For the last several years, I’ve spent a LOT of time trying to read brand new books so I can be up to speed when it comes to Hugo nominations and voting. I mean, by the time the Hugo packet comes out (with free versions of most of the nominated works), there isn’t enough time to read them all before voting, so I have felt compelled.
I’m letting that compulsion go this year. I will read as many of the nominated works as I can, but I’m okay with reading whatever I feel like, too, however old or not associated to the Hugo awards it may be.
Yesterday, I declared (to myself) that I would only read books I already own, and I would try to focus on the physical books first, not the Kindle books. So I finished my latest library ebook last night, and then immediately got an email from the library saying one of the physical books I had put on hold was available.
So much for that declaration. BUT after I finish these TWO library books (while I was picking up the one, I got a second), I will read books I already own.