Media Recap: April 2013

Posted on Sun 05 May 2013 in media recap

Summary: 4 novels, 1 podcast, 1 game, 1 video, 1 piece of research

Novels

  • Firespell by Chloe Neill
  • Hexbound by Chloe Neill
  • Charmfall by Chloe Neill
    I came across the novels by Chloe Neill on my search for new urban fantasy material on Amazon. You have to admire Amazon's recommender algorithm for its accuracy. I have quite some trouble putting away a book again instead of finishing it even if I happen to dislike it. For some time that hasn't been an issue though since the automated suggestions were quite nice and I felt entertained, which is the point of most of my (novel) reading.
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
    Throne of Glass is - for a little change - not urban fantasy, it's just fantasy - and good one, if I dare say that. This novel was a real pageturner for me and I look forward to checking out other stories set in this particular setting. I've seen there are already other books available.

Podcasts

Games

  • Mass Effect 3
    Not much to say about ME3 anymore. Still playing with my girlfriend when (or rather if) we find time between assigments for university and the daily chaos. We're somewhat past Priority: Palavan.

Video

  • Why Linux Sucks
    Unfortunately I can't remember how I stumbled across this 40 minute long presentation about the reasons Linux sucks, but it's worth watching as well as re-sharing and thinking about its contents.
    Summary: There are many points which can easily be improved and some which are not that easily solved.

Other

I’ve recently looked into Asperger syndrome since that topic came up in several articles I read and was sometimes referenced in a book. I haven’t quite had the time to check the more interesting linked resources on wikipedia, but there’s one .PDF that I already read which proved interesting.