Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Morning Thoughts

Abraham Lincoln with his son Tad reading.

Morning Thoughts

Today is Veteran's Day. Think of all the people who have fought for your country. We would not be sitting here, free and comfortable if someone was not ready to fight for our beliefs.

I think I am ready to write something a little less dark. Right now, I am reading Mary Gentle, A Secret History, The Book of Ash #1. The language and characters can be quite crude at times. I was debating putting it down because of the excessive use of foul language and sex for a while. But, because the story is well written I am still reading it.

The book uses a very interesting literary device. There is the fantasy story of the visigoths having settled a colony in North Africa, then invading the kingdom of Burgundy and then Europe. At the same time, a pair of archaeologists in the future have found a manuscript about the main character, Ash, a mercenary captain. The archaeologists make some strange discoveries, among them is a golem made of clay with bronze joints. This dual story is very entertaining.

Sometimes, you get a hankering for old games. http://www.gog.com/ , Good Old Games has some very interesting old games to download for a very fair price, I have been considering getting Fallout Tactics for $5.99. Games are one of my weaknesses.


NathanKP said...

I understand what you mean about debating about whether or not to put a book down. Sometimes its hard to find books that are both interesting and reasonably "clean."

I have a quick request, Book Calendar. Could you please redo the Blog Roll link to Inkweaver Review. (http://inkweaver-review.blogspot.com) I noticed that for some reason the RSS isn't showing up.

Have a wonderful day!

NathanKP - Inkweaver Review

Book Calendar said...

I redid the link. Hopefully it works better.

NathanKP said...

Thanks a lot Book Calendar! Madhuri is quite spammy there. ;)

Book Calendar said...

Canned spam tastes salty
It makes your blood pressure
Rise until you explode