I didn‘t enjoy it as much as I had hoped I would. Occasionally slow and plodding.
It‘s midyear wrap up time. My Capricorn heart loves to review over my goals. I also love to make note of my favorite book so far, and my least favorite. I like to compare them to my end of the year stats. A lot can change in six months.
Favorite: The Name of the Wind
Least Fave: A History of Wild Places
What was your favorite/least favorite so far?
Full wrap up: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/06/30/2022-midyear-wrap-up/
I didn‘t want to love The Name of the Wind. But this book is stunning. The writing was lyrical, but concise. I probably would have gotten through it faster if I hadn‘t stopped every few paragraphs to admire the writing. But I think that‘s the fun of it. So I didn‘t want to fall in love, but I did anyhow. Now I‘m just praying for book three. 😂😂😂😂
Full review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/06/13/the-name-of-the-wind-review/
I‘ve been in a reading slump this year. Unfortunately they happen to the best of us so here are a few things that helped me break out of mine.
🌲Listen to Audiobooks
🌲DNF Until Something Sticks
🌲Re-read a Favorite
🌲Try a New Genre
🌲Visit a Bookstore or Library
🌲Give Yourself Time
Do you have any helpful tips?
Info on how these tips helped me beat a reading slump: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/06/10/how-to-beat-a-reading-slump/
In May, I told myself that I needed a break from epic fantasy. I had planned to dive back into some genres I‘ve been missing and break out of my comfort zone. But yet here I am with my June 2022 tbr that‘s full of fantasy novels. And I have no regrets. Other than the fact that I love The Name of the Wind and we don‘t know when book three will be out. 😅 But other than that I‘m so excited to dive into these chunky books.
I didn't manage to complete my goals for #awesomeapril but I did make good progress with my non-fiction choice of Incredible Journeys. I did complete the tagged as my fiction choice. Now moving onto my next fiction read, which is the next in my #thingsincommon thread. Picking up on wonders in the titles of IJ and new read Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth MacNeal.
Wasn't my favorite of the year, but a decent fantasy. This one did the thing that I struggle with for many fantasy worlds. Why CREATE a world where women are second class citizens? Are authors really that uncreative? But it was still pretty interesting and got me started on my audiobook kick.
Thank you @Texreader for the book!! I've seen this book before but never grabbed it, so I'm very excited to read it! I love the chocolate Santa and I'm also very excited to try the peppermint fudge! Thank you so much!
Merry Christmas and Happy #jolabokaflodswap ☃️🍫📖
I might be misremembering this detail, but I vaguely recall Kvothe spinning out his story next to a #fireplace in book one of the unfinished Kingkiller Chronicles. Fantasy books are always more appealing to me during the winter months & I have a few on my TBR that I am looking forward to potentially reading over the next couple of months. I heard a few days ago that he created a bit of buzz by reading the prologue to Doors of Stone & said it👇
When Patrick?!? WHEN!?!?!? 😤
Hahaha this is why I read the reviews first! Mostly just for entertainment.
Picture is of a review on Audible that gives one out of five stars and is titled, “Lipstick on a Pig”.
Just bought the 10th anniversary edition of The Name of the Wind, it's gorgeous. :)
A clever, thoughtless person is one of the most terrifying things there is.
4th read, as it is my comfort read when life gets messy (well, messier)
Still poetic and beautiful as ever 💚
As recommended by Rachel Parris on ‘Between the covers‘, this was really good! Like if Robin Hobb wrote Harry Potter for adults! It‘s a chunkster and I got restless at the 3/4 mark (prob more me than the book!) but amazing world building, characters to really root for and a plot that keeps you guessing! A fab read! 👍 #betweenthecovers
Vacation can‘t be over if I haven‘t finished my book, right?? #roadtripreading
Pat, it hasn‘t been 84 years, but it‘s been 1.5 decades since the release of the first book. This trilogy has slowly leaked from my brain overtime. Someone asked if I had read it & for my thoughts, & I realized, why? I can‘t recall. I know I had ❤️‘d it, I know I had been excited. I know that I lost hope of a conclusion about 5 years ago. I wish litsy had polls, Bc I want to know! Whose holding out hope? Whose given up? & Who doesn‘t care anymore?
Oh man, this really is a chronicle. So here comes my #unpopularopinion: I don't mind reading a chunkster if there's good reason for it to be a chunkster. This whole 660 pages was just the beginning of Kvothe's life story which was interesting enough but I still felt like it could've been told in half the amount of pages and still not feel rushed. 🤷🏻♀️
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I don't know what's wrong with me. Everyone else loved this book. Maybe it was just my mood, but I thought it was too long and too rambling and slow. My interest waxed and waned with the action. It"s like listening to your grandfather give directions and he goes on and on--get to the point!
#MarvelousMarch #Readathon 4th book read
1 - A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie. Why? I work a LOT. It‘s an easy listen with great narration that takes my mind off of our crazy world with an even more insane world! Light on heavy world building & all about the morally gray characters.
2 - The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. It‘s a magical coming of age epic fantasy. Lovely prose. Great narration, world building & character development.
#wondrouswednesday on Friday
1. The original cover is also great, but I love the 10th anniversary edition cover.
2. Mercy Thompson
3. I just gave a coworker an entire list! 😆
Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView 💜
1. A friend just sent me a book of photos by Neal Casal. A beautiful book I will treasure forever.
2. The tagged book. Fantasy is difficult for me. It “clicks” or it doesn‘t. I loved thhis book.
3. Bel Canto - Ann Patchett
*Tagging anyone who would like to play
I‘m wrapping up Christmas presents today. I bought Dillon signed copies of King Killer Chronicles. He is crazy for KKC. Additionally, a few other KKC items I‘ll show once unwrapped. If you have never been to the World Builder‘s site, check it out. I also bought Dillon his TAK board from there. Author approved and proceeds go to Heifer International. 🐄 #kingkillerchronicles #kvothe #christmas
And the TBR list continues....
4.5🌟 Simply put, I loved this book. It is not as action-oriented as many fantasy books, but that is not to say that it doesn't move quickly. In many ways, it is a coming-of-age tale wrapped in the trappings of high fantasy. It is hard to say what gripped me, but this book gripped me from beginning to end.
Late start to the morning, but finally getting to relax with a cup of tea and a book.
The audiobook of this transports you into a different world! A real fantasy world I haven‘t sank into since Harry Potter 😍 I recommend to any fantasy fans!
Any Starkid Potter fans? This is all I could think of when I read this.
This section where Kvothe is struggling to describe Denna is so moving. Maybe I'm a sap, but Rothfuss nailed this. Love is inexplicable.