openidwouldwork: (booked)
There was Fantasy February to start the year )

and of course Sharpe's September (which made me fall in love again) )

and Discworld December to finish the year... )
openidwouldwork: (booked)
Still fiddling with shelves and shifting mountains of books... but things are looking up now. Donated boxes of sf and fantasy books to the Phantastische Bibliothek today. Can see some floor!

*headdesk*

Oct. 25th, 2013 12:31 pm
openidwouldwork: (booked)
I have good news and bad news, shelveswise... )
openidwouldwork: (booked)
*is exhausted*

Was at IKEA.

Bought five shelves.

Spend 350€

What was I thinking?

*HEADDESK*

memeing

Mar. 28th, 2013 10:22 am
Reading meme, from [livejournal.com profile] latin_cat

epic book meme )
There was a 'Fantasy February' group on librarything... it was very interesting, really, but more for the non-fantasy aspects... I kept being surprised how 'regional' reading taste is... *mutters* I wouldn't touch some of the stuff others read and thought fantastic ;) with a bargepole...*

- Meister Floh by ETA Hoffmann - yes, there was fantasy in 1822

- Just-So Stories by Kipling - Charming, mein allerliebster Liebling! Well, ok, I hated Taffy, but how can you not?

- Sturmwelten by Christoph Hardebusch - Odd Pirates-of-the-Caribbean type fantasy. AoS with weird magic is apparently not my thing, especially if the AoS bits are just 'wrong' - which is very Pirates of the Caribbean, but... not reading the other books of the trilogy.

- Turn by Zack Mason - *shrugs*

- Fantasy. Aber ohne doofe Elfen by Uwe Post - *grins* Fun short story collection. *grins moar* Without silly elves.

- Cthulhu in Wonderland (The Madness of Alice by Kent Kelly - *grins* technobabble at it's best!

- Dreamer: A Prequel to the Mongoliad (Foreworld Saga) by Mark Teppo - I read this for Fantasy February, but the 'fantasy' bit only 'really' raised it's head in the last couple of sentences... Historical fiction and fantasy can be almost interchangeable at times... no, strike that, a LOT of historical fiction IS fantasy, due to lack of research...

- Drachenelfen by Bernhard Hennen - taking rebellius princess syndrome to new hights... or should that be lows...? And no way around her... other autors that have obnoxious female characters at least give the character's names as the chapter header (looks at George R R Martin) so you can skip them, but here it's really the female main character *sigh* But there are interesting non-female and non-main characters, and I love the worldbuilding and the Elfen cycle as such, so I kept reading ;)

- Drachenelfen Die Windgängerin by Bernhard Hennen - Doing the legwork of worlds buildung and character development to gear up for the great rift portrayed in the sequels, this one. One? Actually it's two books published in one - what a novel idea... Expecting the great showdown in the next one/two books - how did I get sucked into a prequel WIP? *shakes head at self*

- Tolkiens größte Helden - Wie die Hobbits die Welt eroberten: Anthologie - lovely collection of meta and Hobbit themed short stories, offers a lot of food for thought.
Junk )

And thank you for your cards and presents! You know who you are ;)!

Nanoing

Nov. 2nd, 2012 01:01 pm
openidwouldwork: (muuh)
So, errrrm nano... not going all that well, writing-wise. I may be going a bit overboard on the research front. Possibly. )
openidwouldwork: (HappyPig)
I love books. I love reading.

Fucking netbooks; you can't even use one to beat an alien brain parasite to death without it breaking.
from Charles Stross - The Apocalypse Codex

Not getting an e-reader anytime soon...

Spoil me

Jul. 19th, 2011 07:24 pm
openidwouldwork: (Sharpe)
*waves at flist*

ok, I have an odd request: has anyone here read 'A Game of Thrones' or seen what's on TV? 'cuz I wanna be spoiled (I just don't want to read any more - not a fan)...

*bats eyelashes hopefully*
Frohes Neues Jahr everyone!

First: meme!

Copy and Paste if you have enjoyed the blessing of meeting people online that you never would have met any other way. This is an end of the year shout out to the many friends I have never been in the same room with but who have inspired, amused, comforted, encouraged, and touched me in so many ways. Here's to another year together. *raises glass*

And: New Year's resolution:

I WILL NOT BUY NEW BOOKS UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE TBR PILE.

I WILL NOT BUY NEW BOOKS UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE TBR PILE.

I WILL NOT BUY NEW BOOKS UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE TBR PILE.

I WILL NOT BUY NEW BOOKS UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE TBR PILE.

I WILL NOT BUY NEW BOOKS UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE TBR PILE.

I WILL NOT BUY NEW BOOKS UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE TBR PILE.

I WILL NOT BUY NEW BOOKS UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE TBR PILE.

I WILL NOT BUY NEW BOOKS UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE TBR PILE.

I WILL NOT BUY NEW BOOKS UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE TBR PILE.

I WILL NOT BUY NEW BOOKS UNTIL I CAN SEE THE BOTTOM OF THE TBR PILE.

And: working this particular weekend sucks.

eta: had a lovely start into the new year - sow with prolapsed uterus. Joy.
This is pre-Peninsula, but I found it interesting:

Radipole Barracks, 31 January 1806

... I get up in the morning precisely at eight, attire myself in my gaudy trappings, and go to my beautiful chestnuts*, turn out for their walking exercise after that I go to the mess room and read the papers, from thence my own room where I find breakfast ready set out, play a pretty good part there as you remamber & from that till twelve I invariably devote to my studies. At twelve I go round & inspect every table, and all my troop appointments, see that the rooms &c are clean & that the cooks have got everything for the men's dinners, at one I mount my Pegasus & take lessons in the school until its time to dress for evening parade. This lasts till four o'clock, from then till five (the present hour) I generally if unmolested write letters or something; find a good dinner in the mess room at five, go round stables at seven, drink tea at nine & go to bed at ten.

(* All of the horses in the regiment had to be chestnut in colour)


From "From Corunna to Waterloo" edited by Gareth Glover
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