Of all the post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction I've read, for whatever reason Dies the Fire is the one that haunts me and that I dream about. And I can't read about what Junie finds at the Fairfax place with dry eyes.
Rest in peace Frank and Joan Fairfax
262 of 1380 minutes
Available as an audiobook from Hoopla
Precursor - C.J. Cherryh is the first book of the 2nd trilogy in the Foreigner series and starts a few years after the end of Inheritor. The shuttle to carry people and supplies between the planet and the space station is recently operational and the ship captains recall Jason with little warning.
The early part of the book is a lot of milling around and jockeying for position that drags a bit. But eventually the pace picks up and the book finishes in a rush like mechetti following the leader in a satisfying mad race to home. During Precursor, Bren finally sheds some of his tedious insecurity and Ilsidi charmingly steals the show as usual.
Read as a Free Friday selection for Booklikes-opoly.
Current Bank Balance: $88
Personal Goal: $100
Last Roll Date: July 4th
Still in Progress: The Fallen Angel - Daniel Silva
Decided Wasn't In The Mood: This Is Not a Game - Walter Jon Williams
Which leaves me free to roll again!!
I've been here before, but early in the game before the bonuses were active. I choose: Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie which was published in 2014. If it turns out to be too much intrigue over tea this close to finishing Precursor - C.J. Cherryh, I'll read Fortune's Pawn - Rachel Bach, also published in 2014, which my teen sons are currently enjoying.
I also have a Free Friday selection available. Predictably, I'm going to choose the remainder of The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World - Andrea Wulf since I'm participating in the buddy read (though feeling woefully behind because I'm still in Part I and the active discussion appears to be in Part III).
What to say about The Scorpio Races, which I read as my first Booklikes-opoly Free Friday Selection: