Saturday, 26 July 2008

I'm Back!

And thanks to the power of 'post scheduling' it's like I've never been away... :o)
For what must be the first time (ever!) we actually managed to go on a camping trip where the tent didn't blow down and we didn't get washed out by torrential showers, how cool is that? Just lots and lots of sun, beautiful Dartmoor countryside and a swarm of midges that chewed the living daylights out of my arms and legs... (well, you can't have it all I guess...)

It wasn't just Dartmoor that we looked around, we also went around the North Devon coast which was really nice as well.
Chris - If you're reading this then then you need to go to Bude as there's a really cool second hand bookshop ('The Bookshop by the Sea' I think it's called) with loads of sci-fi and fantasy stuff including first edition Tolkien books.
Here's what I picked up...

'Blue World' scared the life out of me (more on that when I review it) and I've never read any Edgar Rice Burroughs so I'm looking forward to giving them a go very soon. The jewel in the collection though is the 1973 edition of Michael Moorcock's 'The Jade Man's Eyes' (written in green ink!) which will be taking pride of place on the bookshelf very soon...

Things are a bit mad right now, what with unpacking etc, but the blog will be back in full flow before you know it with reviews of Robert McCammon's 'Blue World' and Adrian Tchaikovsky's 'Empire in Black and Gold' (which is brilliant, you should check it out) in the next couple of days.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Chris, The Book Swede said...

Welcome back!

It's not the proper "Devon experience" if you're not blown down a hill, or eaten by spiders and midges ... and I'm lamenting the current lack of torrential downpours here! ;)

I'll have to go to that bookshop -- thanks! It's right on my doorstep, as well -- probably why I missed it! :)

Looking forward to the reviews of some of the older stuff. Like that idea :D