Well, after two (and a bit) long months, my vagabond days are over. I have my Macbook back in my possesion, a consistently solid roof over my head (some hostels are dodgy) and certainly won’t have to be waiting for anymore trains!

So what does this mean for you and A Dribble of Ink? Well, simply that things should be back to our regular broadcasting schedule!

I took every chance I could to blog over there, but it just wasn’t enough to satisfy me. Now that I’m back home I’ve got a load of content I’m just itching to put together. This includes reviews of Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan, The Ten Thousand by Paul Kearney (a less formal review of my re-read) and Blood Ties by Pamela Freeman. It was certainly a damn good 9 weeks of reading for me, so keep an eye out for those reviews over the next couple of weeks.

Those following me on Twitter, will have noticed that I’ve started a re-read of Robert Jordan’s The Eye of the World. With the upcoming release of the final volume in series, written by Brandon Sanderson, I figure it’s about time for me to catch up on the series. Having read the first several volumes, my plan is to re-read the first three or so, Wikipedia the next few and then pick up where I left off (Path of Daggers, I do believe). I won’t be doing this back to back, because I want to keep the regular reviews coming as well, but rather I’ll be fitting in Wheel of Time novels between other novels. It will be the first time I’ve re-read any of the novels since I first read them back in High School, should be quite an experience!

I’ve got copies of Richard Morgan’s The Steel Remains, Peter V. Brett’s The Painted/Warded Man and Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn hanging around, which will probably consist the next few novels I’ll be picking up. I’m generally a bit whimsical with what I read, however, so that could certainly change in the next few days!

If people are interested (leave a comment!), I’d certainly be happy to give everyone a little rundown of my journeys. In short I visited:

  • Holland
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • France
  • Ireland

Here are a couple of my favourite photos from the trip:

IMG_1093[1] Korcula Street (alternate) Dubrovnik Ruins Amsterdam

It was certainly a great time in my life, and I’ll continue to try and post some photos as I touch them up.

It’s good to be back!

  • Jeff C November 24, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Welcome back! Glad you had safe travels. Looking forward to your thoughts on the Kearney reread :)

  • Thea November 24, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Welcome back, Aidan! :) Your trip looks like it was amazing, I love the pictures you’ve posted (especially that staircase, and the one with the plastic animal watering pots…is that what they are?).

    Good luck on re-reading/catching up with the Wheel of Time novels. All five million pages of them :p

  • Patrick November 24, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    I don’t think there are that many pages in the Wheel of Time maybe a clean million. :-)

  • J.Cormier November 24, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    I think you’ll find that the first few books of the Wheel of Time are surprisingly fun to re-read. I feel up-to-date enough on Jordan at the moment, but I’ve forgotten so much of A Song of Ice and Fire that I’m going to have to re-read it again soon.

  • Tia November 25, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Welcome back! I’m so jealous. Those are some fabulous pictures.

  • aidan November 25, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks guys!

    There are plenty more photos where those came from (around 2700, in fact!). I’ll definitely try to post some more up soon.

  • edifanob December 8, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Also a belated welcome back from my side.More than 2 weeks without reading blogs and mails and I’m lost.Will take some time to read all the stuff.