Shelf Control #15: The Rithmatist

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Welcome to the newest weekly feature here at Bookshelf Fantasies… Shelf Control!

Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own! Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, sitting right there on our shelves and e-readers.

Want to join in? See the guidelines and linky at the bottom of the post, and jump on board! Let’s take control of our shelves!

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My Shelf Control pick this week is:

10137823Title: The Rithmatist
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Published: 2013
Length: 378 pages

What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):

The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson’s New York Times bestselling epic teen adventure is now available in paperback.

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing—kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery—one that will change Rithmatics—and their world—forever.

How I got it:

I bought it after reading a bunch of positive reviews, thinking it might be something that would be good to read with my son.

When I got it:

A year or two ago.

Why I want to read it:

It just sounds so clever and different! Plus, by now, I’ve seen some book friends posting enthusiastic reviews, and I feel like I’m missing out. I don’t think my son is particularly interested, but I guess that just means I should go ahead and read it on my own.

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Want to participate in Shelf Control? Here’s how:

  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link below!
  • And if you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and have fun!

For more on why I’ve started Shelf Control, check out my introductory post here, or read all about my out-of-control book inventory, here.

And if you’d like to post a Shelf Control button on your own blog, here’s an image to download (with my gratitude, of course!):

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5 thoughts on “Shelf Control #15: The Rithmatist

  1. Pingback: Shelf Control #15- A Wrinkle in Time Triology | fallinlovewiththesoundofwords

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