I apologize for my absence from the blogosphere lately. I am moving in the next month or two, and am busy trying to find a job and an apartment. I will try to post twice a week, and I do have some exciting reviews and posts upcoming.
Upcoming Book Reviews
Author: Irina Lopatina
Publisher: Light Messages
Pub Date: July 30, 2012
Read the synopsis for White Raven on Goodreads here.
I am part of the TLC book tour for this one. I was interested by the synopsis and the author's background. She is from Russia and says she was inspired by visiting archaeological sites of ancient settlements on mountain plateaus and reading Russian fairy tales as well as books by J.R.R. Tolkien and Ursula Le Guin. I have only read the first few pages just today, but the introduction has already intrigued me. We'll see if it continues to hold my interest.
Author: Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Knopf Books
Pub Date: September 11, 2012
Read the synopsis for Shadowfell on Goodreads here.
A land where magic is forbidden? A tyrannical king? A group of rebels fighting for freedom? These are plot devices used again and again, but if written well, I will still enjoy them every time. I've read the first few chapters of this one and the writing is captivating. I am interested in Neryn, her unique gifts, and the stranger who helped her out of a bad situation. I look forward to reading more of this first installment from Marillier's new series.
Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Pub Date: October 2, 2012
Read the synopsis for The Assassin's Curse on Goodreads here.
Ananna is the daughter of a high ranking family and escapes an arranged marriage, only to have to run from an assassin they hire to kill her. She ends up allying herself with said assassin after she saves his life. I am excited to read this one because I am a sucker for bad guy turned good, and the story sounds fascinating. It seems (and the cover looks) like it has an Arabian feel to it, and I love fantasy that focuses on another culture. It's also got some great reviews already.
Upcoming Movie Review
Upcoming TV Show
Upcoming Random Posts of Geeky Subject Matter
Stay tuned for my number one video game in my Top 10 Video Game Countdown post series.
Who's old enough to remember the Commodore 64? (You can't have to be that old, because I remember it.) I'm going to take a trip down nostalgia road and remember some of my faovurite C64 games, where my love of gaming all began.
Just can't get your kid interested in reading? I'm going to let you in on my Childhood Favourite Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books, guaranteed to get them interested in the written word. And if not, well, you will probably enjoy these books too, because they are wonderful. Who says adults can't read kid books? I certainly don't.
What's the deal with Gamer Names? Haven't thought too much about this post topic yet, but I think it might be fun to discuss.
A new and totally awesome progressive metal band has emerged, releasing their first album this past Monday. And it is free to listen to! I will let you in on who they are and the link to download their debut album.
So, any of these upcoming posts sound interesting to you? If none of them do, I'm not sure what you're doing here. Happy Wednesday to one and all!