August 8th, 2015
Wow, there's a student who has exactly my interests - studies Translation and wants to register complementary courses like "Introduction to Chemistry", "Physics 101" and "Etching". I didn't think there was someone else here studying languages who also loves chemistry, physics and arts all at once :-D I'm going to remember the name. Usually students go for the easy way and choose Italian as complementary course...
I finished reading "Prince of Thorns" and it really was a very quick read. I spent very little time reading this book (basically finished it in three sittings) and I did like it, but I realized why I generally prefer longer, more complex books. Often when I read those short books I think I would have loved to read more descriptions about that universe, learn more about their history. Because especially in this book, from the start I thought that the history of that universe was fascinating, given that the map at the beginning of the book resembled France and the protagonist read Plutarch and Aristotle and other well-know authors, but lived in a Medieval-like world that was clearly not OUR Middle Ages. I'm definitely going to read the follow-ups. Hopefully we'll learn more about this!
Now I'm not sure what to read next. There's a book I ordered from the US ages ago that seems to be lost. I'm rather upset about this because it's a book that's really hard to get. Amazon.com doesn't have it, nor bookdepository. And I also ordered "Words of Radiance" (which I'm dying to read!!!) and the last book in the "Memory, Sorrow, Thorn" trilogy which both haven't arrived yet. And let's not forget that in 3 days Robin Hobb's next instalment in the "Fitz and the Fool" trilogy comes out and I will obviously order it, though I suppose it will take the usual 4-6 weeks to get here. So I need something to read in the meantime. I fear I'm going to start yet another new series - I have a couple to choose from here!
Oh and it started to rain again. I guess half a day without rain was too long. Of course I washed all my clothes today and who knows when they'll dry now.
Current Mood: mellow
The sequels to Prince of Thorns do reveal a lot more about the world! (and apparently there's another trilogy -- in progress? -- that's set in the same world, with different characters? I might be wrong about that.) Anyway, I hope you do enjoy the sequels; I found the first one a quick read, but the trilogy grew on me as a whole as I read more of it.
Also, that is a very cool set of interests that student has! (and chemistry and etching are not even that unrelated :) Possibly this guy (or girl) wants to be Blake :)
Yes I saw the other trilogy on Goodreads, it's called "The Red Queen's War"! I've checked a few spoilers on the internet (LOL. I always do that, I don't mind spoilers), so I read that a bit more will be revealed in the sequels. From the start I had a feeling this might be some post-apocalyptic situation, which of course got confirmed later. I'm curious to hear about everything else they discover about the Builders ;-)
and chemistry and etching are not even that unrelated
True! Unless you do dry etching which is what we did at school. Maybe I should signup for that course as well, I've always wanted to do proper etching with all the chemicals :-D
Amazon just told me that the new Alex Verus novel has been dispatched ... I need to finish my current book by Monday! *lol*
haha I might get into a similar situation, so at the moment I'm only reading short books until "Words of Radiance" arrives, and hopefully I'll manage to finish it before the Robin Hobb book arrives (WoR does have over a 1000 pages, so it better get here soon!)
Oh no. Have you tried contacting ABE about the missing book?
I still have hopes it's super slooooow but not lost!
I have contacted the seller (no response yet) but from what I read on the website I'll probably only get a refund, which I don't really care about, because I want the book, not the money back :-( I do think it's lost because no book has ever taken two months to get here.
I've heard back from them now and they've already processed the refund of my money!! I see they still sell the book though (different used versions with different prices), maybe I'll give it another try in another few weeks if it really doesn't get here.
On the one hand, it's good that they refunded you so quickly without making me a fuss, but on the other one, you still haven't your book and that REALLY sucks. I agree that two months is a long time and probably not a good sign, ugh :( .
Yes, it speaks well of them that the refund was done so quickly. Which is why I'm considering giving it another try with this company - though if the book gets lost again, I won't be able to complain again, they'd probably think I'm a scammer or something haha.
Guess what, now that they made the refund, I got the book! LOL.
Haha, that's awesome! See, I told you it wasn't lost ;).
I'm so happy it got here! Now I'm in a reading dilemma because a book I REALLY want to read is going to get here during the next few days (another book I ordered at the same time already arrived), and then the Robin Hobb book which was sent today... too many good books I really want to read :-D
I have to admit I had a bad feeling about this because the only time a book had gotten lost was from the US, when I ordered something from Amazon. They sent the book (or books, I think it was two books) again, and the original package never made it here!
Hahaha, so many books, so little time, it sounds familiar ;).