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The Way of Kings
The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
In The Way of Kings, #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson introduces readers to the fascinating world of Roshar, a world of stone and storms.It has been centuries since the fall of the Knights Radiant, but their mystical swords and armor remain, transforming ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for them. Wars are fought for them and won by them.One such war rages on the Shattered Plains where Kaladin, son of a surgeon, has been reduced to slavery, and Dalinar, commander of the armies, is plagued by dreams of ancient times, doubting his own sanity.Across the ocean, Shallan, a nave but brave and brilliant young woman, plans a daring theft to save her impoverished noble house from ruin.The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is Book 1 of The Stormlight Archive, an epic fantasy masterpiece in the making. THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVEBook 1: The Way of KingsBook 2: Words of Radiance
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xicanti
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#bookreport time!

Last week, I:

* finished THE WAY OF KINGS and started WORDS OF RADIANCE
* read SKIP BEAT! VOL 43, THE AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER, and TOKYO TARAREBA GIRLS VOL 3
* read NO SUCH THING and a volume of poetry by Marita Dachsel
* finished HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE on audio
• put myself on track to finish THE DREAM THIEVES tonight

I didn‘t manage to start UNTOUCHABLE as planned. Diving straight into WoR slowed me right down.

Sace Woo hoo! 🎉🎉🎉 6d
Daisey Looks like a great reading week! 6d
UwannaPublishme Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6d
Cinfhen Fantastic 🙌🏻❣️all those check marks 🥳🥳🥳 6d
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xicanti
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While THE WAY OF KINGS did hit me harder the first time through, it rereads very well indeed. Sanderson introduces a vast, intricate, highly readable world full of juicy secrets that look set to impact not only these characters but the wider Cosmere he‘s created across his body of work. I‘m seventeen kinds of excited to see how it all plays out. Bring on WORDS OF RADIANCE!

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xicanti
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I watched the ceremony from Ottawa this morning, then settled in to make this a reading day. Twenty miles on my bike got me most of the way through the finale of THE WAY OF KINGS, while lunch finished it off. I‘m really glad I reread it before diving into WORDS OF RADIANCE. I remembered most of the plot and the basic setup, but I‘d forgotten some pretty important details, including a huge amount of the ending. Huh.

vumblereads The looks really good by the way 😂😂 oh and the book too. 2w
xicanti @vumblereads it was the best chicken salad I‘ve ever had! 2w
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MTBookworm
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After having DNF'd this book for almost two years, I am finally sitting at the 96 percent mark and kicking myself for not having finished this immediately! Even after so long, Kaladin is still the man. PERIOD. Words of Radiance and Oathbringer here I come...

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UnidragonFrag
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Yay! I did it! 🎉🎉 I'm still listening to the tagged book (& likely will for a few days lol) and have been reading I Hunt Killers on and off. The Harry Potter book is the only true complete. 📖❤

#MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyOfOne #24B4Monday @mrbook @Andrew65 @Clwojick @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @TheReadingMermaid

TrishB Well done 👍🏻 2w
MrBook You are fanTAStic!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😎🙌🏻🔥🔥🔥 2w
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UnidragonFrag @MrBook 😂😂 thanks! And thanks for coordinating this whole thing! 2w
MrBook As long as you had fun, then I‘m glad I did it. ☺️🤗 2w
UnidragonFrag @MrBook Yup! And it looks like pretty much everyone else did too. I'd say that's a win 👍 2w
Jas16 🙌🏽 2w
Andrew65 Brilliant, a totally awesome job. Thanks fir taking part. 👏👏👏😊👍🙌🍾🥂🍾🥂🍾🥂😍🎯🥳🎈​ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ntG50eXbBtc 2w
UnidragonFrag @Andrew65 I have literally never heard that song before 😂😂 thanks!! 2w
Clwojick WOOHOO!!! You did great! 🙌 2w
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UnidragonFrag
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At work now, again. Got a little ebook reading done before and after catching some sleep today, but back to listening to the tagged book. I think I may actually make it for the first time! My snacks right now: mostly black coffee and an energy bar 😅

#MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyOfOne #24B4Monday @mrbook @Andrew65 @Clwojick @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @TheReadingMermaid

MrBook You are ROCKIN‘! 🤩 2w
wordslinger42 You're doing so great!! I relied on coffee as a snack a lot, too 😅 2w
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UnidragonFrag @wordslinger42 thanks! Yeah, it's dual purpose right now as I've gotta be up until 6am for my job 😋 2w
wordslinger42 @UnidragonFrag Oh my!! I'd have to wear a caffeine patch to keep myself awake 😅 2w
UnidragonFrag @wordslinger42 there's always a lot of caffeine involved 😂 2w
Andrew65 Good luck with the last lap, you can do it. 👏👏👏👏 2w
UnidragonFrag @Andrew65 see my newest post 😉 thanks!! 2w
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xicanti
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I headed back into THE WAY OF KINGS while I ate some delicious enchilada casserole. I‘m at 83% now, so I MIGHT push on through to the end. I‘ll see how I feel when I hit 90%.

ctboeheim You're almost to the payoff! 2w
xicanti @ctboeheim I‘m excited to finally read the next two books! I took too long away from the series. 2w
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UnidragonFrag
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Candy and how far I've gotten so far. Listening to tagged book. My day was incredibly packed and I've just gotten to lunch at work. I hope 30 mins past midnight is acceptable for a Saturday post 😬

#MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyOfOne #24B4Monday @mrbook @Andrew65 @Clwojick @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 Yes great whenever you can post. Doing great. 👏👏👏 Hard to judge when Saturday begins and ends anyway with the different time zones. 2w
UnidragonFrag @Andrew65 lol thanks! Yes, seeing some of people's total times and I'm like hooooow? And then remember time zones lol 2w
Andrew65 @UnidragonFrag It can make a big difference. 2w
MrBook Niiiiice! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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xicanti
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I‘m feeling a tad smug about my #bookreport, since I hit every reading goal I set last Sunday! I:

• got 20% further into my reread of THE WAY OF KINGS
• finished (and loved) GRAVEYARD SHIFT and A GIRL LIKE HER
• triumphed over my stack of library comics
• finished two short audiobooks (HOW TO BE A BAWSE and SOLO)
• started rereading THE RAVEN BOYS
• squeezed in DAMAGED GOODS, Talia Hibbert‘s Ravenswood novella

squirrelbrain 👏 👏👏 2w
Cinfhen Look at you!!! #BookSlayer 🎉🙌🏻🧡 2w
DGRachel I think you‘ve got good reason to be smug. 🤣 2w
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StormlightRabbit
Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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I rarely read (or listen to an audiobook) more than once. I've gone through the Stormlight Archive series (thus far published) 4 times. LOVE it

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Skeebies05
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Why am I only now discovering this book? Holy shit, I loved it. I was surprised by each twist and turn. On to the next!

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KrystalClarity
Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson

“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you what to think, but to give you questions to think upon. Too often, we forget that.”

-Hoid, pp. 1005-1006

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KrystalClarity
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How do I write a concise review of an incredible book that I could talk about for days? This book is massive but it doesn‘t feel that way. It tackles difficult questions of philosophy, ethics, religion, politics, class, war, honor, and more with grace and more importantly, it allows you to draw your own conclusions because while it makes you think it doesn‘t tell you what to think. I look forward to visiting Roshar again when I tackle the sequel!

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xicanti
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I read a couple more chapters of THE WAY OF KINGS while my Brussels sprouts roasted. I‘m past the 50% mark now! It‘s the homestretch, baby!

Linsy Good luck!! I really love that book 3w
xicanti @Linsy me, too! I‘m rereading it 10% at a time so I can finally get to the next two books. (edited) 3w
Linsy Good idea, there‘s so much building in this series! I regretted not rereading one and two when I read three. Still enjoyed it though! 3w
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Sace Brussels sprouts are my favorite. My mouth is watering looking at this picture. 3w
xicanti @Linsy I‘ve put it off for waaaaay too long. Now I‘m really excited to see what happens next! 3w
xicanti @Sace they turned out especially good this time. My tastebuds are happy. 3w
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ctboeheim
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Epic is a word for lesser books. This is a 1200 page tome of culture and conflict in a very different world that is scoured by titanic storms every few days. Life is adapted to harsh conditions including the Chasmfiends (a giant crustacean) and Rockbuds (a plant), and so have the people. It's a long road to reach the end of this book, but it pays off in the end. I need to read the next book, but I'm going to rest first.

TheSpineView I felt the same upon finishing this book. So good, but needed a breather before tackling the next one! 1mo
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xicanti
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I think I‘ve picked up a stomach bug or similar. For the next couple hours, I‘m gonna lie very still and try to distract myself with the next 10% of THE WAY OF KINGS.

UwannaPublishme Uh-oh...feel better soon! ❤️ 1mo
QuietlyLaura I hope you start feeling better! 💕 1mo
silentrequiem Feel better! 1mo
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xicanti @UwannaPublishme @QuietlyLaura @silentrequiem thanks, everyone! I finally got hungry enough to eat some supper, which seems like a good sign. 1mo
Avidreader25 I‘ve got this on my kindle but haven‘t been brave enough to tackle it yet. 1mo
xicanti @Avidreader25 it‘s looooooong, but it‘s also great. I‘m reading it in chunks this time so it doesn‘t take over my reading life. 1mo
Avidreader25 Good to dive into for a vacation read or too complex to follow? 1mo
xicanti @Avidreader25 I think it‘d make a great vacation read. Sanderson‘s prose is always pretty clear and readable, and his worldbuilding is immersive. 1mo
Avidreader25 Sounds wonderful. Packing for a November road trip and I was considering diving into that series. 1mo
xicanti @Avidreader25 I approve of this plan. 1mo
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ReadingIsLife
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"And so, does the destination matter? Or is it the path we take? I declare that no accomplishment has substance nearly as great as the road used to achieve it. We are not creatures of destinations. It is the journey that shapes us. Our callused feet, our backs strong from carrying the weight of our travels, our eyes open with the fresh delight of experiences lived."
"Life before Death.
Strength before Weakness.
Journey before Destination."

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xicanti
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Friends, I don‘t wanna get TMI on you, but I‘ve had to miss Thanksgiving due to a MALADY. No turkey gravy for me. 😭

Thank goodness I had Brussels sprouts in the freezer so I could make at least part of a feast. I‘m into another chunk of THE WAY OF KINGS, too, so that‘s one bright spot.

Alfoster That looks delicious!❤️ 1mo
xicanti @Alfoster it‘s one of my favourites! I roast Brussels sprouts with bacon and coconut oil, then add fresh tomatoes and toss everything with a balsamic dressing. 1mo
UwannaPublishme Yum! I love Brussels sprouts. 1mo
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xicanti
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Breakfast with THE WAY OF KINGS. The mug lies, as always.

My plan for this epic reread is to get through 10% every time I finish another book. We‘ll see if I can keep to that. The last time I read it was part of a buddy thing where I was supposed to do a few chapters a week—and I ended up finishing it in three days. Granted, my grandpa‘d just been diagnosed with cancer and I needed a huge distraction. One hopes nothing similar is on the horizon.

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kricheal
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening
This is just over 45 hours on audio. Holy crap! I'm a little intimidated by this. So far my longest audio was maybe 25 hours. Has anyone else read This? Did you like it?

DrexEdit I read the print book and loved it. Haven't read any others in the series though yet! 2mo
Owlizabeth I absolutely adore this series, but I‘ve only read, not listened. But if you‘re into epic fantasy, these are fantastic. 2mo
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nitalibrarian
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HotdogZanzabaar
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Brandon Sanderson creates an amazing universe awesome character development and creative magic system. I had a hard time putting this one down.

Reviewsbylola Yeah you did! 1mo
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TheSpineView
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 5

Who needs a tag?
🤗 @RamsFan1963

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wild_berry89
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Took me a bit to get interested at first but I eventually fell in love and this became my favorite series ever! Currently re-reading and would highly recommend to everyone!

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Ares
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Well, we‘ve postponed long enough. Let‘s do this! (That is if I don‘t get distracted by other books 🧐)

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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#LetsTravelAugust #Shelter

This series. I friggen love it! On the continent of Roshar there are what is called 'Highstorms' that sweep across the lands devastating everything in its path.

The only option is to wait it out and take shelter as they pass.

The storms bring magic in their wake, charging gemstones that can power weapons and artifacts.

The Stormlight Archives is easily my fav modern fantasy.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds magical ✨🌟🌟 3mo
mutlee I love this series, too. I‘m almost done with Oathbringer. It‘s going to be a long wait for book 4. But, unlike other series, at least I know when to expect it! 3mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai @mutlee Yeah, Sanderson is pretty good at hitting his deadlines. The guy is a writing machine! 3mo
Owlizabeth Looooove The Stormlight Archive, I‘ve been itching for a reread, they just get better each time. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚💫 3mo
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TheSpineView
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Wow! Sanderson out did himself with this story! Fantastic characters, outstanding world building and beautiful prose! So looking forward to reading book 2 in the series!

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TheSpineView
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Somebody has to start. Somebody has to step forward and do what is right, because it is right.

This is one of my favorite quotes from this book.

MellieAntoinette Love this one! ♥️ 3mo
RealBooks4ever Someday I‘m going to read this. Really. 🤞💜 3mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Fantastic books! 🤩 3mo
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TheSpineView @RealBooks4ever It was so good! I know you will enjoy! 3mo
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#LetsTravelAugust #Bridge

Bridge Four represent! 🤘

I could gush and gush and gush about Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive books forever. They are ABSOLUTELY some of my favorite fantasy books of all time.

Bridge Four plays heavily into the plot of this first book and if you don't know what I'm talking about...then you have some really exciting reading ahead of you!

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

GypsyKat I seriously need to read this series! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🌁 3mo
daena This has been sitting on my tbr way too long. We need a read along! 3mo
vivastory I'm going to start this series when the next one is published 3mo
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akg123
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amazing

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TheSpineView
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

📘 The Way of Kings (tagged) and The Tiger Catcher
📘 Daisy Jones and the Six
😊 Just an ordinary week. Best thing is snuggling with my fur children at night!

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“Bridgemen. They were the lowest of the army. And yet they bore the weight of kings.”

GrilledCheeseSamurai Stormlight Archive is Amaze-Balls! 🤩 4mo
Lostinagoodbook Journey before destination! 🙂
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MellieAntoinette
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Literally woke up from a dead sleep last night thinking, “OMG, I need to re-read this series RIGHT NOW!!!”

So tired y‘all!!! 😴 😴 😴

AileenRR Worth it? 4mo
sprainedbrain This book has been on my tbr for soooo long. This art may make me move it up! 4mo
MellieAntoinette @AileenRR every minute! It‘s an incredible series! 4mo
MellieAntoinette @sprainedbrain I love it so much! The first read, I was so busy following the basics, now I get to savor the details! 4mo
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Cityofamber
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I loved this book 😍💖

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TheSpineView
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

📘 Tagged book and also The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons
📘 Daisy Jones and the Six
📘 None at the moment.

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I love listening to audiobooks. I love memoirs read by the author by my favorite are super long epic fantasies! Like The Way of Kings, at 45hrs. I listen to my audiobooks at 2x the speed.

@24in48 #24in48 #hour12 #audiobooks

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kylienoele
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This is a truly unique fantasy book! I loved it all! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Aphina It was such a great book. I am not a huge fantasy fan so I thought I wouldnt be into it but as soon as I started reading I was hooked. Im reading the third one now! 5mo
kylienoele @Aphina They are amazing!!! 4mo
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Wardca
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“The hallmark of insecurity is bravado” (Sanderson 195).

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kate_reads
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I‘m in New York!! #BookExpo #BEA

RaimeyGallant Fun! I'm planning a trip there right now. 6mo
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QueenPenguin
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Is there a better way to read other than with a sleeping dog in your lap?

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"Inside, I'm me. A very different me than I was a year ago, but I can't worry about that, so I just keep moving and hope my feet take me where I need to go." Reading The Way of Kings and have completely fallen in love with Kaladin.

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Alicepondpoe
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Library haul! Thank you @wanderinglynn @TheSpineView and @julesG for your recommendations. I got a few from my small neighborhood library, the rest I have to request from other libraries. They all look like amazing reads.

TheSpineView Great haul! I hope you enjoy!💜📚 7mo
wanderinglynn Great haul! 👍🏻 7mo
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Heideschrampf
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After a really tough weekend i remembered just in time to pick up my #SciFiFantasySwap from the post office. Thank you so much, @DuckOfDoom i can't wait to tuck into my first Sanderson, whom I've been wanting to read forever. I wish i had opened the box earlier so i could have worn the Alice socks for my tea party. The key charm is already in use, because: BOOKS RULE! ❤️😘🦆📚❤️Thanks for making #SFFS happen,too @Avanders 😘

DuckOfDoom I'm so happy you like it 😁 and damn, the Alice socks would have ruled the Tea Party! 7mo
Heideschrampf @DuckOfDoom oh don't worry, to me every day's a visit in wonderland 😋🎩 7mo
Avanders 🦄🧬♥️👏🏽👏🏽 7mo
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diananissan3
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Got something in the mail today 🥰

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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So it was a very busy work month for me which translates into a very slow reading month for me. I only made it through the first book of the Stormlight Archive series and the second and third books are moving to #AprilTBR I love, love, loved The Way Of Kings! Such a good book! Highly recommend! #FavoritesOfMarch #LiteraryLuck 💚🍀📚

#BookNerd 💙📚🤓

TuesdayReviews The first book looks so scrawny next to the other two 🤣 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 8mo
JuliaTheBookNerd @TuesdayReviews 1,000 pages of scrawny 😂 8mo
BibliOphelia Feeling like I need to escape into a fantasy series soon, so #stacked! 8mo
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shaynarae
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Not the best fantasy book I read this month (actually, it‘s probably my least favorite of the 3). The writing is mediocre, very masculine, and could‘ve used a more aggressive editor. It took me about 500 pages to really get on board with the world-building and storyline, but once going, it was a good ride. The END though was super exciting! I‘ll definitely be reading the next book. #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn What a cute snuggle buddy! ❤️🐱 (edited) 8mo
shaynarae @wanderinglynn Thanks! He makes reading extra delightful 😸 8mo
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Debdeb Well that‘s certainly got me thinking! - thank you! 8mo
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Jediash1
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A friend gave this to me for Christmas this year. 😊 I really enjoyed it, and was impressed with all the world-building. This was my first Brandon Sanderson book and I definitely want to check out his other work.