Tag: The Way of Kings

2020 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

2020 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

Posted January 8, 2021 in Blogging, Bookish Things, Checking In // 0 Comments

It’s that annual wrap up time of year again! When I set up the placeholder for this post a year ago and called it “Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles” I had no idea how true that would ring.  I know I was thinking about following through on my personal reading challenge as well as Start On Your Shelfathon… but y’all?  2020 has been rife with reading challenges.  And blogging hurdles.  I am plum worn out. Usually, I use this post to share Goodread’s “My Year In Books”.  This year, I’m going to pull a little data from that page, but they’ve stripped […]

The Disney Book Tag

The Disney Book Tag

Posted December 21, 2020 in Tags // 0 Comments

This one is a bit of an oldie, but as a Disney fan, it was definitely a tag I needed to feature on my blog.  Before I go too deeply into that, though, I do want to send out a lot of love to the folks who were furloughed and eventually laid off by Disney.  So many people give their loves to the parks and company and making magic happen, and it’s heartbreaking any time something like this happens.  While I understand the business need of downsizing when profits dip (side-eyeing the overpaid execs here, though), that doesn’t make it […]

What’s This?  A BookTube Channel?  – My November Wrap Up!

What’s This? A BookTube Channel? – My November Wrap Up!

Posted December 7, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I’m going to be making a few changes to my wrap ups, starting with this month.  First of all, I’m removing the “haul” section.  There’s a couple reasons for this. I always feel weird talking about new books and ARCs when there are so many out there who can’t bring in books every month because of their location or financial situation. I started a BookTube. In many ways, #2 feels like it cancels out #1.  I don’t get dozens of books every month, either… but Book Hauls seems like a central theme on BookTube and it […]

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Posted November 19, 2020 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  I see why people enjoy Brandon Sanderson as a fantasy writing, but I’d be lying if I said I was quickly immersed into The Way of Kings. I do blame this partially on the narrators.  Both of them were a bit dry (I don’t care for Kate Reading in particular, and she narrates a lot of books I read!) and I had to speed up the narration just to feel like they were talking at a normal pace.  But also, The Way of Kings falls prey to a common pitfall in fantasy books (particularly epic fantasy).  It flounders.  It takes the […]

The Mountain Book Tag

The Mountain Book Tag

Posted June 5, 2018 in Tags // 6 Comments

Luana @ BookStorm Girl tagged me in this one no less than 9 months ago.  Oops!  By the time I reached this scheduled post, I forgot all about it, and now I am SO EXCITED to bring you this tag because it’s such a fun idea!  +10 points to Ditsha @ Bewitchingly Paranoid for pure brilliance in coming up with this(it was called the “Big Books Tag” back then), and another 10 to Luana for bringing it to my attention.. Besides, I’m all about bragging about the really long books I’ve read. For the purposes of keeping this interesting, I’m […]