great start to a great series. can‘t believe i hadn‘t heard of this series before…
great start to a great series. can‘t believe i hadn‘t heard of this series before…
Bk2 of April & #AwesomeApril #Readathon was done Wednesday. Another reread, this was a mix of both audio & print book. One of my fave comfort reads when I‘m not feeling great, the world building, characters & story is fantastic(and much better than the tv series!!)Yes there could‘ve been better female characterisation & has no lgbtq rep but it was written over 30yrs ago. Still recommend #bookspinbingo #seriesread2022
Forgot how great this was 30 years ago. 😂😂😂 loved the TV series too!
For publishing year 1990 I chose this title. Although this is really not my cuppa reading wise I wanted to branch out during this reading challenge and try new author. I can appreciate why people enjoy this author as this was a fantastical world and it is inhabited by a colorful cast of characters. Will I read the rest of the series, probably not but I did enjoy this title #19822022 #100readingchallenge @Librarybelle
Today's card is the Two of Cups which focuses on our past and how we got into our current situation.
For this prompt, I'm choosing a whole series; specifically the Wheel of Time series. Because of the things Rand got into in his past life (*cough* Lanfear *cough*) he has to deal with a lot of trouble in his current existence! 😁
It‘s been years since I last read this, but I decided to reread the whole series. I still enjoyed it, though maybe not as much as I did years ago.
This was the first book series I ever had the joy of experiencing. Not many books give me a sense of nostalgia like these books do. I remember forgotten memories as I once again turn the pages twenty years later.
To return to this series after so much time has passed is a strange sensation. It's almost like reading it for the first time. I have no clue what's going to happen, and yet it's all so familiar.
I know it‘ll be a couple more weeks before I can officially start this (once I finish all the books I‘ve started this month) but I‘m going to dive right into The Wheel of Time series! I was originally going to just watch the show, but I think I need to read the books first ☺️📚
While there may be nothing new under the sun, fantasy novels certainly seem to be called out frequently for being derivative of those that came before them.
Yes, Thee Eye of the World has some derivative elements. There is a “chosen one” and a quest trope, as well as other well-worn tropes sprinkled throughout.
If you hate those tropes, then this novel isn‘t for you.
However, if — like me — you actually like these tropes, consider picking it up.
Forgot to post my #bookhaul from last weekend! I traded in some of my #unhaul at Half Price Books and then got some new ones. Went ahead and got the second Ice Planet Barbarians book even though I'm only about halfway through the first one. It's weirdly good??? I guess I understand the hype somewhat! Lol 😂
#ItHadToBeYou Day 7: been reading the tagged book since late December, it is such a chunkster, so it is slow going.
Reading our #NYRBBookClub pick for March, and the other three for our #DecolonizeBookshelves2022 reading theme. I thought I better get my fantasy fix from a POC author, and what better author than Ken Liu, of course.
I am almost halfway through this loooooong book!!!
If you love epic fantasy like Lord of the Rings or The Sword of Shannara, you'll probably enjoy this book. It took about 400 pages for this book to start developing its own character, or for the characters to stop being as flat. The girl never stopped being flat, though. Overall, not a bad book but it just didn't stand out to me. #Fantasy #EpicFantasy #HerosJourney
This book is AMAZING! It's very confusing to start with because it jumps right into the story and the world the author has made but once you get roughly 100 pages in, you're hooked.
The only thing that I disliked a little bit was that the main character was a little bit dense sometimes.
Got the whole series for Christmas cause I felt the show had a lot of gaps, I'm gonna try to read it all by the first half of the year. This was a good start, very typical high fantasy book: a quest and reluctant heroes and a magical guide. I like there's more of a gender balance in this and I loved Moraine, though I might be biased cause I love Rosamund Pike. 4.5 ⭐
What a wonderful intricate fantasy! This book has everything! The world is deeply layered and rich, the characters are unique and interesting, and the plot kept me turning the pages late into the night. I don‘t know why it‘s taken me so long to start this series! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Today ends the #JoyousJanuary #readathon and I almost met all of my goals! Finishing the tagged book was a little too ambitious considering it's a ~30 hour audiobook.
Finish The Red Scrolls of Magic
✅Start The Eye of the World
🎧Finish The Eye of the World (70%)
✅Finish The Heart Break Bakery before it returns to the library
🎧Read a graphic novel or manga (70%)
✅read 3 national geographic articles
I‘ve finally started reading the Wheel of Time series, and OMG it‘s so good! Why did I wait so long to read this?! Also I love a good #BookMap ❤️
I enjoyed the Amazon series so much, that I hunted the first two books down. One of those rare instances when the series seems more impressive than the book. But will still wait and see.
I did some audiobook crafting this evening while my husband was out of the house. I was collaging some old calendar and discarded book pages to make a backing for a slightly damaged poster that's too small for the frame I had. I'm not sure that I like how this improvised poster backing turned out. #AudioCrafting
Just finished book 1 - so heading over to the TV series to see how it holds up…… interesting casting, scenery is magnificent but everyone is at least 10 years older than I imagined! #booktoscreen
Its amazing! Intricately plotted, a hugely immersive world and a cast of characters - both fringe and central - that just leap off the page. Intersecting time lines, arduous journeys, fantastical quests, special powers, epic battles and a host of intelligent cats - it has it all. With so so many fab books in the world - im not sure I'll read the next 13 in the series - each at 800+ pages.....but I might!
But mama… you said ‘just one more page‘ lots of pages ago..
Really loving reading this book in time with this podcast - which stops and chats about stuff every 10 chapters! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
I am NOT moving for at least an hour - For anything! #imatagoodbit
My #9thBookOf2021 for #September is a reread. The 1st book of the Wheel Of Time series, It‘s been my favourite fantasy series since I picked it up in 1990. To the point of my original paperbacks falling apart with duct tape holding a few together. I‘ve lost count of how many times I‘ve reread them, I was so hoping the tv show would do it justice, but should‘ve known better. Sigh🙄 Highly, highly recommend. #12BooksOf2021
I have a bit of time to myself tonight - everyone‘s eating left overs and cake and I‘ve retreated! This is possibly the snuggliest blanket I‘ve ever had the pleasure of snuggling @DGRachel I might never be parted from it!
“She set herself a new goal, then: to be allowed to braid her hair younger than anybody ever. She did not really think the Women‘s Circle would allow it, but a goal that was easy was no goal at all.”
#WishesAndBlessings Day 29: A lot of #Secrets in this novel, which I would not have known existed if not for the Amazon Prime series that I absolutely devoured! Cannot wait to read and find all them 14 bookses! Bibingka and tiramisu-flavoured coffee. 💕
My post Christmas goal is to finish this today!!! Looking forward to a day reading!
“ Mumma - stop with that big chunky paper thing and come play with me!” #readingproblems !
It‘s been a while since the stickies have been out to markup for a BuddyRead. This time it‘s with the fabulous Jenn Northington (Book Riot) and her Wheel Of Time podcast 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Rereading with my husband to refresh our memories for the show. Great book. Good narration.
#wintergames2021 +2,776 #mistletoemaniacs
#wintercosy @PuddleJumper #adventathon @ozma.of.oz #wrapitupreadathon @keys_on_fire #averymerryreadathon @TheSpineView #bookspin #christmasfilms #merrybookmas #comfortandjoy #clearyourshit #csreadathon #dashingdecember @Andrew65 #littenlisten @aperfectmjk
Jumping on the bandwagon LATE, I know, but here I am anyway. Had a friend recommend this to me when I was in a reading rut, and it was great because there are so many books!! I read this before watching the show, which is fun— glad to be able to critique the show better lol
Good world building, powerful women, dynamic characters (a little too similar to LOTR maybe??)— what‘s not to like?! 9/10
My two reading buddies for tonight 😻
My reading buddy today. 😻
Book #59: I delayed my entire November TBR to read this book before the show came out. It took me nearly the whole month to read it because I didn‘t have a ton of time to read this month and it dragged. Upon watching the show, I‘ve come to find out it‘s not much like the book at all!! I don‘t mind slight differences but jeez…. I‘m planning to pause on reading this series and maybe come back to it later on.
What. The. Actual. FUCK!?!
I wasn‘t expecting a perfect book-to-screen adaptation, but THIS is inexcusable!!! 🔥🤬🔥 The husband and I suffered through the first episode and I can guarantee we won‘t be putting ourselves through anymore of it. If you‘re a WoT fan and haven‘t watched it yet, save yourself! If you haven‘t read the books yet, PLEASE don‘t judge them by this joke of a show.
I‘m going to go cry over my precious copies of the series now…
HAPPY WHEEL OF TIME DAY! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 Who else is going to start watching the new show today?! I can't wait to get home and start it! I've got very high expectations! 😁 What character are you most excited to see onn screen? For me, it's for sure Nynaeve, who is my absolute favorite character! 💕📚 MAY THE DRAGON RIDE AGAIN ON THE WINDS OF TIME! 🐉 @DaveGreen7777