Weekly Journal March 14-20 2011

Hello,

It is nice when the light starts to come back here in the far north after a winter of dark mornings and darkness falling around the time you get home from work. The light makes people happy and me too.

I am also happy after a fun weekend with all the interesting and entertaining people at the annual Nordanland Great Lodge Meeting. We did Luleå by Night in full Tuxedo outfits. I wasn’t the only one thinking of penguins. I had a wonderful time and suffered accordingly today.

I finished the John Grimes Saga omnibus early this week and decided to try a little scifi romance with Passion Model. It was very explicit in more ways than one, more towards erotica than steaming. I finished the week with Home Fires which was okay but not stellar and now I’m reading last year’s Alex Benedict novel The Devil’s Eye and enjoy it immensely. Jack McDevitt delivers reliable entertainment. I really like his aliens. Alex just gave them a brick.

Kind regards and remember I am always open to suggestions,

/Ove

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New SFF Books in April

My pick of books for April. Read my recommendations here or click on the covers for larger pictures.

Other notable releases

New SFF Books in March

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Read this week

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  1. Home Fire by Gene Wolfe (Tor 2011)
  2. Passion Model by Megan Hart (Samhain 2011, 1st 2003)
  3. The Broken Cycle (The John Grimes Saga book 4 read as part of To The Galactic Rim omnibus) by A. Bertram Chandler (Baen 2011, 1st 1975)
  4. The Hard Way Up (The John Grimes Saga book 3 read as part of To The Galactic Rim omnibus) by A. Bertram Chandler (Baen 2011, 1st 1972)

Please see my to be read list and request reviews

New Reviews of Earlier Reads

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  1. Son of Heaven (Chung Kuo 1) by David Wingrove (Corvus 2011)
  2. Down to the Bone (Quantum Gravity 5) by Justina Robson (Gollancz 2011)
  3. Grail (Jacob’s Ladder 3) by Elizabeth Bear (Spectra 2011)

Please see my list of books pending review and request reviews

Arrived Books

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Review copies

  1. Revenge of the Gladiator (The Dinosaur Games 2) by Chris Gordon (Smashwords 2011) – Review copy

Bought by me

  1. Passion Model by Megan Hart (Samhain 2011, 1st 2003)