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Sword of Destiny
Andrzej Sapkowski
The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher. Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, hav...

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World War Z by, Max Brooks

Just finished this less than an hour ago. What an awesome read. I didn’t expect going in that I was going to be reading a book about the zombie apocalypse that would be exploring how the world itself handled it, exploring many parts of the worlds societal structure, history, culture and at the end of the day just your average person. The format works incredibly well for this, I can’t express how much I really enjoyed it.

Sword of Destiny, by Andrzej Sapkowski

Only one chapter in, but I have read The Lash Wish and enjoyed it, can’t wait to dig deeper into The Witcher series.

Edit: Fixed the titles

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Finished: Sword of Destiny, by Andrzej Sapkowski

Liked the idea of using short stories to introduce the characters of the main saga. I really want to start the next one.

Started: Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman

I love the way Neil Gaiman narrates the stories, He keeps the right pace to keep you engaged. Looking forward to read some more of Gaiman.

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I finished Sword of Destiny, by Andrzej Sapkowski and moved straight onto Blood of Elves, by Andrzej Sapkowski.

I really enjoyed both short story compilations, but think I actually preferred Sword of Destiny to The Last Wish, primarily because the stories were slightly longer and felt more fleshed out.

So far, I’m enjoying Blood of Elves and am about 40% through. I like that it picks up almost immediately after the main story in SoD, and I’m curious to know where it’s going from here. I feel like I’m quite far through for nothing major to have happened yet, but I guess there’s plenty more books in the series if this doesn’t wrap up neatly.

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Sword of Destiny, by Andrzej Sapkowski

I’ve only just started but I’m already enjoying it immensely. I’ve already read The Last Wish and wanted to read the second short story compilation before moving onto the main Witcher series. I may or may not move directly onto the series once I finish this one. On the one hand I don’t want to oversaturate myself with it, but on the other hand, getting sucked into the world for a couple of weeks wouldn’t be a bad thing...

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This week I finished Sword of Destiny, by Andrzej Sapkowski. Gave this one 2.5/5 overall, but the last two short stories averaged 3.5/5 for me.

As I said last week, this well-narrated audiobook has many flaws, and this week I learned that the last two stories (which act as part of a larger narrative) do their best to rectify this. Obviously each reader has their own tastes and I know some prefer these short stories over the full-length novels, but going off the larger scale of the concluding stories I think I will personally enjoy the novels more. Ideally, I'll get those done before the Netflix series comes out, but I can't say reading them is a priority after this 2.5/5 read.

This week I continue reading Smarter Investing, by Time Hale, and Myth, by Laurence Coupe in print whilst listening to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C.S. Lewis. I much prefer this narrator's reading than that of the previous Narnia book, and hopefully, its lightheartedness continues (and breaks up my non-fiction).

I'm currently at 20/52, but my progress will be slowing down massively due to university commitments until Summer.

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This week I finished The Restuarant at the End of the Universe, by Douglas Adams. 4/5. For me this book is much wittier than the first but falls down in its story (hence why both get the same grade). It was a very entertaining read and I will be following up with the rest of the series before 2019.

I am currently reading Smarter Investing, by Tim Hale and Sword of Destiny, by Andrzej Sapkowski.

Hale's book is far too long for its own good. Whilst I find his supporting facts and studies interesting to an extent, his summary bullet points at the end of each subsection is all one needs to read to understand his lessons. I am rushing through this at quite a pace and hope I will find a more interesting/compelling book thereafter.

Sapkowski's is... a mixed bag. I often read that his short stories are better than the novels but so far (I am around 65% through the collection) almost every one had been a dud for me. The games are much more entertaining and enthralling in terms of the main quest stories. I will finish this audiobook and probably read the Witcher wiki for any other information I want to know.

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Sword of Destiny, by Andrzej Sapkowski

I devoured the first collection and read about half of this one, but then uni deadlines came up and I forgot about it until now.

It's great. Truth is a shard of ice.