Sunday Summary: A new weekly feature including my weekly stock-take and other stuff I’ve not found a place to mention this week.
This weeks post contains my weekly stock-take, an instant judgement on a few new arrivals and a note on format changes.
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett 37% (Kindle) [Last Week: same]
Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton 25% (Kindle) [Last Week: same]
666 Chasing Cross Road by Paul Magrs (out November) p97 [last week n/a]
The Final Empire – Mistborn Book One by Brandon Sanderson (pb) p170 (p164 last week)
Regicide by Nicolas Royle
Comment: Review coming on Friday
From the Way of Wizards:
- “Family Tree” by David Barr Kirtley
- “John Uskglass and the Cambrian Charcoal Burner” by Susanna Clarke
- “Wizard’s Apprentice” by Delia Sherman
- “The Sorcerer Minus” by Jeffrey Ford
None is week.
The Voyage of Sable Keech by Neal Asher. 2hrs left to finish it. [last week 4hr 34m left of part 2/2]
Bought by me this week (not counting pre-orders or not yet delivered items)
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
The Second Messiah by Glenn Meade
White Noise by DeLillo
Comment: This was after asking Adam Roberts and Mark C Newton on Twitter for the best place to start with DeLillo. X-Men Schism #3 Generation Hope #10 Comment: I’ll explain on Monday why I don’t like having to buy this.
Notable Arrivals From Publishers
Conan The Barbarian by Robert E. Howard
Ready Player One by Ernest CLine
By Light Alone by Adam Roberts
Goals for the Week Ahead
Last weeks goals including starting 666 Charing Cross Road (done!) and finish The Voyage of The Sable Keech (so close to finishing!).
Plans for this week? Read some Conan, finish 666 Charing Cross Road. Post reviews of X-Men Schism #3,Generation Hope #10 and Regicide. Start Moon Over Soho. Move forward with Way of Wizards, Going Post and Judas Unchained.
Instant Judgement Based On Opening Chapters Only
Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence.
Judgement: Oh god I feel slightly sick after reading the opening chapter and a bit. Really not my sort of book. Violence and enjoyment makes me sad rather than intrigues me.
Johannes Cabal – The Fear Institute by Jonathan L Howard.
Judgement: I must admit to loathing the first in this series but as book three turned but and I read good reviews of the second (though I read good reviews of book one so that might not count) I thought I’d give him another go. And the opening is definitely interesting so I’ll move it back on the shelves. Cowboys & Aliens Novelisation Judgement: Man wakes up confused in desert. Sold.
Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Judgement: Not sure what to make of this one as the main character is a nervous 16 year old on her wedding day marrying a man she has never seen. Not my usual book.
Talking about blogging is boring so I’ll keep this short and sweet. I’ve come up with a bit of an editorial calendar:
In practical terms the plan is to put all the news, features, comments, reviews relating to Comics, Short Stories, or Novels to appear on those days and use sunday as a mop-up day.