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Back Burner

Back at the end of July, I was on vacation with my family. We rent a cottage right on a lake in Maine and it’s usually a chill time. The cottage is big enough so my family and I aren’t tripping over each other, those who like to swim can enjoy the lake, and there are some really comfy sofas and armchairs to just sit and read all day.

Near the end of the week-long vacation, I was in the middle of Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind and… I haven’t picked it up since.

This book was recommended to me probably about three to four years ago, by now, by a co-worker when I was working at Barnes and Noble. Thick fantasy books are generally right up my alley, and I like Rothfuss’s writing style.

But, despite being in the middle of the 700+ page book, the story itself hasn’t captured my attention. I was reading it without really knowing why. There’s nothing bad about the book, but I have yet to feel that pull towards the main character and his story, to know why I should care. Judging by a few of the side characters’ reactions to the main character, the MC is an incredibly smart dude, especially when it comes to the universe’s magic.

Like, that’s nice, but I still don’t know why I’m reading the character’s biography.

While I’ll definitely finish the book eventually, it’ll probably stay on the back burner for a little while longer, especially since I bought about half a dozen new books within the past couple of trips to Barnes and Noble. I need a bigger bookshelf.

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Posted by on September 6, 2018 in Home

 

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January Book Haul

Happy February everyone! The first month of 2016 went by so fast…

I’m pleased with my progress for January with both reading and blogging (writing is getting up there too). I’ve been keeping up with my posts and I’ve read some wonderful books already. Despite how many more books I have on my to-be read list, there’s always room for more!

Yesterday was my birthday and one of my bigger gifts was a generous gift card to my favorite bookstore. Before dinner, my sisters, bro-in-law, and I took a quick drive to said bookstore to spend the gift card because why wait? Considering that I also work at the store, I have a wonderful employee’s discount so I can get even more books!

Modeled with the lovely ragamuffin pup Chip, here is the pile of books I had gotten throughout last month:

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: This was a book that was recommended by one of my coworkers. I have no idea what it’s about, but I’m always up for trying out new fantasy authors!

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie: This is a book I picked up for Rachel. Peter Pan is her favorite Disney film, but she has yet to read the original story. I’m sure it’ll be reviewed at some point in time on her blog.

Scarlet and Cress by Marissa Meyer: I recently read and reviewed Cinder, the first of Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series, and I had to pick up the next couple of books. I’m only hoping that Winter will be available in paperback by the time I finish these two, but who knows?

Skyborn by David Dalglish: I may have mentioned David Dalglish once or twice or five times before on this blog. I had just finished “A Dance of Chaos,” the sixth of his Shadowdance series a couple of days ago. “Skyborn” is the first in Dalglish’s new series and, considering that I had thought it was due out in March, I was pleasantly surprised to spot it sitting pretty on the shelves.

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner: No, I have not read the Maze Runner series. However, I’ve heard enough about that series to know how popular James Dashner is and, upon searching for similar books to Ernest Cline’s “Ready Player One,” figured I would give this one a shot.

The Martian by Andy Weir: This book had been flying off the shelves even before the movie came out. Considering my mother also wants to ready it, I thought I may as well give it a shot.

The Only Pirate at the Party by Lindsey Stirling and Brooke S. Passey: Lindsey Stirling is an amazing dancer and electronic violinist and if you haven’t checked out her music on her YouTube channel, do it now! This book came out earlier in January and I couldn’t pass it up.

What are the newest books on your bookshelf?

 

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2016 in Home

 

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