Thursday 20 January 2011

What have I been doing.

Well hello again.  I was meant to be writing a lot more on here and I have not.  Which is bad, because I said I would to myself.  Oh well..

I had a nice but quiet Xmas read quite a few books.  Spent Xmas day at my parents-out-of-law.  New Years eve down south with my family. 

What books, have I been reading. Quite a few.  a couple of physical books and a few on my Kindle.

1222 by Anne Holt
The Bomber by Liza Marklund
The Ultimate Science Fiction Collection
Muder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
The War of the Worlds: Aftermath by Tony Wright,
Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien
Surface Detail by Iain M Banks
The Painted Man by Peter V Brett
Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton,

All very good in their own way.  I think of the lot it's touch and go between the best of these Surface Detail, and Nights of Villjamur.  Surface Detail is pure class and better than the last few Iain M Banks, IMHO.  Mark Charan Newton's book is a great intro to a series and the third of the series is out soon.  So I have to get the second one and read that now.  It looks to be a fantastic series which is just a bit different from the ordinary. 

I'll try to put together some basic reviews of some of these in the next week or two.  But I've been having fun reading all of them.  LotR for the umpteenth time, but the first time in digital format. 

An honorable mention must go to Tony Wright, I've not finished War of the Worlds: Aftermath yet, but so far it's a darn exciting read, I promise i'll read the rest of it soon.

I'm still getting over spending all of New Year awake watching nearly all of the last two Ashes tests between England and Australia, which were fantastic.

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