Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ought update once in a while, eh?



Sorry you get about one post per month out of me.

This month has been busy with non-reading and non-writing related stuff. A lot of house rearrangement.

And my workplace company moved. Fortunately for me, it's ridiculously close to home. That was pure luck, I had no say in the choice of the new location.

I also got on a huge music kick and I have been acquiring archives for my vinyl - trying to go digital there and free some home space, too.

I read Planet Stories reissue of Piers Anthony's Steppe. Honestly, I thought it was a drag. I just couldn't suspend disbelief, the language was too informal (perhaps this was a y.a. title before they were classified as such?) and far too much exposition that was not only front-loaded but kept coming back.

I wanted to get behind Paizo for adding some newer titles to their classics, but Steppe just didn't move me. I don't know if it is representative of Anthony's writing or not. I believe it's the only title of his that I have read.

Not sure what I'll read next. I feel like I've neglected the Kindle, might be time for another eBook.

Keep reading, keep writing, and keep jamming!

3 comments:

  1. The last books in the Dray Prescot series are available on kindle.

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  2. Love it when work is close to home-sweet.

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  3. Charles - that's great. I haven't read any of them and I found last night the ebook omnibuses! (and your review!) $10 for the first five books - more than fair. I'll definitely be grabbing these.

    I wish someone would work with ERB Properties and release the entire ERB Barsoom/Mars series as an e-omnibus or two. All I've found are various e-collections of the first five books (the ones that are out of copyright.)

    David - it is a very large perk which (for me) counterbalances some of the growing unpleasantry. I just hope it lasts.

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