Friday, September 19, 2008

New Releases: Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

Bookstores across the country are gearing up for the midnight release of Brisingr, the third installment of Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle. I read Eragon and Eldest in a single weekend last year, and enjoyed both of them. (I thought Eldest could have used some editing, however.) I'm looking forward to reading Brisingr, but I'll pick up my copy sometime during the weekend rather than this evening. Are you heading out to a midnight release party tonight?

13 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of these books yet thanks to varying reviews - kind of like the Twilight books, the reception of this last one will determine whether I choose to read them or not.

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  2. I believe this is actually the third of four -- there were originally only going to be three but Paolini didn't feel he could wrap the story up in just one more book. (Which worries me a bit, since my main grievance with Eldest was that it was too long.)

    I'm still up in the air about Twilight. I have the first book, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

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  3. Yesterday, or maybe the day before, my DH got an email that my copy of Brisingr has shipped, so hopefully it will arrive tomorrow. Then all other in the TBR pile will have to wait.

    Last time when Eldest came out, I re-read Eragon, but I just do not have the time right now. *sigh*

    - I have not read any of the Twilight books, I'm just not sure they appeal to me.

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  4. My two youngest have this on their list...they love the series!

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  5. I still have Eldest to read but I'll still pick this one up. I loved Eragon.

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  6. No way--I couldn't even finish Eragon. (I hope fans enjoy it, though!)

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  7. I liked Eragon, but I found it dragged in parts. I've got Eldest but haven't read it. I am sure I'll get Brisingr soon enough - my ten year old will make sure I do.

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  8. I've read both the entire Twilight series and both Eragon and Eldest. Both series are some of my favorites. I just got Brisingr today. I was not wanting to go to the midnight release party here because i had a horrible experience from the midnight release of Breaking Dawn in Tampa, Fl. I cannot wait to read Brisingr, but right at the moment i'm reading Left Behind, Life of Pi, and The Amber Spyglass.
    I liked the length of Eldest and am excited that Brisingr is going to be longer.

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  9. No more midnight book parties for me.
    I have been to the HP and the Twilight releases. As a media specialist teaching kids, it was fun to see. The HP earlier releases were the most exciting when the younger kids were charged and little Harry Potters and wizards were traipsing through the store. The number of readers at the recent events has dropped off, along with the carnival atmosphere. I'll pick mine up after a good night's sleep. LOL

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  10. I won't do a midnight release for anything of any sort at any time ever. I need my sleep. Everything else can wait. But, I'm glad to know about the book's release! I just will get it during normal daylight hours like you.

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  11. I was just talking about this series with a friend the other day. I haven't read it but they were saying the books and the author are looked down upon by literary folk. I'm still confused on that since they appear to still be fairly popular. I mean, most books don't have midnight releases, right? They're just there on the shelves the day of release.

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  12. I need to catch up on this series! I love the movie.

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