The Last ShadowBooks

The Last Shadow by Orson Scott Card.
Sci-fi: 315 pages.
Volume 6 in the series Ender's Game: The Ender Saga.

Horrible. Struggled to get to the halfway point when it at least because interesting. More on the stupid virus, teleporting humans, talking birds.

Rating: 3 (out of 8)

Monster Hunter VendettaBooks
by Larry Correia
Fantasy: Contemporary: 647 pages

Owen saves the world again, kills the Dread Overlord a a wedding gift.

Rating: 6 (out of 8)

Monster Hunter InternationalBooks

Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia.
Fantasy: Contemporary: 726 pages.
Volume 1 in the series Monster Hunter.

Still one of the best modern fantasy with guns. Owen kills a werewolf then gets recruited to kill other monsters.

Rating: 6 (out of 8)

A New ClanBooks

A New Clan by David Weber.
Sci-fi: 423 pages.
Volume 4 in the series Honorverse: Star Kingdom.

Once again too much people and who will date who and not enough tree cats. Made worse by having a mentally deaf treecat who has a third set of names for everyone involved rather than just having the usual second set given by treecats.

Rating: 4 (out of 8)

Lost a swarmBeekeeping
Went to the hill today to kill some ants before they became a problem. Could hear the buzz of a swarm when as I got there. Took a few minutes to find them, way up in a pine tree. No way to get them down. Will have to remember to check the swarm traps.

Monster Hunter BloodlinesBooks

Monster Hunter Bloodlines by Larry Correia.
Alternate Fantasy: 324 pages.
Volume 8 in the series Monster Hunter.

Devoured it. The Drekacvac has some really cool powers and the shapeshifter is applicable to the D&D game.

Rating: 6 (out of 8)

The HobbitBooks

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Fantasy: 287 pages.
Volume 0 in the series The Lord of the Rings.

Read it again since its been a long time, like 12 years.

Rating: 7 (out of 8)

The Nature of Middle EarthBooks
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Fantasy: 440 pages

So no the death of an author does not stop books by the author, nor does the death of his son. 49 years after Tolkiens death hi is still publishing books, or at least his editors are still publishing his notes. Covered a lot of little used subjects. Way to much time on how many elves and generations came about in the insane 10s of thousands of years before the rising of the sun.

Rating: 5 (out of 8)

honey extractionBooks
Extracted honey on Sat. About 240lbs. The largest harvest I think I've had. Took 9 hours including running around to collect ore supers that morning (and left a number that were still uncapped). Wax is set out to get cleaned by bees and they are all over it still three days later.

Daughter of the SerpentineBooks

Daughter of the Serpentine by E.E. Knight.
Fantasy: 478 pages.
Volume 2 in the series The First Dragoneer Academy.

Ileth gets back to the Academy and then is forced to leave by a governor claiming to be her father. That puts her in the north for the short war she helped start.

Rating: 5 (out of 8)