some LOL Cat fun
Sheila of Book Journey hosts It's Monday, What Are You Reading?. This is one of my favorite memes, though I haven't been a regular participant lately - life has been, well,.....life and I've been off and on with my internet cruising. But, anywhere - here goes;
I finally finished a novel this past week, a pretty interesting if at times bleak novel about the aftermath of a weird virus outbreak that has caused a zombie like outbreak.
Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield is mainly the story of Cassandra, her survival and search for her daughter, Ruthie who has been sent to a new convent run by a zealot. It was a pretty good book, and I thought that I had already bought the second one, Rebirth, but I can't seem to find it anywhere around. I hate when my brain does that to me - don't know if it'a false memory or if I really did buy it.
That was the only book I finished.
I did start another one, though - and in one day got through 161 pages! That's the sign of an engaging book for me - if it weren't for some time out for a haircut and visit from my nieces, I would have been almost finished with it by now - and that book is the teaser book....
Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB of ShouldBeReading. We read, We tease, We visit other sites. Visit ShouldBeReading for full guidelines - it's fun to do, in case you've never done it before. It's been going on for quite a while, so I'm sure many have participated, but just in case...
My teaser is from a very interesting novel titled Coyote (mentioned above)
My Current Read is:
by Allen Steele
"Give it a rest, Gill," he said. "The nearest steak is 46 lightyears away. Like he said, no use whining about something you can't have."
I am loving this book. There is enough science that you know it's Science Fiction, there's plenty of story and lots of good dialogue - and some heart thumpin' moments.
It's the future. The United States is now two countries, there has been a revolution and the main country - The United Republic is a government that doesn't believe in rights. People who disagree are called dissidents and have a habit of being round up and taken to re-learning centers, or disappearing. So, a group of people get this idea. They're going to hi-jack a starship. There's been a mission planed - to colonize a far away planet 230 lightyears away. It's been a long time since a book made me feel nervous for the characters, but Steele manages to build the suspense; the dissidents and the pilot, the whole plot to steal this starship - it's full of suspenseful moments. Pretty good writer.
Apparently, this has been made into a movie - why haven't I heard of it before?
I have no other plans - I have a few books, many many many books waiting for me to crack open - but it's been kind of hard for me to concentrate on them. I'm pretty happy that I was able to read Aftertime within a few days, and then to get into Coyote so quickly. I'm hoping the next few books are just as engaging as these two.