Slightly Peckish Tuesday

21 February, 2012

is back. Wayhay!

First of all, a huge congratulations to Umamimart who are celebrating FIVE years with a month of noodle posts! I’ll be reporting on my gluttonous trip to Bangkok where we ate and shopped non-stop for four days. So check out what I’ve been slurping at Umamimart: Slightly Peckish. Go on!

On the bookish front, I’ll be posting soon about my trip to Sri Lanka and the Galle Literary Festival once I sort out my pics and will be catching up on what I’ve been reading. My holiday reading this year was a fantasy fiesta, just how it should be!

Speaking of fantasy, I’m almost finished with Steven Erikson’s Malazan books (yes, I’m on the tenth and final volume) and am catching up on Ian C. Esslemont’s books. See, even if I wasn’t too impressed with his 2nd book, I still went ahead and read the next one. I’m nothing if not a loyal reader.

I also finally got back into George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series with the second volume, A Clash of Kings, and have been steadily going through them. The DVD box set of series one of A Game of Thrones is coming out next month and I can’t wait to see it.

I have to admit, after Erikson’s tightly plotted and densely written books, Esslemont and Martin’s books are a breeze (Erikson’s books take weeks to read, Martin’s took a day). But you’ll hear more about my thoughts in the coming weeks.


6 Responses to “Slightly Peckish Tuesday”

  1. is the Malazan series worth a look? I’m guessing yes seeing as you are reading the last one 🙂 I’m not the biggest fantasy fan though…

    • sakura Says:

      Definitely! But you may want to start with some lighter fantasy first – Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora, G.R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, Janny Wurts’ Curse of the Mistrwraith or Katherine Kerr’s Daggerspell or something by Stephen Donaldson. I hope you enjoy!

  2. Francois Says:

    Sakura! It’s francois, we saw eachother at the Book Club last week! I just noticed you’re reading Steven Erikson. I can’t believe we didn’t talk about him! He’s one of my all-time favourite fantasy authors…. I really really love his work, and I think the Malazan series is completely mind blowing. Hopefully you’ll have finished TCG by now so you know how it ends 🙂

    • sakura Says:

      Francois! That’s so weird! It’s so rare to meet people who’ve read Erikson that I never thought to bring him up! We need to discuss him sometime since his work is so complex and yet brilliant and I’m sure I’ve missed lots of things. I still haven’t finished TCG as I haven’t been home much (and it’s too heavy to lug around!) but hopefully soon. Thanks for leaving a comment:)

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