The Sunday Salon: Dragon*Con 2010 – “The Art of The Way of Kings”

Dragon*Con is, like all good things in life, fulfilling, fun, and exhausting. While I could go on and on about several awesome things that happened last weekend, such as the magnificent “Images of Love” panel which greatly helped my Twilight paper or Sean Astin being one of the nicest celebrities I’ve ever met, I thought, as this is my bookish outlet and not my fannish outlet, I would focus on the panel entitled “The Art of The Way of Kings” with Brandon Sanderson, Ben McSweeney, and Isaac Stewart. While it was the only panel that dealt with The Way of Kings (Sanderson spent most of his time on The Wheel of Time track), it looked mainly at the art from the book and its evolution, especially in how it works with the narrative.

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Review: The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

When I was little, my favorite song was “All For Love”, the theme song from Disney’s 1993 adaptation of The Three Musketeers. This summer, I actually watched the film, which was so thin and hilarious that I was surprised it got a theatrical release. (Music is great, though.) But at one point, my brother asked me if a scene was faithful to the book, which I have never read. I resolved to correct that oversight, and it was the first book I picked up as the semester started. (Okay, first book for personal reading.)

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Teaser Tuesday: The Three Musketeers

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Service du Roi, I am on His Majesty’s Service,” the gentleman declared.

Service du Moi, I on my own service!” D’Artagnan countered.

pg. 186 of The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.

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