I then stayed up until about 2am finishing the first book in Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, Wizard's First Rule. The show Legend of the Seeker is based on it but the more I read the more loosely based the show became. I am not sure I want to continue with the series. It was kind of a cheesy, generic fantasy story. An epic fantasy story, but a bit predictable; full of doomed love, side quests galore, and a sprinkle of man-crying.
I guess I'm just getting pickier about what I read. Also, I hear the next couple of books weren't as good as the first. On the plus side it keeps the made up words to a minimum (xkcd's fiction rule of thumb) and I did actually like most of the characters.
Since it was past 1am and I was still awake, I checked www.woot.com (Hi, my name is Kat and I'm an addict) and I found today's podcast hilarious. Pirate speech the easy way Lesson 2: Violent acts and threats
And from two years ago Lesson 1: Small talk
And while I'm linkspamming, here is a list of the previous years' TLAPD themed podcasts.