Saturday, January 15, 2011

Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan

Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time, #11)Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So after two months and about 30,000 airline miles I finally finished this one. It was a sheer act of will. The good news is that the delay was more due to my workload, the holidays, and my overall lack of time, not the book. Finally this series is picking up again! And some of my less-favorite plot lines are getting resolved! Hallelujah! I gave this a celebratory 4 stars for those two reasons alone.

Things I want to know at this point:
1. What is with all of the darkfriends everywhere? They need to start uniting so we can beat them up in the end.

2. Why can't Rand be straight with people? Yes, I know the abuse he has taken, the stress he is under, blah blah blah, but come on. This is a character who needs some serious counseling. He drives me nuts ( and I used to be a big fan.) I hope he snaps out of it and starts being more "normal" about his problems.

3. Remember when Egwene was being raised to Accepted and she had the vision where Rand is being held in the White Tower? Is that going to happen or not? If so, they should get on with it so we can move on toward more important matters. That has been hanging out in the back of my mind for like 8000 pages or so. A small, stupid thing, I know, but I thought I would complain about it.

Anyway, just some random thoughts. Book 12 is on my shelf at home, but I am tired of carrying a 3 pound hardcover around when I travel, so I am going to take a break for a bit (unless I can find a digital copy.) Not too long though. I'm already forgetting stuff, so I have to keep it moving. I am already wondering if I have to start with book 1 all over again when the last book comes out....

Re-read in 2016.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010 Book List

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Here is a list of the books I read in 2010. It was a busy year, and overall the books were bigger, so the number read was lower this year. The joy I got from my favorite past-time was not.

#BookAuthorDate Completed
26Crossroads of TwilightRobert JordanNovember 2
26The Ruins of GorlanJohn FlanaganOctober 31
25The Violet KeystoneGarth NixSeptember 15
24Into BattleGarth NixSeptember 6
23Above the VeilGarth NixAugust 29
22AenirGarth NixAugust 25
21CastleGarth NixAugust 19
20The FallGarth NixAugust 15
19Winter's HeartRobert JordanAugust 10
18The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan For Financial FitnessDave RamseyJuly 20
17The Path of DaggersRobert JordanJune 21
16Lord SundayGarth NixMay 28
15Superior Saturday Garth NixMay 23
14Lady Friday Garth NixMay 15
13Sir Thursday Garth NixApril 25
12Do What You Are Paul D. TiegerApril 20
11Drowned Wednesday Garth NixApril 15
10Grim Tuesday Garth NixApril 10
9Mister Monday Garth NixApril 5
8The Last Olympian Rick RioridanMarch 20
7The Battle of the LabyrinthRick RioridanMarch 15
6The Titan's CurseRick RioridanMarch 10
5A Crown of SwordsRobert JordanFebruary 24
4The Sea of MonstersRick RioridanFebruary 11
3The Lightning ThiefRick RioridanFebruary 5
2Lord of ChaosRobert JordanJanuary 20
1The Fires of HeavenRobert JordanJanuary 17