Saturday, March 21, 2015

Edi's Weekend Wave Issue #1512

Dear Readers,

The end of March is coming nearer and I look forward to the Easter weekend. That means for me in sum five days without work. That means time to visit my mother and my sister and also time for reading and time to recharge my battery.


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. Megalomania?
  2. Surveys
  3. A smile

Movies
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. Pixels

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 thinking
The Lighthouse
My reading progress slowed down. I hope to finish my current reads by end of next week.


I finished

no book




I'm

- 267 pages in Hearts of Darkness (pb, February 2015) [ISBN-13: 978-0749015329] by Paul Lawrence.
Read 60 more pages.

- 300 pages in The Shard (digital, 1st of May 2015) [Kindle edition ASIN: B00U8UQVGY] by Ted Cross.
Read nearly 100 pages..


- 215 pages The Void (digital, 30th March 2015) [Kindle edition ASIN: B00N0MYHBI] by Timothy S. Johnston.
Read 50 pages.

No progress

Finally I moved the books which stayed here for month to my "to be continued later" shelf on GOODREADS.



 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 must admit that I never read a dieselpunk novel. While searching material for this post I read following post over at Steampunk News:

A Fistful of Nothing (digital, March 2014) [ Kindle Edition ASIN: B00J13R17M] is the title of a dieselpunk noir novel by Dan Glaser. The eBook edition is currently only $1 on Amazon and only 0.99 EUR on Amazon.de!
That means a good opportunity to put your nose into a dieselpunk novel. I jumped at the chance and bought a digital copy.
This is the cover and the description:
"The Great Depression never ate the country alive. WWII refuses to put out its raging fires. Every major city across fifty states has been blown sky-high by blitzing.

This is 1952, America.

The only choice the denizens of a war-torn Los Angeles have left is to plunge into the deep dark of the metro tunnels and make a new life in the ruins of the subway rails below—with elbow grease, neon, and blood. In the crumbling catacombs beneath Hollywood, an ex-private eye named Jim “Jimbo” Maynard scours the dead, dark underworld for payoff on a gamble gone wrong, but stumbles instead on a subterranean metropolis divided by vice, vendettas, mysteries, and murder plots. In order to hunt down the butchers of two seemingly unrelated corpses, Jim will come up against warring mob bosses, backstabbing bookies, mad inventors, tin titans, bootleg rum-running, corrupted coppers, and electromagnetic revolvers.

Welcome to The Hollywoodholes. Welcome to your chrome coffin." [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...


Megalomania?
That is the word which popped up in my mind when I read following post over at the WebUrbanist

The Capital: Egypt Plans Largest From-Scratch City in History






Surveys
I that sounds a bit dry but there are really interesting surveys for authors and readers available.
For more information please visit A Writer of History and read
 
Reader surveys of interest



A smile
A smile? Yes a smile. Where? On my face. Why? All the pictures in following post over at Dark Roasted Blend put a smile on my face :-)





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.

"When intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens." [Source]
How does this sound for you? I think it can deliver a lot of fun. We have to wait until summer for the final judgement. Fore now the first trailer gives a first impression.

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.

A good advice ...................


"Avoid destructive thinking. Improper negative thoughts sink people. A ship can sail around the world many, many times, but just let enough water get into the ship and it will sink. Just so with the human mind. Let enough negative thoughts or improper thoughts get into the human mind and the person sinks just like a ship.

Alfred Armand Montapert, American author and philosopher, Jul 15th, 1906 - Sep 19th,  1997

2 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The car designs were interesting.
Building a city from scratch. Wow. If it's not a marketing ploy, then that is beyond impressive.

ediFanoB said...

Hi Alex,
I like to take a look into the past from time to time. Most of the time I find something funny or surprising or odd.

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