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The Way of Kings
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
In The Way of Kings, #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson introduces readers to the fascinating world of Roshar, a world of stone and storms.It has been centuries since the fall of the Knights Radiant, but their mystical swords and armor remain, transforming ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for them. Wars are fought for them and won by them.One such war rages on the Shattered Plains where Kaladin, son of a surgeon, has been reduced to slavery, and Dalinar, commander of the armies, is plagued by dreams of ancient times, doubting his own sanity.Across the ocean, Shallan, a nave but brave and brilliant young woman, plans a daring theft to save her impoverished noble house from ruin.The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is Book 1 of The Stormlight Archive, an epic fantasy masterpiece in the making. THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVEBook 1: The Way of KingsBook 2: Words of Radiance
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Traci1
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I am loving this book. I find myself reading more slowly than I normally do just so I don't miss anything.

bookaholic1 It's a very good read...loved it 2mo
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Traci1
Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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HELP! This book is 1,252 pages. Actually it's more than that but it's 1,252 pages of actual book text, so closer to 1,300 total pages between the covers. I'm really struggling to open the book enough to read the bits in the crease. I even tried breaking the spine. But there's SO MUCH spine. Ugh. Is there a better way to hold it and access all the text without struggling on each page??

Kimberlone I got this on kindle for that exact reason 🤣 2mo
Traci1 @Kimberlone yeah my husband just rolled his eyes at me and said "you know you're just gonna buy it again on kindle. Might as well do it today." ? I honestly probably would have if I'd realized how big it was. I figured it'd be like 400/500 pages tops when I ordered it. 2mo
TieDyeDude Oh no! Such poor production. I've never seen that, I don't know how it can be addressed 2mo
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Suet624 Yikes! 2mo
Kimberlone @Traci1 the book husbands just know 😂 2mo
RaeLovesToRead I'm having similar problems with my hardback of Ordinary Monsters. Can't hold the darn thing up! 2mo
Bookpearl I don‘t know if this will help but look up thumb page holder (yes it‘s a thing). It‘s a small gadget that you put your thumb through that helps with holding the pages. 2mo
Traci1 @Bookpearl I've seen those. I may have to give it a try. 2mo
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Deifio
Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Started my reread of the Stormlight Archive a couple of days ago.
This year we finally have a mild spring. The magnolia is blooming beautifully and is not getting frozen mid bloom like the last couple of years.

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CampbellTaraL
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Bailedbailed

I tried hard to stick with this one but gave up at 8%. I'm not a big fan of medieval historical and/or high fantasy, both themes this story meanders down. I don't have any patience for damsels and the introduction of such as the secondary protagonist, I was done.

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451Degrees
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Pickpick

This was my third try reading this book however that‘s not an indication that this book is hard to read. This book is a huge commitment seeing that the books within the series are of similar if not longer in length. With that being said if you are a fantasy reader you should not sleep on this one. Written from myriad of perspectives from scholar to slave to high prince, the world they live in is on its way to great changes.

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Bookfan1414
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That moment when a book is so chonky that you have to split it into manageable 100 page chonks to make reading it feel possible. Hopefully I‘ll get so deep that the chonkiness will become irrelevant, but until then… 100 pages a day

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LeticiaToraci
Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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These came in the mail today!

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LeticiaToraci
Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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And these too.

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LeticiaToraci
Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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I received these in the mail today and I am so happy!

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Branwen
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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I know I've technically got ten more minutes until 2024, but I'm starting this a tad bit early! 🤭 And so behind my great Sanderson re-read! 💕📚💕 I'm super excited!

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Branwen
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Because Sanderson is releasing Book 5 of this series next year, I decided to do a reread of the first four books before it comes out! Am I crazy? Yes! Am I still going to try? Also yes! 😂 Even though there are going to be ten books in the series all together, this fifth book will be the last book in the current story arc, so it's a really big deal! 🥰 The next five books after this one will feature new characters and set in different time period!

vivastory So, you will be finished with this project by February I assume? 😁 5mo
BookmarkTavern Good luck! 🍀 5mo
BooksNBowls I‘m tackling this series in 2024 as well!! 5mo
Branwen @BookmarkTavern Thank you so much! 🥰 @BooksNBowls I'm excited for our journey! 💕📚 @vivastory HA! You have waaaaaay too much faith in me, my friend! 😂💕📚 But now that you say that....you have me curious to find out how long it will actually take me! 🤔🤭 5mo
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Branwen
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Screaming, crying, throwing up! 😱😱😱 There's so much to look forward to in 2024! 🥳🎉🎉🎉

vivastory I saw this in my email today. I've only read book 1. I'm a bit tempted to catch up in time to read book 5 when it comes out in a year. 5mo
Branwen @vivastory Yes! Yes! Yes! You totally should! 💕📚 5mo
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CrowCAH
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Listening to the #Audiobook borrowed from #Libby.

I had to check the book out a second time, because the first three weeks I only listened to half the book - 22.5 hours. Now I have three weeks to finish!

Love how Libby remembered where I left off and I didn‘t have to toggle to find my place.

I am so hooked; I‘m invested in the characters and what happens to them! Knowing it‘s a series, I hope at least one character gets more of a happy ending.

Bluebird Glad to hear it! I have this waiting in the wings. Trying to finish some other series before I start too many new ones. Lol 6mo
CrowCAH @Bluebird I hear yah! I go through periods where I start several books and have to rein myself in so I actually finish some. I definitely recommend, so maybe bump it up on your list of “next” books! 6mo
Bluebird I will! I have a specific ‘waiting in the wings‘ series list. I will definitely bump it toward the top. Hopefully I‘ll get to it this winter. One of my reading goals for 2024 is read more of my series 😃 6mo
CrowCAH @Bluebird a very good goal indeed; I wish you luck sticking to it!!! 📚 6mo
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mindduckbooks
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deliasson
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Wow!!! I was hooked through the entire book and so surprised at the ending!! The complexity of the characters and the changes they go through is very relatable.

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Nessavamusic
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Day 5 #NoShameReadathon2023 recommendations:
Fantasy Chunkster
I love a big epic fantasy here are some favs and some on my TBR.
The Stormlight Archive series -Brandon Sanderson-my longest reads 💯 worth the time
The Liveship Traders trilogy -Robin Hobb- I have read the first one this year and hope to finish the trilogy this year.
On my TBR -heard good things- Engines of Empire & The Grace of Kings

JLaurenceCohen I loved Words of Radiance and Oathbringer, but I found Rhythm of War frustrating 1y
Enchanted_Bibliophile Just finished Way of Kings... And loving it 😍 1y
Nessavamusic @Enchanted_Bibliophile yay! @JLaurenceCohen I didn‘t dislike it as much as others, but is definitely my least favorite. Words of Radiance is my favorite in the series so far 1y
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BonjourYall Thats a gorgeous liveship traders set! 1y
Nessavamusic @BonjourYall Yes, they are the UK editions, you can get them from Book Depository 1y
BonjourYall I‘ll defiantly check that out! Thanks 1y
Surf-Guitar-Read I absolutely loved this series! Can't wait for the next book to come out! 1y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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December gave me my best book of the year 💓
I love Sanderson's complex worlds and full characters.
Definitely one of my favourite Authors.

#12BooksOf2022
@Andrew65

Andrew65 A brilliant choice and look forward to reading his books this year. Thanks for playing along, it‘s been a good way to review the year. 1y
Enchanted_Bibliophile @Andrew65 Thanks for always coming up with creative ideas to keep us reading and making us smile 😊 1y
Andrew65 @Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks, that was a challenge 😂 Worth every moment of effort if it made people smile. 😍 1y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Almost forgot to post my final #ReadingBracket2022
For a while there I was thinking it's gonna be hard deciding which would be my favourite 😉

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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My December #WrapUp

📚Whenever I read Epic/High Fantasy I need to go slower so just 5 books for this month.

🌟 Favourite:
The Way of Kings
A Christmas Carol (always 💖)

👎🏻And I didn't had any books I disliked this month.

I'm so happy to have finished the first Stormlight Archive book 🤩 I see now why it's such a hyped book.

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451Degrees
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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I mean… it‘s not like I wasn‘t reading that or anything🤦🏻‍♀️😆😸 #hesactuallymycat #finankitten #catsoflitsy

WorldsOkayestStepMom 😻😻😻 2y
RaeLovesToRead Awwww so cute! 🥰🥰 2y
ShelleyBooksie So fluffy and adorable 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐈 love the face too! 2y
IndianBookworm Love the expression 😂😍 2y
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MartinaLove
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Currently reading. 📚

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451Degrees
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Now that I have finished two (😅) books this week I figured I should dive into this bad boy when camping this weekend! Not too far in but it‘s already a stunning read!

CallMeIshmael Just you wait 2y
451Degrees @CallMeIshmael I‘ve been warned several times over but I appreciate one again! I‘ll buckle up 😊 2y
TrishB You‘ll get arm ache holding that one up! 2y
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451Degrees @TrishB it is such a big book!😆💪🏼 2y
Saknicole Looks like a cozy spot to read! I love a good hammock read! 2y
451Degrees @Saknicole I haven‘t done it enough! It was great! 2y
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DaveGreen7777
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Thank you for this #LittensWantToKnow @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😁

I would love to see Brandon Sanderson‘s “Stormlight Archive” on either the big or small screen. With weapons and armor made of glowing metal, magic giving people the ability to fly or craft illusions, and fairy-like spren manifesting for all sorts of emotions and elements, this would be breathtaking to see in a visual medium! 🤩 Something tells me @Branwen will back me up on this!

TheSpineView It would make a great series! 2y
TracyReadsBooks I would watch it!!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎥 2y
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Zoes_Human YES 2y
Branwen THIS! 💕💕💕 I would literally explode with joy if we ever got to see this! 2y
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen I thought you‘d like my pick! 😁 2y
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ConfessionofaBookaholic
Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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First step into the world of #BrandonSanderson and it‘s easy to see what all the hype is about. I have some problems with the narrators but the story is good enough to get over it, 😂 Anyone else reading Way of Kings?

Follow.my.read I‘m OBSESSED with EVERYTHING #BrandonSanderson! 2y
ConfessionofaBookaholic @Follow.my.read I‘ve heard LOTS of good things and I‘m so far not disappointed. What‘s your fav series by him? 2y
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TheSpineView
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#LetterW

The Way of Kings is my favorite book starting with the letter "W".
Other favorites are:
We Are Legion by Dennis E. Taylor
A Whisper of Sorrows by J. D. Kirk
The Wise Man' Fear by Brandon Sanderson

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 🙌🏻📚 2y
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groofay
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Yeah, just sum up and review the longest novel you've ever read in 450 characters, they said. It'll be easy, they said.

It's really freaking good, but I'm very glad I'd already read four other cosmere books and spent two months reading this one instead of trying to brute-force my way through. It's a read that rewards time.

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Sorceress_Of_Books
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Pickpick

I absolutely LOVED this book so much! Bridge Four is EVERYTHING! I was so invested in the characters even from the beginning! Off to read book 2 as I need more!

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Readswithcoffee
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Pickpick

Read this one because my adult son & daughter-in-law really like it. I don‘t usually like fantasy books, but this is an exception for me. It is LONG, but I found it engaging. Will need to catch my breath before delving into the next in the series, but plan on reading it. I switched between the audiobook and kindle version. The narration of the audiobook is very good.

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TheSpineView
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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PageShifter He definitely is a popular author 2y
TheSpineView @PageShifter Yes, he is. So many great authors to choose from 2y
Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 2y
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wildwoodreads
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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So, I‘m a day late with my wrap up post because……well…..I didn‘t realize May had ended. A lot of stuff happened in May, but it still felt like it flew by. But it was a good reading month. I finally feel like I‘m out of my slump. Plus, I read a lot of books that I enjoyed. I don‘t think I gave anything less that four stars. But The Way of Kings stole the show. It‘s a new favorite for sure.

Did you find a new favorite this month?

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DcSunshine
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Couldn‘t get into it - only made it a few chapters. it just felt like so many other books I‘ve read recently, the plot, the setting, the characters, I‘ve read it all before. Perhaps I‘ll try again

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Fr3NcHtOaSt
Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Started reading this after hearing so many people rave about the stormlight archive series. It‘s really good so far, just a lot of mechanics to take in and learn about, that‘s why I‘m utilizing the stormlight archive wiki as I read to learn things.
#WayofKings #BrandonSanderson #stormlightarchive #ebook #kindle

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wildwoodreads
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Pickpick

I finally finished this beast of a book, and I loved it! I didn‘t love Dalinar or Adolin‘s points of view at first, but Shallan and Kaladin kept me interested enough to keep going. By the end, I was hooked by the whole story. And in true Sanderson fashion the ending was epic. It took some time to get through this one, but it was totally worth the effort.

Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/05/06/the-way-of-kings-review/

idealityandme Fun fact: my brother named his son Kaladin after this book😂 2y
wildwoodreads @idealityandme Um. That is absolutely amazing! 😂 2y
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Branwen
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I just got home from work and that means...MY OFFICIAL 10 DAY BIRTHDAY VACATION BEGINS! 🎉🎉🎉 I had to use up some pto, and what better time to do it than around my birthday, which is Saturday! I'm going to be spending the time off reading, kitty cuddling, and walking at the park! Bliss! 💕📚

Also, yes. I am attempting to re-read Stormlight Archive again before Sanderson's new books come out next year. Yes, I'm crazy. 😁❤ #catsoflitsy #rumpel

DaveGreen7777 WOO-HOO!!! 🙌 Enjoy your time off, my friend! 😀 2y
wanderinglynn Enjoy your time off! 2y
Leftcoastzen Enjoy that time ! Rumpel is so cute ! Treat yourself to something good! 2y
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vivastory Enjoy your PTO 🎉👏📚🎂 2y
Larkken Kitty looks excited, too!! 2y
GingerAntics How fun!!! Happy Birthday!!! I hope you enjoy the books, the cuddles, and the walks. 2y
Dragon Have a Happy Birthday Holiday! 🥳 🎂 🌺 2y
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 @wanderinglynn @Leftcoastzen @vivastory @Larkken @GingerAntics @Dragon Thank you so much, everyone! 💕 I'm not sure who is more excited, me or Rumpel! 😁 2y
GingerAntics I dunno. Rumple looks awfully excited!!! 2y
ravenlee Happy birthday! Enjoy lots of booking and catting. 2y
Branwen @GingerAntics I think you might be right! 😁 @ravenlee Thank you so much! 💕 2y
Linsy I'm impressed!!! The hubs and I are going to attempt a reread before the 5th books, but I must admit it seems daunting! 2y
Branwen @Linsy It is very daunting! 🤣 I don't know if I can do it, but I'm certainly going to try! 2y
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Nessavamusic
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#sundayfunday

1. Fantasy
2. Tagged is definitely a new classic of fantasy
3. Brandon Sanderson, Ilona Andrews, Joe Abercrombie, Anne Bishop & Jen Williams

BookmarkTavern Someone gifted me The Way of Kings years ago. I‘ll have to bump it up my TBR! Thank you for sharing! 2y
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magicalshelves
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What a beast this one was!!! I really enjoyed Kaladin and Dalinar‘s chapters and I am excited to see where this series goes. I am hoping Shallan‘s story arc improves because her chapters often had me bored to tears.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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magicalshelves
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Hello Litsy! It‘s been awhile. I only have two reading goals this year, one of which is to finally read Brandon Sanderson‘s Stormlight series. I am currently about 650 pages through book 1! My second goal is to read 10 books-a much lower number than my usual but I plan to tackle a lot of very big books this year.

#stormlight

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blithebuoyant
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Strawberry Hibiscus jam I made on my day off ❤️ Inspired by the Simberry jam from The Stormlight Archives (this one is poison-free, I promise 👀) #thewayofkings #shallan #kabsal #brandonsanderson #oathbringer #wordsofradiance #rhythmofwar #strawberry #hibiscus #jam #canning #audiocanning

Blueberry Good for you! I haven't seen those jars before. 2y
Tamra Looks beautiful! 2y
blithebuoyant @Blueberry I found them on Amazon! 2y
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blithebuoyant @Tamra thanks so much! It‘s delicious 2y
Readswithcoffee Hahaha! Great pic. Almost finished with this book. Phew! 2y
blithebuoyant @Readswithcoffee I‘m so late on this, I just redownloaded Litsy today after a phone catastrophe back in the summer. How far into the series are you? 1y
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Nessavamusic
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I finished this massive fantasy epic and wow it was great. Very character driven, unique magic system, war torn world: all elements that equal the best fantasy. I look forward to continuing this series! 5⭐️
#chunkster #fantasy
Completing this equaled 4 more bingos +80 points and for the first time I completed my entire #bookspinbingo card for 100 points! 15 points for #tbr read #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I'm going to get to some Sanderson one of these days!!! 2y
Nessavamusic @TheAromaofBooks Well I enjoyed both his YA Sci-fi Skyward and this one, so I would definitely recommend. 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉 2y
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Nessavamusic
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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#weekendreads

1. Tagged physical book-final read to fill my #bookspinbingo card! Also on my Kindle The Love Con by Seressia Glass and just started listening to The Best Worst Christmas by Kate Forster
2. Sweaters! Freshly fallen snow if I don‘t need to go anywhere. ☃️
3. So many, but just finished In a Holidaze.

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Nessavamusic
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I‘m diving into this epic! I have heard only good things. #epicfantasy #tbr #chunkster

kplovesbooks It's SO good! A lot to take in, but SO good!! 2y
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Nessavamusic
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#weekendreads
1.📖The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams, Merry Inkmas by Talia Hibbert 🎧Whiteout by Adriana Anders
2. Read and cleaning
3. Tagged! Should start later this week.

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shadowspeak17
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#NovemberWrapUp
Only three finished this month, but one was a chunkster, so I‘m not complaining. I enjoyed them all too.

Total: 3
Print: 0
Ebook: 1
Audio: 2
Fiction: 1
Nonfiction: 2

#booked2021: 1
#friendrecchallenge: 1

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Nessavamusic
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#Two4Tuesday
1. Yes surpassed my 175 book Goodreads goal, currently at 203!
2. Very much want to dive into tagged.

TheSpineView Wow! Fabulous! Thanks for playing! 3y
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Bookworm04
Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
Pickpick

Never normally my normal gere but so glad persisted with it now for book 2

May took me while to complete it but this was my biggest book ever read so it quit a accomplishment 1st may 2021- 30 October 2021
Very proud of self and understood the book so must been good to actually comprehend it to at same time.

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Bookworm04
Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson

Walking home from my 3pm till midnight mcds shift puts way kings on audible. nice chilled shall flip paperback Upto point where got up to of it counts towards the readathon @Andrew65 #OutstandingOctober readathon this book has never been my usual gere of books and it‘s a monster of a book determined to finish it got book 2 paperback nxt audio one to when book not with me. Want to get back into reading.doing ok so far sorry for silly time post

Andrew65 That‘s a good start. 3y
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Bookworm04
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#OutstandingOctober readathon chill time hubby going out. Teenagers are chilling in their rooms only means one thing. 109 pages read today!!!!! In one day wow proud of that for one book I always switching. So more to add on today‘s total when go bed

Andrew65 Brilliant start 👏👏👏🙌 3y
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Bookworm04
Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson

Audible on , beats on full volume , wine open time to be in book world for bit been awful week time to chill. Read as listen helps me pick up reading skills.

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Bookworm04
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2️⃣0️⃣pages read of book done tonight for way of kings ✅ now for 2nd target of once upon a lie of 6️⃣5️⃣pages target not bad little and often all adds up. If manage it , it will be 8️⃣5️⃣pages read in a night WOW!!! That‘s good going ✅🕒2️⃣6️⃣MINUTES done so far reading time I always aim for hour a day in bits or whatever fits works so far anyway.