WK 49: Sunday;s Book Babble - Space Opera


It's week 49 in our 52 Books Quest and I’ve just started another space opera, The Last Watch by J.S. Dewes:

 “The Divide.  It’s the edge of the universe. Now it’s collapsing—and taking everyone and everything with it.  The only ones who can stop it are the Sentinels—the recruits, exiles, and court-martialed dregs of the military.

At the Divide, Adequin Rake commands the Argus. She has no resources, no comms—nothing, except for the soldiers that no one wanted. Her ace in the hole could be Cavalon Mercer--genius, asshole, and exiled prince who nuked his grandfather's genetic facility for “reasons.”

She knows they’re humanity's last chance.”

Loved this article on Tor about A Year in Books Not Yet Read

I'm pretty much the same way. I peruse my shelves of unread books, , go down memory lane, think about why I chose it. 

 "There’s a story like these behind every unread book, just like there’s a different kind of story about every book you’ve finished, whether that story—the story of your experience of the book—is about how it made you angry, made you cry, made you think about how writing works, made you want to read more fiction or more history or more stories unlike no stories you’d ever read before. We don’t just read stories; we create our own stories around them. Even, I think, when we haven’t read them. Yet."

Makes me want to return to being a monogamous reader, paying sole attention to the story I'm reading, instead of splitting my time between several.  After all, the book may have been waiting in the stacks for a long time and deserves it's moment in the limelight. 

We watched National Treasure: Book of Secrets Saturday night which was excellent.  

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