03 July, 2009

Bona Fide: Weekly Roundup #27

Hello and welcome to a new issue of my weekly roundup. I sweated a lot this week.
It was definitely too warm and muggy for me. OK, no more complaining. Enjoy reading....

Books

When I started to create my summer reading list, I had a look at the dust covered back rows of my bookshelf. There I found a German edition of Acacia, by David Anthony Durham, and added it to my list. In September The Other Land, book two of the Acacia trilogy, will be released. Today I finished Fallen by Tim Lebbon. Two persons on long and interesting journey--an unexpected ending. As usual, instead of following the reading order of my list, I decided to read Acacia next. In case you have not yet read it, maybe the following reviews will convince you:
Fantasy Book Critic: Acacia review, OF Blog of the Fallen: Acacia review, Dave Brendon's Fantasy & Sci -Fi Weblog: Acacia review, Grasping for the Wind: Acacia review,

This month The Price of Spring , the fourth and final volume of Daniel Abraham's Long Price Quartet will be released. Book one, A Shadow in Summer, is on my summer reading list. Daniel Abraham continues to write epic fantasy -- recently he spoke about his new five volume series - The Dagger & The Coin. Adam from The Wertzone and Aidan from A Dribble of Ink gathered detailed information.

Blogosphere

Maybe you read that Blood Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski won the The David Gemmell
Legend Award for 2009 -- but until now we still didn't know the voting order for the rest of the books. On Thursday, 2nd of July, The Top 20 were posted. Have a look. Maybe you'll find some books that interest you..

It is July. That means half of 2009 is already gone. Several blogger started to post their top five reads so far. This is the link to the top five reads from James at Speculative Horizons, with plenty of links in case you are interested.
I have one top read and several books that I greatly enjoyed, not in any particular order.

- Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
Followed by
- Terror by Dan Simmons
- Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton
- The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett
- Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
- The Affinity Bridge by George Mann

What is your top read so far? I Look forward to your comments.

Movies

Did you like Independence Day and The Day after Tomorrow but just aren't interested by Transformers? But would you like to be entertained by another disaster movie? Then you should have a look at the trailer of the upcoming movie by Roland Emmerich: 2012

I know what I will be doing in November 2009...

Since I watched Underworld: Rise of the Lycans I'm not opposed to watching another
vampire movie -- as long as it contains some action. A combination of science fiction
and vampires would be nice. Unfortunately we have to wait until January 2010 for
the release of Daybreakers. In 2019 a plague has transformed almost every
human into vampires... In the meantime, have a look at the HD trailer of Daybreakers:

Quote of the Week

This week you get two quotes which express my preference for one vegetable - CABBAGE !
I must admit that my family does not understand my obsession with this particular vegetable .

"Cabbage: A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head."
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

"Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond;
cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education."
Mark Twain (1835 -1910)

2 comments:

OnlyTheBestSciFi/Fantasy said...

I hadn't seen the Daybreakers trailer yet. It looks REALLY cool.. sucks that we have to wait forever to see it though :(

I also really liked the cabbage quotes. Where do you find funny quotes like that, just from reading?

ediFanoB said...

Yep. Daybreakers trailer is really cool. Even for people who are not big vampire lovers.

I find quotes everywhere: Goodreads, on other websites, sometimes people send me quotes... And of course I have a great quotation link: The Quotations Page. But without the right phrases or keywords you get lost...