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review 2017-08-28 02:37
Heavy Timber Structures by Anthony F. Zaya and Tim Diener
Heavy Timber Structures: Creating Comfort in Public Spaces - Anthony F. Zaya,Tim Diener

This stunning book of photos is from the Lancaster Co. Timber Frames Inc. It is a small compilation of some of their projects over the years.  The Lancaster Co Timber Farms build amazing wooden buildings from churches to historical reconstructions.  The pictures in the books show the different buildings they have had a hand in. Along with the finished pictures you get what I will call a blueprint of the wood they placed or used in building the structures.  There are also pictures of the construction. It is a very interesting book to look at and read.  The reading part is very short, so it only takes a couple of hours to get through the book. 

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

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review 2015-01-16 21:20
Booknote: Zaya
Zaya HC - Huang-jia Wei,Jean-david Morvan

From my review:

 

"I have to say I had a bit of a hard time with this one. The art is interesting, to say the least. I would call it a little surrealistic at times. The plot is not totally clear as it starts in an art exhibit and moves to a man getting pursued and shot. Is it some espionage thing we may ask as the comic starts?"

 

Click on the link to read the rest of the review on my blog, The Itinerant Librarian. Comments always welcome.

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text 2014-09-05 18:08
August Favorites/Highlights
Family Portraits - Sam Orchard
Zaya HC - Huang-jia Wei,Jean-david Morvan
Exiles: Down the Rabbit Hole - Judd Winick,Mike McKone,Mark McKenna
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers - Brian Michael Bendis,Steve McNiven,Yves Bigerel,Michael Avon Oeming,Sara Pichelli
Recipies for the Dead Issue 1 - Ein Lee,Vera Greentea

I haven't had time to do the August favorites until now.  Also, I've started using awesome notebook to keep track of book blogging stats, purchases etc. Am I the only dork who loves having new office supplies. Anyway, highlights from August. I noticed most of my favorites this month are re-reads ah well who cares.

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review 2014-08-25 14:43
Zaya
Zaya HC - Huang-jia Wei,Jean-david Morvan

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

Publication Date: September 1st 2014

 

I'd seen Zaya a few times on Netgalley and had always almost requested it, but something was holding me back. But when I saw some very positive reviews about it I changed my mind and decided this might just be something for me after all. 

 

Zaya is a retired assassin and mother of two. But in her business retirement is never final (unless you're dead) so when The Spiral (the organization she worked for) asks/forces her to accept a final mission, she doesn't have much of a choice. However, that might not even be the most dangerous thing lurking in space.

 

I'm not completely sure how I feel about this book. There were parts that really interested me while with others I had a very hard time concentrating. The cover is very beautiful, if you ask me, but the rest of the art work was just okay for me. I've seen things I liked better. The story is interesting but a lot happens at once, making it sometimes hard to follow exactly what's going on. It's definitely original, though I'm not sure it's book for everyone.

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text 2014-08-21 11:00
TBR Thursday #2
A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness
Whisper - Stacey R. Campbell
Zaya HC - Huang-jia Wei,Jean-david Morvan
Unbreakable (Legion, #1) - Kami Garcia
The Traveler's Wake - J.P. Moynahan
The Girl and the Clockwork Cat (Entangled Teen) - Nikki McCormack

Moonlight Reader started the TBR Thursday, and I think it's a good way to a) show what new books I've got and b) confront myself with my ever rising TBR pile. Only the books that after the next TBR Thursday remain on the TBR will be mentioned here (to make things look slightly less catastrophic!).

 

It has not been a good week for my TBR, unfortunately. It started well enough, Saturday I met with one of my online bookclubs for some bookshopping and dinner, and I only bought one book! There were more than enough nice books, that's for sure, but not always what I was looking for. (I was surprised to see that none of the seven (!) bookstores visited was selling Outlander even though the series is just new and I wanted to start by reading the first book. Which they apparently don't sell, for some reason. I can always just order it online, but prefer to buy in an actual bookstore.) After that, I spent a bit too much time on Netgalley, I'm afraid to say.

 

TBR pile currently stands at 162. (+4)

(Netgalley ARCs at 53 (+3))

 

*Sigh* I can only hope next week will be better. And I'm seriously considering to take the 30-day-NG-break I've seen some people do. I'm just not sure if I could make it.

 

A Discovery of Witches (the book I bought Saturday) I wanted to read because the reviews I saw lately on the latest book that's just been published.

 

Whisper I got because I already had the first book in the series Hush and I wanted to be able to continue the series.

 

I read a splendid review on Zaya (I can't remember who posted it, sorry) that really sparked my interest in the book.

 

Unbreakable was a book I already wanted to read for some time, so when Netgalley pulled the 'First 500 Readers' trick, I couldn't resist...

 

The Traveler's Wake and The Girl and the Clockwork Cat are both books that sounded interesting from publisher I usually like to read.

 

So, have you been strong last week? Or, if you got new books, which ones? Have you read any of these books (yet)?

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