Saturday, July 21, 2012

Edi's Weekend Wave Issue #1229

 Hello and welcome to issue #1229 of Edi's Weekend Wave.
That was a great week with three additional posts. I'm still on diet and I still go to the gym. Wish all of you a great weekend. And now


Edi's Guidepost

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

  1. Reading progress
The latest report from our shelf shop net correspondent Bona
  1. Bought last week
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. Seventh Star Press free book madness
  2. Photographs on your blog can cause problems
  3. The Great Condé
  4. Cyber Launch Party invitation

Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. In memory of Jon Lord

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 Talk

The Lighthouse

Dilemma - reading books vs. blog, mail, social media. Last week I failed quite clearly and ended up with in sum 506 pages. I finished two  normal books and a book with the length of a short story.

I finished
- The Brotherhood of Piaxia (digital, March 2012)[Amazon Kindle ASIN: B007KPS442] by Michael Drakich.
I wrote on GOODREADS:
" Fantasy with magic and sword. There is much more behind the story as you think at the beginning. Laveable characters, a lot of action, emotions.
A very satisfying read except the end. I found some of the solutions a way to easy.
Full review will follow in August 2012."

- The Boar King (The Battle Lord, Chapter 1) [Amazon Kindle ASIN: B008DC4R7Y] by Michael Evans.
Read my review.

- Tom Horn vs The Warlords of Krupp  [Amazon Kindle ASIN: B007COFPNO] by Jackson Paul.
I wrote on GOODREADS:

" I'm not that familiar with all the wild west heroes.
But that did not matter for enjoying this book.

It is a short but hefty and action packed mix of steampunk and wild west.
The story is told straight ahead. I liked the appearance of many well known people like the Wright brothers, Theodere Roosevelt, Rudolf Diesel and others.

The the story include German characters and therefore the use of German language.
I'm German and therefore I understand the German dialogues. The use of another language is fine for me as long as you do it in a proper way.
I must say all the German dialogues must be proof-read because they are either wrong or misleading.
Example: page 82 "Nein! Nein! Nicht scheissen! Nicht scheissen!"
English translation "No! No! Don't shit! Don't shit!" I'm sure that is not what the author wanted to express. The translation of "Don't shoot" is "Nicht schießen"

I'm no expert in English language but it seems there are some more mistakes.

The story is a fast and fun read but the mentioned mistakes hindered my to give four stars. "

Read Review: Tom Horn vs. The Warlords of Krupp by Glen Robinson
and you will see that my judgement was not that wrong.

- 208 pages in The Jackal of Nar [ISBN-13: 978-0553578874] by John Marco.
No progress

- 214 pages in Rasputin's Bastards (pb, 2012) [ISBN13: 978-1926851594] by David Nickle
It is like dream within a dream. You need to take care on which level you are.

- 196 pages in Company of Liars  [Amazon Kindle ASIN: B002RI9R98] by Karen Maitland.
Excellent descriptions.


Do not forget that my worldwide giveaway of Land of Hope and Glory (pb, 2012)[ISBN-13: 978-1444721126] by Geoffrey Williams is still running.




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.

Unbelievable but true. Last week I bought just one digital copy.
After reading
Preview: Tom Horn vs. The Warlords of Krupp by Jackson Paul
over at Alternate History Weekly, I could not resist to buy a copy of 
Tom Horn vs The Warlords of Krupp  [Amazon Kindle ASIN: B007COFPNO] by Jackson Paul.
"1899. The Wild West is winding down, thanks to people like Tom Horn. Ex-Pinkerton, ex-Indian fighter, ex-gunslinger, Horn has settled down to enjoy the rest of his years in peace on a south Texas horse ranch. That is until New York Governor and fellow ex-Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt shows up in his zeppelin, asking for Horn’s help in getting his 16-year-old niece Eleanor to Vienna. War clouds are brewing, and Eleanor’s uncanny ability to make peace is needed. Can Tom Horn get her to Austria when the Krupp war machine wants her silenced? Tom Horn vs. The Warlords of Krupp features a fresh, western look at steampunk, and includes cameos by Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, Mata Hari, even a very young Adolf Hitler. In the spirit of The Wild Wild West and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Tom Horn vs. The Warlords of Krupp will not disappoint." [Source

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...

I'm afraid this part of the post is only for US inhabitants.
The Seventh Star Press free book madness continues.
Just read following message by author Stephen Zimmer:

Hello friends! Do not be sad that the open house is over with, because we've got lots of goodies in the works! And for starters, that includes no less than eight Goodreads giveaways of SOFTCOVERS. Yep, trade paperbacks, the real deal. Here's links to the eight giveaways for your convenience! :)
Do you use photographs on your blog? Are you aware of all the copyright stuff? No? Then you should read following post:
Bloggers Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Pics on Your Blog - My Story

I'm a fan of  The Chevalier Series by A.L. Berridge.
So far two books have been published:
- Honour and the Sword (pb, 2010) [ISBN-13: 978-0141043739] MY REVIEW
- In the Name of the King (pb, 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-0141043746] MY REVIEW

The Great Condé appears in In the Name of the King. In case you would like to get more information about this historical person then I recommend to read To Catch the Moon with your Teeth: The Great Condé by A L Berridge over at the History Girls.

As I appreciate  Rosalie Skinner's The Chronicles of Caleath series, it
is a pleasure for me to share information about the next novel in the series.

INVADED: The Darkest Day.. release day coming up!

if you live in North America... guarantee your copy and get a discount. :)
Email the publisher if you live outside the states and book your copy!

These are the new adventures, never before seen...

Trapped on a dying planet by friends he trusted, Caleath falls into the hands of his arch-enemy.

Fortunately, viewing rights make the Deathbringer a valuable asset. More torture, better ratings. Nobody suffers as well as he does.
Sent back to Allorn, Caleath is the only one able to stop the invasion of his former Karadorian masters. If he keeps a cool head, accepts the help of those who betrayed him and the power offered by the dead planet’s spirit, dare he unleash the ferocious warrior lurking within?

Wrath has been waiting for his chance to take revenge far too long. His time has come--for better or worse.
The official release date is .... July 27th 2012.
Did you ever take part in a cyber launch party? I did it twice so far and I can tell you it makes a lot of fun. You can eat as much as you want without gaining weight and you can drink as much alcohol as you want without a hangover.

And here is an invitation from Rosalie Skinner
You are all invited to the book launch party at Wendy Laharnar's blog.. for a cyber launch party. Plenty of cyber cider, and munchies. All completely calorie and hangover free!!
Come and join us on Friday 27th July... Aussie time...
So I hope to meet you over there ....

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.

No movie trailer this week. Instead you get a video with music heroes from my youth - DEEP PURPLE. You may have recognised that the past week on July 16 Jon Lord, founder and keyboarder of the band - passed away. That has been a sad day for me. You know you are getting old when your heroes from  the youth leave the world of the living.
Child in Time is one of my favorite Deep Purple songs. The video shows a live performance in 1970 at BBC in UK.

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.

Nowadays we read constantly about computer errors. Sometimes it seems people forget whou build and program computer ...

"To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
Robert Orben, American professional comedy writer, (1927 - )


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nothing worse than when a music idol dies.

Rosalie Skinner said...

Hi Edi,
Sad to lose another legend.

Thanks for mentioning INVADED.. I am excited to be introducing new, previously unseen adventures in Caleath's journey.

The blog book launch parties at Wendy's place are a fun. hmm. Strange things happen.. but no weight gain or hangovers. hehe.
There should be some giveaway copies of newly released books too. I know I have copies of Invaded to give away. :)

After reading the blog post on copyright it brings home the danger of 'sharing' things on the internet.
This is something authors and artists trying to create a career should be aware of.

Translations... the difference the placement of ie ei makes. Hehe totally changed the meaning of the moment.. though if someone pointed a gun at me.. I think the translation very apt. LOL

Great post...

ediFanoB said...


I have nothing to add.

ediFanoB said...


it has been a pleasure to mention INVADED!

I'm sure the party will be a hit.
Whenever you have something to spread or to share regarding your books, please let me know ....

A bad translation can in the end ruin a book.

David P. King said...

That's a busy reading list. Thanks for highlighting them. :)

ediFanoB said...

@David P. King,

thanks for stopping by. Reading books is my passion. The only problem is the realation between books to read and available time for reading.

Shellie Nunn said...

Thanks for the link about the copyright stuff.

It's scary that one can be sued so easily. I try and use creative commons images but do not always credit them. Better get my act together here.

ediFanoB said...

Hi Shellie,

I must say I'm lucky that I do not use photographs on my blog. I think a lot of people do not know what it means when you do not take care on this copyright stuff.

John D said...

Hi Edi,

Well I'm only two months behind the times commenting on your post! Better late than never I guess.

Thanks for the Deep Purple/Jon Lord mention - and you picked a great clip. This is one of my favorite Deep Purple tracks too. I've never seen this clip. Nice quality.

Funny thing is, all of that awesome (and loud) music is happening - and the audience are like cardboard cutouts! Not even a head nodding; just some polite applause at the end. Almost like the group are appearing on the wrong show with the wrong crowd.

Oh well. I enjoyed it (a lot). Very sad to see Jon Lord go. My old musical heroes are getting a bit thinner on the ground. Cheers,


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