Friday, 19 October 2007

An Update

My 'proper' job is being a right pest at the moment and seems to expect me to actually work for the money that I'm being paid. To be honest I was shocked to hear this but then I looked at my contract and it appears that I can't wriggle out of this one... Next time I'll be sure to read what I'm signing or at the very least sign it with someone elses name!
I'm still reading lots though and will be looking to chip away at the 'Reading Pile', over the next few weeks, by reviewing these books amongst others...

'The Toyminator' - Robert Rankin (Reading this one at the moment, very funny book)
'The Name of the Wind' - Patrick Rothfuss (I will read this before the end of the year, I will!)
'The Long Price' - Daniel Abraham (I don't think I've heard a bad thing about this book and am looking forward to picking it up very soon)
'In the Eye of Heaven' - David Keck (La Gringa sent this to me with a glowing recommendation. she knows her stuff so I'll be checking this one out too)
'The Ivory and the Horn' - Charles de Lint (Another author that I've heard loads about but never picked up, the blurb on the back looks promising)

This is only a very small part of a large book pile that has escaped the study and has set up outposts in the living room and kitchen (!) so don't worry if I haven't mentioned a book that you've sent me. They all get read at some point... :o)

4 comments:

Katie said...

I know exactly how you feel about the 'real' job. Don't they realize that it is just an honor to have you grace their work place everyday, let alone work. ;) I wish my job paid me to read...

Graeme Flory said...

I know exactly what you mean! I go to all the effort of turning up and they expect me to work as well... ;o)

Tia said...

I also have In the Eye of Heaven and was planning on reading it in December, back-to-back with the next book in the series, which Tor sent me at La Gringa's request. I'll be interested in reading your opinion!

Chris, The Book Swede said...

Sounds great! I would have commented earlier, but every time I visited your page, firefox would close down! Did the same when I visited my own blog!

Sorted it now, by uninstalling and going through lots of files and complicated profile stuff which I found on the internet -- it's worked :)

Looking forward to what you've got. I've just finished The Long Price by Daniel Abraham.

~Chris