How did you find the Wheel of Time?

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time Discussion - Books 1-14' started by Aduiavas Ida, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. Riannoa al’Oddorai

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    I picked up tEotW at my local library in 1991 & by Winternight I was addicted. I reread the series every time a new book was due out & every year even if there was no new book. I’ve read them a lot! Relistening (is that even a word?) on audible at the moment, on “The Dragon Reborn”. This series is top of my favourite books of all time list & I read an awful lot! I never get sick of them.
     
  2. Jarl Lewin

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    Same! :) To misquote Dr Johnson, if you are tired of WoT you are tired of life. ^^
     
  3. Dreia Raieese

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    My sister started reading it in college and would sometimes talk to me about it. When Harriet McDougal came to Philly for A Memory of Light, my sister visited and we went to the book signing. I started reading the series shortly after that. I mean, my sister had Harriet McDougal sign the book "The Best Sister Ever" so I kind of felt like I HAD to read them. Then I was hooked! It's been slow going, but I'm nearing the middle of The Gathering Storm and the characters are all my buddies now.
     
  4. Rhed al'Tere

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    A few classmates of mine in high school were talking about them, and I was all whaaaaaaat are you talking about and they said no really you need to read them. I found the first book at a used book store and started it but quit and told them and they were like NO REALLY you need to keep reading and it'll be good!

    So I did.
     
  5. Tallan Daar

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    I brushed up against WoT fandom before I even started reading the books. At almost 15 I met up with a group of fellow book geeks to start a fan club based on the book series of an author. :look Those who had traveled to my city to attend wanted to visit a particular gaming store while they were in town. That store had a message board, and on that board was an advertisement for an online text-based WoT RPG. A couple of my crowd noted down the web address; I didn't because I had never heard of the books. :p A month or so later, my older brother started reading the series, lending the books from a friend of his, and I took my chance. They passed from my brother to me before returning to their owner, and after a week of obsessive reading I had to ask one of my book geek friends for the address to that RPG. :p
     
  6. Almira ni'Caldazare

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    I started the Wheel of Time while I was in High School. The librarian at the local library would only let people under 18 check out 8 books. I could not drive yet (I was only 15) and my mom would only take me to the library every two or three weeks. I needed to find the 8 biggest books in the library to keep me entertained during Summer Break. Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time were the 8 biggest.
     
  7. Toral Delvar

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    Assuming I didn't answer before
    I read Eye of the World from my local library. I think it was 1991, but it could have been 1990 or as late as 1993/4. I felt compelled to know what happened next, more than any book I had read to that time
    I do remember getting Fires of Heaven the day in came out in paperback, and all the books after that the day they were released (so, I think, Fires of Heaven and Lord of Chaos the same day). I may even have got Shadow Rising the day it came out in paperback
     
  8. Garath Cuhan

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    Random Christmas present from my parents, 1996.
    I was about 15 so it took some months before I decided to read it.

    Then I got hooked. It hasn' been easy all these years...
    In the beginning, I only read the translations, but they took forever to get released...
    Pretty much like aMoL. :p
     
  9. The Gambler Matrim

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    A coworker of mine suggested them. I had already read Sword of Truth series by Terry Good kind(he stole alot from Jordan imo). Instantly hooked! Sad thing is about a year before that I noticed the whole series at a Goodwill store and thought to myself, I'll never read that fantasy crap(sighs and shakes head). At that point I was hooked on Stephen King. Little did I know I would become a fantasy junkie!
     
  10. Arella Mathara

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    I started reading them after an online friend asked me to when I was about 13-14. At first I thought tEotW was too much like LoTR and put it down after completing the first part. After six months or so I picked it up again and from then on I've loved the books. Currently listening to the series again on Audible, on TDR now. I love fantasy and read/listen to it a lot, but this series truelly is special to me.