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I’ll be brief because I took the vaccine booster in the morning and everything is starting to hurt. I’m still alive, mostly well, unhappy about both war and pandemic now. Both are preventing me from going back to Poland, so I have very selfish reasons to be upset. I’m trying not to look at the media because everyone is freaking out and sending me info regardless, and I don’t want to only think about people dying for pointless reasons.
So, let’s talk about something else. Like books. Books are nice.
I finished reading Daughter of the Moon Goddes and I probably won’t read the second volume (not available yet). People like this book a lot, the prose is beautiful and the themes refreshing (since it’s based on a Chinese myth), but I didn’t like the main character and the story didn’t grab me at all. Despite the interesting premise, all the events seemed disconnected, and the romance plot (which I can safely say is one of the main plots) was just off-putting to me. A matter of preference, apparently, since the reviews are very good. If you want something different with nice prose, it might be a book for you.
I’m also reading The Amber Crown but most of this book is just traveling through the mud. the setting is a bit more like medieval Eastern Europe (Poland, Russia, Romania…) so it might be interesting for some, but it’s also full of unnecessary sex scenes and discussions, pointless travel scenes and generally just drags for me. I’ll probably finish it because people say it’s great after 80% and I’m at 60. We shall see. The prose is so-so in this one. I think I got used to it, but it was the first book ever that made me thing that you actually CAN overdo it with the adjectives xD It either gets better later or I got used to it, not sure. At some point I stopped stumbling over sentences in which every noun had an -ly ending adjective, making everything rhyme.
Also, if you haven’t heard, Sanderson opened a Kickstarter for 4 new novels in 2023 (a surprise novel every quarter) and I have already thrown my money at him.
As for my own writing, I’ve restarted querying The Cleansed Ones and am working on the gamma version for the Mind Drummer. I kind of want to draw some illustrations for those books and set up a nice website where I can introduce the books and post updates and everything but… who has the time, eh! Editing is going slow as well, because I’m rewriting the beginning, but I feel like I’m learning a lot.
Thanks for reading and see you next week! 🙂