Sunday, August 31, 2008

New releases, one year anniversary, and last post...

With September right around the corner, this post marks the one year anniversary of my book blog. The best part of this for me has been the new releases, I mean, who can resist tracking down upcoming books? I learned quite a few things about writing reviews, which has given me even more appreciation for reading. Sadly, I've also learned that at the moment I do not have sufficient time and motivation to continue this blog. I had several problems this past summer making regular posts thanks to flooding and traveling. Also, my personal time has become more limited as I seek new employment. Another problem however is motivation and I find that I have not felt compelled to review every single book that I now complete. I have decided that a break from this blog will serve me well and perhaps in the near future I can return with a fresh start. I think it is entirely appropriate to end the current incarnation of this blog in the same way I started it: with a new releases list. As always, have fun reading!

Hardcover:
> The Van Rijn Method, Poul Anderson
(Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

> Belisarius I: Thunder at Dawn, Eric Flint, David Drake
(Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

> Icarus at the Edge of Time, Brian Greene
(Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

> God Emperor of Dune, Frank Herbert
(Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

> The Bell at Sealey Head, Patricia A. McKillip
(Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

> Duainfey, Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
(Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

> The Sacred Book of the Werewolf, Victor Pelevin
(Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

Paperback:
> Budayeen Nights, George Alec Effinger
(Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

> Break of Dawn, Chris Marie Green
(Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

> Pyramid Power, Eric Flint, Dave Freer
(Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

> Heaven’s Net is Wide, Lian Hearn
(Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

> Debatable Space, Philip Palmer
(Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

> Inferno, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
(Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

> Stalking the Unicorn, Mike Resnick
(Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

> We, Yevgeny Zamyatin
(Barnes & Noble)

9 comments:

RedEyedGhost said...

One year anniversary? Already? Congrats, Ben! And keep up the good work!

RedEyedGhost said...

Keep up the good work on the asoiaf board that since you're stepping back from the blog.

Benjamin said...

Thanks REG! And I'll do my best. :-)

Michael said...

Thank you for all your hard work. You provided a useful and valuable service in the time you were up, and I'll miss your updates here.

Benjamin said...

Thanks Michael, that means a lot!

ediFanoB said...

Congratulations!

I started to read your blog some month ago and I like it.

So please continue your good work.

Benjamin said...

Thanks edifanob! Hopefully it'll be just as good or better once I come back.

Harrison Holtz said...

I just stumbled upon your blog a couple weeks ago and have been going through some of your past reviews which i have enjoyed.

Hope you stick with it.

Benjamin said...

Mr. Holtz, thanks! I'm thinking of starting it up again at the beginning of the new year. :)