Book Reviews, Personal updates

My Book List for January 2018

I read twenty books in January. Some were rereads of favorite books, and some were brand new. Check out my Goodreads page for more information. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. Adult Fantasy: Mistborn – Brandon Sanderson The Well of Ascension – Brandon Sanderson A Road over Icy Water –… Continue reading My Book List for January 2018

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Book Reviews

Book Review – Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson

Book Review: Mistborn -- by Brandon Sanderson -- Vin is a skaa, doomed to scrounge and steal for her next meal, never certain if she’ll live another day. She lives in a world where the sun is red, ash falls continuously, mists invade nightly, and very few remember when plants were green. Vin has one… Continue reading Book Review – Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson

Book Reviews

I Eat Books

I eat books. For breakfast, along with my cereal, fruit, and milk, I eat the bread of life found in the scriptures. For lunch, along with a peanut butter and jam sandwich, I’ll add a chapter or so of Harry Potter, or perhaps a chunk of the Dead Sea Scrolls (in English). Afternoons, I need… Continue reading I Eat Books

Personal updates

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there.  I feel so blessed this year.  I have a wonderful family, sweet grandchildren, good friends, plenty of food and a comfortable home in a beautiful area where I enjoy so many freedoms.  I have a cute little dog who loves to walk with me.  I am thankful for my… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

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The Alloy of Law

Brandon Sanderson has done it again, this time with a western set centuries later in his fantasy Mistborn world. The civilization of Scadrial has progressed to the days of locomotives, electric street lights, six-shooters, rifles, and lawmen who try to bring order to chaos. Waxillium Ladrian can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use… Continue reading The Alloy of Law

Book Reviews, On Writing, Personal updates

My Favorite 25 Books of the Year

As I looked over my Goodreads list for the past year, I realized that I have read a LOT of books (over a hundred... and that’s only the ones I recorded).  I’ve enjoyed many wonderful stories from different genres, though I tend to read mostly Young Adult.  Some books didn’t make it on the Goodreads… Continue reading My Favorite 25 Books of the Year

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Warbreaker

I stayed up really late last night to finish Warbreaker, by Brandon Sanderson.  This book was incredible!  If you’ve read any of his other books, you know that Brandon’s world building is amazingly rich and complex.  He does this by weaving the details of his carefully constructed fantasy world into the story, gradually revealing a… Continue reading Warbreaker