The storms rarely reached this high. Today they had. Today, Kaladin reached the winds. And like everything else today, they tried their best to kill him. ~Brandon Sanderson, Rhythm of War
“Sometimes anger is a good, true thing, because the world is so often unfair, and unfairness deserves to be acknowledged. But all too often, anger is another feeling in its Sunday clothes, sadness or envy or--most dangerous of all--fear.” ~ A. Deborah Baker
This week’s topic is books we wish we could read for the first time again. There’s something magical about that moment when you realize you’re reading what will become one of your favorite books, and it would be amazing to re-experience that feeling.
November was dominated by Rhythm of War for both of us, but it’s still been a great month of reading. And we have lots on our plates going into the holidays!
“The truth is we don’t know what we don’t know. We don’t even know the questions we need to ask in order to find out, but when we learn one tiny little thing, a dim light comes on in a dark hallway, and suddenly a new question appears. We spend decades, centuries, millennia, trying to answer that one question so that another dim light will come on. That’s science, but that’s also everything else, isn’t it? Try. Experiment. Ask a ton of questions.” ~ Yaa Gyasi
The sky was black as midnight, only without stars. The sun seemed too distant, too frail to properly lite the place, though he wasn't in darkness. ~Brandon Sanderson, Rhythm of War
We’re taking a look at some of the books that have impacted us the most over the years, both fiction and non-fiction. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for carrying on the Top Ten Tuesday tradition!
“You will always struggle with not feeling productive until you accept that your own joy can be something you produce. It is not the only thing you will make, nor should it be, but it is something valuable and beautiful.” ~ Hank Greene, A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor
Rhythm of War is the fourth entry in the massive epic fantasy series The Stormlight Archive. As we did with Oathbringer, we’ll be doing part-by-part reviews so you can read along and discuss with us.