Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Things happening this month

Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Waiting for this one for ages the first book in the new Heroes of Olympus was so good and a welcome beginning to the sequel of one of the best YA series around. The book is told in the POV style and the first at least focused on the three main characters which I think is likely to be the case in this book. I preferred the one POV of Percy Jackson in the first series but the multiple POVs doesn’t suck. I’ll leave the review until I actually get my hands on the book, currently I am listening to Heat Rises but I suspect I’ll get to Son of Neptune later this month. I am fairly happy though I am going to like what I read especially after the first book of the new series.

Last Breath by Rachel Caine
This one comes out on the 1st of November and it is another on my big ones to watch. The Morganville Vampire series is one of the good ones it is fast paced funny and with some great dialogue. There have an interesting dynamic played between the vampires and humans in this strange experiment of Morganville.

So those are two awesome book series that you might want to check out.

In other news at the moment I am checking around for new job opportunities but times are hard for the world over let alone my locality. Sometimes it does come across as a bit desperate although that whole think of those worse off than you doesn’t work for me. That is life there will always be those worse off and those better off so I can’t see the point in comparing yourself to them. If you want to help those worse off or aspire to be better off that is understandable but this constant idea of comparing oneself with poor people in Africa or whatever isn’t helpful.

Sorry this was a rather rambling post.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

TV, Books - Rooks and Castles

Rooks and Castles

So I'm a fan of Castle, no not just of Nathan Fillion in fact I hadn't caught Firefly until after watching the first season of Castle. I will freely admit he is a charismatic guy and the character of Richard Castle is enigmatic and totally that guy who you wished was your friend. For those who don't know Castle is the show about an eccentric and successful writer Richard Castle who uses his friendship with the Mayor to get a ride along with an elite NYC Detective Squad on which he is basing his new lead character.

The name of that character is Nikki Heat and hence queue up book titles with a heat theme. The crazy thing is that the novels by Richard Castle are available to us the viewers of Castle in a genius bit of cross marketing by ABC, also there are the graphic novels featuring Derrick Storm on the horizon by the sound of it.

UPDATE: As I've been slacking with my blogging I managed to catch a second Castle episode even though this was started after the first. This was a great episode really getting back to the 1st season vibe before we got serious and the all the will-they-won't-they stuff went a bit over board. Interesting that they went for the Marvel comics as an inspiration though given it is ABC which is a part of Disney which owns DC now.

I have also listened to the first Nikki Heat book by Richard Castle, and I have to say I loved it. I've seen some bad reviews of it but I feel that if you enjoy Castle and can stand reading as an enjoyable activity then go for it.