I just finished Trading in Danger, by Elizabeth Moon, and I really enjoyed it. (I bought it because it was recommended as good space opera on Tor.com and also, the author co-wrote a few books with Anne McCaffrey, so there’s some built-in trust.) It reminded me a lot of Tanya Huff’s Valor series (Torin Kerr is my favorite space marine). This one is space military-adjacent, with a spunky young main character who has to save her ship and her crew, and it’s the first in a series, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for the next one at used bookstores. Dad, I do have this first one on my Kindle, if you want to try it. Light, fun, exciting. (I also have a physical copy of it because sometimes I forget what I already own…)
And now, I have my usual problem: what to read next? Despite my lack of success with the Hugo books, I had a limited list and I knew I wanted to read them all, so I just plowed through it. Now, though, I have…48 physical books on my bookshelf (I just counted), all of which I want to read, and I have 295 books on my Kindle that I haven’t read yet, WHICH IS A CRIME. And to make matters worse, which also makes me happy, which makes matters better, but harder, there’s a library book sale in Warwick tomorrow and of COURSE we’re going.
So the REAL question is this: should I put myself through the turmoil of picking a book tonight or should I wait until I get home from the book sale tomorrow (because we’re going first thing, naturally), when I will have more books to choose from and probably a harder decision?
On the one hand, why do today what I can put off until tomorrow? On the other hand, what will I read tonight?
MY LIFE IS SO HARD.