How is this for a fashion faux pas? Yes, I am wearing the exact same cardigan 2 days in a row! I know, I know. But honestly, it is my only brown cardi. And I was dying to wear the new headband which, admittedly, isn’t quite the magic hair fix that I had hoped it would be. Also, it’s super cute, but it doesn’t really go with everything quite as well as I may have hoped either. Alas… I may have to stick with cute hats!
I’ve been wanting to blog for quite a while about what I’ve been reading as of late. As I’ve mentioned before, D is a voracious reader and has put me onto some excellent sci fi and fantasy. I’m sure I’ve been reading heaps and heaps – but all I can think of are the last few. You might be wondering how a PhD student has time for any reading and let me just tell you I had a lot of time during my last experiment. Also, 1+ hour total walking to and from uni, and 3-4 hour long gym sessions a week allow for ample amounts of audiobook consumption. Without further adieu, I’ve recently finished:
- The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett (Demon Cycle Series, book 3)
- Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
- Magician by Raymond E. Fiest (Riftwar saga, book 1)
- The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn, book 1)
Currently I’m reading:
- The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn, book 2)
- Wool by Hugh Howey
What I want to read next:
- The Iron Seas series by Meljean Brook (steampunk + romance – sounds awesome and has decent reviews)
I highly recommend Warbreaker because it’s a nice stand alone fantasy book (whereas, the Riftwar Saga is apparently some ridiculous number of books not all directly related but all in the same dimension…). Also, if you’re noting a lot of Brandon Sanderson in the list, well, he’s an amazingly creative author. I mean, he took over (finished and saved, in my humble opinion) the Wheel of Time. I must give credit where credit is due!
The Demon cycles books 1 & 2 were amazing, like i-can’t-put-them-down awesome, but The Daylight War was hugely disappointing (two of the characters had what can only be described and hugely annoying and vapid interaction). Also, Wool has great – no, outstanding – reviews on amazon (this is the only sci-fi in the lot, as well as being quite a believable post-apocalyptic story), but I’m finding the 2nd book a bit slow… I think I just need to keep at it.
What are some fantastic books that you’ve read lately?