What a year. 2015 might be the best year ever. Well done 2015, you managed to make it happen for 365 continuous. Did 2015 call out sick when Fallout 4 was released? Nope, 2015 continued right on.
It’s rather weird to me how easily I can come up with such random crap like that.
So….2015. Interesting year. A year of changes. My wife (Julie) and I had our first child (Spudford). I published a book. I read a whole mess of books – which is always a good thing. I reviewed a few books, some for fellow first-time authors.
All-in-all, I’d give 2015 an A-. Great, but room for improvement.
Sadly, I have not been as diligent on my blog as I really should be. Much has been happening, nearly all of it beyond the reasonable scope of a blog entry. Needless to say, moving half-way across the United States during the holidays is not recommended.
I am continuing work on my stories and hope to someday be able to release the second book of The War-Weary Saga (The Broken Pack). At this point, I’m behind, but I have no one to blame but my procrastination. I’ll endeavor to do better.
2016 is off and running and so far, has been pretty good. Hectic, but good.
I am an avid consumer of audiobooks. They fit well into my normal work, and they are often the only real “reading” I get to do during the normal workweek. I am currently reading/listening to Republic of Theives by Scott Lynch.
Someone, somewhere (reddit perhaps?) told me I should read this book. So I picked it up a couple months ago. The reader (Michael Page) is out-flipping-standing. The story is engrossing and very well done. Here’s the only issue. And trust me, it’s not the fault of Mr. Lynch or Mr. Page; the fault lay solely in my hands. I had never heard of the Gentleman Bastard Sequence. So I just grabbed Republic of Theives. Herein is where I made my mistake. For those of you who may not know, or are considerably smarter than I am: Republic of Theives is the third in the series. I will emphatically state that I feel more than a little foolish. I started the book and was just thinking, “there appears to be a great deal of back-story between these two. Why is the one guy poisoned/dying?”
My new audible.com credits arrive tomorrow, and I will grabbing the first book: The Lies of Locke Lamora. Once I have read the first book of the series, I will certainly write a review of it here. But consider this my endorsement of the series: even starting at book three of an established series, what I read was compelling enough that I wanted to go back and purchase the first book.