Saturday, August 01, 2009

Snowed Under-A Pimping Thread

Just a note to mention that I'm currently fairly snowed under with catching up with this summer's work. Jodi did a great job while I was away, but there's still a lot that I have to deal with myself. I'm also dealing with some bad news within my family, so please bear with me.

In the meantime, consider this an open blog post to comment on books, movies, music, etc, that you've seen and want to pimp. I'll unmoderate comments, but won't be able to contribute much to the discussion.

I'll start it off by saying that I'm reading THE LORD OF THE SANDS OF TIME by Issui Ogawa and liking it very much.


Lisa Iriarte said...

Just discovered David Drake's RCN space opera series. I never read multiple books in a series back-to-back, but I read four of these before I needed a break. If you like a good, fun, rollicking space opera, you'll enjoy this series.

beth said...

I am about 3/4 into LIBYRINTH (bought it because of your post and the blurb by Maria Snyder, who I *adore*) and loving it so far! I put down THE HOST to finish reading this.

rebecca said...

Scott Lynch's THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA! I read this in June and adored it. Currently blazing through the sequel.

Tochi said...

I just recently saw "Boondock Saints" for the first time. Yes, I know, how is this possible. It's just one of those movies that you know/hear are classic but for some reason you never get around to seeing it.

Anyway, brilliant film.

Otherwise, I've been writing and listening to my classic hip hop tunes.

Here's an example (I don't know anyone who doesn't like this song, whether you listen to hip hop or not):

and one of my all-time favorite songs:

Starts off with hard drums and then eases into something beautiful.

Take care, everyone.

Stephen said...

Love, love, love, Scott Lynch's books! Can't wait for the third one to come out. Currently re-reading Children of Dune before I crack open Best Served Cold. I've had it a month now, but can't hold off any longer and have to start reading it. Curse you Abercrumble for writing really good books!!!

Robert W. Leonard said...

I'm sorry to hear that you are going through a hard time. Work always seems like much more work when there is something bad in your life. I hope you find peace soon.

I've been too busy to read lately, so I was really excited to start the third book in Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy. I've been holding onto the hard back since I pre-ordered it, and before I lost all free time... I love this series and would really recommend it.

Kyle said...

I am an unlurking lurker! I just started reading "The Night Tourist" by Katherine Marsh. I'm not really into it just yet; the beginning felt really rushed. But we'll see.
And I finally read "The Road." I'm actually kind of torn on it.
Currently listening to old Pearl Jam and the new Wilco.

Horserider said...

Reading 1984 for school. Can't wait for it to be over. It's...the strangest classic I've ever read to put it one way. It's just different than the others that I've read.

Ordered HANDCUFFS by Bethany Griffin a week ago today. Hoping it comes very soon.

Angelo said...

Horserider: Really? It was one of the few classics that I actually read cover-to-cover when I was in school. When I was in school, I was so bored with tests, papers, homework assignments, blah blah blah that I would read the first fifty pages, and assume the rest. I have since gone back and re-read all of them, and found that, despite school's best assassination attempts, the classics are actually pretty good. ;)

I would like to pimp Ken Scholes. His first novel, Lamentation, came out in February (I believe). It is a great start to a potential fantasy powerhouse, and the sequel is coming out in October. Great time to jump into his work!