The Curse of Chalion (Bujold)

Up next: “The Curse of Chalion” by Lois McMaster Bujold

Apparently continues on into a series, but this book is pretty contained and stands alone just fine.

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Did Not Finish 2018 List

I only post full reviews for books that I finish reading, but there are a fair number of books that I start to read and do not finish, for a variety of reasons.  I don’t want to write up full reviews for books I haven’t finished because: 1) I don’t have time for that, and 2) it also seems unfair in a way.  To some extent, how I can justify going off on a book when I haven’t even given it a fair shake?  But on the other hand, there had to have been some reason I didn’t finish it, and isn’t that fact worth something?  Maybe knowing that some people had a hard time getting into a book will spur you to check it out from the library rather than outright buying it, saving you some money (hey, every little bit counts).

So.  Here I am, listing the books that I just couldn’t finish reading in 2018, and why.

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The Elfhome series (Spencer)

Next up: “Tinker”, “Wolf Who Rules”, “Elfhome”, “Wood Sprites”, and “Project Elfhome” by Wen Spencer

Here’s a case of “don’t judge a book by its cover”.  Especially the later books, the cover art is hideously bad and not at all accurate to what’s even in the book.  “Tinker” is the least objectionable one.

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The Mistborn series (Sanderson)

Next up: “Mistborn” (which was retitled “The Final Empire” at some point I guess??), “The Well of Ascension”, “The Hero of Ages”, “The Alloy of Law”, “Shadows of Self”, and “Bands of Mourning” by Brandon Sanderson

Two inter-related trilogies; Sanderson is planning (at least) one more trilogy in this world.

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