New Acquisitions, Holiday Edition

New Acquisitions is a feature where I talk about recent books that I’ve purchased, borrowed, won, and/or received for review consideration. All book descriptions are taken from Goodreads. *waves*  It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything.  I got bogged down in holiday preparation and ended up taking some time away from blogging toRead more

“Steelheart” by Brandon Sanderson

Steelheart is set in a world where superpowers are real.  People with superpowers are known as Epics, and nobody’s quite sure how they were created.  Some people think that the Epics were a product of scientific experimentation.  Others think of them as magic.  Either way, their arrival coincided with a strange new light appearing inRead more

Mini-Review: “The Emperor’s Soul” by Brandon Sanderson

While updating my review indexes, I realized that somehow I’d forgotten to review “The Emperor’s Soul” by Brandon Sanderson, which was hands down one of my favorite books of 2012. Brandon Sanderson is one of my all-time favorite authors, and I’m a shameless fangirl.  Most of the novels that he writes are 1000-page chunksters.  TheRead more

I got to meet Brandon Sanderson and now my life is complete!

Bridge Four

When I saw that Brandon Sanderson was doing a signing in my area as part of his Words of Radiance book tour, I got super excited.  And that’s the understatement of the year.  My calendar entry for the event sums it up a bit better: I’m talking bouncing-off-the-walls excited.  I’m a shameless Sanderson fangirl, andRead more

The Hero of Ages Group Read, Parts III and IV

Welcome to the fourth week of the Hero of Ages groupread!  Since there was no discussion last week, feel free to discuss Part III here as well as Part IV.  The following post (and the comments) will contain plot spoilers, so if you haven’t read this far into the book, be warned. These are justRead more

“The Well of Ascension” by Brandon Sanderson

During the past month or two I’ve been reading Brandon Sanderson’s “The Well of Ascension” as part of a blog tour style readalong.  It was a fun experience, and now it’s time for a spoiler-free review of the book for anyone who hasn’t been following along. Note that when I say spoiler-free, there still willRead more

The Well of Ascension Blog Tour, The Conclusion

Hey everyone!  This week we’ll be discussing the ending of Brandon Sanderson’s “The Well of Ascension” over at Lynn’s Book Blog.  For anyone who missed the earlier discussions, they can be found here: Carl – part one Me – part two Sue – part three Adam – part four For anyone who hasn’t been followingRead more

“Warbreaker” by Brandon Sanderson

I read Brandon Sanderson’s “Warbreaker” as part of a groupread hosted by Amanda and Naithin.  For anyone who didn’t participate in the read-along, here’s a brief spoiler-free review: Princess Vivenna has spent her entire life being prepared to marry Susebron, the God King of the neighboring country of Hallendren.  War between the two kingdoms is imminent,Read more