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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Recommend a book
« on: June 28, 2011, 04:26:17 AM »
I cringe when I hear Goodkind's work mentioned. That said, I bought and read them all because they were recommended. I would say more but I'll leave you with a good take on that book.

"'Wizard's First Rule'?" Vin asked. "I mean, really. Is it too hard to say 'The First Rule of Wizardry' or 'Wizardry's First Rule'? The way you say it sounds stupid. That's always bothered me." With that, she slipped off into the darkness.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Recommend a book
« on: June 26, 2011, 10:25:19 PM »
This is just the thread I needed. After finally finishing TWoTK I read the first two books from the demon chronicles by Peter V Brett. They were both really good, light books.

Ive been bumming, watching movies, plating WWF and debating finding new books.Thanks for all the suggestions to look through!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Allow of Law Excerpt 1
« on: June 22, 2011, 09:28:08 PM »
FMJ bullets with steel jackets do exist in our world, and it's usually a lead core, according to what our gun expert said and according to everything I can find. But yes, it's hard on a barrel.

I was in Cabella's a few weeks ago. I decided to pick up some ammo and grabbed a box that was on sale. When I noticed it was steel, I asked the guy behind the gun counter and got the same issues about the barrel given to me.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Allow of Law Excerpt 1
« on: June 17, 2011, 04:22:17 PM »
For some reason I've had issues with converting .doc or .docx with calibre. I haven't looked into it much as I only received my kindle Wednesday night. Supposedly the kindle 3 will accept MOBI CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, EPUB, FB2, HTML, LIT, LRF, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, TCR, TXT. I tried some of my person documents that the kindle said they accepted but the formatting was wrong. The letters were tiny and things just looked odd. When you convert it standardizes things so they look great.

I wouldn't pay for the Amazon to send me anything. I just use the plug in my USB port. If you have a PC it will look like a normal USB drive when you open "my computer". From there you can just drop it into the document folder.

The last book I read was the hardback copy of TWoTK. The weight of it prompted me to look into the kindle.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Allow of Law Excerpt 1
« on: June 17, 2011, 03:28:11 PM »
I copied the words by highlighting them and right clicking and selecting copy. I then opened up a word document. I right clicked again and hit paste. I saved the document as an RTF.

I then opened Calibre Then I dragged the document into the program. Then I hit convert book. It's normal option is to convert to .mobi which the kindle reads well.

I plugged my kindle into my computer and put the converted file on my kindle.

If it's ok with Peter I can send you that copy. I'll do it for myself for all the freebie chapters.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Allow of Law Excerpt 1
« on: June 17, 2011, 04:02:16 AM »
hey will put up five more chapters before the release date, which means that the preview is going to be about a third of the book.

From the latest blog post  :)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Allow of Law Excerpt 1
« on: June 15, 2011, 07:59:43 PM »
I think it's a sign of good writing to toss in words people don't know or see often.

I guess I think of koloss as a type of people since they started human. I can see the point. That makes think of them more as another type of evil like Tolkien's orcs. accepts prophesize  :o

I'll keep that in mind if I pick anything out in the future. I care more about the content than if it's written to the highest standards of proper English.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Allow of Law Excerpt 1
« on: June 15, 2011, 06:52:28 PM »
Isn't Koloss a type of "people"? Like American's are capitalized? 

When I placed the in word those were the misspellings that came up with automatically. Adit's a new one for me - thanks for pointing it out :)

Firepit always comes up as misspelled. I've been writing a friend back and forth about one I want and the bright red underline gets to me. Even when I pop it in google it' separates it.

I do see with Eyeblink some places accept it and others dont. Your judgement has always worked for me in the past! :)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Allow of Law Excerpt 1
« on: June 15, 2011, 06:34:12 PM »
Corrections needed:

koloss to Koloss
well tailored to well-tailored (I believe)
eyeblink to eye blink
witout to without
realy to really
firepit to fire pit
re-inforcing to reinforcing
adit to adrift (I think that's what he was going for there)
judg- ing to judging

I did giggle a little when I saw the liquid is now whiskey - at least for Wax. It was nice to see the history come into play when Tan mentioned the survivor. The foreshadowing from Sazed was there for this religion. Hopefully with 5 more excerpts planned and 5 more months to release we'll get a little taste regularly.

Brandon Sanderson / Alloy of Law Excerpt (Updated with Ch3)
« on: June 15, 2011, 05:33:58 PM »

I'm reading now, can't wait for all 6 to come out!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Im pissed about stormlight archive.
« on: June 15, 2011, 05:31:31 PM »
I honestly held out to read the book a bit because of this reason. I think so many fans are tired of epic series that don't get finished or don't have more material within a reasonable time. It's also been sad seeing fans that were HUGE parts of the community that passed away before seeing the end.

There were a lot of negative reviews about the length of this novel. I just finished it two days ago, and absolutely loved every bit of the story. I can't say there was anything shocking to me when there were the revelations. It seems pretty obvious, but this is a ground work novel.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Mistborn: Alloy of Law
« on: May 25, 2011, 05:58:21 PM »
Waxillium, however, is a stupid name.

Zing! I must admit I agree!

I'm about to finally have time to read TWoTK. I think I've put it off so long after how long WoT has been drug out. The reviews I've seen have said that the groundwork Brandon laid was way to lengthy and his editor should have been fired. I would prefer to read it before the new Mistborn comes out just in case it ties in to the book.   

Brandon Sanderson / Re: "The Gathering Storm..."
« on: July 24, 2010, 12:31:52 AM »
Harriet started with Mistborn and hired Brandon because of it :)  I started with Mistborn and have handed out at least 4 copies of the first book.  Every one that I gave a first book to ended up buying the other two and finishing the trilogy so I would recommend starting there!  :D

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Brandon's chat room
« on: July 21, 2010, 02:59:01 PM »
It was so disappointing for me to see Brisingr had a midnight release at Barnes and Nobles but they didn't do the same for The Gathering Storm. :(

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Brandon Book List
« on: July 12, 2010, 03:19:36 PM »
There are two #25's...

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