Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Sanderson

Nine short(ish) story. Some marvelous, some meh. Disclaimer: I didn’t read the 1st Mistborn series, but I read the 2nd, while I read 2nd Stormlight book but not the 1st. “The Emperor’s Soul” was breathlessly fabulous. Forging a painting, forging the Emperor’s scepter, does it prepare a crook to forge the most impossible thing? “Sixth … More Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Sanderson

John Philip Sousa’s America: The Patriot’s Life in Images and Words by John Phillip Sousa, IV

So many photos! And many are of Sousa himself, playbills, audience at his performances. My favorite part of the book is watching fashions change over the decades. I don’t know what his mama would have thought of him meeting up with bathing beauties showing their limbs at the “Atlantic pageant’, later known as the Miss … More John Philip Sousa’s America: The Patriot’s Life in Images and Words by John Phillip Sousa, IV