complaining musing about the difficulties of choosing my next book, I mentioned that the only thing that makes that decision easier is having a specific reading project. Well, the universe listened and released this year’s Hugo voter packet to voting and attending members of WorldCon, so…I’m all set for the next six weeks.
Whew. No stress about what’s next on the list.
Do I feel a tiny bit limited because now I feel like I HAVE to read the Hugo-nominated books and short stories and novellas? Maybe, but that’s because I’m dumb. An organization that I voluntarily joined and support and enjoy is giving me free books to read so I’ll be informed enough to vote on which ones are best.
Do I feel a little bit stressed about getting it done in time? Yes (I have six weeks), but I can manage that kind of stress. I’ve already read three of the six nominees for best novel and two of the six nominees for best YA novel. And for best series, I’m pretty sure the trilogy I’m reading right now is getting my vote. Out of the other five series nominated, I’ve read all of one (Expanse), most of another (InCryptid), and the first of a third (Wormwood) that I didn’t like very much. That only leaves two, and I think I can live with myself if I don’t get through them in time.
I can do this! Prioritization! Focus! Staying up late!