What are you reading?books
Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:44 PM
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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:08 PM
3, 2, 1....
It's been quite a while since my last post from 2011, when I announced having started reading the Wheel of Time. Well, reading that series took me more than a year I think (excluding the last book, which came later), but I did it! Of course, it was f*ing epic, though it did get really slow around the late middle. I believe one entire book described events from only one or a few days. This didn't bother me all that much, but I can imagine that if you had been reading the series from early on, having to wait a long time for each book (like a friend of mine), it would have made you...ever so slightly annoyed.
As readers know, Robert Jordan, the author, died before finishing the series, but it was expertly completed by Brandon Sanderson, who I had never heard of until then. Like probably many others, I then read his other work: the Mistborn series, Warbreaker, Elantris, and others. Most recently I finished Words of Radiance, the latest and second book in his Stormlight Archive series, which is his most ambitious and greatest yet. Each of his series takes places in a unique and interesting world and has one or more unique, well thought out system(s) of magic.
Extra bonus points are given for the fact that the stories all take place in the same universe, called the Cosmere. While every series has its own story and problems, there is a common "superplot" as well, which you'll only pick up on if you read it all.
Some time ago, I was reading the Cuckoo's Calling, the detective novel written by J.K. Rowling under a pseudonym. I got distracted though, but picking it up again is next on my list.
Also, for lighter reading, Donald Duck pocket books
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:57 AM
Currently I'm re-reading the Dragon Jousters, by Mercedes Lackey. Neat little series of books that mixes an ancient Egyptian setting with dragons and some magic. Notable for the care the author puts into describing the physiology of dragons, their habits in the wild, proper care and feeding, logistics of fighting on dragonback, and so forth. Details are something that really make a book come alive--like, for example, the fact that the languages Tolkien wrote into his books are completely functional.
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