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Hey everyone! My name is Jesi and I am excited to start exploring Tar Valon! I've never been a part of a forum before, especially one like this, so this is indeed a brand new adventure for me.

I've done a full read through once and would like to do another one this year, if I can ever whittle down by TBR! I've got the Stormlight Archives to get through and then hopefully at least one Faith Hunter book before JordanCon. I do have all the audiobooks though and I enjoy long bike rides, so maybe that's the way to do it!
  1. Who is your favorite character in The Wheel of Time and why?
    • I'm gonna go with Perrin. His character arc and growth is just fascinating and with my initial readthrough, I really didn't know where RJ was going to take him (or if he was going to be taken anywhere) until it unfolded. And I enjoy unexpectedness in books; it's refreshing.
  2. How did you find TarValon.Net?
    • When I started reading the series, I searched for WoT related pages on Facebook and found this one (in addition to a few others). I started seeing things like "community" and "membership" and finally decided to dive into it deeper.
  3. What do you do? (student? job? hobbies?)
    • I am a wife to a hubs and mom to two awesome kiddos (9yoM and 5yoF).
    • I earn a living as an IT Portfolio Manager in Cloud Services at a reinsurance company.
    • I really enjoy reading, camping, bicycling outdoors, and playing board games.
  4. Where are you from? What languages to you speak?
    • I am currently in the St. Louis, Missouri, USA area (I moved here from the Ozark area of Missouri) and I speak English, although my husband and I are currently learning Spanish.
  5. What is your favorite book or author other than Robert Jordan and The Wheel of Time?
    • Oh man....this is a hard one! I can't pin it down to just one so I'm going to go with Tolkein, Frank Herbert, Rick Riordan, N.K. Jemisin, the Harry Potter series (not J.K. Rowling), and I have a feeling Brandon Sanderson will soon be on this list (just based on what I've read so far in the Stormlight Archives).
I am always game for a discussion about WoT (obviously), books, board games, and really anything else....I'm an open book!
 

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Hey Jesi! Welcome! We're glad to have you here. :)
 

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Welcome, Jesi! (I feel you on the Harry Potter series, not JK Rowling :look:) How far have you read in the Stormlight Archives? I'm about halfway through Rhythm of War.
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon Jesi! Feel free to reach out if you need help finding your way around - for a lot of us this was our first time joining a forum too.
 
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Welcome, Jesi! (I feel you on the Harry Potter series, not JK Rowling :look:) How far have you read in the Stormlight Archives? I'm about halfway through Rhythm of War.
Oh, I'm only halfway through The Way of Kings so far. But I am LOVING the way the world is being laid out and the intricate magic systems. With as thick as these books are, I'm gonna be a while before Rhythm of War, ha! What do you like about the series?
 
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Welcome to Tar Valon! I live just a bit southwest of you in Arkansas. Hope you enjoy being here.
Very cool! Are you in the north of Arkansas, in the Ozarks? We visit Bull Shoals Lake every summer, and I LOVE the drive through the mountains to get there.
 

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Oh, I'm only halfway through The Way of Kings so far. But I am LOVING the way the world is being laid out and the intricate magic systems. With as thick as these books are, I'm gonna be a while before Rhythm of War, ha! What do you like about the series?

All I have to say about the length of the books is "Thank goodness for audiobooks." :laugh:

And, I think the thing that I love the absolute most about the books is the detailed, realistic, and respectful portrayal of serious mental health issues in major characters.
 

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Oh, I'm only halfway through The Way of Kings so far. But I am LOVING the way the world is being laid out and the intricate magic systems. With as thick as these books are, I'm gonna be a while before Rhythm of War, ha! What do you like about the series?

Welcome, make sure you try 'Way of kings Prime' when you've finished the main series. What the story could have been...
 
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Welcome Jesi! What kind of board games do you like? Do you have a favorite?
 

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Welcome to Tar Valon! :wave
 
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All I have to say about the length of the books is "Thank goodness for audiobooks." :laugh:

And, I think the thing that I love the absolute most about the books is the detailed, realistic, and respectful portrayal of serious mental health issues in major characters.
I've started to notice that in The Way of Kings. The characters aren't anti-heroes but they aren't Disney perfection for sure. I'm loving the "realness" of how they're being portrayed.
 
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Welcome, make sure you try 'Way of kings Prime' when you've finished the main series. What the story could have been...
WHA? I didn't know that was a thing! I've got it on my list now, thanks for the recommendation!
 
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