I find that I read like I write — I balance multiple books/stories, dipping into each of them when time and interest allows. I’m currently writing six books/stories for various pen names, with another seven in the pre-writing stage. Similarly with reading, I’m in the middle of three books right now (and I had taken a break from these to read a fourth book last week).
The second book I’m reading is Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey, which is the third book in The Expanse series. (This is the book series that The Expanse tv series is based on.) The Expanse is planned as a nine-book epic and what I particularly enjoy about it is that each book seems to be greatly different than the one before it — so the reader doesn’t get much of the same-old-same-old feeling that can come with some ongoing series.
Corey writes engaging chapters that are nicely-sized. I generally read a chapter a day before bed. What I find particularly interesting about the future that Corey has created is that religion and faith are still very strongly present. In most sci-fi stories, humanity has mostly become atheist, with religion only showing up as either a human cult or the backwards practices of a primitive alien culture. So, to read how faith is navigating the future has been an interesting journey.
Cameron D. James is a writer of gay erotica and M/M erotic romance; his latest release is Seduced by My Best Friend’s Dad (co-written with Sandra Claire). He is also the publisher and co-founder of Deep Desires Press a publisher of erotica and high-heat-level erotic romance. He lives in Canada, is always crushing on Starbucks baristas, and has two rescue cats. To learn more about Cameron, visit http://www.camerondjames.com.