I loved Stars Uncharted by S.K. Dunstall so much that I was craving another science fiction novel. The Nightchaser (Endeavor, #1) by Amy Bouchet hit the spot perfectly. I finished Bouchet's novel earlier this week. It is about a Captain Tess Bailey and her crew who have recently stolen a top secret lab ship that they thought held much needed vaccines. What they actually stole, however, puts them at the top of the most wanted list--well, that and because of Tess herself. A mix of romance and action, Nightchaser promised to be a fun read--and it was!
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I sat back in my captain's chair and breathed, slowly and deeply, letting my body adjust to traveling at a normal velocity again. It was risky to come here, but maybe we'd finally get a break. We needed one. So did the ship.
My initial thoughts: I have a feeling trouble is around the corner sooner than they think. Isn't it always in a situation like this?
I smiled, but it felt weak. Triumph never came without sacrifice. "How many?" I asked.
There was no real surprise for me in her immediate question back. "How many do we have?"
I hesitated. "Four." I hated the answer I had to give her, but Shade would be done soon, and I couldn't risk taking more than that in the time before we left.
Fiona recalled in shock. "That's not enough. There are thousands of kids." [56%]
My thoughts: If you do not know the context of this, they could be talking about anything, but I think it conveys just how dire their situation is.
Have you read Nightchaser? Does it sound like something you would like to read?
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Do you buy all your books? If yes, do you keep them all? If no, where do you source them? (submitted by Angelica @ Paperback Princess)
I am indeed a book buyer. Do I buy all my books? No, but I buy a lot of books. Way more than I should (ask my husband--although my daughter would tell you need more. She takes after me that way.). Some of the books I own were gifts. Some are hand me downs and some came with my husband when we merged our book collections. There are also books I have been given for the possibility of a review. Many of the books on my shelves I have read. Many others I have not yet gotten to. This includes my virtual shelves as well.
I feel at home surrounded by books, perhaps in part because I grew up with parents who kept a nice collection of them in the house. Over the years I have given many books away, whether to build a little library at work everyone can use or to family and friends. I have also donated a considerable amount of them to the local library over the past several years. I did a major culling of my shelves just over 8 years ago in preparation for our move and have made a habit of going through my shelves at regular intervals to see what can go and what can stay. While I have given a lot of books away, I continue to have a rather nice size collection. I am sure bringing in new books hasn’t helped with that. But I really do not buy books as often as I did before having a child.
My rules are to only keep books I want to read but haven’t gotten to yet (my TBR collection is huge—don’t ask how many; I won’t say), books I loved and want to re-read (even though I am not a big re-reader) someday, and books that hold special sentimental value. Oh, and those my husband and daughter also refuse to part with—because they have a say as well.
I am not as big a library user as I want to be. Partly because they often do not have the books I am looking for and another, the bigger reason, because I have so many unread books sitting in my e-reader or on my shelves at home that I am working my way through. My daughter and I visit our public library twice a month at least to check out the children’s selection. Mouse feels right at home at the library these days, going right to her favorite sections, asking the librarian if she cannot find something, and checking out the books without any assistance from me. I love it!
Anyone walking into my home can see in an instant my family is made up of booklovers. There are books everywhere, which is just the way I like it.
What about you?
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Be sure and tell me what you are reading and are up to!
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