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The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
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I have stopped reading the sequel to The Final Empire after 131 pages although I liked it. And if there were not so many other books waiting to be read, to be ordered, added, re-read, discovered ... I would have read "The Well of Ascension" until its very last page and would have been quite contented with the time spent with Vin, Elend and the rest of their crew. Probably I even would have rated the reading experience four stars. A strange mixture of feelings made me let it simmer, ask for a friend's opinion and finally "set it free" (I offered it to others).

I feel quite compassionate now that the book has landed on my to-swap-list: The poor little, but pagey thing has just become a true victim of consumerism. I have been earning my own bread - and reading material - for a while now and I can actually afford buying books and putting them away half-read - being half-sated, but actually fed up. 20 years ago I would not only have finished it but made it last a few days longer, because the alternative would have been re-reading my favorites and not-so-favorites for the umpteenth time.

Good old times? Good new times? I honestly do not know.
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oliviasbooks How many times do I have to read my own review to find all mistakes and typos? This is Christmas time, not Easter.


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