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
ENJOY READING ....
News and information straight from the horse's mouth by Lighthouse keeper ediFanoB
- Reading progress
The latest report from our shelf shop net correspondent Bona
- Bought last week
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
- Seventh Star Press free book madness
- Photographs on your blog can cause problems
- The Great Condé
- Cyber Launch Party invitation
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
- 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
German proverbs, sayings and idiomsTalk
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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:
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?
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
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 - )
Robert Orben, American professional comedy writer, (1927 - )