Not much to say this week. I’m still bogged down, trying a little of this and that, making little to no progress on any of it. I did finish Aliens: Bug Hunt, an ebook story collection of Alien stories I got from the library. It was okay, but when at the beginning of every story you know there are going to be those nasty aliens vs. humans in kill-or-be-killed situations, it takes a lot of the interest out of things.
I have other short story anthologies and collections in progress, but nothing’s exciting me just now. I’m also about a third through Orbital Decay by Allen Steele, and as I said last week at the 40 page mark, not much is happening. It reads a lot like Arthur C. Clarke at his didactic best. That’s fine, but I want some action to go with the detailed science, especially as the thing is set at a space station in Earth orbit. Yet I keep picking it up and reading a few pages before setting it aside.Meanwhile I keep looking at the spines of books on the shelves, and nothing looks especially appealing.
Barbara finished Two Lost Boys by L. F. Robertson, and liked it a lot. It’s a first novel, a legal mystery. She says she’ll read the next with this character when it becomes available. Now she’s reading the latest novel by Jeffrey Deaver, The Burial Hour. She always enjoys Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme novels, and is racing through this one.
So how about you?
What have you been reading?