Book Discussion: What does the end of the world look like?

Mistborn

I’m finally doing it! I’m reading Brandon Sanderson’s The Mistborn Trilogy. Although I just learned (5 seconds ago) that to call this a trilogy is a downright lie. The series has 6 books, albeit with a 300 year gap in between book 3 and 4. Apparently, people love these books because out of the 6 that have been written, the worst one is rated 4.21 on goodreads. I trust goodreads. Don’t you?

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Hindsight is 20/20

Under what circumstances would you change your rating of a book?

I do most of my reviews based on my initial impressions upon finishing reading the book. Yet, some books really stay with you.

I feel guilty that I only gave The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden a rating of 4/5. I think about this book several times a week and most of the books I’ve read since then have not been even close to written as beautifully. The story really transported me to another world, how dare I give it such a paltry rating? I think I was mad that I loved it so much.

I think I should go back and update my review. What do you think?

Let’s Discuss: Books and Music

Do you listen to music while you read?

I do not listen to music while I read because I usually am trying to sneak my reading in while the husband or kids are distracted by some sort of television. (If only they could read like I do! But the kids are too young, and the husband is not interested.)

Still, I can’t help but think about music while I read. Whether it is inspired by the story or specific characters varies.

Here are the last 5 series or books I have read, and a song that seemed representative of the book. Have you read these books? What music do they remind you of?

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