Thursday, December 20, 2012

Throwback Thursday (96)

I found this picture of Trinity College Library, and thought it would work for this meme with a little play with lighting and adding the words.

Let's talk about those books already on the shelves, yours or the stores.

I have a post for books I'm looking forward to coming out;
Looking Forward To...
But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on the shelves.

Whether it be on your shelf waiting to be read or on the shelves in the stores waiting for you to give it a good home.

So, I thought I would share a book a week that is just waiting for me to travel through it's world.

Now... where do I start? Lets go by Published Date on the books...

This Week:

This one takes some explaining.  I feel like such a bad fan with this one.  I love Brandon Sanderson's work.  Amazing magic systems.  Wow.

I started this book a while back.  My son was in football, all evening was spent at football.  I was running out of time.  This book is well over 1,000 pages.  Yeah! *blink, blink*  I liked the world he was building, the setting of the characters he was creating, but I couldn't get through the book with all that was going on at the time.  I had to put the book down at about the half way point.  Shame on me for not picking it up again.  I should do that.

Goodreads Synopsis:
Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soiless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.

It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them.

One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable.

I've heard back from a few bloggers that they would like to join in this meme post, so I'm adding a Linky for you to join in.  Grab the picture above, and join in.  All I ask, is if you can acknowledge my blog in the post so others know where to come back to and join as well.  Thank you.


  1. Oh I've heard about this book. It does sound good. I hope you get to pick it up again soon!

    1. Thank you Melissa, I do want to get back to it, but it'll take some time to get through it. lol. :)

  2. Have never read Sanderson as I'm phobic about chunky books. Over 1000 pages? Yikes!

    1. lol Alexia, I was nervous when getting into this one at the start. It's a heavy read, but so light in weight to carry! I was surprised. :)

  3. This one is new to me. I don't like the cover really.

    1. Jennifer Bielman, I've really enjoyed Sanderson's fantasy reads, and do need to get back to this one before the next comes out. :) Thank you.

  4. I was a bit disappointed with Brandon Sanderson's The Final Empire, but I hope this is a good read for you, once you get to finish it :)

    1. Cherry, I like the system he has created here, but it felt like a slower read for me in the first half. I think that's in part why I didn't get through the whole thing at the first sitting. I'll get back to it one of these days though.


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