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  1. Love love love Words of Radiance! I'm sad that I have to wait over two years until book 3. Oh well. At least it's not another 4 years!

  2. Re-read The Emperor's Soul. Definitely Sanderson's best work yet! I'm delighted that he won a Hugo for it :D

  3. I also love the series because it shows Brandon's versatility as an author. My favorite authors are those that can write for different ages and create beautiful stories in different genres. Yes, he mostly stays in fiction, but I love that he's starting to do more science fiction, I think it might be interesting to see if he does any regular fiction someday...
  4. I bought Steelheart on Tuesday when it came out and I expected to finish it that day or the next. But I've been drawing it out--not wanting the story to end :D

  5. Thanks!
  6. Oh, thank you!
  7. Thank you so much for sharing the archive link! I invested in seasons 1-5, but I'm almost done listening to them and I've been wondering where I could hear seasons 6 and 7. Does anyone know when season 8 will appear in the archive?
  8. I thought the point of this thread was to come up with a new Talent that applies to you--not necessarily from the books...
  9. I love the look of it. It's a lot more organized. I had a hard time finding certain pages on the old site, but I haven't had any trouble with the new one
  10. About a year and a half ago, I started reading The Wheel of Time series just so that I could read more Brandon books. I got around a third of the way through The Eye of the World when life became too busy with school, work, and a bunch of junk in my life. A few months ago, I tried to pick up where I left off (shortly after everyone is separated from each other), but I just couldn't get back into it. Last night, I decided to start over again and read from the beginning. We'll see how l...

  11. I like the tab idea. It's right out there in the open.
  12. I like having a link to Brandon's Website. Might I also add that there should be a link to Writing Excuses? I'm sure there are plenty of other Brandon-related links that could be put on the 17S website, too...
  13. I was skeptical at first, but I really enjoyed them. Yes, they are Middle Grade, but I loved the quirkiness of all four. Mostly, the Alcatraz books are different because: they are full of humor, are written in first-person, and are much shorter than his epic fantasy novels. The writing is still brilliant, the characters are unique and interesting, and the story is amazing. I highly recommend reading them. They got me through these past few months when Brandon wasn't releasing anything new! EDIT: Oh, I forgot to add the ONE criticism that I heard. Some people--not me--don't like how the Alcatraz books talk about how an author writes. Brandon mentioned this in one of the Writing Excuses podcasts (season 4). For example, he talks about how some authors start books with cliff hangers, just like he starts Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians. As a writer, I think it's genius and I wonder why no one else has thought of doing that. Of course, he does it in a way that is satirical and absolutely hilarious.
  14. Both are my two favorite. I don't think I have an opinion about which to read first. I read Elantris first just because Way of Kings wasn't out yet I think someone mentioned that either are his best work, but I think now people are saying that The Emperor's Soul is his best. I guess it depends on who the reader is...
  15. I'm like you--I rarely re-read books. But in the instances that I do, I usually try to hone in on the terminology that I don't remember from the first read-through. With the epic fantasy stories, there are always soooooo many names and I can never keep track of them all. But in re-reads, I don't have to spend as much time worrying about keeping track of the plots since I already know what's going to happen. I also enjoy discovering all the foreshadowing throughout the story that I didn't think was anything special during the first read.