Reading progress update: I've read 10 out of 509 pages.

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) - Christopher Paolini

I know I read this somewhere around 2003-2004, but I remember very little aside from being unimpressed, thinking it was basically LOTR fanfic, and wishing my parents were also publishers so I too could foist my teenage scribbles on an unsuspecting public. But I still somehow ended up collecting the whole series and never got around to reading it. Now I’m on a mission to clear them out of my TBR bookcase to make room for other, shinier hardcovers I plan to buy. I’m off to a shaky start. I must be in a super nitpicky mood right now because I keep snorting at the slightly terrible prose:


A bit past noon he heard the Igualda Falls blanketing everything with the dull sound of a thousand splashes.