor, only to discover that they are going to have to go on a journey into the Doctor's actual mind in order to rid it of the Nucleus. However, they unknowingly release the Virus into the world and it takes some cunning on the Doctor's part, Leela's hunter instinct, and K9's assistance to defeat the Virus and prevent the Hive from hatching.

I haven't seen this episode, but I'm fairly sure that I could just read right along with what I'd be watching on screen. It certainly doesn't feel like the story was embellished in any way. Part of me almost doesn't want to see the episode either, as I'm fairly sure the limited-budget special effects will certainly not live up to the picture in my mind of how this entire story played out.

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