Comments: 20
Elentarri's Book Blog 2 years ago
You would think authors/publishers/editors would put subheadings or something to indicate whose POV it is, if there is lots of flipping between characters.
Darth Pedant 2 years ago
I would have really appreciated character-specific section headers. Really, REALLY appreciated.
Elentarri's Book Blog 2 years ago
Character-specific section headers should be the default setting! If your readers have no idea what's going on then you end up with negative reviews.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Congratualtions on getting the better of the pandemic brain. :)
Darth Pedant 2 years ago
Thanks! It only took carrying the same book around the house for a month. XD
Yess to squashing the pandemic's interference with reading! And if this book isn't on my TBR yet, it's going there right now. (I've had my eyes on it for a while either way.)
Darth Pedant 2 years ago
Go for it! The pretty cover isn't lying! :D
Excellent! I think this is book 2 of that particular series -- do I need to read book 1 first, or are they more or less self-contained?
Darth Pedant 2 years ago
They're standalones. I wouldn't even call them a series. I heartily recommend putting Uprooted in your TBR, but you definitely don't need to read them in any order.
Great, thank you -- to a mood reader, that's definitely important info! :)
Tannat 2 years ago
I second the Uprooted recommendation. I had one friend who didn't like it but I thought it was awesome. Spinning Silver is good but not as good (in my opinion).
SilverThistle 2 years ago
Before coming back to BL I was having to force myself to read (and cross stitch)... and do housework. Actually, now that I think about it the only thing #i'll do willingly is surf the web. I can (and do) happily do that all day long (and welll into the night too :) Finding my reading mojo now that I'm back though and seeing everyones updates is helping too.
Darth Pedant 2 years ago
I can relate! When I try to cross-stitch lately I just end up staring blankly at the pattern for what feels like eternity. Video games and streaming services and random internet silliness have been my sanity lifelines. This last week has been the first time since March that I've felt like reading and actually been able to follow through.
SilverThistle 2 years ago
Yep, online games too. I've played Runescape online for over 15 years and can't see me ever tiring of it. Cross stitch is a bit sporadic lately but I've started using Pattern Keeper app so I can use my kindle to mark charts instead of markers and paper and that's working to spur me on with stitching because it's so efficient. It's all just up in the air just now though and day to day it's anyones guess what I'll be in the mood for. For now though I'm doing a little bit of everything else and a lot of the interweb :)
Tannat 2 years ago
Yeah, I remember the POV switches to be jarring as well. Personally I found that the end went on a bit too long?
Darth Pedant 2 years ago
It kind of felt like too many climaxes, but I didn't mind because something interesting was finally holding my attention. Heh.
Tannat 2 years ago
That might be a good way of putting it. I just kept wondering when the book was going to wrap up and it just kept going. I still liked it, but that dropped my rating a bit. I should add that I listened to the audio.
The POV jumping drove me bonkers too. Then I listened to the audio version. It was much better.
Darth Pedant 2 years ago
Audio probably would have saved me a lot of confusion. As it was, I started skimming ahead looking for names so I could see whose head I was in. I had trouble distinguishing Miryem from Irina and Wanda from Stepon. Magra was probably the only POV that didn't throw me for a loop every other switch.
At first the reader for the audio is really subtle with her character changes. Once you figure out what she's doing, things move along and start to make a lot more sense.