The Humble eBook Bundle 2

Here’s another great deal from the folks over at Humble Bundle. Pay what you want for:

  • Little Brother – Cory Doctorow
  • Boneshaker – Cherie Priest
  • Spin – Robert Charles Wilson
  • Shards of Honour – Lois McMaster Bojold

Pay more than the average (around $10 right now) and get:

  • Just a Geek – Wil Wheaton
  • The Last Unicorn – Peter Beagle

As always, these are DRM free and come in a bunch of eBook formats. All the details right here.


Finally finished this beast last night, and for me that was quite something for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it’s 740 pages long and if I’m honest, I’ve not got a great track record of finishing books, let alone ones of this length. The fact that it only took me about a month to chew through speaks volumes as well.

I’m a sucker for time travel, and who’s not fascinated by the events leading up to the JFK assassination? Sure, it’s mostly a love story but it moves along a quite a pace. I’ve now handed it over to The Mrs to see how she gets on.

BLAB4 – Casino Royale and The King’s Speech

So, it seems we are set for Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Gosling residence. See you at 7:30-8:00pm.

First topic is Ian Fleming’s original James Bond book Casino Royale. It’s short, so if you’re not me, you might be able to get it finished before next Tuesday. I have finished it, by the way.

We’ll also chat about The King’s Speech, the 2010 film that stars Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. It can be p-purchased from Amazon here.

Was there something else? I can’t remember.

Fine Road-Trip Fodder

During the 14+hours we spent in the car during our road-trip to Iowa and Missouri we listened to the free audio book I chose as my freebie with my Audible account.  It was Philip Pullman’s “Northern Lights: His Dark Materials 1” and was ten hours of fine entertainment.

Audible has it listed as an audio book for the 8-10 year old category (and truth be told it was probably a bit out of reach for Maddie and Morgan at times), but I must say it was deep and sophisticated enough to keep both me and Marla interested throughout.  I was really impressed by the rich and fleshed-out reality that Pullman has created, which is similar enough to our own to be relatable but different enough to be utterly fascinating.

It was my first real use of Audible and my first audio book for quite some time, and both aspects of the experience were excellent.  On the whole, highly recommendable.