Jump to content

DRAGONMOUNT

A WHEEL OF TIME COMMUNITY

Songstress

Moderator
  • Content Count

    19881
  • Joined

Everything posted by Songstress

  1. AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH You're here HI!
  2. Somehow I managed to break the formatting on my original post here and the forum won't let me edit anymore... so.... trying again. *** This year I have a dual goal - 48 books total... and at least 3 levels completed in the 2019 Linzthebookworm/Logophile reading challenge. Currently reading: A Wrinkle in Time (reread) - Madeleine L'Engle The Purpose and Power of Praise and Worship - Dr. Myles Munroe Completed: 1. Drums of Autumn (reread) - Diana Gabaldon - #11 A New York Times best seller (past or present) 2. This Pen for Hire - Laura Levine - #3 A book under 300 pages 3. The Fiery Cross (reread) - Diana Gabaldon - #12 Free space - pick any book! 4. The Art of War for Writers - James Scott Bell - #1 A book with a red cover 5. Moon Palace - Paul Auster - #7 A book whose title starts with the letter M 6. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey - #9 A book that has been turned into a TV show or movie 7. Red Rising - Pierce Brown - #10 A book with a title done in alliteration 8. Jane Doe's Return - Jennifer Talty - #8 Read a romance novel 9. The Young Elites - Marie Lu - #2 Read a YA fiction novel 10. Storm Front (reread) - Jim Butcher - #5 Reread the first book of a series you love 11. Sins of Empire - Brian McClellan - #4 A book you got for free 12. Postmortem - Patricia Cornwell - #6 Read a book that takes place during the summer 13. The Way of Shadows (reread) - Brent Weeks - #25 Read the first book in a trilogy 14. Shadow's Edge (reread) - Brent Weeks - #26 Read the second book in the same trilogy 15. Beyond the Shadows (reread) - Brent Weeks - #27 Read the third book in the same trilogy 16. 99 Percent Mine - Sally Thorne - #18 A book with a number in the title 17. Calamity - Brandon Sanderson - #31 Read a book by Brandon Sanderson 18. Warbreaker (reread) - Brandon Sanderson - #16 Reread a book you have recommended to someone else 19. The Templar Legacy - Steve Berry - #30 A book about breaking a code or a treasure hunt 20. Skyward - Brandon Sanderson - #37 A book over 500 pages 21. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle - #17 Read a detective novel 22. Sycamore Row - John Grisham - #13 A book by John Grisham 23. Fire and Blood - George R.R. Martin - #20 Read a book published by Penguin Random House Full challenge list in the spoiler:
  3. January reading challenge update is on the blog! https://songstress7.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/2019-reading-challenge-january-update/ After Drums of Autumn, I ended up reading a cozy mystery (This Pen For Hire by Laura Levine) that was recommended by one of my best friends from high school. I took a bit of a reading break for a bit after that and binge watched a ton of Marvel TV shows on Netflix... and then picked up The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) by Diana Gabaldon after the 4th season of the Starz show finished as a reread. I'm about 1/4 of the way through The Fiery Cross, hopefully I can get that one knocked out in another week or so. I'll probably end up using it for #12 (the first free space) on the challenge. It could work for #1 (a book with a red cover), but I have another one picked out for that which will also check off one of my bazillion unread books, so I'm going to tell myself sternly not to tweak the plan.
  4. I came to WoT late in the game - I had read some fantasy in my teens and 20s but for a long time most of what I read was more in the mystery/thriller genre, with a splash of Stephen King. After my husband died far too young, I was kind of sunk in a depression for a couple of years (and wasn't working at the time), and I'd been playing World of Warcraft obsessively so I decided to read all the Warcraft lore novels I could get my hands on, and then asked my guildmates for suggestions about what to read next. A Song of Ice and Fire was highly recommended, so I devoured those books shortly before the news came out that HBO was considering a TV show based on the series. My best friend and I were talking one day, and I was geeking out about ASoIaF, giving her a bit of the rundown about the story, and describing the connection between the Stark kids and the direwolves, and she said it reminded her of the scene in Eye of the World where Perrin learns he can talk to wolves. So of course I had to read Eye of the World. And then everything else available. I think I finished The Gathering Storm right about the time Towers of Midnight was released, so the only book I had to wait for was AMoL.
  5. In the wolf dream he is Isam, who is Lan's cousin... I believe Nynaeve sees him in Tel'Aran'Rhiod early on and mistakes him for Lan for just a second, and when Perrin encounters him he thinks he could be Lan's brother.
  6. Finished my first book of 2019 in the wee hours of Monday morning - #11 on the challenge list crossed off (a NewYork Times bestseller) with the 4th Outlander book Drums of Autumn. I have a hefty stack of paperbacks (and one hardback) on the nightstand that I intend to make a dent in before I inevitably start rereading old favorites again, but we shall see
  7. I'm 2/3 of the way through my first book of 2019, which is a re-read of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series book 4 (Drums of Autumn) - watching Season 4 of the Starz TV series made me want to reread the source material for comparison, since I've only read it once and it's been a few years (and I've slept since then, so my memory is patchy ) I'll be slotting this one into my challenge list at #11, a New York Times Bestseller (past or present). After that, I have a small stack on my nightstand of paperbacks (and one hardback) that I'm going to try to attend to before diving into more Kindle books. I've picked out my most likely choices for 32 of the 60 spots on my 2019 challenge list (although I'm not committing to finishing, who knows, I might!) - and many of them are ones I have sitting around unread on my bookshelf or my Kindle.
  8. So MrsClov (Linzthebookworm) and I have made a new reading challenge for this year, with the same format as last year's but some tweaks due to lessons learned. We set it up again this year as a "choose your own challenge" with 5 levels of 12 books each, depending on how many books you want to read per month. I am putting my official goal out there to complete 3 challenge levels, but my Goodreads goal for the year is 48 books. So I might do 4 levels, or I might just binge reread another series on a whim that I can't count. This past year I read 31 books but completed no levels (just nearly completed the first two though). My total books read for the year was 52, with what the Wheel of Time reread and the Lightbringer reread, and all the other stuff. So the official challenge post is here: https://songstress7.wordpress.com/2018/12/04/announcing-the-new-and-improved-2019-reading-challenge/ Full category list is in the spoiler. I have a spreadsheet set up where I'm putting my ideas down, I've figured out 8 of the first level so far, and a smattering of levels 2 through 5 in case I get really on the ball and finish the whole thing. We shall see.
  9. This year I have a dual goal - 48 books total... and at least 3 levels completed in the 2019 Linzthebookworm/Logophile reading challenge. Currently reading: A Wrinkle in Time (reread) - Madeleine L'Engle The Purpose and Power of Praise and Worship - Dr. Myles Munroe Completed: 1. Drums of Autumn (reread) - Diana Gabaldon - #11 A New York Times best seller (past or present) 2. This Pen for Hire - Laura Levine - #3 A book under 300 pages 3. The Fiery Cross (reread) - Diana Gabaldon - #12 Free space - pick any book! 4. The Art of War for Writers - James Scott Bell - #1 A book with a red cover 5. Moon Palace - Paul Auster - #7 A book whose title starts with the letter M 6. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey - #9 A book that has been turned into a TV show or movie 7. Red Rising - Pierce Brown - #10 A book with a title done in alliteration 8. Jane Doe's Return - Jennifer Talty - #8 Read a romance novel 9. The Young Elites - Marie Lu - #2 Read a YA fiction novel 10. Storm Front (reread) - Jim Butcher - #5 Reread the first book of a series you love 11. Sins of Empire - Brian McClellan - #4 A book you got for free 12. Postmortem - Patricia Cornwell - #6 Read a book that takes place during the summer Full challenge list in the spoiler:
  10. Yeah, that's a spammer. We'll get it taken care of
  11. Moiraine's letter doesn't say he needed Mat to find the Tower of Ghenjei. What she says is that if Thom is going to try to rescue her, the only way he will be successful is if he takes Mat and one other man, and that "young Mat knows the way to find me." Thom and Mat saw the big metal tower at the same time, yes, but neither of them knew what it was. Jain Farstrider thought the Tower of Ghenjei was on the Shadow Coast somewhere. Mat, however, did know one person who had been there (and was determined to keep her secrets). Without Mat's knowledge of Birgitte's true past, none of them would have been able to figure out that the metal tower they saw on the way downriver to Whitebridge was the Tower of Ghenjei. Also, even if Thom had managed to figure out somehow that the mysterious metal tower was the right place, he would never have found Moiraine within the tower without using Mat's luck, so he was needed in order to find Moiraine in more than one way.
  12. Could be! Or maybe she had a contact she could use to pass a message to her secretly. *shrug* I do think it's a great question to ask. I wonder if it's something that was in Robert Jordan's notes where she would know!
  13. Are you sure? The only Green on that trip that was mentioned is Alanna - the text indicated that there were two from each Ajah there, but doesn't name the other Green. From what I could find, the first time Myrelle is mentioned in the series is when Moiraine tells Lan that she's made arrangements to pass his bond to Myrelle if she dies. Regardless, I figure there's no way she had time to go to Tar Valon and back, but it's always made me wonder when she gave her the specific instruction about passing the bond to Nynaeve. Asking Maria sounds like a great idea
  14. If it had been a long enough time for her to do it, I would have guessed this time period was where she gave Myrelle her instructions to pass Lan's bond to Nynaeve - I'm not sure she had time to get to Tar Valon, or make arrangements to meet Myrelle somewhere, though. We see later Moiraine tell Lan that before they left the Tower she'd made arrangements for his bond to pass to Myrelle when she dies, which would have been before Moiraine knew Nynaeve existed or had any inkling that Lan would be falling in love during this adventure. Later, when caught with Lan among her warders, Myrelle tells Egwene that Moiraine had instructed her to pass the bond to Nynaeve specifically. She had to have communicated with Myrelle at some point between the end of Eye of the World and when she went through the red stone doorway with Lanfear. Since she was thinking about it to tell him about passing the bond shortly thereafter, that would be my best guess, if the timing worked out. EDITED TO ADD: This would have been a good reason not to take Lan with her IMO.
  15. I read the Q&A along with some follow up exchanges on Twitter, and I expect Rafe Judkins wants to be rather faithful to the books (within the usual constraints of adapting to a different medium and having to work with time and budget limitations). I can see this summary being a part tease to keep non-book fans from knowing which of the Emonds Fielders is the Dragon Reborn for a bit longer, and part emphasis on Moiraine's role in the first book. Despite the fact that the vast majority of Book 1 is from Rand's perspective, Moiraine's quest is pretty integral to the story, and focusing on her role in the first season/first book doesn't strike me as changing the story at all, really.
  16. Each of them has a bit of a different focus and flavor... the White Tower and Warders is generally the largest and most active, with a variety of subgroups included within that cover a big range of topics (for instance, I'm in the Blue Ajah there, which is mostly focused on sci-fi/fantasy fandoms and gaming). Since it's so big and complex, the WT has an introductory class when you join to help you explore and find your way around. I'm also a member of the Black Tower, which is pretty much an outlet for insanity. If you're generally mischievous and a little evil, you might enjoy Shayol Ghul... If you write, craft or create art of any sort, you'll want to check out the Tuatha'an... The Band of the Red Hand is known for music and food... and I haven't really spent much time with the Aiel, Wolfkin or Ogier. The Dragon Reborn Role Play sub board is the RP community, and they are a maze in themselves - if you're into role playing, I'm sure someone will come snag you and drag you in Otherwise, any of the social groups has private boards for members only, but you're welcome to peruse and post in any of the threads you can see, and get a feeling for how the group interacts, how active they are, and what they like to talk about. And if you like what you see, there should always be a pinned thread in the forum to post in if you want to join officially. Many of us post in several groups that we haven't joined just to join in the conversations, and that's perfectly OK.
  17. Right? lol...
  18. The social groups are a great place to make friends... I only regret taking a year before I looked at the social community section of the site!
  19. Rawr. Y'all are just lucky i didn't get that 24 hour extension.
  20. Oh dear! Tress looks around her at the misshapen creatures charging from every corner, and raises her wand. Halt! Hellish hooligans hover! The galloping goblins suddenly freeze in place, and slowly raise from the ground, hanging as if by invisible hooks. Incendiary implosion initiate! From the edges of the circle of immobilized goblins, heat began to gather. Flames suddenly wreathed the creatures, growing by the instant. As the bodies were consumed, it was as if the air itself was aflame, and rushed inward toward the stage.
  21. Start thinking about who's actually mafia. I am just busy.
  22. That's it. Vote me and get it over with, or be patient. I literally cannot satisfy you before deadline today, i have a job that requires me to work, and I already wasted my lunch break on trying to type up a reads list that my phone ate.
  23. And of course my phone browser lost all my notes when I tried to check new posts. *headbang*
  24. I freaking told you there wasn't any analysis in that post. I have very limited time right now. Deal with it.
  25. I have a lot to get done today as it's the last day of the month, will see how much I can get away with pushing until after DL if it doesn't get extended. Aside from that, what I didn't copy/paste from my notepad doc was the player list where I noted every time a question popped into my head about potential teammates. Everyone had at least one name that occurred to me as a possible, which kinda means I have taken a giant step backward in being able to soulread any of you. More individual thoughts after i make a couple of phone calls. Light, I despise working in a call center.
×
×
  • Create New...