Pondering rereads | Footnotes No. 2

✨A return calls for a return to an old favorite✨

Hey y’all. You might’ve noticed a took quite a break from the blog earlier this year. Well, I’m back from my all-hell-broke-loose-induced hiatus (tl;dr an anxiety flair went straight into finding out my cat has cancer then the dealing with the emotional and financial costs of that for a couple months PLUS the pandemic. FUN TIMES.). I barely read from mid-February through March, but when I finally started to get my groove back, it was with the help of rereads.

I was already planning to do a Sanderson’s Cosmere reread ahead of the fourth Stormlight Archive release later this year. So my S.O. and I went back to basics: Mistborn.

It had been about 3 years since I’d read The Final Empire, but being my first foray into adult fantasy at the time, I found that it stuck with me better than I expected. It was so comforting to return to this world of complex and fascinating magic, with one of the best ensemble casts I’ve read in a fantasy.

It was also so fun to pick up on all the little clues and foreshadowing along the way, both for this series and the overarching Cosmere universe. I definitely picked up on some pieces that help me see the grand picture Brandon Sanderson has been crafting over 11+ books.

I know most of us have trouble rereading when we are staring down our seemingly never ending TBR piles. But when it comes to complex worlds, I think it’s definitely worth slowing down and soaking it all back in.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Mistborn Book 1: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. 
Read on audio with narrator Michael Kramer
One sentence synopsis: A thieving crew plots to overthrow a dark ruler in a corrupt world using a metal-based magic

What are your feelings about rereads? Do you embrace them or always anxiously look at your unread books in shame?

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