Blogspotter, August 26, 2011

A Fantasy Reader has a review of The Well of Ascension, which is one of the books in my queue since I finished Mistborn earlier this year.

None of my regular blogger associates linked in the sidebar have reviewed the new Shannara or Sword of Truth books yet. I’m curious how these will be received…


Blogspotter: Tuesday, June 14th

Bookworm Blues covers a topic that seems to have been covered by many bloggers lately: The Role of eReaders and the future of reading.

My thoughts as they appear in the comments:

“The CD vs. mp3 examples cited above are not the best analogy…a better one would be vinyl LPs vs. CDs. CDs are more portable, especially since you can rip them to mp3s. You can play CDs on your PC, in your car, and ripped CDs can be played on mp3 players. Vinyl, on the other hand, was limited to record players.

Flexibility and portability, as well as cost, will be the deciding factors. It’s cheaper to take a file created on a word processor and download it to a kindle, than it is to print, bind, ship, and stock a physical book. You can’t rip a printed book to your e-reader, so that makes a printed book more like vinyl LPs.

The change is coming, and it will be forced upon us like CDs were. I’m not happy about it, because I prefer printed books, but I’m not blind to the fact that printed books will become a niche market.”

Blogspotter: Tuesday, June 6th

Ah, the verge of summer…when a few nice days can make me forget about reading, while forcing me to start cutting down blackberries and scotch broom, mowing 3 acres worth of grass, and planting trees, flowers, and tomatoes while sweeping porches, filling birdfeeders, and shopping for a new gas grill.

Somehow I’ve still managed to get halfway through A Memory of Ice…only 500 pages to go! I’ve been trying to keep up with watching A Game of Thrones, as well as taking in Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides.

In the meantime, Blogspotter takes you to a couple of new thoughts about The Name of the Wind:

Bookworm Blues has some thoughts

As does Noah Dorfman

And on that note, I’ll call it a night…


Fantasy Book Critic has a great review of The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. It’s the second book in the Kingkiller Chronicles. You can find the review at:

It sounds like a fantastic read…I’ll be moving The Name of the Wind up in the queue so that I can get to The Wise Man’s fear more quickly…