Monday, July 25, 2011

My Wife Took My Book

I had just set down my book
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
It disappeared in a blink of the eye
My wife had watched me read the book
I had said nothing, I'm always reading
She must have noticed my absence
I wasn't gone long, But I was, long gone
Total immersion
The family all but ceased to exist
My wife, and the book disappeared
This does not happen often
She returned to the family smiling 
We had something in common
A good book!

What's the story?
Strong young fem protagonist
An ancient Oriental setting
And a seriously diverse cast of characters
It's shelved down in the Young Adult collection
Take the elevator, take the stairs
But, take the trip

Music of the moment
Robert Johnson (1911 - 1938)
Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings
41 songs (12 are alternate takes of his 29 compositions)
Digitally remastered by someone who cared
Absolutely astounding!
I feel like a smiling man with a bad reputation
Guilty pleasures

Saturday, July 16, 2011

More Druids And A Brilliant Prey Novel

The minute I put Hounded down I picked up Hexed
This is great summer fun by Kevin Hearne
The Iron Druid Chronicles keeps me smiling
Poor Atticus is Hexed by some bad witches
He abhors witches, he loathes witches
Unfortunately, or fortunately
He has to work with some "good witches"
It's a relative term, taken with a pinch of salt no doubt

John Sandford's latest Prey Novel, #21, is a bell ringer
Buried Prey tolls for me
(pardon me, too slow getting my hands off the keyboard)
Yes, I know it's not SF and F, but this one, Whew!
This novel warps time and gives us the back story
Things we did not know about Davenport
A glimpse of his first trip through the tulips
Off with the uniform
On with the best threads his budget can afford
Temporary assignment as a detective
"What a bright boy am I", says Davenport to himself
What a bright boy he is
If you have never read Sandford
Start at the beginning
Read Rules of Prey, 1989
Some of the best character development ever
Not one, not one, of his stories will let you down

New to the library
Music worth listening to

Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan 1966
Dylan devoted one whole side,
of this original double LP, to one (1) song
Sad Eyed Lady of the Low Lands 11 min.19 sec
Unheard of at the time

Music From the North Country;
The Jayhawks Anthology, Jayhawks
This band was early in the genera, Alt-Country
Music with content