Sometimes it can be tricky to decide what book to buy, but recently I’ve noticed my Amazon basket has been bulging like the boob tube of a 30 stone woman. There are several new authors whose books I want to read.
Brandon Sanderson’s first Mistborn book is in there, as are The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. Lynch is, so I’ve heard, a bit like Joe Abercrombie or George RR Martin, and I’ve been meaning to get that book for months now.
A pair of light but nevertheless intelligent history books are on my to-buy list too. I loved Philip Matyszak’s Legionary: The Roman Soldier’s (Unofficial) Manual. It was concise, witty, intelligent and interesting. There’s a similar book about knights, written by Michael Prestwich, which I’m looking at getting. Matyszak has also written a pair of ancient travel guides, one about Athens, the other about Rome. The Athenian version’s in my basket, but if it’s as good as the Legionary Manual I’m sure to get the Roman one too.
Incidentally, it’s less than a month until the start of the Game of Thrones HBO series (available in the UK via Sky Atlantic). The adverts look pretty good, but the proof of the pudding will be in the eating.
Last of all in this rambly post I’ve already bought a new game. I wasn’t intending to, but I remembered I had some credit and instead of withdrawing money from an account decided to spend a whole £1.50 buying F1 2010 for the PS3. There are some bugs, I know, but I’m still hoping to enjoy it. A sequel, cunningly entitled F1 2011, is set to come out in September. I don’t know whether it’ll include Bahrain or not.