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Brandon Sanderson / Brandon cited in caustic student evaluation
« on: July 25, 2010, 03:04:59 AM »

A professor received a memorable and extremely negative student evaluation, which he then posted to his blog.  (At one point, the student said that the entire class was an affront to God.) 

But more importantly for this forum's purpose, the student assumed familiarity with Brandon's work, and repeatedly compared class students to Elantris' Hoed in the written evaluation. 

(See ). 

Whatever the merits of the student's complaint (and it did seem overwrought to me), it is 100% awesome that complaining students these days simply assume familiarity with Brandon's oeuvre as they lay out their gripes.  :)

Brandon Sanderson / Nice short Rothfuss Review
« on: October 15, 2008, 08:25:44 PM »
Pat Rothfuss dual-reviewed HoA along with the latest _First Law_ book (an interesting mix!), and gave it a very nice endorsement.  It's at .   

Brandon Sanderson / Buy report
« on: October 15, 2008, 06:51:46 AM »
Should we have a thread about buy reports (discussing what stores had it, when, how many)?  I didn't see any for this (though I didn't click all the threads - I have to work and can't finish the book today, and I don't want to see spoilers), and I think I remember reading before how this can be useful information.

So -- I bought my copy at Barnes and Noble in La Jolla (San Diego). 

I went into the store and checked and didn't see it in the SF/F new releases, and so I asked a store clerk about it.  Turns out that HoA wasn't on the SF/F shelf because it was on the overall new release table, right at the front of the store (first table in).  It was a very nice placement (except that it was on the back side of the table, so it was a little bit hidden behind the other books on the table).

Also, when we asked about HoA, the clerk volunteered (we didn't even ask this) that they had already sold another copy earlier in the day (and it was barely noon).  There were three left at the time (two, after I bought mine).  So that's probably a good sign, maybe that store will sell out and reorder. 

(Also, the SF/F section there had a solid EUOL section in general, paperbacks of Elantris and MB1 & 2.)

Brandon Sanderson / What else are you reading, lately?
« on: August 16, 2008, 08:25:08 AM »
You know, besides Brandon.  To get you through till October. 

It seems to be kind of a dry spell lately, all around.  The Republic of Thieves isn't due for another 6 months.  Ditto for The Wise Man's Fear (which got bumped back).  And it's really anyone's guess when A Dance With Dragons will be out. 

I'm thinking of picking up the new Sc*lzi (which looks like it's getting good reviews).  Either that, or swallowing all pride and borrowing my wife's stack of Stephanie Meyer. 

But before I go that far, can I just take the group's pulse?  I may be missing something obvious.  What are y'all reading, lately?  Non-Sanderson category only, please.

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