Saturday, August 13, 2011

Edi's Weekend Wave #1133

Hello and welcome to issue #33 of Edi's Weekend Wave.
Another week passed. I felt really tired that week. Maybe WINTER IS COMING ...
Anyhow I needed more sleep which automatically had an impact on other things.
Nothing more to say today.

ENJOY READING ....

Edi's Guidepost

The Lighthouse
News and information straight from the horse's mouth by Lighthouse keeper ediFanoB

  1. Reading progress
  2. Only 140 days left ....
Books
The latest report from our shelf shop net correspondent Bona
  1. Copies of two books found a new home
  2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone trailer
  3. More Thieves
  4. Elizabethan Fantasy
Blogosphere
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. More WebUrbanist
Movies
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. The Darkest Hour
Quotes
The member of the house of quotes and a quote himself the Keeper of the minutes ( we call him Kotm) fished for you
  1. German proverbs, sayings and idioms One and one

The Lighthouse

The reading pendulum oscillated to the other side and ended at 468 pages. That means on the one hand I missed my plan by 22 pages but on the other side I finished one book and made a step forward in ADWD. under plan nother great week concerning reeading. In sum I read 720 pages! Don't ask he how much time I spent for sleep.

I finished The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky.
A good debut but not my favorite one. I will explain in detail
in my upcoming review next week

I'm

- 203 pages in A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin.
Tyrion, Jon, Daenerys and, and, andit is so good to meet you again.

- 106 pages in The Awakening by DCS
I was confused a bit until I found the family tree of the Terenzio family.
I'm still not sure where the story will lead to ...

- 201 pages in The Revisionists (September 2011) by Thomas Mullen
Time is a difficult and tricky thing as soon as you thing about it and mess
around with it ....

- 74 pages in Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
So far I fully agree with the statement on the cover by George R.R. Martin:
"It's been too long since we've had a really kickass space opera."
It rocks!! It rocks!!


I started to think about what I would like to read until the end of 2011. I will show you the result on Wednesday, August 17th. One thing I know for sure: I definitely want to finish A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin!!

Enjoy your weekend ....


Books

Dear readers, I'm the one to tell you about books - only books? What about novellas and other stuff? My name is Bona. I scour shelves, shops and the net for books. If you call me a book whore I would not gainsay you. But be aware I have my own, sometimes elusive taste.

This week copies of two books found a new home. One is a real book and one is a electronic copy.

I like my blog and I like the feedback I get. It is a pleasure to see when other authors post comments. It also offers the opportunity to get in contact with authors. I don't talk about the well known ones. I like especially the ones who are not pushed by the big publishers.
Last week I posted about King's Envoy (pb, July 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-1936850136] by Cas Peace which is the first book in the Artesans of Albia trilogy.

" ‘Artesans’ is a towering, triple-trilogy fantasy series charting the attempts of a fanatical Albian Baron to rid his realm of the Artesan craft he despises. Throughout the course of the series he stops at nothing to achieve his aim. Friend is set against friend, lover against lover, and ally against ally. His treacherous machinations set the very realms at war.
He is opposed at every turn by Major Sullyan, a member of the High King’s fighting forces. Initially unaware of the Baron’s treachery, Sullyan soon becomes his sworn and implacable enemy. Their conflict will threaten the fabric of the world." [Source]
In the meatime I got in contact with author Cas Peace. She has been so kind as to send my an electronic copy of King's Envoy. Thank you so much Cas Peace.
You may know that I'm not really a fan of reading book son the screen. But I must say that changed a bit because electronic copies offer me the opportunity to read books during my breaks at work ...

A big thank you goes to Tor/Forge.com for sending me a copy of 7th Sigma (hc, 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-0312877156] by Steven Gould. I must say I'm intrigued since I read the blurb:
"Welcome to the territory. Leave your metal behind, all of it. The bugs will eat it, and they’ll go right through you to get it…Don’t carry it, don’t wear it, and for god’s sake don’t come here if you’ve got a pacemaker.
The bugs showed up about fifty years ago--self-replicating, solar-powered, metal-eating machines. No one knows where they came from. They don’t like water, though, so they’ve stayed in the desert Southwest. The territory. People still live here, but they do it without metal. Log cabins, ceramics, what plastic they can get that will survive the sun and heat. Technology has adapted, and so have the people.
Kimble Monroe has chosen to live in the territory. He was born here, and he is extraordinarily well adapted to it. He’s one in a million. Maybe one in a billion." [Source]

7th Sigma is definitely a candidate for my list of books to read until the end of 2011.


Last week I posted about Daughter of Smoke and Bone (UK, September 29th 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-1444722628] by Laini Taylor. In addition I show you the book trailer this week.

For more information please visit Facebook http://on.fb.me/oLp5M9 and
Twitter https://twitter.com SmokeAndBone


It seems there have been a lot of fantasy books in 2011 starring thieves. And it will continue in 2012.
"Meet Easie Demasco, rogue, thieving swine and total charmer.

He's a sneak thief and a con man, but even the wicked cannot rest when their land is invaded by an army of mercenaries commanding an unstoppable weapon, magically-enslaved giants. Only, well, he's somehow managed to make off not only with the warlord's treasure, but also the special stone that controls the giants. Which means he now has an entire army on his tail." [Source]
This is the blurb of Giant Thief (UK, January 31st 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-0857662118] by David Tallerman. I could not find a cover so far. It sound interesting. But I would like to get a bit more information before I will add the book to my list. And there are examples how you can offer more information for potential readers.

February 28th 2012 will mark the publishing date of Anne Lyle's debut The Alchemist of Souls (UK) [ISBN-13: 978-0857662149] which will be the first book in the Night'sMasque series.
"When Tudor explorers returned from the New World, they brought back a name out of half-forgotten Viking legend: skraylings. Red-sailed ships followed in the explorers’ wake, bringing Native American goods—and a skrayling ambassador—to London. But what do these seemingly magical beings really want in Elizabeth I’s capital?
Mal Catlyn, a down-at-heel swordsman, is seconded to the ambassador’s bodyguard, but assassination attempts are the least of his problems. What he learns about the skraylings and their unholy powers could cost England her new ally—and Mal his soul." [Source]
Anne Lyle offers on her blog nformation about The Book, The World, The Characters and Historical Figures. The good thing is that the author is continuously working on it. And Anne Lyle is doing more. A few weeks ago she started to tweet a year in the life of her hero Mal Catlyn which will run up to the release date. You just need to follow @MalCatlyn. I know there are lot of people who still don't use twitter or do not have enough time like me. is collecting all these tweets and will release them as a kind of e-chapbook in 2012.
All in all I have been convinced to order the book in advance ...

No more today, see you next week ......

Blogosphere

Hey, I'm Bona Fide. I just came back from my last foray through the blogosphere. What can you expect from me? I tell you: Everything from Art to Fart as long as there is any faint connection to books. And here is some honey from the beehive blogosphere...

I could spend much time online last week. The result is a lack of topics to post about. I did not want to bore you with things you have seen on ten other blogs.

I think I should add a new section to my blog: Interesting posts over at the Web Urbanist !!
again I found two posts

Do you love Pop-Up books? Do you know that there are Pop-Up books especially for adults?
Follow me to explore some examples by reading

Day by day we visit our favorite websites. Did you ever think about what it would look like behind these sites? Until I read following post I had now idea about it.

Hidden Worlds: What Goes on Behind Your Favorite Webpages


That's it for today. Come back next week for more ......

Movies

Hey, it's me Fide. I'm a remote control professional. I'm that fast that I can watch two movies at the same time.
But don't worry. All the stuff I present to you will be shown at normal speed.

A lot of towns on Earth have been invaded by aliens - in movies of course!
But I can't remember one movie about Moscow attacked by aliens. In couple of months you can follow a group of young adults who try to survive in Moscow after an alien attack .... The Darkest Hour will hit cinemas around the world in between December 2011 and January 2012.

Maybe the time has come to think about who we can replace electricity ....


That's all for today. See you next time....

Quotes

I 'm the Keeper of the minutes. But I don't mind when you call me Kotm. No, no. I don't explain to you how to pronounce.

Today I would like to present you a quote from a book which I currently read and something about adventures ....

"If you see anything out there that seems off, don't play hero again. Just pack up the toys and come home.
From: Leviathan Wakes (2011) by James S.A. Corey, Executive Officer James Holden repeating the order from his Captain

"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.
G. K. Chesterton, English author & mystery novelist (1874 - 1936)

2 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The Darkest Hour looks really good. Refreshing they are featuring something other than NY or LA.
I'm almost afraid to click on the link for adult pop up books...

ediFanoB said...

@Alex,

there are books about phobias, architecture and other things.

The Pop-Up Book of Sex is definitely the most ‘adult’ pop-up book. But you won't see anything becaue it is censored.

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