‘Mmmm, the force is strong with this one’

Okay, thought I’d have a quick Sunday Summary.

Firstly, the Once Upon a Time event hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings has come to an end.  How quickly did that go and how much fun did we have (personally I really enjoyed myself although my TBR pile looks more unhealthy than ever – *thanks everyone for that * – imminent divorce as husband storms round house looking at huge stacks of books, in other breaking news, dog goes missing for two hours as books topple)!  Thanks again to Carl for hosting this –  if you missed out on OUaT there’s another event in the Autumn called RIP (Reader’s Imbibing Peril) where we read all sorts of dark and creepy novels, thrillers and ghost stories and worry about things going bump in the night.  This year I completed 13 books as part of this event and I think the biggest challenge for me personally was classifying them!  I loved visiting others blogs and checking out what they were reading (books listed under challenges).

Now if you’re pining and drumming your fingers now this event is over Carl is about to host a read along of The Dragon’s Path – details here – and a whole load of people have signed up already to take part – it’s not too late though so get your name onto that list! (Looking at a potential start date of 5th July)

I’ve acquired a few more books (any therapists out there at all who enjoy a challenge??): looking forward to The City’s Son by Tom Pollock (Thank you Jenny).  And for some strange reason I’ve managed to line myself up with about six library books all at the same time!  Why can’t I be more organised.

Lastly, I submitted a rather silly entry for a competition by the author of Prince of Thorns and King of Thorns, Mark Lawrence.  These books brought to us the anti-hero that we all love – Jorg.  So, lots of people are eagerly anticipating the final novel Emperor of Thrones and are simply gagging to get their little paws on a copy.  Allegedly all sorts of bribery, corruption and blackmail is taking place in order to get a copy (actually sounds like part of the plot for the new novel!) but in order not to sink to the aforementioned levels I came up with a cunning plan.  Enter the competition and win first prize!  It’s so simple it’s practically genius. Okay, my entry is pretty naff but it made me laugh, it’s a bit of a play on words, a shout out to a certain style of fashion and I get to use a pretty well known line from everyone’s favourite sci-fi film – thus creating my very own little sci-fi fantasy fusion film.  I’ve entitled this ‘massive spoiler alert for new Emperor of Thorns‘ – of course I’m only kidding – there is no spoiler (or is there…..)  Anyway, go easy on me, this is the first time I’ve ever put this sort of thing together and I don’t think Lucas has anything to worry about at this point in my film making career.  So keeping in mind it’s just a bit of fun… don’t laugh – or actually do laugh!

 

9 Responses to “‘Mmmm, the force is strong with this one’”

  1. Carl V. Anderson

    Ah that was fun! Hope you meet your goal of winning first prize. 🙂

    Thanks for your enthusiastic participation in the Once Upon a Time event. Happy that you enjoyed yourself and look forward to participating in R.I.P. with you in the fall.

    I need to get the Dragon’s Path reading schedule up. Not sure how I’m going to break the book up as it doesn’t have proper numbered chapters and each one is simply titled with the character who’s viewpoint is prominent in that chapter, meaning those names repeat and repeat. If we were all reading in the same format it would be easy, but given that some will read the paper book and others will choose various devices, I’m struggling for a non-confusing way to lay it all out.

    • lynnsbooks

      Haha – I’m not going to hold my breath for that! Just a bit of fun more than anything else really.
      That’s a very tricksy problem! Not quite sure how you get round that – short of saying something like finish reading after ‘so and so happens’ – although if you say that it’s a bit spoilery isn’t it? Plus my kindle doesn’t show page numbers but percentages! (Although I’m getting the book for the readalong rather than electronic.) That really is a puzzle – guess you could literally break it down into quarter/half/ etc – but still a bit tricky. I confess I’m stumped. I suppose you could say stop reading at the chapter that starts ‘and then quote the start of the sentence’ so long as it’s not saying anything really specific. Hope you manage to think of something – i’ll keep puzzling it over…
      Lynn 😀

  2. nrlymrtl

    Good luck winning the Mark Lawrence contest!

    Once Upon A Time was a lot of fun and I am glad Carl will be having a read along to tide us over until RIP gets here. I have not read Daniel Abrahams’ work before, so this will be a fun read along for me. Brand new material.

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’m looking forward to that. Plus new author for me also.
      Lynn:D

  3. jessicabookworm

    Well done Lynn 13 books is an amazing total 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I could just let that remark stand but I have to confess that these books are totally in my comfort zone – as are the books for RIP – so it’s probably easier for me than people who aren’t as keen on this type of novel. Lets just be honest. I could read fantasy until the cows come home! I also love the RIP event and already have books waiting. I think the bigger challenge for me is embracing a bit more sci-fi which is not as easy a read for me – I always feel that sci fi is going to make me feel stupid. I’m usually pleasantly surprised by the books I do pick so hopefully I’ll get over myself eventually!.
      Lynn 😀

  4. TBM

    I wish you the best of luck. And just this morning the better half said my book piles looked like a chipmunk nest. Not sure what that means really.

    • lynnsbooks

      Well, it could have been worse – I mean aren’t chipmunks quite small and cute – it could have looked like a raptor next!
      Lynn 😀

      • TBM

        Some have said I laugh like a chipmunk. I guess I just remind people of a chipmunk all around

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