Saturday, October 12, 2013

Edi's Weekend Wave issue #1341

Hello and welcome to issue #1341 of Edi's Weekend Wave.
Greetings from wet an cold Germany. First snow appeared in southern Germany, If the appetite of our two cats is an indicator for the strength of upcoming winter then we will get a strong one.


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. New books on my shelf/reader or when one book leads to another
Blogosphere
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. Laudanum
  2. Historical books and their hidden secrets
  3. Sleepy Hollow
  4. Replicas of classic paintings
  5. Coffee house
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. I, Frankenstein

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 Quote related to temper

The Lighthouse

As expected my reading progress changed with return to work. Anyway I'm happy that I found time to finish one more book.



I finished

- The Thousand Names (2013) [ISBN-13: 978-0091949891; KINDLE ASIN:  B00CQ1D5LM] by Django Wexler.
I wrote on GOODREADS:
"A strong and convincing fantasy debut.
a story with twist and turns and revelation. Tough battles and characters with a lot of secrets.
I look forward to read the next book in the series."



I'm

- 64 pages in A Study in Silk (digital, pb, September 2013) [ISBN-13: 978-0345537188; Kindle Edition ASIN: B00C4BA48G] by Emma Jane Holloway.
A small progress




No progress

I will return to following books soon. It is my gut feeling which decide what I read an my taste change within a day.  That is not nice for the authors but good books deserve good mood and full attention.

- the first chapter of The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime (digital 2011) [ Kindle Edition ASIN: B004FPYX72] by Judith Flanders.

- 150 pages in the Emperor of Thorns (pb, August 2013) [ISBN-13: 978-0007439058] by Mark Lawrence,
No progress.




 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.

 Tor/Forge.com surprised me with a copy of The Incrementalists (hc, US, 2013)[ISBN-13:  978-0765333209] by Steven Brust and Skyler White.To be honest I read the description but it did not intrigue me.
"The Incrementalists—a secret society of two hundred people with an unbroken lineage reaching back forty thousand years. They cheat death, share lives and memories, and communicate with one another across nations, races, and time. They have an epic history, an almost magical memory, and a very modest mission: to make the world better, just a little bit at a time. Their ongoing argument about how to do this is older than most of their individual memories.

Phil, whose personality has stayed stable through more incarnations than anyone else’s, has loved Celeste—and argued with her—for most of the last four hundred years. But now Celeste, recently dead, embittered, and very unstable, has changed the rules—not incrementally, and not for the better. Now the heart of the group must gather in Las Vegas to save the Incrementalists, and maybe the world." [Source]

Furthermore I received my copy of Hunter of Sherwood: Knight of Shadows (pb, 24th September 2013) [ISBN-13: 978-1781081624] by Toby Venables which I presented you last week.



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...

Laudanum has been a popular drug especially in the Victorian era. There is an interesting post about the history of Laudanum over at English Historical Fiction Authors:



There is more in historical books as one thinks. Are you familiar with fore-edge painting? Since I read the following post over at WebUrbanist I belong to the admirer of such paintings. Have a look for yourself at



Sleepy Hollow
I still like the 1999 film starring Johnny Depp as Constable Ichabod Crane. Do you know that there is areal Sleepy Hollow near New York? For more information head to Yesterday, Tomorrow and Fantasy and read read



Replicas of classic paintings are nothing new. But there are new opportunities coming with the development of 3D printers. Following post over at the WebUrbanist shows what is possible with 3D printers.

I do not drink coffee. But if I ever will get the opportunity to visit Cape Town in South Africa, I will stop by at Truth Coffee‘s cafe. Have a look at

One of the cooler coffee cafes I’ve ever seen (9 Photos)

 over at  theCHIVE.



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.

Looking for some action with a fantasy stuff in January 2014?
Then you should have a look at the I, Frankenstein trailer.
"Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans." [Source]


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 agree with the author of following quote based on my own experience. But that does not prevent me from making the same mistake again ....

"Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.

Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish Jesuit, January 8, 1601 – December 6, 1658

3 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I, Frankenstein looks very cool.
I'm a big fan of the movie Sleepy Hallow but I am enjoying the television series as well.

Zoltán Gecse said...

Luckily the weather was great in Hungary last week. It was a real "indian summer" or "elderly woman summer". We were able to go out the nature and enjoy the colorful autumn. However Saturday evening was a stormy little bit...

I haven't got high hopes towards 1I, Frankenstein, but it can be good.

Rosalie Skinner said...

Snow!!! Wow.. we are heading into summer. Swimming and casting off those jumpers and warm clothes.

I am enjoying Sleepy Hollow.. Frankenstein looks dark...

Can't wait to delve into the Guy of Gisbourne story.

Keep warm.

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