This is a good science fiction book for fantasy readers. The fact that it is set on a planet trillions of miles from earth and includes space flight, bombs, aliens, and bio-chemical warfare is really the only thing that places it in the sci-fi category anyway. I wouldn't call it a space opera, though. Humans as a species come off looking pretty bad, and the really sad thing is, I find the sequence of events quite credible. I'll be picking up the third and probably fourth books (of a predicted six total) as quick as I can, since I really want to find out how the events at the end of the book resolve themselves. A hint if you choose to read these and don't like spoilers -- don't read the blurb for the fourth book until you finish the third.
So that is my lame attempt at a book review. I could, of course, do a synopsis of the plot -- but if you're interested in that you can always find it on Amazon. Let me know what you think if you decide to read the series (which starts with City of Pearl, btw).
On the stitching front, I ended up starting Broken Angel for the SAL. Not one of my poll choices, which I feel a bit guilty about. I've got Red Dragon in mind for my next start. I didn't get as much progress done on Bubble Flower as I had hoped and have yet to take a scan. I had thought maybe I would work on it some more when I'm tired of Broken Angel since I really wanted to get to the detail of the man and horse in that upper left bubble, but not I'm not so sure. It feels like going backward to me. Silly, I know, but there it is. Here is an image of my progress on Broken Angel at the end of the SAL:
I've gotten a bit more done since this was taken and hope to finish up the top half of page one (which includes her left eye!) tonight. I might stop there and move on to Red Witch. Or I might just keep going. We'll see how much I get done tonight.
Notefish is my new on-line plaything. I'm very much into making lists of things and researching before I make a decision. I haven't had much of a chance to work with it yet and am excited about using it for the kid's Christmas lists. Yesterday I even told my son to use it to set up his list. He always makes me a text file with items and where to get them at the lowest prices, but he never considers the cost of shipping or promotions in his figures and so I end up have to look for myself anyway.
Woo hoo! I'm off to play!
I've decided to extend my stitching time on Bubble Flower another four days. I've finished the first 33 rows across the first 90 columns and I've decided to continue on down the first page. I'm anxious to see the detail in that bubble!
I've also got a page up on my web site for finished works. So far I only have my two recent finishes on there, but it's a start.
I also have a WIP to show. Here is Blue Rose Sampler by Nostalgic Needle:
I had hoped to get to the end of the band, but just couldn't do it. I can only work on these non-HAEDs for so long, you know. I'm stitching this with DMC using 2 threads over 2 on 34 count Fawn Weddington linen. Very good coverage, but the queen stitches in flowers 2 and 4 were a bitch.
Can anyone tell me how to put a nice little box around my pictures? I thought I figured it out, but it only works in Firefox.
Labels: Blue Rose Sampler