Since 4th of June I am galled more often than usual. I'm on a diet because I need to lose weight. Fortunately I have the best compagnion for this task: My wife. We changed nutrition - which means NO MORE SWEETS!!! - and we go to gym. There is a strong relation between sweets and state of petulance. Instead of thinking about food I read more which is a good alternative.
ENJOY READING ....
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- Thanks to Wag The Fox
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Another week with a crazy reading result. You know more reading means less sleep. On Thursday I had my breakdown. I fell asleep before 8 pm and slept till the other morning. Happens .... In sum I read amazing 881 pages and finished three books!! I would write as many reviews as I read I would be happy. The last week I finished a picture book, a short story and four novels! It seems my diet influence my reading in a positive way ....
- Spirit of Fire (2012) [Kindle edition, ASIN: B0087P0EOW] by Stephen Zimmer.
Don't forget to come back on June 20th when I post my review as part of the
- The Brotherhood of Dwarves [Amazon Kindle ASIN: B0076OCAKG] by D A Adams
This is the first book in the series with the same name.
I wrote on GOODREADS:
"This is a first book in a series which means at the beginning of the story you get more information than usual.
So be patient because the real story starts with the second chapter.
I promise you a fast and fun read including character development and action.
Did I mention that this is a book starring dwarves? If you like dwarves you will like the book."
- Red Sky at DawnThe Brotherhood of Dwarves [Amazon Kindle ASIN: B0076P464S] by D A Adams
The second book in the The Brotherhood of Dwarves series.
I wrote on GOODREADS:
"The story of Roskill the dwarf continues.
What happens when something happens to the heir?"
- 114 pages in The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (April 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-1849017367] edited by Sean Wallace.
So far I read eight of the thirty stories. I like the variety of the book.
- 50 pages in The Scourge of the Betrayer (digital, May 2012)[Amazon Kindle ASIN: B0087D3H34] by Jeff Salyard.
I could not resist to start reading ...
- 67 pages in The Jackal of Nar [ISBN-13: 978-0553578874] by John Marco.
This is the first book of the Tyrants and Kings trilogy. I don't how long I own copies of the complete trilogy. Afte reading the short story The Hundredth KillI thought it would be a good idea to read more books by John Marco.
After a long time I like to share a music video with you. The video is a bit strange but it is the song which has a certain fiscination. I listen to this song the whole time while I write this post and I feel light and breezy.
It is the first time that a listen to Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun.
Her Do You Remember spreads a kind of magic (for me). The song starts at 0:28.
Enjoy your weekend ....
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.
Surprise, surprise, surprise!!!! Last week I did not buy a single book. Nevertheless I received a digital copy.
Author Benjamin David Burrell sent me a mail asked me if I would like to read and review his fantasy tale Red Leaves and the Living Token (digital,pb, 2012) [ISBN13: 978-0615618524; AMAZON KINDLE ASIN: B007KFGS36]. Furthermore he asked me if I would like to be part of his upcoming blog tour in July and August.
Before I made my decision I read the book description and have had a look at the cover.
In an attempt to protect his son from further emotional damage, Raj asks Moslin to stay away from Emret. He returns hours later to find them both missing.
Now, he has to dig into the loathed fairytales to figure out where they may have gone. He’d also like to know why he keeps having visions of a temple on a mountain with a vat of glowing weapons, a vaporous black creature emerging from a lightning storm, himself in glowing armor leading an army, and the same mythical Red Tree hidden in a dense forest." [Source]
There are interesting beings on the cover. I assume they are part of the story. I really want to know more about them. And the book description sounds interesting too. Therefore I decided to read and review the book and post my review as part of the blog tour. I will inform you about tour details soon. Benjamin David Burrell has been so kind as to provide me with a digital copy of Red Leaves and the Living Token.
Finally let me say that Red Leaves and the Living Token is the first of so far six planned Red Leaves Novels as I read on the author's website.
In the beginning .... there was a trailer:
I must admit I find this trailer convincing. Therefore I gathered information about the book.
Existence (pb, 2012) [Amazon Kindle, ASIN: B007XULYAU] by David Brin.
"Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an “alien artifact.”It seems people either love or hide it.
Thrown into the maelstrom of worldwide shared experience, the Artifact is a game-changer. A message in a bottle; an alien capsule that wants to communicate. The world reacts as humans always do: with fear and hope and selfishness and love and violence. And insatiable curiosity." [Source]
I would like to know if there is someone following this blog who read the book and who would like thare his/her impressions about the book with me. I look forward to your comments.
No more today, see you next week ......
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...
Once a while I talk about blogs I follow. One of these blogs is Wag The Fox. Last week I read following post over there:
Author David Nickle wrote about his new book Rasputin's Bastards (pb, 2012) [ISBN13: 978-1926851594].
"They were the beautiful dreamers.This book aroused my interest. I put it immediately on my to buy list.
From a hidden city deep in the Ural mountains, they walked the world as the coldest of Cold Warriors, under the command of the Kremlin and under the power of their own expansive minds. They slipped into the minds of Russia's enemies with diabolical ease, and drove their human puppets to murder, and worse. They moved as Gods. And as Gods, they might have remade the world. But like the mad holy man Rasputin, who destroyed Russia through his own powerful influence... in the end, the psychic spies for the Motherland were only in it for themselves.
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It is the 1990s. The Cold War is long finished. In a remote Labrador fishing village, an old woman known only as Babushka foresees her ending through the harbour ice, in the giant eye of a dying kraken – and vows to have none of it. Beaten insensible and cast adrift in a life raft, ex- KGB agent Alexei Kilodovich is dragged to the deck of a ship full of criminals, and with them he will embark on a journey that will change everything he knows about himself. And from a suite in an unseen hotel in the heart of Manhattan, an old warrior named Kolyokov sets out with an open heart, to gather together the youngest members of his immense, and immensely talented, family. They are more beautiful, and more terrible, than any who came before them. They are Rasputin's bastards. And they will remake the world." [Source]
So I want to say thank you to Wag The Fox for posting David Nickle's guest post.
There is a book trailer available.
Anyway I recommend to visit the excellent site about the author and the book.
Since my youth I'm interested in airplanes. I like to read about aviation history. Now Dark Roasted Blend surprised me with following excellent post: History of the Tailsitter Airplanes
That was an interesting part of the aviation history which began with the Focke-Wulf Triebflügel.
That's it for today. Come back next week for more ......
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.
What comes up in your mind when you read Bogeyman, Jack Frost, the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa? If you are not fossil you may remember your youth. Now let me throw one more name in the ring: Dreamworks Animation.
The result is Rise of the Guardians which will hit the cinemas in November 2012.
It tells the story of the well known immortal characters with extraordinary abilities mentioned above. They are also known as the guardians. The beliefs and imagination of all children of the world is in danger when an evil spirit known as the Pitch starts turn the world into "total darkness".
And this is the official trailer.
Did you see Santa's tattoos? Doesn't he look like a Rusian cossack?
This is definitely a movie I must see!!
That's all for today. See you next time....
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.
Limitations and handicaps. Of course we would like to get rid of them ..... Really ?? .....
"Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.”
Elbert Hubbard, US author (1856 - 1915)
Elbert Hubbard, US author (1856 - 1915)