You guys, this book is long. LOOOOOONNNGGGG. It took me over a month to read half of it – I took it out from the library months ago, there was a reserve on it so I couldn’t renew it, and had to pick it back up four months later and I STILL struggled to read it on time, despite being very eager to finish the story. While it’s not quite into Game of Thrones territory in terms of needing edits, but it’s in the ballpark. It’s long, guys. This third in Sanderson’s Stormlight trilogy finds the characters piecing their way […]
The last time I reviewed a Brandon Sanderson book, I complained of Sanderson fatigue, the review got featured, and several more people complained about it with me. So it is a bit sheepishly that I confess I not only went back to him but that I read the entire second Mistborn series minus the one book that hasn’t been published yet. And I enjoyed them immensely. In fact, for someone like me who still had fond memories of earlier Cosmere experiences, The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, and The Bands of Mourning were perfect way to pull me back […]
Episode 1-19: Going Insane, Got No Brain Wherein I review: 67. The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo #3) by Rick Riordan 68. Deranged: The Shocking True Store of America’s Most Fiendish Killer by Harold Schechter 69. Lies, Damned Lies, and History (St. Mary’s Chronicles #7) by Jodi Taylor 70. Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive #3) by Brandon Sanderson 71. Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh Lots of crazies up in this piece. Apollo finds his third Emperor. Harold Schechter scribbles about Albert Fish. Jodi Taylor soldiers on through the time travel. I finally cap off my Brandon Sandersoning. It was a […]
Episode 1-17: See You At The Crossroads, Bone Bone Bone Wherein I review: 59. Day Shift (Midnight, Texas #2) by Charlaine Harris 60. The Cutting Edge (Lincoln Rhyme #14) by Jeffery Deaver 61. No Time Like The Past (St. Mary’s Chronicles #5) by Jodi Taylor 62. Night Shift (Midnight, Texas #3) by Charlaine Harris 63. Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon Sanderson A residual Sookie Stackhouse trilogy comes to a real f–ker of an end: great characters, AWFUL names. Deaver goes a little off the rails in the latest Lincoln Rhyme mystery. I keep chugging through Jodi Taylor’s delightfully British time tranovels. And […]
Episode 1-16: All Roads Lead to Rat Wherein I review: 53. The Stainless Steel Rat Returns (Stainless Steel Rat #11) by Harry Harrison 54. A Trail Through Time (St. Mary’s Chronicles #4) by Jodi Taylor 55. The Woman in the Woods (Charlie Parker #16) by John Connolly 56. Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson 57. Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas #1) by Charlaine Harris 58. Stainless Steel Visions (Stainless Steel Rat #12) by Harry Harrison For the love of God, I finally finished the f–king Stainless Steel Rat series. Chugging along through the Cosmere and St. Mary’s. Took a […]
First, a confession. I have drunk the Wheel of Time Kool-Aid. I know this because when I started reading this book, I began thinking of an eventual re-read of the whole series. To say I was surprised by this desire is a bit of an understatement. Halfway through my Wheel of Time journey, if you would have asked me about the possibility of re-reading this series sometime in the future, my reply would have been along the lines of, “Um, whyyyyyy.” But now it’s, “Maybe?” And that right there should be enough to tell you how much I appreciated this last […]
This book was THICK. In every sense of the word. My wrists still hurt and I finished it days ago. My brain still hurts also. I needed the last few days to recover a little bit emotionally before I, a) Wrote this review, and b) Jumped into the last book. Long gone are the days where I could read three 1,000+ page books in a row. (I miss those days.) It’s not even that this book was particularly emotionally taxing. The Gathering Storm was much more stressful, in my opinion. It’s just that I read A LOT of pages in […]
Episode 1-12: I See Your True Colors Shining Through Wherein I review: 39. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson 40. The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell (Stainless Steel Rat #9) by Harry Harrison What began as my least favorite Cosmere book quickly climbed back up in my esteem. It’s the magics I didn’t care much for it this one, but the characters grew on me. And the Stainless Steel Rat was less delightful as he multiverse hops.