Saturday, August 22, 2015

Edi's Weekend Wave issue #1534

Dear Readers,

I can't express how happy I was last weekend when posted my review of 1884 No Boundaries (digital, 29th April 2015 [Kindle ASIN: B00NS53SX0] by A. E. Wasserman.
Today I have had the pleasure to read something special by author Alex J. Cavanaugh:
A short story that takes place after Dragon of the Stars (7th April 2015)  [Kindle ASIN: B00S0DPUYU] - my review.



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. Strychnine
  2. Seance
  3. Photographs
  4. North-East Passage

Movies
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. The Martian

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 words
The Lighthouse
There was no time to finish a book. But I felt the need to pick up the book with following heavy with meaning sentence
Sherlock Holmes is dead ... and I have killed him.



I finished

no book

I'm

- 163 pages in Judas Unchained  (first published in 2004; digital 2004)  [Kindle Edition ASIN: B000FCKPJ4] by Peter F. Hamilton
It is as good as the first book.


- 64 pages in Fog (1/2986) (digital, March 2015 [Kindle ASIN: B00T1HEZKY] by Annelie Wendeberg
Mickaela Capra is on the way to her first task

- 75 pages in The Revenant of Thraxton Hall (digital, March 2014)[Kindle Edition ASIN: B003GK218K] by Vaughn Entwhistle
Even this books shows that Sherlock Holmes is definitely immortal. I like how the author develop the characters.

No progress
- 168 pages in Hunter of Sherwood: The Red Hand (pb, 30th December 2015) [ISBN-13: 978-1781082904] author Toby Venables
It is good and I want to enjoy it. But I need to be in the right mood. Will return to the book when I'm ready for it.



 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

Last week I received a paperback copy of the sixth and final book in a series.
I talk about alluring Burton & Swinburne series by author Mark Hodder.
The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats (pb, August 2015)[ISBN-13: 978-1633880528].
"Having returned from his expedition to the future, Burton reveals to the authorities what he witnessed there. In response, prime minister Disraeli initiates a programme whereby the empire's elite have their consciousnesses transferred into mechanical bodies, thereby ensuring eternal rule. As a brutal plutocracy emerges, Burton and Swinburne find themselves leading a revolution." [Source]
I look forward to discover how the series will end.








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...

Strychnine
I assume that most people know that it is a poison. For me it was a big surprise to discover how Strychnine was used in the late 19th and early 20th century. Read interesting and surprising details over at English Historical Fiction Authors



Seance
when you talk about seance sooner or later the name Helena Blavatsky comes into play. Read about a scandal she has been involved over at Atlas Obscura



Photographs
There is a lot what you can do with photographs. Look at the amazing results over at the WebUrbanist



North-East Passage
Do you know the Company of Merchant Adventurers? I must say I neither read nor heard about it until I read following post which has nearly the length of a short story and is peppered with facts over at The History Girls 





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.

Did you read The Martian (digital, February 2014) [Kindle ASIN: B00FAXJHCY] by Andy Weir (my review) ?
If not then I highly recommend to do that before the film hits the cinemas begin of October 2015.
For me all trailers shown so far show that they stick to the book which is awesome.
Have a look at the latest trailer

Did you identify the song starting at 0:53? If not follow this link for more information where the song comes from.
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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.

Many short words express a lot of emotion. Do you like short words? Then you will like the following quote .....



"Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

Sir Winston Churchill, British politician , 1874 - 1965

5 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some freaky photos.
I have high hopes for The Martian.
Enjoy Dragon's Destiny!

ediFanoB said...

Hi Alex,

indeed some freaky photos. As promised I will post my Dragon's Destiny impression on Sunday (23rd August) evening.

Zoltán Gecse said...

I also have high hopes for The Martian. The book was awesome!
The "All along the Watchtower" song was a great suprise during the trailer. I loved this song first, when I watched the Battlestar Galactica series. And it's also can be found one of my favourite comics-movie, the Watchmen.

ediFanoB said...

Hi Alex,

as you could read in the meantime I enjoyed Dragon's Destiny a lot.

Fingers croosed that The Martian will be a good one.

ediFanoB said...

Hello Zoltán,

indeed the book was awesome. I have been also surprised by the song!
And yes, the Watchmen is one of my favourite movies.

Thanks for stopping by.

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