Just got Redwall today: haven’t cracked it, yet. Today was the day my SCA kingdom had its online University, so I instead spent it learning about Welsh verse forms and other bardic-related material. Which was fun, actually. Anyway, the plan here is to read it myself, then decide whether to start the kids on it…
A Brightness Long Ago is by Guy Gavriel Kay, and I don’t think I’ve read it yet. Lemme fix that, right now.
The full title is One Hungry Werewolf: And Other Monstrous Rhymes. Author’s my buddy Jimmie Bise, and you can pre-order it today. Which I have. Check it out!
I’m debating on whether to buy The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: it’s a novelization of the movie, but it’s a novelization written by the guy who wrote the script for the movie. Plus, you know, Buckaroo Banzai.
Damn, but I miss John M Ford.
Karl’s second book in the Fall of the Censor Series. I’m reading BETWEEN HOME AND RUIN now, and it’s good! Check it out.
TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION is my upcoming collection of short stories set in the world of the Fermi Resolution! It includes a novelette starring Shamus Tom Vargas! Pre-order here!
An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery was one of the things I got for Christmas. It’s actually very informative! I hadn’t twigged to the fact that Tolkien avoided most New World foods when writing about the Shire*. So, no chocolate, vanilla, tomatoes: the writer worked with a lot of traditional British cooking, the kind JRR Tolkien would have grown up eating. The book also looks useful if you’re interested in working with leftovers. Definitely worth a look, I think.
*Except for potatoes, because he couldn’t help himself. He also made exceptions for tobacco, and coffee (although obviously that last isn’t from the Americas originally).