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The Blade Itself

The Blade Itself - Joe Abercrombie

 

 

 

Joe Abercrombie creates his characters so rich and full.His fight scenes are dark and gritty.This first book is a lot of posturing,getting the right people to the right places.It was really an enjoyable read for me and I'm to start the second book tonight.

Happy Independence Day!

Of course this is just for those of us in the U.S.

Happy Father's Day!

I know I'm not the only father here.Happy Father's Day to all. :)

DNF

lady gregory's complete irish mythology - Lady Gregory

I tried...

I've been trying for a long time and I only got a couple chapters.A lot of it was just hard for me to read because of Irish/Gaelic language scattered throughout.

Spensa!

Starsight - Brandon Sanderson

Spensa forced down an enemy pilot and take their identity to infiltrate the enemy home base.Her mission is to find out about their hyperdrive which allows for faster travel.

 

So during her mission she also discovers that at the enemy base,there are two factions.

One being a war mongering general and the other being a level-headed politician.

 

And then she made friends.

 

I will gladly continue this series.

Launch

Is anyone else watching Launch America?

This is the first time since 2011 astronauts are leaving from U.S. soil.

I think this is pretty cool.

I expected more

Fire & Blood - George R.R. Martin

I read all 702 pages,the book was a present so I sort of felt obligated to finish it.

 

Anyway,the book is written in second person.(I think) whereas you have a maester or whomever writes on westeros.And they tell the story of the Tagaryen history.And at some points the writer would insert a new person and his take on what happened.And then later in the book the original writer would say something like "and so and so would say,in a much more raucous way".

 

This book is more like a historical text,but it does have aereil dragonfights.

 

 

Not book related

We spent probably 2 hours on youtube last night on a show called the little tiny quiz of the

lockdown.This show is very British,and even though I couldn't answer every question it was fun.

Hol?

Has anyone heard from Hol? 

Yep,we've been told to shelter in place.

Jokers Wild

Jokers Wild - George R.R. Martin, Leanne C. Harper, Richard Kriegler, Walter Simons, Melinda M. Snodgrass, John J.  Miller, Edward Bryant, Lewis Shiner

I like the wild card world.A couple stories are going on at the same time.

The whole period of the book takes place within 24 hours.It's a holiday called "Wild Card Day".1 story focuses on a man looking for his niece.Another story consists of a man called the Astronomer hiring a couple of assassins to take out the guys that attempted to kill him.

Someone finds out about this plan and tries to prevent it.

 And then a 3rd story having nothing to do with the other 2 but a theft.It just happens that unknowingly to the thief the object stolen is of great importance.

Happy Leap Day!

Yes,I know it's not a holiday but it does only come around once every 4 years.:)

 

Sightblinder's Story

The Second Book of Lost Swords: Sightblinder's Story - Fred Saberhagen

This book was very entertaining.I thought the idea behind the sword "Sightblinder"was interesting.And what the heroes did with this knowledge was really well-done.I did have fun reading this book.

Assassin's Quest

Assassin's Quest - Robin Hobb

This book I liked ,but I think my favorite character was "Nighteyes".He is the wolf that Fitz is bonded with.Fitz and Nighteyes hunt together,fight together and take the journey together.He is a real friend.

Game #17

Cowboys against the Redskins.

It was the last game of the season for the Cowboys:( Oh,they went out in style beating the Redskins.But even with this win unless the cards fell right they would not have a chance at post-season.And the cards did not fall right.But it's always good for the Cowboys to beat the Redskins.

 

Cowboys  47

Redskins  16

Black Crown

Black Crown (White Hart Book 3) - Sarah Dalton

This was a good book,an end to the White Hart Series.The area of the world they have to travel to is well written and described.Many more characters are introduced,and any questions one had was neatly tied up by the end of the book.