Saturday, January 21, 2017

Edi's Weekend Wave issue #1703

Dear Readers,

like all avid readers I look at posts about upcoming books but most of the books I want to read and buy I find on my own. Either these books are on my big book list with a special showing all the series I follow or I find them randomly. I seldom follow book recommendations because most of the time they do not fit to my taste. But a few days I started to read a book recommended by my wife. She knows very well what I like or could like.


Edi's Guidepost

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

  1. Reading progress 
  2. The book bag
The latest report from our shelf shop net correspondent Bona
  1. New books on my shelf/reader or when one book leads to another 
Messages from the depths of the blogosphere by spheronaut Bona Fide
  1. Before Photoshop
  2. More maps
  3. Measure the blueness of the sky
  4. The Voder

Remote control junkie Fide and his zapping highlights
  1. Logan

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 speech

The Lighthouse
I finished two books, continued one, and started a new one.
I spent must of my spare time for reading. Without this progress would have been impossible.

I finished

Holy Island (digital, 1st January 2015) [Kindle Edition ASIN:  B01M9CJ425] by L.J. Ross.
I had a suspect and I failed.
I wrote on GOODREADS:
"DCI Ryan, a man with past on a personal sabbatical on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The murder of a young woman is his reentry to his job. He attracts women and one of them is pagan expert Dr Anna Taylor born on Lindisfarne. Police needs her knowledge.

The story is full of twists and turns. I guessed nearly until the end who is the murderer. Within the story you learn more about the island. There are a lot of suspects which are described well.

I will definitely read the next book in the series: Sycamore Gap."

- Station Breaker ( digital, 17th February 2016) [Kindle Edition ASIN: B01BWMGT3G] by Andrew Mayne.
I wrote on GOODREADS
"That was a fast paced and fun read.
I liked it a lot that the main character David Dixon was as clueless as the reader about what was going on. This isn't a story with psychological depths and also of high literary quality.BUT it is an entertaining sci-fi thriller set in a not so far away future. A few scenes were nearly over the top.

One thing is for sure: David Dixon was exactly the right man for the job!!"

Current read

Yes, I'm reading real books.

- I'm on page 432  in The Fell Sword (pb, October 2014) [ISBN: 978-0575113343] by Miles Cameron which is the second book in Miles Cameron's  The Traitor Son Cycle.
A good progress. The last chapter  I read was 84 pages long.

It does not happen that often that I get a book recommendation from my wife. She told me to read following book and so far it is most interesting.
It is about the use of drugs in the Third Reich. In case you are interested in I can tell you that an English edition is available.
I'm on page 65 in Der totale Rausch (hc, 2015) [ISBN: 978-3462047332] by Norman Ohler.

English editions:

Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany (hc, 2016) [ISBN: 978-0241256992] by Norman Ohler.

Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich (hc, 7th March 2017) [ISBN: 978-1328663795] by Norman Ohler.

My reader shows different paging. therefore I change to percentage for digital books as it is possible to see on GOODREADS.

- 16 % done in The Forgotten War (digital, 16th February 2014) [Kindle Edition ASIN:   B00II69U22] by Howard Sargent
No progress

The Book Bag
This is my reading project for 2017 which has been inspired by  receiving of a digital copy of  The Heart of What Was Lost: A Novel Of Osten Ard (digital, 3rd January 2017) [Kindle Edition ASIN:  B01M9CJ425] by Tad Williams.

I'm still on the second book. It takes some time to read over 700 pages ...

Enjoy your weekend ....


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 love to read Victorian mysteries. The description of following book was intriguing enough for me to get a digital copy of
The Ripper's Shadow ( digital, 10th January 2017) [Kindle Edition ASIN: B01IRS85DK by Laura Joh Rowland.
"London, 1888: Jack the Ripper begins his reign of terror. Miss Sarah Bain, a photographer, supplements her meager income by taking illicit boudoir photographs of the town's local ladies of the night. But when two of her models are found gruesomely murdered within weeks of one another, Sarah begins to suspect it's more than mere coincidence. Teamed with a motley crew of friends--including a street urchin, a gay aristocrat, a Jewish butcher and his wife, and a beautiful young actress--Sarah delves into the crime of the century. But just as she starts unlocking the Ripper's secrets, she catches the attention of the local police, who believe she knows more than she's revealing, and the Ripper himself, who's bent on silencing her for good." [Source]

No more today, see you next week ......


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 Photoshop
How did people manipulate photographs in former times. There is an enlightening post available over at vintage everyday.

More maps
I like maps. Old maps and alternative maps are really inspiring. Therefore I liked to visit the Londonist and dive into the

Measure the blueness of the sky
Recently I read a book about Alexander von Humboldt and I remembered that he used an apparatus named cyanometer. If you like to know more about the apparatus and his inventor then you should visit Atlas Obscura and read

The Voder
Text to speech options and artificial voices are nothing unusual for us. There is an interesting post about the first attempt to synthesize human speech over at Atlas Obscura including an example.

That's it for today. Come back next week for more ......


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.

This will be an interesting movie. Logan aged, Professor X aged, and the young girl X-23.

That's it for today. Come back next week for more ......

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.

Following quote seems to be a good advice for a lot of people .....

"Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought."

Sir William Osler, Canadian physician, 1849 - 1919


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Liked the picture with the guy's head cut off. Some of those were even better than Photoshopped images I've seen.
Glad your wife's suggestion was a good one.
Hoping Logan will be good. It can't be worse than the last one.

ediFanoB said...

Hi Alex,

sometimes it is worth to look back.
I'm glad that I read the book recommended by my wife because it has been a good one. I learned new stuff about the Third Reich. History teach us and is a strong reminder to be alert that Nazis never return to power.

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