Now, I realize that this may be an unpopular opinion, as Sanderson seems to be one of the most popular fantasy authors out there. That’s actually the reason I picked up his books to begin with. I’m not an avid reader of fantasy by any means. I’m a big fan of Tolkien, GRRM, Robin Hobb, Neil Gaiman, Gene Wolfe and Joe Abercrombie but that’s mostly the extent of my experience with the genre. During the last year or so of the pandemic, I’ve been gravitating towards the fantasy genre a lot to get my mind off of the crazy shit going on in the world. Sanderson is a recommendation that came up numerous times, so I thought I would finally give him a shot.
My opinions on his work are based on what I gather are his two big trilogies – Mistborn and Stormlight. I read the initial Mistborn trilogy, the 3 Stormlight books and part of the 4th one. I feel like that is a lot of reading to do to form a pretty concrete opinion on an author.
And honestly, I’m really underwhelmed. Maybe my expectations were pretty high after seeing all the praise but I was let down most aspects of these books.
First, the prose. It just seemed really wooden and bland, especially after having just read some Wolfe and Gaiman. I didn’t feel that Sanderson really improved in his prose at all over the course of the 6 books I read, and the style is just really bare-bones to move the plot along. YMMV I guess but it didn’t work for me.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the characters either. They seemed a bit shallow and very….YA, for lack of a better word. It also seemed like Sanderson had like, a set list of character attributes for each character that he just repeated over and over. SHallan and Wit in particular, from Stormlight, are exceedingly obnoxious and badly written. The rest are just kind of bland. Again, they seem to be there as more of a vessel for the plots.
To add on from the above, I also found the dialogue to be really corny and downright cringeworthy at times. Anytime any kind of romance came into play, or really, any kind of interaction between a man and a woman, it was just really, really badly written.
The actual plots are just…ok. They have some neat twists here and there but for the most part, I didn’t think they were anything truly original. At the end of the day, they still come down to your typical young people with powers fighting against evil on the side of good. I really kind of found them to be mechanical and formulaic, just jumping from one set piece to another and... keep reading on reddit ➡
My daughter Rose (9) is a very advanced reader. She’s in 3rd grade (8-9 year olds) but reads at a 9th grade (14-15 years old) level.
Despite her advanced reading level, the only books she wants to read are the I Survived series and the A-Z mysteries. Both of these books are far below her reading level so I told her it’s fine if she wants to read them in school but at home she has to read things closer to her level.
I’ve taken her to bookstores and we’ve looked through the young adult section but she refuses to read any of the books. She says they’re all boring and gross. She always asks to get books from the children’s section but I’ve said no because they’re too easy for her.
Rose has started sneaking books home from school and when I started taking those away, she stopped reading in general. Now Rose has pulled away from me and her teacher is recommending that I let her read whatever she wants.
Rose’s dad (my ex) found out about this and tore into me for not letting Rose read books for kids her age and offered to send her books but that’s not the problem. I don’t have a problem with Rose reading but if she’s going to read, she should read something close to her level.
Now everyone’s mad at me so I wanted to know if I was the asshole
Ok heres another story since allot of you are liking my entitled grandma stories
As you already know, I used to live with my grandma when I was 21 (I'm 27 now and out of that place) in which she hid my laptop and threw away my food that I bought
Well in this one is a more entitled than the last. I went back from work and arive home. I go to the mail box and didn't find any mail, when I get inside I see my grandma opening mail this is the encounter
ME: grandma what are you doing?
EGM: I'm opening mail (with scissors)
Me: (noticing thats my mail) thats my mail you can't do that, give it to me
EGM: there are no secrets in this home.
Me: (tries to snatch the mail from her)
EGM: (uses her scissors to try to stab my hand) Dont you dare!! What are you hiding?
ME: are you crazy? I'm not hiding anything thats my mail and thats my privacy
EGM: there's no such thing in this house now try that again and ill stab you (she says threatening with the scissors)
Me: (gives up and walks away)
30 minutes later she comes in my room
EGM: What did you spend 150$ on?
Me: thats non of your business. how do you know that?
EGM: i saw your bank statements and don't talk to me like that. Or ill kick you out right now. What did you spent 150$ on?
Me: on that speaker omg. Just leave me alone. You're not even supposed to read that
(I bough a big JBL speaker for 150$ sale from the original 300)
EGM: why would you spend so much for a stupid speaker that looks like a Coca-Cola can its ridiculous. And like I said before there are no secrets here
Me: because I want to, just leave me alone
EGM: stop spending money on unnecessary things thats why you can't be independent
She leaves in a huff throwing the mail in my bed all opened. I started crying in anger as I started to realize the mistake I've done for moving there.
There more stories about her and ill keep telling them later on when I have the time on this reddit.
This is democracy at work in the smallest of places (your mouse and keyboard, or mobile device), and the remaining actions you take on elected officials (past, present, and future) are critical. You've exercised your right to effectively recall your share and make your voice heard. We all know, this is just one of the focused actions we must continue to pursue. All apes, get on your Fidelity (or other broker) account and VOTE. Do not vote via any other method!
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Edit1: Tried to create poll but auto-deleted by mod rules. Makes sense.
Edit2: Couple of yall saying I'm karma whoring - sorry it comes across that way. I'll delete post if more think that. not intended at all. i dont care about my karma.
Edit3: love the stories of sleepyheads barely awake and then spazzing out of bed on the news they can now vote
Edit4: all these hands. hope everyone used hand sani.
Edit5: DFV *may* be lurking. Hello sir <solutes!>
Edit6: dont upvote this post if you've voted, go upvote u/ThatGuyOnTheReddits 's post linked at top.
Edit7: Thanks for the awards ape family! Save your coins and go buy more GME.
This is the second Pratchett book I've read (the first being The Color of Magic) and I am absolutely in love. The humor is playful without being really crude or overly reductive and the characters are astounding. The entire watch is such a lovable gaggle of misfits with Carrot (easily my favorite) to add a wonderful contrary flavor. I'm going to be reading more of Pratchett, but if anyone like me held off reading his works for whatever reason I implore you to get started reading immediately!
My wife and I have recently made a deal with each other. We would each read the other's favorite series so that we could discuss and share about them. This means I'm reading A Court of Thorns and Roses and she's reading Mistborn.
Since we've done this and have been discussing it with others, there have been tons of "those books are for women" type comments towards me. My wife's mother even said "you're going to turn him into a girl" to her (side note, the hilarity of that statement is still amusing both of us) and that she shouldn't be "making me" read a "girl's book".
While I don't think I'm really the target audience for ACOTAR, I still think it's a good story with some cool elements and I've stayed up way too late reading them a few nights. I also like being able to enjoy something that my wife loves so much. I just find it so funny and a bit strange that people are so quick to judge that I'm reading them. As much as I'd like to say it doesn't bother me, it kind of does.
Have you ever been judged for the type of books you're reading?
You have 51M followers on Twitter and you are seen as one of the most inspiring heroes of this century. People trust you and see you as a leader. But with the FOMO you are generating on Doge (and the related pump) you are gonna hurt A LOT of people and this is no good for the crypto world. This is no good for the people who are creating the future of the FinTech. This is no good for our visibility.
Let’s be honest here, “dumb money” and new retail investors are approaching the crypto world with doge right now, putting there their money and I’m afraid also their life savings. New joiners have no clue of how mean can be volatility, especially on a coin like this. They don’t know what to do, they don’t have an exit strategy. They just see green, +200% and your tweets. They are gonna lose money, blame crypto and flag it as a scam. Once again. Please, know what you are doing.
Doge army is gonna downvote like crazy, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one being worried about this.
Update: small edits, typos
reposting an old prompt
‘There are things in the sky and we are not sure what they are/we haven’t identified them yet’ etc etc
It’s almost as if they have a list of things they are NOT allowed to say
Highly suspicious! Thoughts?
Edit: Thank you to everyone for being part of my first ever AMA! Thank you for your patience as well - my account was locked partway through! I appreciate all your questions and the time you took to ask them. Again, the second reading is on Monday June 14th, and you can watch the proceedings on CPAC.
Hello Reddit, I’m excited to be here! I’m Julie Dzerowicz, Federal MP for Davenport In Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I was elected the first female Member of Parliament for Davenport in 2015, and re-elected in 2019. You can read more about me and my background here.
This February, I introduced a private members bill - Bill C-273 - in the House of Commons that would enable a national strategy for a guaranteed basic income in Canada. This is the first time a bill has been introduced in the House of Commons on guaranteed basic income! I created Bill C-273 to provide an enabling framework for implementing basic income pilots to be created between provinces, territories, Indigenous governments, and the federal government. The full text of the bill is available here, and the second reading is coming up on Monday, June 14th!
It’s clear the way we’ve always done things isn’t working. Even before the pandemic, almost half of all Canadian families were $200 away from coming up short on their monthly bills. Our economic recovery will require a 21st-century approach that supports workers, tackles income inequality, spurs innovation, and delivers stability. Only by ensuring we have a system that properly supports Canadians, that provides true stability and removes all obstacles to the access to opportunity will we enable Canadians and Canada itself to achieve its potential.
Equal opportunity for everyone to succeed is one of my fundamental values and is at the heart of Bill C-273. I'll be answering all the questions I can from 12:30 - 2 PM ET today - Ask Me Anything!
Here’s my proof:
I’m writing my own story in the Harry Potter universe. My story follows a muggle born wizard. His father is a private detective in the muggle world, my character decided to open his own P.i. Office in the wizarding world. Now witches and wizard from all around come to him with all kinds of cases. Missing people, stolen items. Even murders.
The first story I’m working on is a missing persons case. Don’t want to give away anything else but would you be interested in reading the first story? It’s gonna be up on watt pad.