Hi, I'm Angi
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Best Books: April

Like March, April was a month of very little reading. I only read two books, which is highly unusual for me, but I find that when I'm struggling through a book, my desire to read anything goes down significantly. That was the case this month, where I struggled (heavily) through one selection (*darts an evil eye towards Michael Chabon's Yiddish Policeman's Union). Normally I would have bailed, but this was one I had to read.

That being said, unlike March, I actually DO have a favorite read for April!

Old Man's War - John Scalzi

This is a book I picked up based on all the good reviews I've encountered in SF circles over the years. I'd been on my library's ebook waiting list to receive it, and it finally became available. I really enjoyed this one! The story follows John Perry, a man in his 70s who decides to enlist in the highly secretive Colonial Defense Force. Why the CDF prefers to recruit from the retiree population, and how they make them battle ready, is a secret that John discovers not too long after joining, and we're along for the ride.

This book was a lot funnier than I expected (honestly, I think I was getting it confused with The Forever War by Joe Haldeman which, to make it even more confusing, has a forward written by John Scalzi), and though I'm not sure I'll continue with the series, I enjoyed the first book and I'm glad I read it!

Other books read this month: The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon