Jan. 18th, 2011

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So like [personal profile] everchangingmuse I've decided to keep track of all the books I read this year. And since I just got my NOOK eReader, I've also decided to keep track of which ones I read on the Nook versus paper books I read.

So, book 1 for 2011 - The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold. The first book of the Vorkosigan Saga, which is one of those sci-fi series I've heard a ton about but never read. And it's very popular for Yuletide. So when I found out the Baen Publishing has released one of the books for free digital download I thought 'hey, why not'?

I'm glad I did. The Warrior's Apprentice introduces us to Miles Vorkosigan, who is a member of the Vorkosigan family who are essentially nobility on his home planet of Barrayar. He wants to go into the military like all his male relatives, but fails the physical fitness test rather spectacularly. Which then cascades into a series of fascinating events, piling one on top of one another, taking him far from home and then back again.

It was quite a fun read, with lots of twists and turns to the story I was not expecting, but made perfect logical sense. Miles was a great character, always just flying by the seat of his pants and yet still somehow managing to make everything work. I don't want to spoil anything, so a lot of what I liked I can't really mention. But I'm definitly going to be hunting down more of these!

In terms of reading it on my NOOK, I have to say, I love how easy it is to just pick it up and read a page or two, and to be able to pick it up and put it down without worrying that I'll lose my place.

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