Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Reading Update and Other Stuff

I got my first shot. It was a Pfizer shot. My arm hurt and I got a headache, but that was about it. I’m sure it’ll be worse after my second shot, though. Which is scheduled for March 13th! Hubby gets his second shot on the 6th, which means by the end of March, we’ll both be protected. Yay!!

This also means that if the May cruises are allowed to go, we’ll be cruising again. Man, I really miss those.

Here’s what I read since my last update:

Book #11

Dates read: February 15-23
Title: Effacement
Year of publication: 2021
Author: Hieronymus Hawkes
Genre: Sci-Fi Futuristic
Series: N/A
# of Pages: 392
Paper or plastic: Trade paperback
How obtained: Free from author
Blurb from book: When recording every aspect of your life has become the law, what happens when your connection to the world is severed?
    With the advent of BioNarratus’s Vitasync neurochip, serious crime has all but disappeared. Without a lifelog, you can’t get a bank account, medical insurance, or a job. But a government agency is bent on using the neurolink tools Cole Westbay helped develop to target and kill potential enemies. After uncovering a clue to their plans, he wakes the next day with his neurochip destroyed and his recent memory wiped.
    A renegade exec and an enigmatic attorney become Cole’s new allies in a race against the clock. Targeted by a single-minded government agent, Cole must discover the plot and prevent more innocents from being murdered before they shut him up permanently.
My thoughts: Interesting story. Yes, I received this book free from the author. I had read an earlier version of this story back when I was the author’s critique partner (way back before I was published), and he mentions me in the acknowledgements (awwww!). If you like futuristic stories (set on planet Earth), give this one a try.

I saw some of our grass yesterday! A spot around the downspout. Weather is finally getting warmer (supposed to get up into the 50s this weekend) and I’ll be sooooo happy to see the snow go. It’s still covering most of our yard now, but it shouldn’t be too much longer. I hope…

So… reading anything good? I’m back at the Morganville Vampire books. I found a good deal and bought them. Probably wouldn’t have done that if I didn’t know that the last book is the actual ending to the series. Since I know it has an ending, I’m okay with finishing them. Because I really do enjoy the stories.

Happy Reading!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The second shot is a butt kicker - be prepared. Heard the Johnson and Johnson one is more like a normal vaccine, so if I have to get one, it will be that one. (And only one shot - like that.)

Natalie Aguirre said...

That's awesome that you got your vaccine. My mom just got her second one on Monday and has felt fine. I can't wait to get mine!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - Yeah, I fully expect to get my butt kicked on the 2nd shot!

Natalie - I'm still waiting for my mom to get her first shot. She lives in California (and I'm in Ohio), so I'd help her if I could!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Yay for shots! And yay for spring! We have daffodils coming up. That makes me so happy.

Effacement sounds interesting. Might have to check that one out. I've mostly been glomming on Lindsay Buroker - Emperor's Edge series right now.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - I'm still waiting to see all the grass here! Yard is still snow-covered. But at least the driveway and sidewalks are clear now.