28 November, 2009

Bona Fide: Weekly Roundup #48

Hello and welcome to issue #48 of my Weekly Roundup. Do you know these weeks where things happen which don't need? From Tuesday to Thursday I have been on a business trip to UK. On those trips I have limited internet access but more time to read. But the root of my lower left canine decided to become infected. I left UK on Thursday evening with heavy swollen underlip and cheek and not to forget with fever. Went to dentist today (Friday). I don't want to tell details. Finally he could help me. Now I have to rest, take medics and cool my cheek.
Anyway that means this week you get a shortened Roundup. Hope you will understand the reasons why. And now enjoy reading.....

Bona Fide's Menu

  1. Shelf discovery of the week: The Adventures of Indiana Jones
  1. Thoughts: My Top Ten Reads in 2009
  2. Update: My November Reading Challenge
  1. Latchkey's Lament Part one and two
  1. Sweet Silver Blues by Glen Cook
  1. Sleep quotes


Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade ..... What came up in your mind when you read this? Hopefully Indiana Jones! I loved the first three movies and watched them several times. But I never read the books inspired by these movies. I must admit I have the opportunity to read them because the following omnibus is on my shelf: The Adventures of Indiana Jones (2008) [US][UK].
With bullwhip in hand, Indiana Jones has unearthed a wealth of ancient treasures. In Raiders of the Lost Ark, the fearless archeologist journeys from Nepal to Cairo to the Mediterranean, dodging poisons, traps, and snakes, battling rivals old and new - all in pursuit of an ancient artifact that holds the key to dazzling, invincible power. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom finds our intrepid hero in a remote village in India, where a mysterious old shaman tells him that his arrival has been foreseen - and that he must retrieve a stolen mystical stone. And finally, Indy must face the most challenging and personal endeavor of his life: rescue his estranged father, the eminent professor Dr. Henry Jones, from a Nazi's lair, and recover the legendary Holy Grail. Yet Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade doesn't mean the adventure is over. . . ." [Source]


My Top Ten Reads in 2009
As far as I remember this will be my first Top Ten list. So far I have several books on my own nomination list. But I will take some time because I want to add my December Reads to the selection. Beginning with next Roundup I will to present you my nomination list.

My November Reading Challenge
That was a sad week for my reading challenge due to problems I had. Only three days left. I'm halfway through The Silver Skull (2009, 423 p.) [US][UK], by Mark Chadbourn. I hope to finish over the weekend. And I think there won't be enough time to tread The Magic of Twilight by S. L. Farrell. Anyway made good experience with this Reading Challenge. Therefore I decided to post regularly about my monthly reading lists within the Roundup. That leads directly to my December Reading list:


Again I must say thank you to Steampunkopedia. They presented the first part of a short movie. After some research I also found the second part. And now I can present you part one and two of Latchkey's Lament by Troy Nixey. Enjoy!

Part one

Part two


Glen Cook is well known for his Black Company books. But do you know his series Garrett P.I. ? It is about a freelance private investigator in a fantasy world. I added the first book of the series - Sweet Silver Blues (1987 ) [US][UK] - to my wishlist. I think this will be an interesting contrast to the Black Company books.
"Private investigator Garrett, hero of the Cantard Wars, reluctantly agrees to return to the perilous Cantard mining country in search of a missing heiress. His companions include a renegade half-elf, a trio of frog-like ''grolls,'' and two sharp-tongued women with their own interest in the quest's successor failure." [Source]


As I have been so tired this week and still I am you get sleep quotes. I will continue with more German Proverbs soon.

" Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep."
Fran Lebowitz, US writer and humorist (1950 - )

" Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone."
Anthony Burgess, British composer & novelist (1917 - 1993)

" When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, 'Did you sleep good?' I said 'No, I made a few mistakes.'"
Steven Wright, US comedian and actor (1955 - )


Unknown said...

Micheal -
Jeez - take care of yourself. One missed Bona Fide is not going to kill us.
BTW - I liked your new avatar on twitter. Very cute!

ediFanoB said...


thank you very much for you kind words. Be sure I take care of myself. If I wouldn't you would see more posts by me.
It is a serious time for the blog.
And the Weekly Roundup is the only post per week.

I thought it was time to change my twitter avatar. And I really like this mix of a rabbit and a tiger. The good thing is that it is a free avatar and I found it here.

Steampunkopedia said...

Of course we present both parts of "Latchkey's Lament" - just click "PART 2" button next to the title, under the movie frame. All best.

ediFanoB said...

Hey Steampunkopedia, I'm sorry. It seems there was a dark spot on my glasses when I looked at your website. But I'm sure that all visitors who will follow the link to your website will recognize it.

Anyway I really appreciate your work.

Dave said...

Arr, sorry to hear about the tooth troubles.

I love Stephen Wright. Somewhere I still have one of my oldest received internet joke-emails, from 1995: the canonical list of Stephen Wright jokes. :-)

ediFanoB said...


that's life! But now I feel a lot better - except that I'm still tired. It seems I need to discover Stephen Wright...