October 27, 2012
October 24, 2012
October 22, 2012
This is a bit late because my copy of the season arrived today! Mad Men Season 5 is now out to buy on DVD / blu-ray. Good for those who have all the other seasons, and / or those who don't have AMC. "What about us?" Netflix users ask, well I'd say season 5 should be on around Christmas....?
The show is still going strong (some say this was the best season yet) and no surprise - it's one of TV's best dramas, and shows overall.
October 21, 2012
I enjoy listening to music. I like to listen to it when I'm on the bus for a long time, through headphones (not 'earbuds', headphones) when I'm in bed not reading, not sleeping and not with "company". This post is about what music I usually have on while I'm writing my book.
October 20, 2012
October 14, 2012
The Hedge Knight
As you may well be aware by now, I can't wait to read The Winds Of Winter, the next book (Book Six) in George R.R. Martin's Ice and Fire series. It won't be coming this year. Or next. But here are some other things by George R.R. Martin to whet your appetite...
October 10, 2012
October 8, 2012
This weekend was Thanksgiving for us Northerners, rather than in November. We have the Monday (today) off, so our weekend goes Friday-Monday and back on Tuesday, as opposed to the American version of Thursday-Sunday and back on Monday.
And what a feast it was.
Turkey baked in the oven swathed with bacon, packed with stuffing; log-cabin potatoes (A Nova Scotian recipe which are basically breaded potatoes), as well as steamed vegetables. Dessert was an apple cobbler and pumpkin pie and all was washed down with craft beers and ales.
My mom has known her best friend since they were both in primary school together (let's say since the age of 5). They are still very good friends to this day, and our family sees her family a few times a year. I've known her son and two daughters pretty since they were born, as I'm about four years older than her oldest. Our thanksgiving dinner was spent with them.
Last year, I was thankful for friends and family. Make no mistake, I still am. This year, however, I am thankful for the English language and literature & fiction.
I've been working on my novel (and also, series that it belongs in, but mostly the first novel) since about late Dec. '11 - early Jan. '12. During this time, I've come to a newfound appreciation for authors and writers, transforming the language of 26 characters into worlds, stories and people of their own.
My first novel is going to take a while to write. I have to think of battle tactics. How much to reveal or write about in this volume, and much to put into subsequent volume. Clothes. Armor. Weapons. How a dragon would fly. Then it's the process of it becoming a book. My deadline to have the first draft completed, and me being able to say 'done' on the writing end of things (with no revision or editing) is August 6, 2016, the 20th anniversary of a certain book....
October 6, 2012
October 5, 2012
Up here in the Great North is Thanksgiving weekend. Today is my sister's birthday (Happy Birthday!) The weekend will be a fun and eventful one.
- Today: my boss at work had a retirement luncheon, so we headed to a nearby pub to celebrate. This evening and tonight is my sister's Birthday dinner, cake and presents.
- Sunday: Thanksgiving dinner at a friends' place with the family. Always good times.
Aside from that, I'm hoping to finish the book I'm reading, The Girl Who Played With Fire. I want to finish by the end of Monday. I'm in no hurry, but that's my goal. Following that book I'll start reading The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest.
Also, I want to do some more writing for my novel, A Climb of Chaos. I want to write a chapter (an 'interlogue' for a future book) work on another, and possibly start another one; as well as jot down any random ideas that come to mind. Finally, I plan to start outlining my short story that I plan to submit to Asimov's magazine for March.
October 3, 2012
Most likely my most anticipated materialistic item in the forseeable future, is Book Six of Ice and Fire, Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin. Wouldn't you believe it, I have a slight update...
October 1, 2012
No, this is not me creating posts to get higher numbers, either from visitors or number of posts I have made. I made an entry a while ago ( http://insurrbution.blogspot.ca/2012/09/new-editions-for-wheel-of-time.html ) and mentioned then that some of the later books don't have ISBN #s yet or release dates. Well, each time I find one I'll update the older post and make a 'reminder' (like THIS entry) pointing you there. With that said....
There is now a listing for Crown of Swords - it's coming June 18, 2013 in the new trade paperback format. See the Wheel of Time post for the ISBN, as well as info about the first six books.