So as you may be able to work out by my username, which is linked to my middle name (let's see if anyone can work that out), I'm a fantasy novel fan.
Of late, I've been reading George RR Martin, Robin Hobbs, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson and a few others, mostly modern fantasy now as I find Tolkien, Eddings, Gemmell and Moorcock all a bit basic now - great at the time, but dated.
I was looking for something new to read and found a cracking blog which seemed to find a lot of what I enjoyed similarly exciting - at the very top of the blog, rated as the best read, was a series called Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin.
I just ain't enjoying it at all.
I know I don't have the talent to write, as much as I'm working (very slowly) on a novel just now, and know that most of what's out there is miles better than I could come up with, but so much about this I'm reading and thinking "wow, I could have wrote this".
That's not a great sign!