Category Archives: books

Things that I covet

Most people can safely ignore this post.

This post has two purposes. My sister asked me what I want for Christmas, so I checked my wishlists, and came up with some things to kind of give an idea. (I’m notoriously hard to buy for, I think.) Obviously, this list is pretty heavy on the book side, but it gives an idea of what I’m thinking about.

Second, it gives me a chance to try out my new Amazon linky thing. I signed up for the Amazon referral program for another project I’ve got in the works, but wanted to try it out. Apparently, if someone clicks through to Amazon from one of these items, and actually buys it, I get a 4% commission. Or something like that. Anyhow, don’t expect to see many of the referral links here, but maybe every once in a while. But if you do want to get Ender in Exile, click through and share the love. 😉

Oh, and don’t miss these things down here:

MetroParks Pass

Michigan State Parks Pass

Mistborn: The Final Empire

Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn) Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
You must read this book! While I enjoyed Brandon Sanderson‘s first book Elantris, I loved this book. His characters are so right and so believable, the plot is crisp and new, and the setting is perfect.

It isn’t often that you find a fantasy novel that is new and different. While it has epic qualities to it, it is not your typical epic fantasy. The scale is so much more personal and while the characters seem to be out to save the world from evil (like so many other fantasy novels), it seems they are also out to save themselves from evil.

I only have a few more dollars on my Borders gift card, but they’re going right to the sequel.

Can this guy finish up A Memory of Light any faster?

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