Sunday, July 31, 2011

2011 July Reading List

Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut – Hmm, I don’t think I’m a Vonnegut fan. 3/5 stars

Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut – I’m definitely not a Vonnegut fan. 3/5 stars

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham – Why is Grisham writing YA fiction? I refuse to grade it.

The Demon's Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan - Most things made sense, some seemed a little forced. I liked the first book better. 3/5 stars

Steampunk: A doua revolutie by Adrian Craciun - *big grin* Favorite stories: “Lungul drum din cer spre casa” by Marian Truta and “De la tigani” by George Lazar. 4/5 stars (not biased at all!)

Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer – If it hadn’t been so depressing because of the cancer issue, it would have been really good. 3/5 stars

The Neutronium Alchemist by Peter F. Hamilton – Just as good as the first book from the trilogy. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book! 4/5 stars

Shades of Gray by Jasper Fforde - Same issues like with The Eyre Affair, only that this one is a dystopia. 3/5 stars

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest – It was sort of fun, but it didn’t live up to the hype. 3/5 stars

Ilium by Dan Simmons – A mix of several concepts that don’t quite match. Unfortunately it’s well written so I’m forced to give it 4/5 stars

The Vampire Diaries series by L.J. Smith - I only read it because I’m watching the TV series, which by the way is awesome. Reading the books though was like pulling teeth. 2/5 stars

Friday, July 15, 2011

Take That - When We Were Young

Not quite convinced it's single material, but visually it looks better than The Garden.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lucica Ciobanu Official Website

Friday, July 1, 2011

Story: Hearts of Stone

Another oldie, cca. 2009. Three years ago today, my first story was published in Nautilus. I sort of wanted another story to have published as it seemed more fitting, but I didn't have time to finish the final draft so this will have to do. Maybe next time...

This isn't quite the way I pictured the landscape, but I happen to like this image and the original wouldn't do anyway.

Hearts of Stone