Where’s Brian?

So, where’s the blogger? I’m still here. I’ve been busy at home, working on things around the house, so my writing and reading times have been limited.

I put The Way of Kings down for a bit while I was working on my house. I’m about half way done, and will pick it up again. I’ve been enjoying it. I have been reading through some other books, and gamebooks as well. (What are gamebooks? Well, I will talk about those in another post, later.) Most of my reading is relating to writing at the moment, with some books about plot and characters. Good books that I’ll have to review later.

I’m also trying to figure out what to do with the blog, in the way of information. Should I share info about the story? Some of the things I want to do with it? Post some small character concepts? All that is brewing around in my head as well.

As I said in one of the last entries, I’ve got some things waiting to get finished as well. So, to quote Monty Python: “I’m not dead yet!”

Why I Write?

It’s a question (or statement) I’ve seen going around recently: Why I write? It’s a great question, and made me wonder myself, so I thought I’d try and give an answer.

I have a few reasons that come to mind. The first two are kind-of default answers for me, and I don’t want to cheapen them. Unfortunately, I think they will come across that way. But, they are part of my answer so, here we go, anyway!

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Chapters 12-17

So, I’m not going to continue this way… Next time, I’m just going to do a review of the book instead of chapter by chapter. Oi, this is a lot of work.

The next book on my list is The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. This is a massive tome coming in at just over 1000 pages. It’s going to take a while. Now, onto the review!

Chapter 12

So, Hagrid let slip the name Nicolas Flamel, and now our three heroes are digging around for it, and having no luck. My one question, mainly because my mother is a librarian. Why not ask the librarian? Or what about a card catalog? This is 1991 (give or take), right? How is it that the real world is so much more advanced?

We do see that Ron is a great chess player. Although, that never comes up after this book. Is he a good strategist then?

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