This is the reason why I haven’t posted a review in a while. I’ve been procrastinating on reviewing Ship of Destiny because I have SOOO many thoughts.
Robin Hobb’s Liveship Traders series was a slog to get through. I enjoyed reading the books, but the pace was slow, burdened down by details of the characters, events, and expansive world in which the story is set. It was also emotionally heavy, which sometimes slowed my reading to a crawl because I had to take breaks.
Despite all that, I liked the story and so did my buddy-reader Emily at Embuhlee liest, with whom I’ve been reading Robin Hobb’s books. We so enjoyed the Liveship Traders series that we’ve decided to plunge into the Tawney Man Trilogy together and see what adventure awaits us there. But first, I must wrap up the last book of the Liveship Traders trilogy: Ship of Destiny.
Note: This will be both a review of Ship of Destiny, the last book in the trilogy, and a wrap up of the entire trilogy. There will be spoilers for this and the earlier books in the trilogy, as well as the Farseer trilogy.
What’s on Your Nightstand is a monthly meme hosted by 5 Minutes for Books on the last Tuesday of every month that summarizes what you’ve read for the month, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan to read next. For my posts, I also include articles, music, art, TV shows, and whatever else I did in the month.
August was good to me 🙂 . I got so much reading done in August because of the 3 readathons I was participating in: Tome Topple, the Reading Quest, and Bout of Books. Not only did I read loads of books, I also consumed lots of articles. But that’s because I was bored at work and thought it best to use my lack of nothing to do to get through the many newsletters I’m subscribed to. I discovered some great articles in them.
Because of all the reading done in August and because I have lots to highlight in the things I read, this will be a very long post. I don’t expect anyone to read everything here, but I urge you all to check out the Articles and Podcasts sections below because there are some great thought-pieces listed in them.