To paraphrase Charlie Jones, "In five years you'll be the same person you are today, except for the people you meet and the books you read."
Obviously this doesn't include picture books. With three kids in the house, picture books are a daily activity. We read them. We write them. My two little ones draw their own and staple the pages together. I guess that means they're self-published.
|This isn't your father's space opera!|
Credit: Dancing Lemur Press
Enter Alex J. Cavanaugh, a self-proclaimed "sci-fi writer on a journey of discovery."
Alex's first published novel, CassaStar, comes out on October 19th. However--and I'm not sure if this was intentional or not, but--the Kindle edition of CassaStar is available now!
So three guesses as to what I'm reading this week, but you'll only need one.
Just to be clear, this isn't a review. But as a general synopsis, CassaStar follows the story of a young and tenacious spacecraft pilot named Byron. Determined to become the best pilot in the fleet, his talents come to the attention of a battle-hardened commanding officer intent on exploiting Byron's abilities.
Sound like fun? It is, so far. According to my Kindle e-reader app (I don't actually own a Kindle, so I use the free software version for Mac and iPad), I am only about 14% of the way in. But so far the story is compelling enough to hold my attention, and that's saying something!
What about you? What are you reading this month? Or what did you just finish that's worthy of recommendation?