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All paths lead to war…Marcus’ hero days are behind him. He knows too well that even the smallest war still means somebody’s death. Cithrin is an orphan, ward of a banking house. Her job is to smuggle a nation’s wealth across a war zone, hiding the gold from both sides.
Geder, sole scion of a noble house, has more interest in philosophy than in swordplay. A poor excuse for a soldier, he is a pawn in these games. A new player rises from the depths of history, fanning the flames that will sweep the entire region onto The Dragon’s Path-the path to war.
This e-book edition of The Dragon’s Path includes an advance reading copy of Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey: Welcome to the future. Humanity has colonized the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still out of our reach.
Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, The Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted.
Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to The Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.
Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations – and the odds are against them.
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What to read?
Do you set an annual reading goal on Goodreads? Last year was the first year since I (Susan) started keeping track in 2011 that I didn’t meet my goal. I read 54 books, eleven shy of the goal of 65. Considering everything that transpired in 2015, I’m amazed I got that close.
Paula routinely racks up about three times that amount.
In 2016, I’m not thinking bigger. I’m thinking smaller. My goal is to read 20 great books. They will likely be interspersed with some pretty good and mediocre ones, but my focus is on reading great stories.
So, what is a great book that you recommend?
Charlene, one of our regular readers, sent us a question about how to organize books on Goodreads.
Goodreads comes with three basic shelves: Read, Currently Reading and To Read. I also noticed it has a Favorites shelf, but I haven’t used it yet.
You can add any number of shelves you want. I made one called “Started Didn’t Finish.” That probably doesn’t need any more explanation. I also have a few “tbr” shelves of to-be-read titles divided by genre.
A little searching yielded some ideas for organizing books on Goodreads, including suggestions by Sunlit Pages and The Book Addicts Guide.
So Obsessed With recommends turning off your newsfeed before sorting your books, so your Goodreads friendds aren’t bombarded with every detail of your reading habits.
Read these articles, spend an hour or two selecting shelves and start the process. If you have many books (and who doesn’t?) pace yourself. Maybe one of your 2016 goals is to get your books in good order.
Throwback Thursday – Celebrating our First Anniversary
To mark our first anniversary on June 20, 2011, Susan had a sheet cake prepared with the DCR logo. Way back then we scheduled posts every two hours from morning to evening. As the day progressed, we shared the tale of the cake. What great fun putting that day together!
The quotes below were our comments that accompanied the three pictures here:
We asked the baker to refrain from overdoing the decoration and did that baker ever follow our request. White space and beyond. We will be cutting into this deliciousness later in the day when all the staff arrives. It’s still a bit early for some of them to be up and about.
–First post of the day.
What happened? We scheduled the cake cutting ceremony for 10:00am. Apparently some of the staff couldn’t wait that long.
I’ve got a fresh pot of coffee made and I’m going to enjoy a mid-morning break with a bite of this yummy confection. All of you are invited to stop by the conference room on the second floor of the DailyCheapReads world headquarters and enjoy cake with us.
–The 10:00am post
Oh, my. Cake carnage is not a pretty site. Many of you must have dropped in to enjoy the cake.
I’m feeling a bit drained from the busy day so I’ll just eat that last piece for a pick-me-up.
What a great day for DailyCheapReads and we are glad you stopped by to celebrate with us.
–Late afternoon post
The rest of the story
The world headquarters is Paula’s house and our staff is just the two of us. Paula’s husband Tiger did help us by enjoying a piece of the cake. Large portions were put in the freezer for another day.
Many of you left sweet comments and filled our hearts with gladness. I’m having a hankering for cake so we may have to schedule a photo shoot again soon.
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