Friday, 11 March 2016

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen


After a tiring day of archery on Saturday, and still recovering from a cold I took it easy on Sunday, and read Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen the latest book by Lois McMaster Bujold set in her Vorkosigan universe.  I couldn't put it down.  OK not literally, but once I started I had to finish it.  There are very few authors that do that to me nowadays.  I note that some people thought the title was long and made suggestions that the book should've been called Sergyar, but quite frankly I thought the title was most apposite: namely it describes the subject matter of the book, which in this case is about two people's relationship and grief.  There are other things going on, but the story is small in scope even if set with a large universe.

Writing wise I've been working on article for Henry at Miniature Wargames & Battlegames magazine that I started last year but which became lost in the sea of anxiety that was finishing my first novel.  Anyway, I completed the photo essay, which required me to take more pictures, as the first lot weren't right: I'd failed to set the ISO setting on both cameras to the same number (I was doing a compare and contrast shot of 12 versus 16 megapixels, which to be fair had to be taken at the same settings. 

Since then, when not at work, I've been enthusiastically taking more pictures with my new camera.

So that's it for another week.

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