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A year of reading Brandon Sanderson


Interrupting my blogging hiatus for a very exciting announcement! :D
At the end of last year I fell in love with Brandon Sanderson‘s books, so when Elena came to me with her idea for a Brandon Sanderson challenge/read-along I was thrilled! There are still so many of his books I need to read and reading them together with others is so much better!


A year of reading Brandon Sanderson:

From Alcatraz to Mistborn to Warbreaker, Elena and I who are big fans of Sanderson, want to tackle Sanderson’s complete Cosmere. This challenge is supposed to be a coordinated long-time read-along to make for intensive chats about Sanderson’s books. Therefore we are going to host “reading nights” and if we can manage we also want to do read-alongs for specific books.

See that Sanderson is a diligently writer, there is a broad  range of books to choose from, both in the Fantasy and Science Fiction genre, and series as well as standalones. He is also quiet popular in Germany so that almost every book is available in German and most of his books are also available in audiobook format! There is something for everyone!


The challenge:year-of-sanderson2

This challenge is hosted by Elena and me. You can sign up via a comment until August 10,2014. If you read and reviewed at least 3 books at the end of the challenge you’ll be entered in our giveaway. Both of us are going to give away one Brandon Sanderson book of your choice (up to 20€/$25) to one of our participants. You can always join the challenge at a later time to read along with us but you won’t get an entry in the giveaway. The challenge ends July 31, 2015.

We are looking forward to having a great time with reading Sander’s books and are happy about everyone who is going to join us!



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The Giveaway:

Enter your reviews until 9/4/15 here to enter the giveaway.