Monday, January 14, 2013
Book Signing-The Wheel of Time series
I have had a love affair with The Wheel of Time series for years-and that is more than 10 years. A good friend of mine introduced me to book one as book five was coming out. I balked at first as I didn't think this series was for me. Her response was just read the first one and if you don't like it, you don't have to read anymore. I was captured by the first pages and swept away to continue the series. Book 13-the final book in the series-came out last week and while I am excited to find out the ending I am also sad that this series has ended. Brandon Sanderson overtook the last two books as the original author, Robert Jordan, passed away before the series was finished. I was able to meet him and Harriet McDougal-Jordan's widow-at a book signing this past Friday. I knew there would be hundreds of people there as there have been each time I went to a signing with Robert Jordan. I was not disappointed at this signing as there were people as far as the eye could see and the bookstore was mostly standing room only for a large portion of it. Brandon and Harriet were so gracious and friendly and interacted with the fans in a way that made us all feel welcome to meet them and have our books signed and appreciated for purchasing their books. I also made a purchase of Brandon's book called The Way of Kings and can't wait to read it. If you haven't read this series-you should. It has great writing and offers a fantastical world like no other that captures you and transforms you into the story to where you are part of it. I am going to be doing a re-read and go through the entire series and I would love for you to join me. I had planned this last year to be all ready when the last book came out, but life happened and I didn't get it done. So, I am starting this year and going through the entire series. I will start this next weekend and will post on the blog about my journey through the pages. I would love to have you join me and read your comments. So run to grab your copy of The Eye of the World and start reading with me.