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  1. if your like me, you only came for aether of night, then found out that there is more.
  2. As an LDS teenager, I love fantasy and basically any book I can get my hands on, but so many modern fantasy books are full of sex, pornography, and dirty jokes. Are there any recommendations you guys have on CLEAN Fantasy?
  3. I was looking at the forums and was ashamed to find that there was no Keeper of the Lost Cities topic. This is for anyone who would like to talk about KotLC. Three main questions: 1. Who do you ship? 2. Which is your favorite book? 3. Which is your favorite character?
  4. So, last night I distinctly remember turning my phone off, taking off my glasses, and setting them both next to my bed. Then I went to sleep. However, when I woke up this morning, I had my glasses on and my phone was in my bed. As far as I can tell, I decided, while sleeping, to read a book. And I've done this before. Many times. I have no idea why. So, does anyone else try to read in their sleep? Or any other weird things?
  5. Ok how do you guys get your books? I personally use the library and kindle, but how do you? Vote in the above poll
  6. It's been a very long time...I sorely miss the Cosmere. I've been kept busy, and I haven't even had time to read. In the past it's been my escape, and I seldom have a chance to even pick up a good book for a few moments anymore. I've had to pause my progress on Hero of Ages, and I really miss reading in general, but especially Sanderson. But that's all good and fine, I'm prioritizing, and I hope to find more time to read this summer. So, partially because I want to remain active on the Shard, but also genuinely to ask a question I'm posting this. Once I finally finish Hero of Ages, I'm planning to read Warbreaker before I continue on to Words of Radiance. I can figure out a decent order, however I'd like some advice on where to fit in Shadows for Silence--I know it's a short read, so maybe that'd be good for when I am still busy. I know Threnody is a less significant shardworld, so I was wondering if anyone had input on where to fit it in with my (slow) Cosmere reading. Thanks for keeping the Shard alive, I'm looking forward to Binge Reading again when I get the chance and hopefully I can keep up with the Cosmere better next year, since I've actually only gotten to a couple books as of yet.
  7. Hej ! I recently joined the forum and reading the OB chapters every week and following the disscusions got me thinking of something. How being part of this forum, either posting or lurking, has influenced your reading experience ? I am more of a lurker, but rereading WoK and being up to date with OB, I realised that my perception of the characters and the events has changed a lot and I am not sure it's for the best. I caught myself being biased towards some characters or being more aware of what I am reading, thinking how will the forum rip that apart instead of just enjoying the read. By no means I am saying that disscusing and theorizing is bad, but do you ever feel like it takes away from the joy of reading or experiencing something through your own filter? Much along the lines of "ignorance is bliss", I am afraid that I won't be surprised anymore or if I am it will be in a way I don't enjoy it, because I have other ideas in my head about what I would like to happen and so on. I don't have friends around me that read any BS (god knows how many times I tried to pay my sister to read it, only to have someone to theorize with ), but I like to share opinions with others, which is why I'm on this forum. But seeing how much people here know or talking about things that I would never have picked up, affects the way I am going into these books. What do you think ?
  8. Brandon was at the Leipzig book fair on Friday, March 24th and Saturday 25th. There were three readings, three Q & A and four signings, which gave us some opportunities for interesting questions, and we got some meaty WoBs. All announced transcriptions are there now. Big thanks to all of you who went to the signing lines and asked those interesting questions, and special thanks to @She Who Cannot Be Named and @mr42 for transcribing! Reading Leipzig Friday, 24.3.2017 - Schille Theater - Signings (transcribed by @She Who Cannot Be Named) Saturday morning: Q+A during the event and signing afterwards (no writing tipps) (transcribed by @She Who Cannot Be Named) Saturday afternoon: (transcribed by @mr42)
  9. I'm sure most of you will have seen the following comment time and time again. I'm new to Sanderson. I'm thinking about reading on of Sanderson's Cosmere novels, but I don't know where to start. This post is for them. Some bright spark in the Discworld community had a similar idea. They made a sheet (shown above) which has a sort of reading guide of what you should read first. It's by no means completely linear, but it helps. So, I'm trying to organise something similar to be made. I have done a basic map of what cosmere books should be read first, though it is by no means final. From there, we can finalize it/ make it look fancy. So hear it is. Version 0.1. EDIT: Thanks to navybrandt, we now have an awesome version 1.0. Thanks! Image below.
  10. Have you ever started a book with high hopes, and then became more and more disappointed to the point where you don't even want to finish the book? When in those situations, did you finish the book or didn't you? Have you regretted your decision either way? I had started a book in between reading WoA and HoA that I thought would be a light, fun, urban fantasy type romp. I was SORELY disappointed. The completionist in me wants to finish the book, while the reader in me doesn't want to be subjected to the book anymore and just wants to get rid of it. I'm at a loss with what to do, and would love to hear what any of you have to say on the matter.
  11. Guys. Guys. There's a new Stormlight scene that Brandon has read at his recent signings. It is an early draft, and Brandon says the terminology should not be considered canon (it needs to be firmed up a bit), and most importantly, you really shouldn't read it if you haven't finished Words of Radiance. But if you have. It is freaking awesome. Enjoy!
  12. Okay. So naturally being part of the 17thshard I am a huge fan of Brandon Sanderson. However I am always on the lookout for new things from other authors The Criteria I'm looking for 1. Light to Medium-light on grim and grit. Not really a huge fan of depressing fantasy 2. Little in the way of gratuitous sex and violence. Anyone got any suggestions? Already Read: WOT Patrick Rothfuss (Name of the Wind + Wise Man's Fear) Ian Irvine's various series Discworld
  13. Starting a new topic before the other one gets too derailed. This is from Fantasycon: http://www.reddit.com/r/Stormlight_Archive/comments/2a490q/wor_first_look_at_stones_unhallowed/ This is a reading from Brandon of something he wrote the previous week. Contains non trivial spoilers for book 3 and by extension book 2. Credit for link goes to Moogle: http://www.17thshard.com/forum/topic/12700-dalinar-sadeass-murder-and-public-opinion/page-6#entry158236 PS I don't know if we have any particular policy for book 3 readings going ahead. I looked around for some from book 2 but couldn't find anything.
  14. I'm going to take a shot in the dark and assume that a fan site to an author is going to have a person or two who likes to read. If I am correct and you do exist, I wonder what your opinion is on the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter? I think it's great, I loved the show as a kid and think all kids should be encouraged to read. My one concern is that I think the app's subscription is priced a bit high at $10 a month. For those that don't know Reading Rainbow is a kids show that ran from 1983 to 2006. It was hosted by LeVar Burton and was intended to encourage children to read. After cancellation by PBS the show was bought by Burton's company RRKIDZ who turned it into an iTunes app. They have now started a fundraising drive through Kickstarter in order to expand the app into a web based program that will have special support for educators who want to use the material in their classrooms. The drive started on May 28, 2014 and raised their initial goal of 1 million dollars in under twelve hours. They are now working on their first stretch goal of 5 million dollars, which will increase the number of schools that receive the program for free as well as insure that the program is able to be ported to a variety of other devices. If this has piqued your interest and you want to know more check out the link below. But you don't have to take my word on it... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/readingrainbow/bring-reading-rainbow-back-for-every-child-everywh
  15. RShara advised me to make this thread and think it's an excellent idea. So COME ONE! COME ALL! TO THE NEWEST THREAD IN THE VERSE *cough cough* I mean COSMERE!!! What is your Sanderson reading playlist people? I prefer heavy, unintelligibly sung song like Lamb of God and the like and I also like reading while listening to Down. Basically anything I've heard 17trillion times and that I love, will work as long as it's not too sing-along-y.
  16. Slow reader? Trying to savor the book as much as possible? Writing down reactions as you go? Not able to get your hands on a copy yet? Come complain-brag here! I'm naturally a very fast reader, and if I had truly had it my way, I would have started at midnight and been done by now. But I had this idea that I should read along with my husband, so we can discuss it as we go. Otherwise, we would hardly be able to talk to each other for the next several days while he finishes it, because I just like to spoil things. And while he's a fast reader, he's also VERY busy right now, juggling regular work with freelance work and some volunteer things he's got on his plate. So I managed to get him to read all the readings released officially by tor.com before the release, and he read chapter 7 this morning. I'm allowing myself to go ONE chapter ahead of him at a time, so he never has to wait for me, but that means I've read chapter 7 and 11 like three times now. So excited for more! It is both nice and torturous to have to read slowly. I feel like I'm picking up on more things and savoring it more, but I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. (So, for my own sake and the sake of others who haven't gotten very far yet, keep spoilery specifics out of this thread. Feel free, though, to agonize over general emotional reactions brought about by what you have slowly read this far.)
  17. Here are all of the readings from Words of Radiance that have been released so far. This list is going to be updated when more come out. Also, the spelling of any new names are merely approximations, not intended to be completely accurate. Jasnah Prologue Kaladin - Chapter 2 Dalinar's Vision Shallan Flashback 1 - Red Carpet, Once White Eshonai Interlude Rysn's Interlude Ym Interlude Lift Interlude Taravangian Interlude Enjoy!
  18. As noted, chapters 10 and 11 of Steelheart are online here. Apparently there's also a "video sneak peak" on Sunday. I like how comic-book technology is justified as being a direct consequence of studying super powers.