Gardens of the Moon – Steven Erikson

Gardens of the Moon : Book One of The Malazan Book of the Fallen (Malazan Book of the Fallen)Gardens of the Moon is a series that was reccomended to me by the good folks of Quarter to Three as a great new series that had a lot of depth and did something different with the genre that is typically dry, repeating, predictable plots. Gardens of the Moon is anything but.

The book throws you into the middle of a world spanning war, between multiple factions, and a ton of characters who all have different motivations. The world itself has a ton of history that is only hinted at, and from what I’ve heard continues to open up and be fleshed out in the next few books in the series.

I’m a sucker for fleshed out worlds, with their own histories, and little details that bring them to life. That and well done protagonists that all have depth and motivations beyond killing the big bad foozle with the sword of wizbang just cause. Gardens of the Moon accomplishes what I only had thought George R.R. Martin had done so far this generation, and created a wonderful world I can’t wait to get to know better.

Worpress 2.0.3 Upgrade

I wrote a while ago about my plan to upgrade from WordPress 1.5 to 2.0, but never actually got around to doing so. Work and family took precedence over playing around with FTP, PHP and any other fun acronyms that make the web run. That being said, I had a few extra hours this weekend and ran the upgrade and so now what you see is WordPress 2.0.3 Wow.

Nothings different really. For the most part, it doesn’t to much to the interface that users see from what I’ve been able to tell. It’s got a more robust backend and admin panel to help me manage this site a bit better. I’m looking at also getting a new visual template and giving the site a new look past the WordPress default, which while nice, makes it look like a ton of other no thought sites out there. Any template reccomendations would be appreciated!

It should also help me create different user accounts so I can give my wife a login and she can post on her own, without any help from me, and it will be authored by her in the byline as well.