Tuesday, March 25, 2014

When you can't put down a book...

Review: Words of Radiance

Words of Radiance
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So I got the new "Words of Radiance" by Brandon Sanderson last week.. it almost lasted a week before I finished it off.

In the interests of those who haven't read it, (which is probably about 99% of the folks out there at this point, given its length), I'll avoid spoilers and just say that once again.. Sanderson has knocked one out of the park.

So much information, so many characters, so many different plots and an entirely new world, (multiple worlds really) to create.. yet he does it while still weaving an incredibly gripping tale of action, romance, humor, and fantastical (is that a word?) intrigue.

Brandon Sanderson is to Epic Fantasy what George RR Martin is to killing your darlings. ;)

Sanderson's work always has inventive magical systems, and this one is no different, although not entirely new.. he still puts his mark on it and spins it so that it's a new experience for the reader.

Sanderson is one of those authors that, when I get done reading his books, I always wish I could get a localized temporary amnesia so I could back and reread it anew again and experience the story fresh all over again. To me.. that's the epitome of what every author strives for.. that level of writing that makes the reader long to experience his stories anew over and over, and for me, Sanderson here has perfected that art.

I'll even give this much.. the first book I read it and then went back and reread just the Kaladin storyline, skipping Shallan because I found her storyline slow. In words or Radiance, Shallan has the more ambitious, interesting storyline.. surpassing both Dalinar and Kaladin. The entire book is riveting from start to finish.

Simply superb!

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday Motivation...

Rise and Shine everybody.. it's Monday Morning.. that means a new week is upon us, we've been given another chance to chase our dreams!!  Knowing that.. how can you not be filled with hope and energy??

So, what is holding you back?  Nothing but your own fears and doubts... intangible distractions!
In other words.. nothing!

If these don't get you going.. check your pulse, or go start an ant farm, cause there is no excuse for not feeling like you are blessed beyond belief, and all of your dreams are just some  hard work away from happening for you!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Let the Maze Runner Hype Begin....

Great trailer for the move, which doesn't even release until September.  Gonna be hard waiting that long.. looks like a huge smash hit in the making!!

Guess what time of year it is.... FIRST DRAFT TIME!!!