Brandon Sanderson - Master Writer and Salesman
I thought about signing up for the KickStarter
deal. But after some thought, I realized that he writes faster than I read and that there will be plenty of books to read without these. So, I'll skip this...
He's still one of my favorite authors currently, even so.
Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
I had a couple of gift cards to Barnes & Nobel so I got the first three books of the Revelation Space series (The Inhibitor Trilogy) by Alastair Reynolds. Hope they're as good as I've heard. It'll be awhile before I can get to them even skipping a few on my TBR.
OK. So I've heard about these books for awhile and have been pondering reading them. Then I saw a video on YouTube (this one
) about how they were the scariest science fiction books around. Maybe they are or maybe they aren't but that made up my mind to get them (also I had some credits on amazon.com so I got them for "free"). Anyhow, they are now in my conventional book TBR - number five in the order behind The King's Buccaneer
I just got a couple of black 71" bookshelves from Target. They were only $35.00 each so hopefully they will be sturdy enough to hold some books. They appear to be, anyhow.
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
So a couple of days ago I read "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" by Edgar Allan Poe. I've heard of the story, and even liked the The Alan Parsons Project song by the name, but I'd never read it. A few years ago I watched Stonehurst Asylum and liked the twist ending it had. I'd never seen the trailer for it or I might have known... Anyhow, that movie is loosly based on this story.
Read or Listen here
A first blog entry...
I will use this to record thoughts and update progress on books I'm reading.
Or just to "talk" about book related stuff in general.