Saturday, March 22, 2014

Edi's Weekend Wave issue #1412

Hello and welcome to issue #1412 of Edi's Weekend Wave.
Another busy week passed fast. I think the highlight of the  week was the wonderful weather on Thursday. Hours and hours full of sunshine. I did not last long. Today (Sunday) it rains a lot.
Next weekend we will change to summer time which means in abbreviations  we change from CET to CEST. That means in the night from Saturday to Sunday we switch the clock from 2 am to 3 am at 2 am CET.  So we will have a 23 hours Sunday.
I must say I do not understand we we still do that. It does not make any sense. We do not save any energy. Instead we cause trouble for animals and human beings too.


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. Before Google Street View
  2. Carriages
  3. Optical Illusions
  4. Unbelievable but true
Movies
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. Almost Home

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 idiomsQuote related to photograph

The Lighthouse

I read less than 90 pages last week. This is sad, really sad. Nothing more to add.



I finished

- no book

I'm

- 195 pages in Talus and the Frozen King [(UK) ISBN 978-1781081983; (US & CAN) ISBN 978-1781081990] by Graham Edwards
A bard as a detective 3000 BC is surprisingly good.


No progress

- 539 pages in Deadhouse Gates (pb, 2006; first published in 2000) [ISBN-13: 978-0765348791] by Steven Erikson


- 502 pages in Arcanum (digital 2013) [Amazon Kindle ASIN: B00DI7HKHS] by Simon Morden
Nearly every chapter shows a new turn. The character development is amazing


- 241 pages in the Amelia Peabody's Murder Mystery Omnibus (digital, pb, 2012) [Kindle Edition ASIN: B007PRZJAW] by Elizabeth Peters.


- 98 pages in 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.

- 172 pages in the Emperor of Thorns (pb, August 2013) [ISBN-13: 978-0007439058] by Mark Lawrence,


 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.

New books on my shelf/reader or when one book leads to another

I reallly to read stories starring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson stories. Therefore I have several books on my radar. Thhe last week I found and interesting offer for The Iron Mausoleum (digital and pb 2012) [Amazon Kindle, ASIN:B007RCLOKOISBN-13: 978-0957162907] by Stephen Lees and bought a digital copy.
""Sherlock Holmes joins forces with his faithful companion Dr Watson in a new adventure story, set in 1911 in a fog-bound London. The story offers an alternative explanation about the fate of the RMS Titanic and is based partly on fiction and on fact and will delight lovers of the Titanic mystery and fans of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Written in the style of Conan Doyle, The Iron Mausoleum – a case of Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic is - with permission obtained from the Conan Doyle Estate - based on the characters and places created by Conan Doyle and therefore are familiar - if interpreted slightly differently.

The story begins when Sir James Walter, the Head of the Marine Department at the Admiralty, visits Holmes in Baker Street. He tells of the suspicious death of a clerk who worked in the Admiralty offices in Whitehall and tries to persuade a reluctant Holmes to investigate. Eventually Holmes agrees and with Watson are drawn into a world of criminal conspiracy and murder.

We are taken on a journey with Holmes and Watson and witness Holmes' forensic application to solving the mystery of the sinking of the Titanic. Beginning in the atmospheric fog bound streets of London and then Brookwood Necropolis to the Titanic at the Herculaneum Dock in Liverpool and back to London. From scoundrels encountered in the infamous Colony Room Club to wealthy financiers and an American heiress the clues unfold. Told with conviction and humour, the author totally immerses us in this Holmesian world of the early 1900s.

Features of the book include a map of Holmes’ London allowing the reader to re-trace the footsteps of Holmes and Watson on their various journeys through the fog-bound Metropolis. Drawings by the author of some of the buildings, which feature in the novel, giving the reader vital clues in solving the mystery." [Source]

I tried to find some more information about the author but I did not find more than the following text shown on amazon:
" Stephen Paul Lees is American but attended boarding school in England. Having graduated with a Law Degree from the University of East Anglia he went up to Lincoln's Inn in London to train as a Barrister. The author is American but attended boarding school in England. Having graduated with a Law Degree from the University of East Anglia he went up to Lincoln's Inn in London to train as a Barrister. His other book "Visions of Architecture" was published by Bloomsbury in 2011 and is about the construction process and why buildings are designed in a certain manner."




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...



Before Google Street View
Also in the past people liked to have a look a streets without visiting the location itself. Fortunately we can have a look at what people did more than 160 years ago.
Visit Ian Visits and read


Carriages
When it comes to fantasy and historical fiction, carriages are an important means of transportation. You would like to have a quick update about carriages? Then I recommend to visit English Historical Fiction Authors and to read following post:






Optical Illusions
There is not much to add. I like this kind of post. It is absolutely amazing.
Just visit Dark Roasted Blend and enjoy


Unbelievable but true
Earth is still a living planet and mankind is still exploiting this planet. And sometimes things like the following one will happen.  Visit the WebUrbanist to have a look at



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.

In November 2014 the next DreamWorks animation movie with the title  Home will hit the cinemas. I must say I look forward to after watching the following teaser:
Almost Home



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 know that IT people will love the following quote. You can't imagine what kind of calls you get from users .....


"I don't have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They're upstairs in my socks.

Groucho Marx, Us comedian, 1890 - 1977, in A Day at the Races (movie)

4 comments:

Bibliotropic said...

You just reminded me that I still need to read Talus and the Frozen King. I've heard it's pretty good.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Another Sherlock Holmes! Awesome.
You are really finding some cool stuff online these days. Time to go exploring...

ediFanoB said...

Hi Bibliotropic,

thanks for stopping by. Talus and the Frozen King is a good read. I will post y review around 10th of April.

Hope you will enjoy the book as much as I did.

ediFanoB said...

Hi Alex,

there are so many Sherlock Holmes books available.
You never know what to expect. I always hope to pick the good ones.

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