Last month I started this post in an effort to get off Social Media and back into reading more. I’ve always been a bit of a bookworm but that changed a little when we had to convert to Kindles, just out of practicability. I don’t have the opportunity to pass books on like I did when we lived in Dorset and tiny little casa is being constantly reviewed for clutter. I do still miss the turn of a page and the smell of the paper.
So what have I been reading this month, other than the constant stream of you-know-what? If you follow my personal page on FB you will know what I’m talking about 😉
The Eye of the World #1 by Robert Jordan – I must admit I found this particular book a little hard and actually put it down several times. Jordan was an American author and there are 14 books in the series. He is considered one of the epic writers but for some reason it just wasn’t working for me. Not that it would put me off reading another one of his titles.
The Final Empire: Mistborn 1 by Brandon Sanderson – this is a complex story set in a world’where for a 1000 years the ash has fallen and no flowers have bloomed’. Two half skaa (the slaves in the story) come together after recognizing their skills as ‘Mistborns’ to defeat the Lord Ruler. It’s a fantastic piece of storytelling with a lot of thought gone into the magic systems. The world building is pretty impressive too and I particularly liked the attention to characterisation, Kelsier and Vin came alive on the page.
And, yes, only two books this month, a lot below my normal average but I have been doing a lot of research for my next project… and they were both epic in terms of length. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it 😅
So what have you been reading? I’m always up for recommendations of any kind, so please let me know!