Books I'm reading

Whenever I travel, I go to the local bookstore and pick up new reads.  My preferences is for hard science fiction, but as this genre is rather weak these days, I'll read anything in the Fantasy and Science Fiction shelves.

Recently, I read "Off Armageddon Reef" and By Schism Rent Asunder (Safehold), part of a series by David Weber.  These are some of the few books that I just could not put down.  They cover a setting where for reasons good or bad, a church was created to keep people from having technology.  Some 750 years later, certain events are put into motion that will incite a holy war.  The politics of government and church are interesting to watch, particularly as the church is corrupt, but still based on religious zeal.

In comparison, I read A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1), which has a very good reputation.  It was hard reading, but cause I just could not get into the story.  Its very complicated and that in itself is not a bad thing, but it develops so slowly that I had to force myself to keep reading.  NOT on my recommended list.

Keep on Reading and send me your favorite books.


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