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The other day at school I was in the library because the Librarian bought the Stormlight books! One of my friends teachers saw me, and later he stopped me in the hallway during study hall and we spent like 30min talking about Oathbringer, which he had finished the day before! Highlight of my week!

It's the best when you find more people, or when you bring more people...I got my sister into Mistborn, and my friend into Stormlight and Mistborn

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I met a person on a discord server who liked Sanderson, it was great. Sadly the only people that are close to me that I know like Sanderson is my Mom (who got me into Mistborn and I'm trying to get her to read Steelheart) and my brother (who got me into Alcatraz but doesn't like long books, so he won't read Mistborn or any Cosmere books)

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One of my landlords was here the other day because my shower drain was leaking onto the floor below (fixed now, yay).  He spies my copy of Oathbringer and gives me a thumbsup.  That was surreal.

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Most of my family, my best friends younger sister, and a significant portion of my brother(s)'s friends and teachers are all Sanderson fans. As are a large portion of the librarians in my area.

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It's always interesting, because on one hand, you want to freak out and talk together about everything, but on the other hand you want to be careful and test how much the other person has read so you don't spoil anything.

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I have tried introducing Sanderson to various friends and family members. Hasn’t gone very well this far. 

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1 hour ago, Toaster Retribution said:

I have tried introducing Sanderson to various friends and family members. Hasn’t gone very well this far. 

Me too!! My wife refuses to try, and my sister just didn't like his style as much

 

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Yeah, my family reads his stuff, but none of them read more than one series, so I can't talk about the cosmere with them which highkey sucks

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Sanderson isn't popular here. Chicklit has more audience here 

I tried to get my friends into Mistborn they read up to book 2 only. My other friend became a fan of Will Wight instead(I recommended her mistborn and travelers gate.. She finished the latter not the former)

So everybody I talk about Sanderson novels are from online.

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There isn't a reading culture where i live, and English isn't even the main language. i know there are translations, but still... 

So it was one day, after i had finished Oathbringer and was bursting with the need to talk about it, that i finally made my way here. And here i've stayed ever since. ;)

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On 10/18/2018 at 6:46 PM, dvoraen said:

One of my landlords was here the other day because my shower drain was leaking onto the floor below (fixed now, yay).  He spies my copy of Oathbringer and gives me a thumbsup.  That was surreal.

Omg ur landlord is a world hopper. He also owns property on other planets

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2 hours ago, PelekinikeleT said:

Omg ur landlord is a world hopper. He also owns property on other planets

 

Little did you know Earth is part of the Cosmere and you just found Hoid the Landlord!

 

Also one time I was playing Overwatch and I found a guy named Dalinar, so naturally I asked him if he read Stormlight, and he did. 

He's on my friends list now. We obsess together while playing. :D

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Some of my friends have read a least a part of Brandon's books. Not all of them, but still they know about the cosmere and everything. So when we meet we tend to annoy everybody else with discussions :D Because sooner or later we always talk about books and that leads to always to the Cosmere.

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On 10/20/2018 at 4:34 AM, Toaster Retribution said:

I have tried introducing Sanderson to various friends and family members. Hasn’t gone very well this far. 

I always start with Alloy of Law. Yea it spoils Era 1, but it's much shorter than the rest of the full Cosmere novels, and it's just super fun. Hasn't failed me yet on getting even "non-readers" to start actually reading the books.

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1 hour ago, Aesicar said:

I always start with Alloy of Law. Yea it spoils Era 1, but it's much shorter than the rest of the full Cosmere novels, and it's just super fun. Hasn't failed me yet on getting even "non-readers" to start actually reading the books.

Yeah, maybe. I don’t like the idea of spoiling Era 1 though. Its the greatest Sanderson ending ever... but I can defenitely see why AoL would work well.

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1 hour ago, Toaster Retribution said:

Yeah, maybe. I don’t like the idea of spoiling Era 1 though. Its the greatest Sanderson ending ever... but I can defenitely see why AoL would work well.

That's mainly for people who don't normally read. I've had a couple friends who were still blown away by the ending of Era 1 just because they aren't used to paying that much attention to things like a characters name, or a religion that gets started. They notice some similarities and know it's set in the past but don't connect all the dots.

For the few active readers I know I recommended Era 1, Warbreaker or Elantris depending on their reading preferences. I haven't recommended someone start with Stormlight yet. I've gotten most of them to read it by now, but don't start with it because the size puts people off.

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I've gotten three people so far to read Stormlight (some others of Brandon's too), and maybe some other people soon. XD

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I usually start with recommending Steelheart.

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My chemistry teacher saw I was reading the Well of Ascension yesterday and told me he's read all of Brandon’s books! We didn’t have time to talk about them but it was really cool 

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I discovered a friend at work listening to The Way of Kings... then started chatting, but hinting at but not telling of things to come... 

At this point, he's gone through the 3 Stormlight books, and the Final Empire and is currently reading the Reckoners... 

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I was in the library with my sister the other day, and she was taking to her friends. I said to one of them "do you like reading?" She walked out of the library that day with Steelheart. ^^

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I got my friend to start reading mistborn, and she loved it and she loved era 2, she tried reading stormlight but she's having a tough time getting started, and it sucks cause I can't talk cosmere at all with her

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One of my friends read tWoK and loved it, but couldn't finish Mistborn. It made me sad cause I love Mistborn.

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UPDATE: Got my Chemistry teacher to check out WoK! Also my sister and my friend both just finished Hero of Ages and they are not okay lol

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