Well, it's closing in on 11 PM, and it's been a week since my last post! That puts me in grave danger of failing in my goal of posting at least once a week, and we certainly can't have that. According to the app I use to track habits I'm trying to improve on, I've successfully posted once a week for the last 50 days. Can't let that slip!
I just finished reading The Director by David Ignatius, which was a pretty good read. The main character of the story, Graham Weber, is the new director of the CIA, charged with modernizing an agency that is widely disliked and distrusted. Not to mention the growing doubts surrounding the agency's effectiveness in the wake of global intelligence leaks.
Warning - if you haven't read the first book, Fortune's Rising, there are spoilers here. I've done my best not to give away anything from the second book, but I'm writing this under the assumption that you've either already read the first, or don't care if I ruin some of the surprises. As much as I enjoyed the first installment of the Outer Bounds books, the second one was far better.
...actually not really, but that's okay. My most recent knitting project took the form of a small blanket for Wynnie and Vega (mostly for Vega, but she's been told she needs to share). Vega is a snuggler. She wants a lap to sit in at all times, and isn't likely to give anyone a moment's peace until she gets it.
The first book of the Outer Bounds series by Sara King, Fortune's Rising is a pretty good bit of sci-fi. The background is well set up, which is tricky to do. One of the challenges with writing believable sci-fi is that planets capable of supporting life are not a dime a dozen. They don't just happen, and when they do they're incredibly far apart, making it unlikely they'd be able to form any kind of shared governmental structure. Despite what Star Wars would have us believe 😉