I’d started this book last year, and got through the first part (first book of the compilation, I mean) before putting it down, thinking that it was okay but that I couldn’t quite see what all the hype was about. But I still figured I owed the author a chance, since many people whose opinions I trust said that this series was fantastic.
And I’m so glad I did. I spent today finishing up Michael Sullivan’s Theft of Swords, going from 46% of the Kindle file right through to the end (and believe me, that’s no small feat), and I finished the book with the overwhelming sensation that damn, those people were right! This is a good series!
So good, in fact, that I kind of just want to throw the rest of my goals for this readathon to the wind and start on the next book right now.
I won’t, though, because I set out my plan and I’m sticking to it as much as I can.
So that’s where I stand. 2 and a half days, and 2 books finished, and while it’s not an amazing thing to brag about or anything, I’m still pretty proud of myself.
Not sure about what I’m going to do tomorrow. I could finish up Who Fears Death and then read the parts of A Game of Thrones that I need to read for the readalong. Or I could make myself decide between Thieftaker, God’s War, or Shoggoths in Bloom. Probably one of the first two, I think. I might have to flip a coin at this point. But whatever I don’t do tomorrow will be done on Wednesday.
At this point I don’t think I’ll be able to get through all my reading goals. But I’ll be able to get through almost all of them, and that’s still an accomplishment, right? I’m still catching up on some awesome books and giving myself a little breathing room for my overall yearly reading goals.