Saturday, March 31, 2012

Edi's Weekend Wave Issue #1213

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Hello and welcome to issue #1213 of Edi's Weekend Wave.
From deep fo the valley filled with fatigue, exhaustion and feebleness rise the spark of hope and endurance.
I want this day to be a turning point for me and my addiction: Books!


ENJOY READING ....


Edi's Guidepost

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

  1. Reading progress
  2. Bits and pieces
Books
The latest report from our shelf shop net correspondent Bona
  1. Boooks
  2. What a book addict needs
Blogosphere
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. Old news
  2. A home for books
  3. Titanic week
  4. Above the clouds
  5. Fantasy metal

Movies
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. Pirate of the year

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 Silly, intelligent

The Lighthouse


I continued reading on a good level last week. 525 pages is a bit less than the week before but still 35 pages above my expectations.


I finished

no book.


I'm

- 603 pages in The Sentient Fire (e-book, 2011) [where to buy] by D.W. Hawkins which is Book One Of The Seven Signs.
Only 182 pages left. There will be much more to tell in the second book. An impressive epic fantasy debut.

- 260 pages in Into the Valley of Death (ARC) by A. L. Berridge
More than 200 pages is a good progress. A. L. Berridge is an excellent writer. It seems like she had been an eye witness ....

- I could not withstand to start reading The Alchemist of Souls [ISBN-13: 978-0857662149] by Anne Lyle


The following two months - April and May - will be exhausting, relaxing, joyful and satisfying at the same time. There is a business trip to UK in April , I take part in two blog tours, two weeks at the Baltic sea coast, an awesome blog week in May, my wifes' birthday, Easter, UPDATE: 24th 21st wedding anniversary (I'm getting old), promised reviews, cinema, books I desperately want to read and as always unexpected things.
It can't be more interesting. End of May I will be either my own rising star or my own asteriod.

What's about you? Will you be as busy as I am?



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.

Boooks - you think it is a mispelling? I added one "o" in order to show that I received three real books last week. I did not expect two of them because they have been published earlier than expected.

Let me start with a book which I discovered at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair. The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (April 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-1849017367] edited by Sean Wallace.
"Over 30 tales of extraordinary airships, clockwork automatons, intrepid adventurers, corsets and goggles from the best steam punk writers.

An anthology focusing on newer elements of steampunk, one which deconstructs the staples of the genre and expands on them, rather than simply repeating them, with a greater spread both in terms of location and character. This is steampunk with a modern, post-colonial sensibility.

Contributors include: Jeff VanderMeer,Caitlin Kiernan Paul Di Filippo, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Cherie Priest, Cat Rambo, Ekaterina Sedia, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine and many more. [Source]
30 stories means 30 authors to discover. And I must admit that even the list of contributors contains authors which I know by name but never read a book. This year I read/will read a lot of really long stories. So this book will be a diversion.
Before I forget: April 5th isthe release date of the The Mammoth Book of Steampunk ebook edition [ISBN-13: 978-1780331355; ASIN: B005RZB5IO]. More food for your reader.

In January 2012 I posted about books I have ordered in advance.
The Alchemist of Souls (pb, 2012, UK) [ISBN-13: 978-0857662149] by Anne Lyle is one of these books.
"When Tudor explorers returned from the New World, they brought back a name out of half-forgotten Viking legend: skraylings. Red-sailed ships followed in the explorers’ wake, bringing Native American goods—and a skrayling ambassador—to London. But what do these seemingly magical beings really want in Elizabeth I’s capital? Mal Catlyn, a down-at-heel swordsman, is seconded to the ambassador’s bodyguard, but assassination attempts are the least of his problems. What he learns about the skraylings and their unholy powers could cost England her new ally—and Mal his soul." [Source]
There are books where I can't withstand to put in my nose immediately and belongs to them. What I read so far is really, really good (to be honest that is definitely an understatement. It would not be a lie when I would write excellent in bold captial letters. But I think in this way it arouse more interest. In case you don't believe me then read the first three chapters for free HERE.

The third and final book I received last week covers my love of fantasy, history and archers. The bow is my favorite weapon in games like Skyrim. As you may know I buy mostly paperbacks and of course digital copies since I own an eReader. Therefore it can take a while until I get a book. The hardback of Hereward (pb, 2012, UK) [ISBN-13: 978-0857662149] by James Wilde has been published in 2011. And now I got my paperback copy.
"1062, a time many fear is the End of Days. With the English King Edward heirless and ailing, across the grey seas in Normandy the brutal William the Bastard waits for the moment when he can drown England in a tide of blood.
The ravens of war are gathering. But as the king's closest advisors scheme and squabble amongst themselves, hopes of resisting the naked ambition of the Norman duke come to rest with just one man: Hereward...
To some a ruthless warrior and master tactician, to others a devil in human form, Hereward is as adept in the art of slaughter as the foes that gather to claim England's throne. But in his country's hour of greatest need, his enemies at Court have made him outlaw. To stay alive - and a freeman - he must carve a bloody swathe from the frozen hills of Northumbria to Flanders' fields and the fenlands of East Anglia.
The tale of a man whose deeds will become the stuff of legend, this is also the story of two mismatched allies: Hereward the man of war, and Alric, a man of peace, a monk. One will risk everything to save the land he loves, the other to save his friend's soul... [Source]
For more information about Hereward read APOCALYPSE THEN by James Wilde over at the Historytellers. When it comes to historical fiction I trust the Falcata Times reviews. And the Hereward review is no exception.

What does a book addicted need? The answer is quite simple: BOOKS!
Today I want to show you two books which are directly linked to the books I received last week.

To my pleasure the story of Hereward continues in The Devil's Army (pb, July 2012, UK) [ISBN-13: 978-0593065013] by James Wilde.
"1067 - the Battle of Hastings has been lost and the iron gauntlet of William the Bastard slowly throttles the life out of England. The length and breadth of the country, villages are burned and men, women and children put to the sword as the brutal new King attempts to impose his cruel will upon the unruly nation.
One man stands in the way of the Norman duke's savage campaign: Hereward, warrior, master tactician, and the last hope of the English. As adept at slaughter as the imposter who sits on the throne, he has vowed to meet blood with blood and fire with fire.
In a Fenlands fortress of water and wild wood, his resistance is simmering. His army of outcasts grows by the day - a devil's army that comes with the mists and the night and leaves only bones in its wake.
But William is not one to be cowed. Under the command of his ruthless deputy, Ivo Taillebois - known and feared as 'the Butcher' - the invaders will do whatever it takes to crush these rebels, even if it means burning all England to the ground.
Here then is the tale of the bloodiest rebellion England has ever known...the beginning of an epic battle that will echo down the years..." [Source]



I talked about The Mammoth Book of Steampunk above. I know that Constable & Robinson has a growing Mammoth Books section. They of more than 100 titles. I could not resist and opened the link again.
Since I started to read the original Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle my interest in Sherlock Holmes is growing. And it seems I'm not the only one.
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures (pb, 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-1845299262, Kindle edition ASIN: B003DQ4WN4] edited by Mike Ashley is one of the current mammoth book highlights.
"The biggest collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle laid down his pen.
The biggest collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle laid down his pen - nearly 200,000 words of superb fiction featuring the Great Detective by masters of historical crime, including Stephen Baxter, H. R. F. Keating, Michael Moorcock and Amy Myers.

Almost all the stories here are specially written; the cases presented in the order in which Holmes solved them. The result is a new life of Sherlock Holmes, with a continuous narrative alongside the stories that identifies the 'gaps' in the canon and places the new and hitherto unrecorded cases in sequence. Plus an invaluable complete Holmes chronology" [Source]
I think I should read all original stories before and then there is also The House of Silk(pb, April 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-0316213127] by Anthony Horowitz waiting for me in September (the publishing date of the paperback edition has been postponed to Sepember 12th.)
That reminds me that I still have to think about which books I want to read during my holiday end of April. But that is another story.....


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...

What do I mean by old news? With one weekly post it is impossible for me to be up to date. Of course I follow other blogs in order to be up to date. But there are news which are of some importance for me and therefore I like to share with you.

Leviathan's Wake by James S. A Corey (pen name of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) has been my 2011 top read.
Therefore Some Big News About The Expanse by Daniel Abraham lead me jump around the table. I do not want to quote the whole post (just follow the link for that). The pure facts will easily explain my reaction:

- Caliban's War which is the second book in the Expanse series will be published in June 2012
- Abaddon's Gate which is the third book in the Expanse series has been written
- Publisher Orbit has signed on for three more Expanse novels and five novellas set in the same universe!

Be sure I come back to you with more old news next week.


Now the time has come to show you some pictures. Most readers have space problems when it comes to books. Maybe you and I need some fresh ideas. So follow me again to the impressive Dark Roasted Blend blog. I'm sure Bookshelf Heaven: Awesome "Containers" for Books will give you some inspiration.


A hundred years ago a famous ship hit an iceberg and sank. I'm sure you know a talk about the RMS Titanic. There will be an interesting Titanic Week (including book reviews historical background and more) from April 9 to April 15 over at Historical Tapestry.


I live near the Frankfurt Airport (just 20 minutes by car). So you can imagine that there are a lot of vapour trails in the sky. Do you know how impressive these trails look when you see them from board of a plane? Have a look at Jets & Clouds Effects: An Ephemeral Sky Show over at Dark Roasted Blend.


Fantasy and metal music - does that fit together? I'm not the only one who would answer this question with a distinct YES.

Thanks to Jamie Gibbs who is the guy behind Mithril Wisdom we will get more information about it. He takes part in
Jamie Gibbs:
"This year my theme is the A to Z of fantasy metal. That means that for each letter of the alphabet I'll be showing an artist, album or song that I feel particularly highlights a certain aspect of power metal, folk metal, symphonic metal or progressive metal that ties in with the fantasy genre." [Source]

I will definitely read each post. Read the full introduction HERE.


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.

After a long time my wife and went to to cinema tonight. We saw a movie which will hit the cinemas over the pond in April.

I'm a big fan of Shaun the Sheep

and all the other creations from the Aardman Studios.
It is unbelievable what the do with clay.

And that is what we watched tonight: The Pirates!

We have had a lot of fun. Excellent characters from pirates overCharles Darwin to the Queen and to forget the monkey who express himself with words on plates as in a silent movie and the masked female pirate. The locations are detailed. London looks great.

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.

Silly, intelligent - add a few words and you get a quote which makes sense:

"If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian philosopher (1889 - 1951)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Edi's Weekend Wave Issue #1212

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Hello and welcome to issue #1212 of Edi's Weekend Wave.
I'm not happy with myself. There is a big gap between aspiration and reality. I feel like walking through a swamp.
But I found a way to share some stuff with you.

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. None bought but one for the list
Blogosphere
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. George
  2. HBO, the second season

Movies
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. Prometheus and what we will get in Germany

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 Reminder

The Lighthouse


Last week I spent more time for reading. I need more time. Last year I read 35 pages per hour. This year I happy when I reach 20 pages per hour. Don't ask me why. I read 560 pages last week and finished two books.


I finished

- Hawk Quest (2012, print and digital) by Robert Lyndon
For me it was a great read which took me to a lot of foreign countires which I never visited in real life so far. I have been emotionally touched by the death of some characters. I know there will be a second book and I know I will definitely read it.

- Crimea (pb, 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-0141013503] by Orlando Figes.
One of the best history books I read in the past years.



I'm

- 390 pages in The Sentient Fire (e-book, 2011) [where to buy] by D.W. Hawkins which is Book One Of The Seven Signs.
Entertaining epic fantasy. And the world is neither black nor white ...

- 55 pages in Into the Valley of Death (ARC) by A. L. Berridge


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.

Another week passed without buying a book. But there is nearly no week where I discover new books and some of them make it to my to buy list. This time it is a steampunk book. Due to information on the author's site it will be published in January 2013. That means there is enough time to get more information about by Gareth L. Powell.
The cover and especially the blurb promise a highly entertaining book.
"In 1944, as waves of German ninjas parachute into Kent, Britain’s best hopes for victory lie with a Spitfire pilot codenamed ‘Ack-Ack Macaque’. The trouble is, Ack-Ack Macaque is a cynical, one-eyed, cigar-chomping monkey, and he’s starting to doubt everything, including his own existence.

A century later, in a world where France and Great Britain merged in the late 1950s and nuclear-powered Zeppelins encircle the globe, ex-journalist Victoria Valois finds herself drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the man who butchered her husband and stole her electronic soul. Meanwhile, in Paris, after taking part in an illegal break-in at a research laboratory, the heir to the British throne goes on the run.

And all the while, the doomsday clock ticks towards Armageddon." [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...

I'm a big fan of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin.

And whenever I find a video with a George R.R. Martin interview I watch. Maybe I should spend my time for reading instead of watching one hour George R.R. Martin. But to be honest I really like to listen.
I'm sure some of you saw the videos before. I could not withstand to post them:
Part One

Part Two

Part Three



Only one week lef until the start of the 2nd season of the HBO Game of Thrones TV series.
Just watch Game of Thrones: You Win or You Die



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.

I must come back to the PROMETHEUS trailer I showed you last week.
In case you did not see it, I show it again.


Now the German trailer has been released. I watched it and I have been heavily disappointed. They managed to remove all the atmosphere shown in the US trailer. Have a look. Even if you do not understand German you will easily detect the differences. I do not understand why they did it.



I'm not sure if I want to see the German localisation in cinema or if I should wait for the DVD. I want to hear:
"We were so wrong ...."

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.

What a true word and it still makes sense after so many years :

"People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.
Samuel Johnson, English author, critic, & lexicographer (1709 - 1784)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Edi's Weekend Wave Issue #1211

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Hello and welcome to issue #1211 of Edi's Weekend Wave.
I know I'm late. I do not want to go in details. I struggle to find and keep the balance between work, family and hobby.
So no lament. Instead have a look at what I want o share with you.

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. A gift
  2. Why one should visit other blogs
Blogosphere
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. Small, smaller, nano
  2. A survey
  3. Map

Movies
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. Dark Shadows
  2. Prometheus

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 Poor or rich

The Lighthouse


Reading is getting difficult as I still do nat have a rhythm like last year. Best day for reading is definitely Sunday. Last week I read 335 pages in five days. As I have some plans for April and May, I decided to concentrate reading on the books I need to fulfil requests. Surprisingly I finshed one book.


I finished
- The Istanbul Puzzle (Kindle edition, January 2012) [ASIN: B005S9KQ8Y] by Laurence O'Bryan
That was a quick read. Nothing extraordinary. Good description of Istanbul and a good presentation of historical information.

I'm

- 404 pages in Hawk Quest (2012, print and digital) by Robert Lyndon
Will they reach their destination?


- 323 pages in Crimea (pb, 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-0141013503] by Orlando Figes.
Most of the soldiers involved in this war have not been treated as human beings.


- 255 pages in The Sentient Fire (e-book, 2011) [where to buy] by D.W. Hawkins which is Book One Of The Seven Signs.
Even excellent magicians are not invincible ....


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.

Ubelievable but true: I did not buy a book last week. Of course I would like to have more books. But when I look at all the unread books at home, I feel guilty.

So you think I did not receive a single copy. On the contrary. There are really nice authors who send me copies.
A big, big thank you goes to Rosalie Skinner the author The Chronicles of Caleath series.
In September 2011 I reviewed Exiled:Autumn's Peril (eBook, September 2011) which is the first book in the series.
And now I received a digital copy of Exiled: The Battle for Enderseer Hold (eBook, March 2012) which is the fourth book.
Head over to Rosalie's site for a limited offer.

For all of you know read the previous books the following text will make sense:
"Will the Deathbringer resist the temptation to fight on the side of Evil and save his friends? Will the Legacy of Lathraine's Pledge prove a burden or a blessing?" [Source]
For all of you who do not know the series I recommend to read my review of book one and/or visit Rosalie's site where you also can find extracts from each book.
I still need to review book two and read book three and four. I hope that will happen before the publishin date of book five!!


I like to visit other blogs. This one source to discover new books or books I have not noticed.
Today I want to say thank you to Mihai, the Dark Wolf who is the guy behind Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews. It was Mihai who posted about a book which normally would have gone under my radar.
First I watched the trailer which I did not find that convincing ...


Then I saw the cover of The Steel Seraglio (different formats, 2012) [Check availablility here] byMike Carey, Linda Carey, Louise Carey which I also found not that convincing. It changed all after reading the blurb.
"The sultan Bokhari Al-Bokhari of Bessa has 365 concubines—until a violent coup puts the city in the hands of the religious zealot Hakkim Mehdad. Hakkim has no use for the pleasures of the flesh: he condemns the women first to exile and then to death. Cast into the desert, the concubines must rely on themselves and each other to escape from the new sultan’s fanatical pursuit. But their goals go beyond mere survival: with the aid of the champions who emerge from among them, they intend to topple the usurper and retake Bessa from the repressive power that now controls it. The assassin, Zuleika, whose hands are weapons. The seer, Rem, whose tears are ink. The wise Gursoon, who was the dead sultan’s canniest advisor. The camel-thief, Anwar Das, who offers his lying tongue to the concubines’ cause. Together, they must forge the women of the harem into an army, a seraglio of steel, and use it to conquer a city. But even if they succeed, their troubles will just be beginning—because their most dangerous enemy is within their own number . . . ." [Source]
For me the blurb is intriguing. It is a book written by a family: Fahter, mother and daughter. For mor information you should read the guest post over at Wag The Fox.


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...

I admit there was not much time to find interesting things worth to share with you.

2012 is the first year where I take part in blog tours. I think blog tours are a good way to for authors to present their books to different readerships and also a good way for blogger to get new readers.
But that is my opinion.

I would like to know what you - my reader and follower - think about blog tours?

Just leave a comment. I read and comment back.

From time to time I fill out surveys - but only in case I'm interested in the topic and when I can get results afterwards.
Today I inform you about the latest one I took part.
I found following post - Surveying Fiction Readers - over at A Writer of History.
I was thinking about to explain her survey but to be honest Mary, the author of the post, explain it a lot better than I would do. Therefore I just quote her post (including the survey link)
"AN OPEN REQUEST …

After researching the reasons why people read historical fiction for a blog post, and finding almost nothing, I decided to create a survey to discover more about those who read historical fiction and those who do not – demographics, story preferences, favourite time periods, reasons for reading or not reading this genre, sources of recommendations in this digital world of ours and so on.

As readers, would you please take a few minutes to complete the survey? It doesn’t matter whether you read historical fiction or not because I’d like to hear from as wide a range as possible. And if possible, to add to the robustness of data collected, please pass the survey URL along to friends of all reading interests, ages and in any part of the world you can reach!

Here’s the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LNM7DKQ

Many thanks,

Mary"

Maybe you are interested too to take part. It really takes a couple of minutes to fill out. I belong to the over 300 people who completd the survey.
Anyway I will post about the result.


Today it is time to route your view again in direction of WebUrbanist.
Go and have a look at


Like a lot of fantasy readers I like maps. So I'm happy when I discover maps related to books I read or I want to read.
In 2010 I read and reviewed Farlander by . I liked the first book in the Heart of the World series a lot. Recently I bought a copy of Stands a Shadow (pb, 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-0330511896] which is the second book in the series.
And now author Col Buchanan shows an interactive map on his site.

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.

I like actor Johnny Depp a lot. So I watched the official Dark Shadows trailer with great interest. And what shall I say: I looks like a Tim Burton movie!! And yes, I like it.



33 years ago I followed with opened mouth the first appearance of Ellen Ripley in Alien. Actress Sigourney Weaver did a great job. In the following years there have been sequels and subsequent prequels. But this year the Alien universe returns to cinema with the Ridley Scott film PROMETHEUS. I was a pleasure for to read that there will be again a female main character: Noomi Rapace starring as archeologist and scientist Elizabeth Shaw.
Don't worry, I shut my mouth now and show you the official HD trailer:

"We were so wrong ...."

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'm a rich man: I can read, I can count, I have a home and something to eat. But
"If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
J. Paul Getty, US oil industrialist (1892 - 1976)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Edi's Weekend Wave Issue #1210

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Hello and welcome to issue #1210 of Edi's Weekend Wave.
The good thing is that I can't infect you with this post. It all started in the night from Thursday to Friday. I don't want to go into details. I think you can imagine when I tell you that my whole family including me came down with stomach flu!
This is the reason why I had to postpone the Weekend Wave and why this issue is a bit shorter as usual.

ENJOY READING ....


Edi's Guidepost

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

  1. Reading progress
  2. Announcement
Books
The latest report from our shelf shop net correspondent Bona
  1. Give me an E and give me a P
Blogosphere
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. A question

Movies
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. John Carter - Your decision

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 Result, Resultat, Résultat

The Lighthouse


Last week no reading on Thursday, Friday and Saturday due to sickness. In the remaining four days I read in sum 258 pages.

I finished NO book.


I'm

- 450 pages in The Wise Man's Fear (994 pages, trade paperback, UK 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-0575081420] by Patrick Rothfuss
NO PROGRESS. I don't know why but I'm not in the right mood to continue reading the book. So I postponed reading.

- 189 pages in Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon (November 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-1616145354] by Mark Hodder
NO PROGRESS.

- 304 pages in Hawk Quest (2012, print and digital) by Robert Lyndon
The travel continued with 68 pages. Vikings ahead.


- 199 pages in Crimea (pb, 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-0141013503] by Orlando Figes.
I learned something about the increasing influence of newspapers and the miserable military nursery.

- 11 pages in The Sign Of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes and drugs ...
NO PROGRESS. I will restart the book later

- 181 pages in The Sentient Fire (e-book, 2011) [where to buy] by D.W. Hawkins which is Book One Of The Seven Signs.
I like the characters and the magic.

- 217 pages in The Istanbul Puzzle (Kindle edition, January 2012) [ASIN: B005S9KQ8Y] by Laurence O'Bryan
A conspiracy thriller with a lot of historical elements

ANNOUNCEMENT

It seems April and May will be busy months for me. Last week I told you that on April 10th I will be part of the The Sela Blog Tour.

And crazy as I am I will be part of another blog tour on Arpil 11th!

In January I posted about author D.W. Hawkins who sent me an electronic copy of The Sentient Fire (e-book, 2011) [where to buy] which is Book One Of The Seven Signs.
"In one short night, Dormael Harlun’s life was changed forever.
Tired and half drunk, Dormael stumbled upon Shawna Llewan, a beautiful young woman, wounded and near death. What he didn’t realize was that his decision to come to her aid would be only the beginning of his unwitting role in a labyrinthine and perilous game.
Suddenly, Dormael and Shawna find themselves surrounded by enemies bent on their destruction. All avenues to safety are closing rapidly, and their only hope is to find the key to a dangerous secret lost to antiquity. With every ally a potential foe, they can rely only on Dormael’s brother Allen and his cousin D’Jenn to escape the will of a tyrant, the designs of a traitor, and the attention of powers beyond their imagining. Dormael has never been much for games, but destiny has rolled the dice for him and irrevocably placed him in the middle of a deadly game he must desperately play for keeps. Should he lose, he will forfeit not only his own life, but the lives of the ones he loves." [Source]
Recently D.W. Hawkins asked me if I would like to be part of the Sentient Fire blog tour. As I promised to review the book I saw no problem to do that as part of the blog tour.

THE DATES

March 12th
- Interview with Greg Pellechi's @ The World Writ Small http://worldwritsmall.wordpress.com

March 14th
- Greg Pellechi's review of The Sentient Fire @ The World Writ Small http://worldwritsmall.wordpress.com

March 16th
- Guest Post: "Writing Believable Characters" @ The World Writ Small
http://worldwritsmall.wordpress.com

March 24th
- Interview with A.F. Stewart @ A.F. Stewart's Blog http://afstewartblog.blogspot.com

April 1st
- Guest Post: "Action Scene Writing" @ Indie Book Blog http://indiebookblogger.blogspot.com

April 6th
- Interview with Heather Powers @ Earth's Book Nook http://earthsbooknook.blogspot.com

April 9th
- Guest Post: "My Favorite Fantasy Books" @ Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile http://hopelessbibliophile.com

April 11th
- Edi's Review of The Sentient Fire @ Edi's Book Lighthouse http://edisbooklighthouse.blogspot.com

As you can see the tour starts tomorrow. In case you you like to win a Smashwords coupon for a The Sentient Fire digital copy and/or an $25 Amazon Gift Card you should visit the blog tour stops. There will be different rules per blog.

Good luck to all of you and don't forget to visit Edi's Book Lighthouse on April 11th.

And if you can't to get a copy you can buy it at/for


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.

Again I could not withstand to buy another ebook. But that does not mean I gave up to buy real books. There are series where I continue to buy real books.

This time I start with the paperback copy. I'm a fan of The Pike Mystery series by Andrew Pepper and last week I received book five in the series, Bloody Winter (pb, March, 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-1780116].
"A body is discovered in a ditch outside the town of Dundrum in County Tipperary. The local land agent tells Knox, a young Irish policeman with divided loyalties, that it is the body of a vagrant and that the landowner Lord Cornwallis wants the case dealt with swiftly and quietly. The potato crop has failed for a second time and the Irish people are dying in their thousands. However when Knox examines the corpse it is clear that this man died wearing a Saville Row suit. Keeping his investigations secret, it becomes clear to Knox that the stranger came from London. Three months earlier Detective Inspector Pyke receives a letter from the daughter of a family friend. She has married a wealthy industrialist who owns ironworks in Merthyd Tydfil and her son has been kidnapped. Lured by the promise of a substantial fee and wanting to escape the tensions of Scotland Yard, Pyke agrees to go to Wales to investigate. There, he discovers a town riven with social discord following the brutal suppression of a workers strike and the importation of cheap Irish labour. The kidnapping is linked to a group of rebels but Pyke soon begins to suspect the case is not as clear cut as it seems. What are the links between the rebellion in Wales and the unrest in Ireland, and has Pyke finally bitten off more than he can chew?" [Source]
That reminded me of the pile of unread historical thrillers/mysteries ....


Last week I read:
"Icy sweat streamed from Alek’s pores. He’d been optimistic. Way too optimistic. Kidnapping in the Islamic world was almost always a form of extortion – so he’d been told. But the appearance of the knife, big enough to gut a bear, had changed everything.

He shook his head in disbelief. Only an hour ago he’d been happy in his hotel room, a place that was now as unreachable as a childhood dream.

His heart banged against his ribs as if it wanted out. He looked around. Was there someone else in the pillared hall he could appeal to?

The bead-like eye of the video camera blinked on. Alek’s arms and legs jerked, straining at the orange nylon rope binding him to the smooth pillar. Musty air filled his nostrils. He was trembling, as if he had a fever.

When the two men had entered his room, he’d gone with them quietly. How stupid he’d been. Why hadn’t he shouted, roared, jumped for the window? He’d seen the look in this bastard’s eyes, as hard as stone. Now it was too late.

‘Let me go,’ he screamed.

His voice echoed. A hand held his shoulder. He threw his head from side to side, straining his neck. The rope around his ankles, knees and chest held him tight. His pulse thumped against it.

The knife glistened in the air like falling water. Only the prayer his mother had taught him could help him now.

Agios o Theos, agios ischyros, agios athanatos, eleison imas!

Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal, have mercy on us!

He closed his eyes. Icyness hit his neck. Then a hot torrent fell on his chest. Warmth gushed down his legs, soaking him. A foul smell rose around him.

And an eerie calm descended.

He looked around the ancient hall, taking in its forest-like rows of pillars. The entrance he’d found must have been sealed up over five hundred years ago, before the ancient city of Constantinople above him fell to a Muslim army and its name was changed to Istanbul. There were treasures down here any museum director in the world would beg for. But he wished he’d never found the place.

He stared at the aluminium tables nearby. What he’d seen on those tables had terrified him.

A black mist rushed towards him. Would Sean find out what had happened?

Agios o Theos, agios . . .

A minute later the two fountains of blood, two foot high at their peak, from the left and right arteries emerging from Alek’s chest, bubbled like cooling coffee percolators. The flesh around them shone with a silky gleam. But Alek’s eyes were closed and his face was peaceful." [Source]

This is the first chapter of The Istanbul Puzzle (Kindle edition, January 2012) [ASIN: B005S9KQ8Y] by Laurence O'Bryan.
I could not resist and bought instantly a digital copy.


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...

I admit there was not much time to find interesting things worth to share with you.

2012 is the first year where I take part in blog tours. I think blog tours are a good way to for authors to present their books to different readerships and also a good way for blogger to get new readers.
But that is my opinion.

I would like to know what you - my reader and follower - think about blog tours?

Just leave a comment. I read and comment back.


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.

John Carter hit the movies. Not sure if you should go to cinema or not?
Maybe this ten minute film clip is an argument for you.


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.

Results! Results! So many people ask for results. Here is one answer:

"Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison, US inventor (1847 - 1931)

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Edi's Weekend Wave #1209

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Hello and welcome to issue #1209 of Edi's Weekend Wave.
It is March 2012! Two months gone and in two months time my wife and I go on holiday. Until then I have a lot of things to do especially regarding my blog. I hope spring will arrive soon. I need sun, mild temperatures, trees which turn green, birds that sing and more. I hope that will give more power to execute the ideas I noted down.

Before I forget I would like to welcome all new followers who joined the blog last week. I hope that you and all other readers will find something enjoyable today.

ENJOY READING ....


Edi's Guidepost

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

  1. Reading progress
  2. What a great day
  3. Announcement
Books
The latest report from our shelf shop net correspondent Bona
  1. Ebooks versus paperback 3:1
  2. Looking forward to
Blogosphere
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. Giveaways worth to mention
  2. Ancient Calendars
  3. Time and tiny figures
  4. Book catalogs

Movies
Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. John Carter
  2. Snow White
  3. Marvel Avengers Assemble

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 Ambrose Bierce

The Lighthouse


Last week I did not find much time for reading. I read 249 pages only. I need to read more because I promised reviews.

I finished NO book.


I'm

- 450 pages in The Wise Man's Fear (994 pages, trade paperback, UK 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-0575081420] by Patrick Rothfuss
NO PROGRESS.

- 189 pages in Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon (November 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-1616145354] by Mark Hodder
A good progress with 63 pages. Back in Africa with Burton.

- 304 pages in Hawk Quest (2012, print and digital) by Robert Lyndon
The travel continued with 45 pages.


- 99 pages in Crimea (pb, 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-0141013503] by Orlando Figes.
That means I read two more chapters. I never thought that a history book could be that entertaining.

- 11 pages in The Sign Of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes and drugs ...
NO PROGRESS

- 83 pages in The Sentient Fire (e-book, 2011) [where to buy] by D.W. Hawkins which is Book One Of The Seven Signs.
I like the magic in the book ...


On Tuesday, February 28th, I have been the second stop on the CassaFirE by Alex J. Cavanaugh blog tour. It has been a great day for me and also for Alex J. Cavanaugh. I want to say thank you to all visitors.

DON'T FORGET
you can win this awesome price package from Alex J. Cavanaugh's publisher Dancing Lemur Press:
To be entered to win is quite easy.
Just visit
Alex J. Cavanaugh during the two-week/ten stops blog tour and leave a comment.


ANNOUNCEMENT

I will be part of another blog tour. The following part of the post has been taken from Seventh Star Press:

Jackie Gamber's Sela Blog Tour Dates, Sela Cover Unveil, and Limited Hardcover Edition Announced


Seventh Star Press is proud to announce 36 blog tour dates for award-winning author Jackie Gamber's Sela, Book Two of the YA fantasy Leland Dragon Series, and the follow-up to her highly-acclaimed novel Redheart. In addition, Seventh Star Press is unveiling the cover art and two interior illustrations created by award-winning artist Matthew Perry for Sela.

The Sela Blog Tour is being hosted by Babs Book Bistro, and will feature 35 blog sites over 36 days, beginning March 27th and running through all of April. The tour will include a mixture of reviews, giveaways, interviews, and guest posts from Jackie. The tour will culminate with a special encore and wrap-up visit at From The Bookshelf of T.B. on May 1st.

Sela picks up a few years after the events of Redheart. Vorham Riddess, Venur of Esra Province, covets the

crystal ore buried deep in Leland's mountains, and his latest device to obtain it is by marriage to a Leland maiden.

Among Dragonkind, old threats haunt Mount Gore, and shadows loom in the thoughts of the Red who restored life to land and love. A dragon hunter, scarred from countless battles, discovers he can yet suffer more wounds.

In the midst of it all, Sela Redheart is lost, driven from her home with only her old uncle to watch over her. As the dragon-born child of Kallon, the leader of Leland's Dragon Council, she is trapped in human form with no understanding of how she transformed, or how to turn back.

In a world where magic is born of feeling, where the love between a girl and a dragon was once transformative, what power dwells in the heart of young Sela?

Sela will be released in softcover and eBook versions during the first week of April, following the launch party at MidSouthCon in Memphis, TN during the March 24-26 weekend. Continuing the Seventh Star Press tradition of releasing collectible, limited edition hardcovers, Sela is now available for pre-order in a beautiful hardcover edition that is strictly limited to 75 copies.

The limited hardcover edition is signed and numbered by Jackie Gamber, and includes a bonus illustration from Matthew Perry not included in other editions. It will be accompanied by an assortment of collectibles, including a set of glossy art cards, bookmarks, and magnets. The limited edition hardcovers will also be bundled with the eBook version, with buyers able to choose an ePub, Kindle, or Nook version.

The Sela Blog Tour Dates and Participants Are As Follows:


March 27 Lisa's Book Reviews

March 28 Watch Play Read

March 29 Stuck In Books

March 30 Fade Into Fantasy

March 31 Ian's Realm

April 1 Jelly Bean Chair Reviews

April 2 Once Upon A Time

April 3 A Book Vacation

April 4 Jess Resides Here

April 5 Soliloquy

April 6 Vilutheril Reviews

April 7 Ritesh Kala's Book Review

April 8 Sci Fi Guys

April 9 Unputdownable Books

April 10 Edi's Book Lighthouse

April 11 Workaday Reads

April 12 Eva's Sanctuary

April 13 Book and Movie Dimension Blog

April 14 Babs Book Bistro

April 15 Azure Dwarf Horde of Fantasy and SciFi

April 16 Fade Into Fantasy

April 17 Reading Away the Days

April 18 Splash of Our Worlds

April 19 Ali's Bookshelf

April 20 Sheila Deeth

April 21 I Heart Reading

April 22 All-Consuming Media

April 23 Spellbound By Books

April 24 One Thrifty Gurl

April 25 Evie Bookish

April 26 Booklady's Booknotes

April 27 Ella Bella Reviews

April 28 I Smell Sheep

April 29 The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

April 30 Darlene's Book Nook

May 1st From The Bookshelf of T.B. (special tour encore and wrap-up visit)

Contact: C.C. James

Public Relations, Seventh Star Press

ccjames@seventhstarpress.com

Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher of speculative fiction located in Lexington Kentucky



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.

Ebooks are definitely dangerous. Last week I could not withstand to buy three digital copies. Beside that I received a paperback which I ordered last year in advance.

I bought copies of three ebooks last week. They all belong to The Brotherhood of Dwarves series by D. A. Adams. As far as I know there will be to more books in the series.

BOOK ONE
The Brotherhood of Dwarves (first published in 2005, this Kindle edition 2012) [AMAZON ASIN: B0076OCAKG] by D. A. Adams.
"Roskin, heir to the throne of a remote, peaceful kingdom of dwarves, craves excitement and adventure. Outside his own kingdom, in search of fortune and glory, he finds a much different world, one divided by racial strife and overrun by war. The orcs to the south want to conquer all dwarves and sell them as slaves. The humans to the east want to control the world’s resources. Caught in the middle, Roskin finds himself chased by slave traders and soldiers alike as he discovers that friendship is the best fortune of all. Just when he thinks he has triumphed, an act of betrayal sends him into bondage. His only hope of escape is the faltering courage of a disgraced warrior whose best days are behind him…" [Source]






BOOK TWO
Red Sky at Dawn (this Kindle edition 2012) [AMAZON ASIN: B0076P464S] by D. A. Adams.
"Crushaw, Molgheon, and Vishghu have liberated the Slithesythe Plantation, and now, they must make their way to safe lands before being caught and returned to certain bondage. Across the orc lands, they and Roskin recruit and train an army of freed slaves, for between them and freedom are thousands of well-armed, well-trained orc warriors. Near the Pass of Hard Hope in the shadows of the eastern mountains, they make their desperate stand. But even if they succeed, Roskin’s ordeal is far from finished, as he is haunted by visions of something awful back in Dorkhun…" [Source]







BOOK THREE
The Fall of Dorkhun (this Kindle edition 2011) [AMAZON ASIN: B006CQV4JW] by D. A. Adams.
"The Fall of Dorkhun continues the story of the dwarf Roskin. In the newest adventure of the series, Roskin returns home to a kingdom divided by war with the ogres. On one side, his father desires to restore peace, but on the other, Master Sondious, seeking revenge for having been crippled, seeks to escalate aggression against the ogres Roskin and his friends make a desperate attempt to resolve the growing rift, but unknown to the dwarves, new and powerful menaces threaten to destroy the entire kingdom…" [Source]
Dwarves! Will be interesting to read how D. A. Adams describe his dwarves. I think a lot of people will name Gimli when they will be asked for the name of a famous dwarf.







Since I read The Ten Thousand which is the first book in the Macht trilogy and the Monarchies of God series by Paul Kearney I'm a big fan of his books. Don't ask me why I did no review one of these books so far.
Of course I own a copy of Corvus which the second book in the Macht trilogy but I did not read it so far. And this week I received the third and final Macht book: Kings of Morning (pb, 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-1907519390] by Paul Kearney.
"For the first time in recorded history, the ferocious city-states of the Macht now acknowledge a single man as their overlord. Corvus, the strange and brilliant boy-general, is now High King, having united his people in a fearsome, bloody series of battles and sieges. He is not yet thirty years old.

A generation ago, ten thousand of the Macht marched into the heart of the ancient Asurian Empire, and then fought their way back out again, passing into legend. It has been the enduring myth of Corvus' life, for his father was one of those who undertook that march, and his most trusted general, Rictus, was leader of those ten thousand. But he intends to do more. The preparations will take years, but when they are complete, Corvus will lead an invasion the like of which the world of Kuf has never seen. Under him, the Macht will undertake nothing less than the overthrow of the entire Asurian Empire." [Source]
I will come back to Paul Kearney later.


I love book series. And so far I read and reviewed all Eddie LaCrosse novels by Alex Bledsoe:
The Sword-Edged Blonde (my review), Burn Me Deadly (my review) and Dark Jenny (my review).

Eddie is character whom I like a lot. And therefore I'm more than happy that in July 2012 the fourth Eddie LaCrosse novel will be published:
Wake of the Bloody Angel (pb, July 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-0765327451] by Alex Bledsoe:
"Twenty years ago, a barmaid in a harbor town fell for a young sailor who turned pirate to make his fortune. But what truly became of Black Edward Tew remains a mystery - one that has just fallen into the lap of freelance sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse.
For years, Eddie has kept his office above Angelina's tavern, so when Angelina herself asks him to find out what happened to the dashing pirate who stole her heart, he can hardly say no - even though the trail is two decades old. Some say Black Edward and his ship, The Bloody Angel, went to bottom of the sea, taking with it a king's fortune in treasure. Others say he rules a wealthy, secret pirate kingdom. And a few believe he still sails under a ghostly flag with a crew of the damned.
To find the truth, and earn his twenty-five gold pieces a day, Eddie must take to sea in the company of a former pirate queen in search of the infamous Black Edward Tew.and his even more legendary treasure." [Source]


There is also a trailer available but to be honest for me the trailer is not one which would convince me to buy the book. That is my opinion. Maybe you will like the trailer. Have a look:


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...

Regularly readers know that I post about giveaways on other blogs.
I told you above that I received a copy of Kings of Morning (pb, 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-1907519390] by Paul Kearney.
He is an excellent writer and I highly recommend his books even I have to read Corvus and Kings of Morning by myself.

Would you like to win a copy of Kings of Morning (pb, 2012) [ISBN-13: 978-1907519390] by Paul Kearney?
Then take part in Win a copy of Paul Kearney's THE KINGS OF MORNING over at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist. This giveaway is opened world wide.

You would like to have one more opportunity to win? No problem.
The Speculative Scotsman is Giving the Game Away | Win One of Three Complete Sets of The Macht Saga !
Attention in order to take part in this world wide open giveaway you have to answer following question:
Which of the United Kingdoms does Paul Kearney come from? Answer: Northern Ireland.
Beside the giveaway The Speculative Scotsman reviewed the whole trilogy: Book Review | The Ten Thousand by Paul Kearney, Book Review | Corvus by Paul Kearney, The Scotsman Abroad | The Kings of Morning, In the Evening


Do you have a paper calendar at home? We have a big one on the back of the kitchen door with a column for each human being and animal living in our household. I can't imagine to live without.
And calendars have a long history. I'm really fascinated by the old ones.
If you like old calendars like I do then you should have a look at Stunning Art of Ancient Calendars over at Dark Roasted Blend.


Time is related to calendars. What do you think about the combination of time and art? I know that is a wide area. Maybe I have to be more precise. I think it will be more clear after you visited Moments in Time: Tiny Figures Balanced on Watch Hands over at WebUrbanist.


Week by week we are roaming the blogosphere for new books. I belong to the people who like to know in advance when books will be published. Therefore I like that publisher offer their catalogs for download (and yes it is free). Yesterday Lou Anders from Pyr posted a message on Facebook that the new Spring-Summer 2012 Catalog is now available for download in PDF format. Now I have a copy of the catalog and have had a first look yesterday evening. There are some books I'm really interested in. I will talk about them within the next issues of the Weekend Wave.



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.

So the release date of John Carter is coming nearer and I'm glad that I can present you a four minute video which shows from my point of view what you can expect. I seems the dialogues are not the highlight of the movie:



This is not a new trailer. But Mirror, Mirror - a different approach to the Snow White fairy tale - will hit the cinemas at the end of March.


I neither watched Thor nor Captain America. But I'm interested in Hawkeye. I like archers. And this is the Marvel Avengers Assemble trailer:


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 must admit I have knack for Ambrose Bierce and hos Devil's Dictionary ....

"Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, US author & satirist (1842 - 1914)
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