Monday, 30 June 2014

Books In The Post! 'Brand New Job!' Edition

So long BskyB and hello new job with perhaps not so much money (ok, no 'perhaps' about it) but with a much nicer commute and being able to get home at a decent time. Can't complain really, especially not when the memories of being long term unemployed are still pretty fresh.
As far as the blog goes, I probably won't be able to post as much as I have been but right now I'm enjoying myself with it (even if I can't stay with a book for more than a few pages at a time...) so there will be posts as and when possible.

Books in the post then. Not as many as normal and only one book that I want to read but it's Monday so have a look at what has come through the post over the last week...

My reading is all about Fantasy at the moment so it's really only 'Sword of the Bright Lady' that I want to read. The blurb doesn't look like it's promising anything new but that's ok, I don't want anything new at the moment... ;o)

Christopher Sinclair goes out for a walk on a mild Arizona evening and never comes back. He stumbles into a freezing winter under an impossible night sky, where magic is real -- but bought at a terrible price.

A misplaced act of decency lands him in a brawl with an arrogant nobleman and puts him under a death sentence. In desperation he agrees to be drafted into an eternal war, serving as a priest of the Bright Lady, Goddess of Healing. But when Marcius, god of war, offers the only hope of a way home to his wife, Christopher pledges to him instead, plunging the church into turmoil and setting him on a path of violence and notoriety.

To win enough power to open a path home, this mild-mannered mechanical engineer must survive duelists, assassins, and the never-ending threat of monsters, with only his makeshift technology to compete with swords and magic.

But the gods and demons have other plans. Christopher's fate will save the world... or destroy it.
Sounds as generic as it comes but that's fine by me. Not a priority read then but it will be read. 
'Omens' didn't really catch my eye when it was first published and there's no real movement towards interest this time round. I might just skip to the end, to see if my suspicions about the feather on the cover are correct, but that's about it.
'My Real Children' does look intriguing but I'm just not in the mood for intriguing right now (I'm more about spectacle and wild romance, possibly dragons as well). It's being filed under 'maybe another time'... Have a look at the blurb while you're here.

The day Mark called, Patricia Cowan's world split in two.
The phone call.
His question.
Her answer.
A single word.
It is 2015 and Patricia Cowan is very old. 'Confused today' read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War - those things are solid in her memory. Then that phone call and.her memory splits in two.
She was Trish, a housewife and mother of four.
She was Pat, a successful travel writer and mother of three.
She remembers living her life as both women, so very clearly. Which memory is real - or are both just tricks of time and light?
What are you reading right now and should I be reading it? I can't promise anything but I'm in the mood for suggestions and recommendations :o)

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