Thursday, March 24, 2011

Joining the Army

One of the perks of Goodreads is the opportunity to win free books through their FirstReads program. I have done so on four occasions. I've won Lick Your Neighbor by Chris Genoa, The Sentry by Robert Crais, A Very Simple Crime by Grant Jerkins, and, most recently, Embedded by Dan Abnett.

Embedded arrived at my house on Monday and I started it last night. I'm not very far into it but I'm digging what I've read so far. In the package with Embedded was an invitation to join the Angry Robot Army and the opportunity to receive free books for review purposes from Angry Robot.

Did I dare enlist and commit myself to any conflict the Angry Robot Army chose to subject me to? I did. Have I mentioned what a whore I am for free books?  It wasn't the first time I've been a member of an army. The firs time was way back in 1997. I was a fresh-faced boy of 20 when the ska band The Toasters informed me I was part of the Two-Tone Army.  Apparently I signed on for a life-long stretch without realizing it.
In other news, I finally finished The Rise of Endymion last night.  While it wasn't as urination-inducingly good as the first two books in the Hyperion Cantos, it was a great way to end the saga.  Other than some parts of the the last two books feeling a little padded, I have no complaints.

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