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Re: Ermagerd. Berks!
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2019, 01:55:39 PM »
Wow, it's been almost a year since anyone posted to this thread?

I've spent the last week binge reading the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson.

If you like fantasy, this is a really good series.  Amazing world, realistic characters, and well written.  The first bit of the 2nd book was a bit slow, but the third book more than made up for it.

I'll have to check it out.

I finally decided to dig in an read the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.  I'm currently on book 6.  I should finish the series sometime around April.

April of 2023?

Isnt there like twenty or so books in that series, I remember wanting to start reading that in high school and at that point there was an alarming amount ofbooks. Thatwas over fifteen years ago when i had long hair.

Yeah, maybe not April.  I plan on finishing book 6 of 14 this weekend.  I believe I started reading them in November.  May or June is probably more realistic as most are 800-1000 pages.

From memory, I found book 6 or 7 really slow going...or maybe it was book 8.  When Brandon Sanderson took over to finish the last few books, things really picked up. 

I wouldn't be terribly upset if GRRM let Brandon Sanderson finish the Game of Thrones books.  At least they would be done.

Im guessing it was indeed book 6 you found slow.  I thought 7 and 8 went fairly quickly.
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Re: Ermagerd. Berks!
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2020, 09:02:49 PM »
My sister has started reading the Wheel of Time series. (It means she stops bugging me for a good while on what book from the shelf to pick next.)

Apparently, she really doesn't like Matrim Cauthon -- she thinks that he's childish and annoying.

Well, I retort, Egwene and all the other women around him are condescending, high-handed, and patronizing. "Don't forget to put your socks and shoes on before you go out, Mat! You know you'll forget!", and if I was surrounded by women like that, then I'd be an annoying little shit, too.

But all the women in WoT are like that!, my sister cries.

Doesn't change my position.
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« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2020, 10:24:35 PM »
Read Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao recently. It's incredibly well written. I (spoilers) really kept hoping the title was a lie, though. The ending hurts a lot.

Also reread the Te-Tao Ching, which is as weird as I remember, and The Tao of Pooh, which I don't think has aged well now that I'm older -- I find the author to be judgmental in many of the ways he praises Pooh for not being, and while I still think it's clever to use the Pooh books to explain the concepts of Taoism, Hu's analysis feels like it misses the mark most of the time.
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