Sunday, December 16, 2012

Edi's Weekend Wave issue #1251


Hello and welcome to issue #1251 of Edi's Weekend Wave.
After last week I feel like a balloon which lost nearly all air. As a result I needed more sleep which had of course an impact on all my plans for the weekend. Anyway with some delay I deliver the next issue of the Weekend Wave.


ENJOY READING ....

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


  1. Reading progress
Books
The latest report from our shelf shop net correspondent Bona
  1. An international giveaway
  2. A short story to read for free
  3. Between Dark & Light by D. A. Adams
  4. A Book for 2013
Blogosphere
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. 3D Book Sculptures
  2. Edwardian Advent Calendar
Movies
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. The Hobbit Video Log Part 10

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 Madness

The Lighthouse

There was not much time for reading last week. I was happy that I could finish one book and continue reading another book. In sum I read 284 pages.


I finished

- The Water Room (digital 2010) [Amazon Kindle ASIN: B003M5IKTS] by Christopher Fowler.
I love Bryant & May. I look forward to read the next eight books of the series.

I'm

- 406 pages in King of Thorns (pb, 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-0007481897] by Mark Lawrence
At least a progress of 71 pages. I hope to finish the book until Christmas ...


Next book on the list is

- Time's Arrow (pb, 13th of November 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-1781080634] by Jonathan Green which is the latest book in the world of PAX BRITANNIA.

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.

I bought NO book last week!! A wise decision when I look at all the unread paperbacks and digital copies.

As mentioned above, Time's Arrow (pb, 13th of November 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-1781080634] by Jonathan Green will be my next read.

"Paris. City of lights. City of lovers. City of dreams. Yet if one man gets his way its inhabitants will soon be forced to endure a nightmare such as they have never known.
But dandy detective and Hero of the British Empire Ulysses Quicksilver is determined to get in his way; although he has problems of his own to deal with first before he can try to rescue the French capital from its earth-shattering fate.
Arriving at a murder scene - with the dead man's blood on his hands - Ulysses is forced to go on the run, so that he might track down the real killer. His intention: to clear his good name, and get back to England in one piece and as quickly as possible; for the love of his life is about to take a most ill-advised trip to the Moon.
But that might be easier said than done, for the terrorist known only as '-Le Papillon' is preparing to bring chaos to the capital.
When a butterfly flaps its wings, a wise man prepares for stormy weather. And with Ulysses Quicksilver involved, it's bound to be the worst storm on record" [Source]

Would you like to win a copy? Then take part in the
GIVEAWAY : Jonathan Green - Time's Arrow (Pax Britannia)
over at Upcoming4.me. This giveaway is open internationally until 22nd December, 2012.

So far I read the first to books in the Bryant and May Mystery series by Christopher Fowler. There is an excellent article about the series by the author himself which I recommend to read if you are interested in the books.
Maybe you would like to read a short story for free. Then you should visit 
Dead Good Christmas Slays: An exclusive short story from Christopher Fowler
and read  Bryant & May On The Beat.


In summer 2012 I read the first three books in  The Brotherhood of Dwarves series by D. A. Adams.I enjoyed The Brotherhood of Dwarves, Red Sky at Dawn and The Fall of Dorkhun. All books have been published by Seventh Star Press. As regularly readers know, I have a certain relationship to author Stephen Zimmer and also to Seventh Star Press.
Therefore I would like to share with you following information directly from Seventh Star Press.

"For Immediate Release December 14, 2012
Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art from Bonnie Wasson for the highly-anticipated Between Dark and Light, D.A. Adams’ fourth book in the acclaimed Brotherhood of Dwarves Series.
The editor for the new fantasy novel was Philip Hopkins, who handled the editing duties for the previous title in the series, The Fall of Dorkhun.
Between Dark and Light continues the adventures of the dwarf Roskin, and the stakes have never been greater. The Great Empire has surrounded the Kiredurks and are preparing to conquer the kingdom, but unknown to them, Kwarck, the mysterious hermit of the plains, has his own plan in action. To the east, he has summoned an elven army and charged Crushaw with leading them into battle. To the south, Roskin will gather an army from the fractured Ghaldeon lands. But to the west, an ancient and powerful evil stirs. The Great War is about to errupt, if Roskin can overcome the Dark One…
The character-driven fantasy series which begins with The Brotherhood of Dwarves, and was continued with Red Sky at Dawn and The Fall of Dorkhun, has seen a steady growth in its international readership, becoming one of the best-selling franchises at Seventh Star Press. Between Dark and Light will be released in eBook, softcover, and limited hardcover editions.
All editions will include interior illustrations from the award-winning Bonnie Wasson, whose cover art for the first book in the series, The Brotherhood of Dwarves, won the Artist Choice Award for Best Warrior at the 2012 Dragon*Con Art Show.
The eBook version will be available on Kindle and Nook in the coming week, followed by the softcover edition. A pre-order window for the 75 copy limited hardcover will be announced shortly.
A blog tour in support of Between Dark and Light will be taking place in February/March of 2013.
For further information on the Brotherhood of Dwarves Series, Seventh Star Press, and its titles, please visit Seventh Star Press, or the author’s site." [Source]


A few days ago I came in contact with author Michael J. Martinez. His first novel will be published in May 2013 AND I'm on the reviewer list!
The Daedalus Incident (pb, 7th of May 2013) [ISBN-13: 978-1597804721] by Michael J. Martinez. The book is available for pre-order on several sites. For details please visit following site which will be updated by the author regularly.
I saw the cover, read the description and knew immediately that I must read and review The Daedalus Incident.
"Mars is supposed to be dead…a fact Lt. Shaila Jain of the Joint Space Command is beginning to doubt in a bad way.
Freak quakes are rumbling over the long-dormant tectonic plates of the planet, disrupting its lucrative mining operations and driving scientists past the edges of theory and reason. However, when rocks shake off their ancient dust and begin to roll—seemingly of their own volition—carving canals as they converge to form a towering structure amid the ruddy terrain, Lt. Jain and her JSC team realize that their routine geological survey of a Martian cave system is anything but. The only clues they have stem from the emissions of a mysterious blue radiation — and, inexplicably, a 300-year-old journal.
Lt. Thomas Weatherby of His Majesty’s Royal Navy is an honest 18th-century man of modest beginnings, doing his part for King and Country aboard HMS Daedalus, a frigate sailing the high seas between continents…and the immense Void between the Known Worlds. Across the Solar System and among its colonies—rife with plunder and alien slave trade—through dire battles fraught with strange alchemy, nothing much can shake his resolve. But events are transpiring to change all that.
With the aid of his fierce captain, a drug-addled alchemist, and a servant girl with a remarkable past, Weatherby must track a great and powerful mystic, who has embarked upon a sinister quest to upset the balance of the planets—the consequences of which may reach far beyond the Solar System, threatening the very fabric of space itself.
Set sail among the stars with this uncanny tale, where adventure awaits, and dimensions collide!" [Source]

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...

After a while the time has come again to recommend a post over at the WebUrbanist. This post is definitely for people who like books, stories and art. Don't hesitate to visit



The number of online advent calendars is growing. I must say that year after year I follow less. But a few days ago, I discovered a very special online advent calendar. There are no doors to be opened and the only things you can win is entertainment and knowledge. London is my favorite town and the blog Ian Visits is my favorite blog about London. Ian does a great job by telling news about London and sharing information about the history of London. This year he runs a calendar
"... based on adverts printed in the newspaper during the month of December exactly 100 years ago – in 1912, the Edwardian era.
Each day I will display an advert from my collection of the Illustrated London News for your delight." [Source]
What a wonderful idea! I like it a lot. Have a look and decide on your own if this advent calendar is worth to visit each day. Start your visit here:
An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 1st Dec

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.



When everything goes well, my wife and I will see The Hobbit on Monday evening. We decided to go for the 2D version. In the past months I posted all the parts of the videolog by Peter Jackson. So I think today is the right time to show you the 10th part.


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.

I think you know why I chose this quote .......

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
Charles M. Schulz, US cartoonist (1922 - 2000)

7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some steampunk-style books today.
You'll enjoy the Hobbit! (Skip buying a drink - your bladder with thank you.) Very different from LOTR and a little too long, but very enjoyable.

Zoltán Gecse said...

Because of my busy and exhausting December I won't watch The Hobbit at the cinema. I had an idea to watch it with my 5-years-old daughter, but it's too long and - as I heard - too violent for her.

I'll have to wait for the DVD.

Thanks for the giveaway link! The book cover looks cool!

Rosalie Skinner said...

I am looking forward to the "Hobbit". Thanks for the warning, Alex. I will skip buying a drink.
December has been busy with no sign of the world ending anytime soon.
Yeah, Edi, it's already tomorrow here. We'll be among the first to know if the sun isn't going to come up! I will make a note to email you ASAP. :)

ediFanoB said...

Hi Alex,
thanks for advice. To be honest most of the time I do not buy drinks in cinema.

I really like steampunk - not only in form of books.

ediFanoB said...

Hi Zoltan, I agree with you that the movie is too long for a five year old child.
I read about your busy and exhausting December.
It is alkways the same before I go on holiday. In the last week before holiday I have to work double.

Fingers crossed for the giveaway.

ediFanoB said...

Hi Rosalie,
I don't expect an email from you on 21st of December. Beofre the world ends I want to read your books.

Anonymous said...

thanks for share.

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