A New Zealand Halloween
When I was a kid Halloween had barely arrived in New Zealand. It was still seen as an American tradition. But fast forward 20 years, and one street in our neighbourhood has designated itself as the “trick or treating” street. This year’s decorations were quite well done and Mr Mini NW enjoyed pretending to be a pirate.
And this is what the cops got up to:
But on to some actual book related news…
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
Oathbringer is coming out in the 14th of November as an ebook etc. but I’ve just been over at Tor.com and noticed that they’ve been releasing a couple of chapters every week for the last couple of months. Except they are only planning to release up to chapter 32. I guess if you are enjoying it you then have to purchase it to find out what happens? I’m really only familiar with reading traditional books where you can read as much as you like in a sitting.
Would you wait a week to find out what happens in the next chapter?
I was really surprised to find the chapters are generating a lot of chatter. Each set of 3 has around 300 comments on it, with people discussing what they liked, didn’t like and what they thought would happen next. It’s almost like a modern reincarnation of a book club with everyone reading along at the same pace.
Is this the way books are going? Bite sized chunks? What do you think of the serialisation of books?