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The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
"A solid step forward from the cool-but-flawed first book in the Mistborn series. A few observations, in bullet point form, since I'm too lazy to write coherent paragraphs today:

- There's no slow start here, as the book begins kicking ass immediate..." Read more of this review »
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
"I can't remember being this violently conflicted about a book in quite some time. There are some areas where it's just so well done, with the author absolutely nailing it, and then others where I found myself grinding my teeth in frustration. I'm..." Read more of this review »
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
"God, my emotions are all over the place. I've never read a book with an ending that made me so sad, but also so satisfied at the same time.

I don't think that there would be a better way to end this series than this. It was just so epic. The whole..." Read more of this review »
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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Wow!!! Wow. Wow. Much better than the first two. I mean, you know, they are all part of the same story, but the ending was really good. Really good. Very cool. I should probably let it settle more before writing this so I can come up with more than " ...more
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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I don't know. More evenly paced than the previous one, which means that it moved a little quicker throughout and didn't have quite the mind-blowingly epic ending. The ending was definitely surprising, but not very satisfying. Kind of a 2nd novel in t ...more
The End by Lemony Snicket
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The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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This is my third Sanderson book and I'm seeing a pattern. A very slow build (so slow I almost lose interest) up to a mind-blowingly awesome last few chapters. I'm pleased this wasn't a long as the Stormlight Archive books, so the slow build wasn't as ...more
The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson
The Abominables
by Eva Ibbotson
read in November, 2014
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Started listening to this on a previous road trip and finished it on this Thanksgiving one. Very cheesy, but the narrator was good and it wasn't annoying. We almost didn't finish it because there just wasn't any real suspense or drama to keep us goin ...more
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Herman Melville
“It does seem to me, that herein we see the rare virtue of a strong individual vitality, and the rare virtue of thick walls, and the rare virtue of interior spaciousness. Oh, man! admire and model thyself after the whale! Do thou, too, remain warm among ice. Do thou, too, live in this world without being of it. Be cool at the equator; keep thy blood fluid at the Pole. Like the great dome of St. Peter's, and like the great whale, retain, O man! in all seasons a temperature of thine own.”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

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