You may have noticed that the blog hasn’t been receiving too many updates these days. My wife and I are expecting our first child shortly, and so unfortunately I won’t have a lot of time for reading and writing in the near future.
I’ll keep the blog up for the foreseeable future, and hope to resume updates once life allows.
It may look like the blog hasn’t had many updates lately, and for that you can blame Miles Cameron!
I’ve just finished book four of his Traitor Son Cycle, and will be starting book five shortly. It’s been a pleasure to come across a five book series that’s already completed, as I’ve been able to plow right through it without needing to wait a year in-between books. The downside is that rather than having fodder for five separate posts, I really just have one series to write about.
Never fear! I should be done book five in another week or two, and will start more regular updates again at that point.
When starting this blog, I initially adopted the following system for rating books:
1 – Skip it
2 – Guilty Pleasure
3 – Recommended with Reservations
4 – Highly Recommended
5- Mandatory Reading
Now that the blog is closing in on its one-year anniversary, I’ve realized that there was too much overlap between the categories of “guilty pleasure” and “recommended with reservations.”
As such, I’ve re-worked the rating system by removing the “guilty pleasure” category, and folding its previous entrants into the revised “recommended with reservations” category. The revised system is as follows:
1- Skip It
2- Recommended with Reservations
3 – Highly Recommended
4- Mandatory Reading
I’ll be taking a short break from blog updates over the next few weeks, as I’ll be happily re-reading Brandon Sanderson’s initial two Stormlight volumes, and then finally launching into the recently published third book, Oathbringer.
Sure, I COULD just read a quick recap, but I’d rather draw out the process and derive as much enjoyment as possible. Still, that’s 3300+ pages, so even reading like it’s my job, it will be a few weeks before I emerge on the other end.
So please enjoy your December, and I’ll be back in a few weeks with reviews of Words of Radiance and Oathbringer!