My #2 Daughter gave me a gift certificate to Bookshop.org, where part of every purchase benefits local book stores. As you might suspect, I had no sooner received the certificate than I spent it. I bought the final (so far) Grishaverse duology by Leigh Bardugo, natch, but I also bought a novella by Martha Wells.
I can’t remember who recommended Martha Wells to me, but I’m grateful for it. The book I chose at random was ALL SYSTEMS RED, the first novella in THE MURDERBOT DIARIES. Listen to this first paragraph:
I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don’t know, a little under 35,000 hours of movies, serials, books, plays, and music consumed. As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure.Martha Wells, ALL SYSTEMS RED
How could I resist that? I couldn’t, that’s how. I’m about halfway through, and still loving it.
My nails this week are pretty snazzy. The base coat is Live Love Polish’s Artemis, a blue/purple color shift magnetic polish which I magnetized on the diagonal. The stamping polish is Born Pretty’s In Fire, and the stamping plate is Maniology’s Bundle Monster + de briz BM-XL215.
And remember: If you buy anything from Maniology, use my coupon code MomGoth10 at checkout for 10% off.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Someone is bad at a job it’s good to be bad at.