Archive for September, 2020

Book: Edgedancer (Novella in the Stormlight Archive)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Page Count: 268

This Novella is meant to be read in-between the 2nd and 3rd Stormlight Archive books.

This book is part of Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere World. If you are going to ever read it, know that you will need to read Warbreaker, the First book of the Stormlight Archive (The Way Of Kings), and the second Stormlight Archive book (Words Of Radiance). And you should also probably read both Mistborn Eras 1 and 2, and Elantris.

Here’s the review:

By far my favorite thing about this novella was the main character, Lift: the stubborn, quirky, determined girl the story follows. I thought this novella really highlighted the differences between the different orders of the knights radiant, and the types of spren that made them. For example, each order must say some oaths that are the same, and some that are different. I overall loved this book and can’t wait to see Lift in Oathbringer.

Last week I didn’t blog because I was at Grammy and Pop Pop’s house (Jimmy and Mommy were at the dentist).

This week, Mary started homeschooling because she didn’t like virtual school. We finished learning about Ancient Greece. It was a very fun unit. I finished the first Anne of Green Gables book. We are watching the movie (the book is better).

This week in art, we did pictures of stuff with oil pastels. Me and Jimmy and Simon didn’t do pictures of stuff – we just drew what we wanted. (Mommy says that the stuff is called a “still life”). Here are some pictures:^

Book: Words Of Radiance (Book 2 in the Stormlight Archive)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Page Count: 1,304

Yes, this book is the second in a series. I would have done a review for the whole series, but apparently that defies the Mommy laws. There will be no spoilers.

This book is part of Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere World. If you are going to ever read it, know that you will need to read Warbreaker, and the First book of the Stormlight Archive. And you should also probably read both Mistborn Eras 1 and 2, and Elantris.

Anyways, here’s the review:

One of the things I enjoyed a most about this book was the characters and how they grew. I especially loved watching how much Syl changed throughout the book. Another thing I loved was seeing Shallan’s backstory through flashbacks. I felt like it explained so many things left unanswered in the first book. The times when I most enjoyed myself was probably whenever Kaladin and Adolin interacted, or whenever Wit or Shallan made some wisecrack that most of the characters didn’t even understand. I don’t think I could truthfully say that there was anything I didn’t like about this book, except perhaps that while I was reading I wanted to see Syl more, but if we had, her character would not have changed the way it did. The most shocking and the most excellent part of the book was the terrifyingly awesome cliffhanger/plot twist at the end of the book. There were many of those, but if you have read the book you should know which one I’m talking about.

This week we started learning about Ancient Greece. We learned that slaves have to shave their head! They shouldn’t even have slaves! We also learned about the Greek Alphabet and we wrote some words in Greek. I have made two sentences.

We read a read aloud. It is a historical fiction book called, “The Mark of the Cyclops.” I liked it. I made Greek paper dolls.

I’m not a Yankees fan I just like the hat!

This week we had Harry Potter day. It’s called Harry Potter day because Hogwarts starts on September 1st. We had some harry potter treats:

-butter beer

-Bertie Botts every flavour beans

We also listened to the first Harry Potter book. It took three days! Jimmy got a surprise. It was a Hufflepuff robe. He really likes it. We played a Harry Potter game. Simon quit in the middle of the game. It was really fun!