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?
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?
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?
In Alexia Casale’s The Bone Dragon, the 14-year-old narrator says, “I’m tired in that unpleasant, irritable way you get when you sleep somewhere too warm.”