Partially good news. A colleague of mine could fix my laptop. I posted a review. But I failed reading. I must say the gray sky is not really motivating and I'm too tired for reading. Ihope that will change soon.
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 two eBooks
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
- Rosalie Skinner and her Halloween sugar free gift
- Mihai and K J Parker
- Bridges and sculpture
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
- Iron Man 3
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 idiomsWrinkles
This is the second week in a row that I did not read a single page! It is frustrating.!!
- 138 pages in King of Thorns (pb, 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-0007481897] by Mark Lawrence
- 75 pages in Bending the Boyne (e-book and pb, 2011) [Amazon Kindle, ASIN:B0057YJAYQ; ISBN-13: 978-0983155416] by J S Dunn.
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.
This weekend a friend is visiting us. Yesterday evening we talked about books im common. Then I mentioned Sherlock Holmes and received following question: "Do you know Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen?" I never heard the name before. To keep the story short. It is a fictional character in detective stories created by the American author Jacques Heath Futrelle (April 9, 1875 – April 15, 1912).
"Jacques Heath Futrelle (1875-1912) was an American journalist and mystery writer. He is best known for writing short detective stories featuring the "Thinking Machine", Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen. He worked for the Atlanta Journal, where he began their sports section; the New York Herald; the Boston Post; and the Boston American. In 1905, his Thinking Machine character first appeared in a serialized version of The Problem of Cell 13. In 1895, he married fellow writer Lily May Peel, with whom he had two children. While returning from Europe aboard the RMS Titanic, Futrelle, a first-cabin passenger, refused to board a lifeboat insisting his wife board instead. He perished in the Atlantic." [Source]
You can read some of the stories online on the offical Jacques Futrelle site.
As you may know I do not like to read books on my laptop. So I checked Amazon.de and found two collections for 0.89 EUR (around 1.16 USD) which I bought without hesitation.
Unfortunately I found no other covers as the ones shown over at Amazon.
Product description from Amazon
"In conmemoration of the 100th anniversary of Jacques Futrelle's death in the Titanic sinking, Nínive Editorial offers the best cases of Professor Augustus Van Dusen in two volumes. This is the first, with his Novel "The Chase of the Golden Plate" and 20 short stories."
Product description from Amazon
"Nínive Editorial presents the second volume of the best cases of Professor Augustus Van Dusen. A collection of 23 short stories to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jacques Futrelle's death in the Titanic sinking."
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...
What do you know about Halloween in Australia? I know more since I read Halloween.. Origins... over at author Rosalie Skinner's blog.
Rosalie is a good friend of the blog and therefore it is a pleasure for me to share with you following information:
As a treat, no tricks involved, I am offering Book One in the Chronicles of Caleath, FREE on Amazon for five days leading up to Oct 31st.
If you have not yet discovered this epic fantasy science fiction series... take this opportunity to join Caleath and his adventures FREE.
Offer opens on Oct 27th USA time.. so allow for global time zones. Thanks.
If you want/need more information about the book then I recommend to read my review of Exiled: Autumn's Peril
Once a while I write about blogs which I follow. Yesterday I found a very interesting post over at Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews. Mihai let the hearts of K. J. Parker beat faster. I highly recommend to read and enjoy
Bridges - you find them all over the world. A lot of them are decorated with sculptures. Of course this is a hat topic for the people over at Dark Roasted Blend. And that is what they gathered for interested readers:
Do you like the wonderful world of Origami? Then the post over at WebUrbanist is a must read for you:
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.
I like to see that Iron Man will be back in May 2013. The trailer promise a more darker story. I look forward.
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.
The number of wrinkles does not reflect the wisdom of a man ...
"Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.”
Abigail Van Buren, US advice columnist (1918 - )