Reader Problems – The Amyrlin and Katie Sedai

So ends the last of the Wheel of Time texts. I remember showing Lauren The Eye of the World many times and begging her to read it and she did! She blazed through them…we’d have reading parties where literally all we’d do is read. Her on one book in the series and me on another. And so it is fitting I think to close out the WOT texting blogs with my Lauren Sedai. And like with Mandy, this is just a small sample of what we sent.

Lauren – ___ just killed 2 fades
I was holding my breath
Oh I didn’t breathe that whole sequence
Lauren – Oh my oh my oh my
Katie – Explain! Explain! Dalek voice
Lauren – ___ almost died!

Lauren – I love love love love love love everyone in this book!
Love them.
Katie – I know!! My heart is close to bursting with love for them.

These characters man, you just LOVE them. Well done Robert Jordan.

Lauren – I wish I could have stopped their crying with Air
Katie – Hahaha
Lauren – If only Saidar was real
Katie – Light! That would be so useful. I spilled coffee all down my skirt and wished I could use saidar to pull the coffee from it.
Lauren – Haha. Our thoughts linger.

WOT infiltrated everyday life.

Lauren – Ugly cry
Katie – UGLY cry
Lauren – Uuuuh
My heart hurts
Katie – Aches. So much
Lauren – They say the wheel weaves as the wheel wills…but I say break the damn wheel!
Katie – Hahaha you break that damn wheel
Lauren – Haha I will! The wheel weaves no more! Lauren Emilie Benson weaves the patterns of time now!
Katie – It needs to stop in a happy time so it will be happy happy always!
Lauren – Happy happy happy
Katie – You’re the Amyrlin!
Lauren – I am Amyrlin victorious! Hahaha

The Amyrlin is power trippin’

Lauren – Such a good book!
You are the best for introducing it to me. Forever toh

I give GREAT book reccomendations…it’s true.

Katie – Haha voyage of the Amyrlin and her family
Lauren – Hahaha sounds like an epic story. All are my family.
Katie – You’d have to move the white tower
Lauren – Easy as pie
Katie – Because you’re such a great Amyrlin.

The new Amyrlin is very ambitious.

Lauren – Letter from the Amyrlin addressed to Justin Timberlake:
When I heard your song topped the charts, I expected greatness. What I got was an annoyance. Not only am I seriously saddened by the pop culture today, I am also wishing I could use Saidar to stop this song from continuing to “go viral.” Hopefully your other singles will not grate on my nerves or you may find a trolloc at your door.
Sincerely, Lauren, The Amyrlin Seat of the Aes Sedai. Tar Valon.

If I make Justin my warder will that help?

Lauren – Haha ___ and ___ one upping each other
Katie – That was my favorite!! Laughed and laughed
Lauren – I SPOILERY STUFF. What did you do?
Lauren – That’s not much
Oh no. I am now worried about ___. Which means now he can’t die because I will care.

That logic is the best

Katie – What if we got a tat of dice that said Dovie’andi se tovya sagain. Hahaha
Or I’ll get a dragon, wolf, and red hand collage on my back. Around the wolf man tat of course.
Lauren – Hahaha. We won’t have to have clothes by the time we’re done.
Katie – Then I’d tat the one ring around a thumb and Harry’s scar on my forehead. And the TARDIS could go on my shoulder hahaha
Lauren – The TARDIS could explode from the wheel
Lauren – I have my moments

Nerds? Nah.

Lauren – …Perrin owes me for the doctor’s visit he is going to send me to. My shoulders are so tense.

Yep yep, you feel like you actually fight alongside these guys. Its amazing and exhausting.

Katie – I feel like, when I close my book, I’m losing all my friends.
Lauren – I’m sorry. 😦 Moment of silence
Katie – I’m just laying in bed, staring at the wall haha. I want more. The characters who survived I want more books about them! I don’t want the series to be over. Give me more books! Haha
Lauren – My heart dropped when I read survived.

In my defense, I’ve been with these characters for 8 or 9 years.

Lauren – I’m in mourning with you
Katie – Thank you. The comfort of the Amyrlin is much appreciated
Lauren – You are in my thoughts. Join me in the dreamworld and we shall dine and drink tea
Katie – YES! Let me throw on the twisted stone necklace and I’ll see you in a few!

Lauren Sedai understands

Lauren – SPOILERY STUFF!! I audibly exhaled, “ohhhhhhhhhhhhh”
Katie – YES!!! So awesome.
Lauren – …..I’m. Did ___ justdie?!?!?!????!!!!!!!!!! No. He did not. Must keep reading.

From a high crashing down to a low. Insane the emotions this book puts you through. Insane and amazing.

Lauren – Stunned and sniffling
It’s hard to see the letters
Katie – I had to go to the bathroom and ugly cry. ___’s reaction. I seriously have a lump in my throat right now.
Lauren – But it was so beautiful.

Even now, yep, tears in my eyes. Beautifully heartbreaking.

Lauren – Androl is awesome. He pick pocketed ___!

Annnnd the crush on a new character began…

Lauren – nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!
Katie – oh no
Lauren – ____ has been bewitched!
Katie – devastating
Lauren – Tears! The steel has gone. My heart is so saddened.
Katie – I was devastated. He just leaves his brothers. Effing Greandal.
Lauren – I hate it! Better to die! …. 😦 …. 😦 …. 😦
Katie – which?
Lauren – I want to curl up. ___
Katie – Oh I wanted to throw up. I was stunned. I felt that in my heart.
Lauren – ___ didnt even need to…sacrificed ___. Oh man. So great.


Lauren – I started reading the chapter…then glanced at the chapter title, gasped, and put the book down.
KATIE! As Amyrlin I order you to send words of comfort
Katie – Hahahaha I’m sorry! I was brushing my teeth. I can’t belive you made it! Isnt is exciting and awful all the the same time?

We all had such different reactions to getting to the final battle. We were all distressed but in different ways.

Lauren – Done
Katie – Oh my gosh!!! You finished!!!
Lauren – It’s been a long time since a book has captivated me so much I didnt realize I was on the last full page. I feel as if a shield has been placed between me and Saidar.

A perfect way to end. And I agree 100%. The book was wonderful and sad and epic and draining and SO captivating. I never wanted to put it down. So until next time…this is it for the WOT texts…Lauren still has the prequel to read so at least there’s that.

Mischief Managed.


Reader problems – Mandy and Katie Sedai

Now for the texts that Mandy and I exchanged. It’s ridiculous that these are just a TINY sample of how many texts we actually sent.

Katie – DAVID IS DONE. WHAT. I’m so scared to read. Like, I’m dying to read it but also dreading it. Wah.
Mandy – Yeah, haha. I’m feeling the same


Mandy – I’m still tearful. ___ is crying haha
Katie – I love it. I just. ___ fell before her. Staggered over and fell. Love.
Mandy – He laughed. ___ Laughed!
Katie – I know! More teary eyes from Katie hahaha. I could picture it perfectly
Mandy – Me too. If only ___ had appeared beside him. I would have lost it.

Happy tears for once!

Katie – I’m on pg. 230 with Elayne. Boo. Poor me.
Mandy – 188 with Elayne. Poor us.
Katie – Man. Well at least we’re suffering together.

Hahaha Elayne isn’t our fave.

Mandy – I agree haha. I love ___ too. But if he’s going to die, I couldnt stand the grief.
Mandy – I know I know I know. But I must be prepared.

…again, reading probz.

Katie – I. Bah. I need you to be where I am so we can discuss what I just freaking read
Mandy – Text brother!
Katie – I did

Apparently I was traumatized by something

Katie – I’d definitely be green ajah
Mandy – Yellow
Katie – Healer! That makes sense
Mandy – ___’s an idiot
Katie – Yes. What’s he doing?
Katie – And he hides it from ___. Idiot
Mandy – He’s stupid

___ was NOT feeling the love this day

Katie – Somehow. Seeing this. The fact that I’m actually here. It brought tears to my eyes. I almost don’t want to even read it. I’m terrified for what it could say. *Pic of a chapter*
Mandy – My stomach dropped reading that. It’s like entering our own Shayol Ghul
Katie – Seriously!! That’s a perfect description ugh. I’m stopping there for tonight.
Mandy – Well sweet dreams for tomorrow you enter uncharted worlds of sadness.

Comforting, yes?

Mandy – Oh no no…no way
Katie – WHAT
Mandy – ___
Katie – RIGHT


Katie – I just went to open my book, saw the chapter, got a womp feeling, and shut the book hahaha
Mandy – Haha. I don’t blame you at all. Not one bit
Katie – Lke, I think my heart is beating faster……
Mandy – How close are you to the ending
Katie – 2 chapters and the epilogue. Angst and sadness. I can’t belive I’m almost done.
Mandy – oh goodness. Too close…too close….
Haha are you at work?
Katie – yes and CRYING. Haha. It’s embarrassing
Mandy – Oh Katie hahaha
Katie – Just you wait!
Mandy – Eek!

I love that books can evoke emotion like this. For reals.

Katie – Finished
Mandy – Oh…whoa… Forever…
Katie – I hate it. Not the book, but the fact that when I closed the book I felt like I was saying bye to all my friends
Mandy – Aw Katie. I just teared up for you. Oh that breaks my heart….Haha more tears haha
Katie – 😦 😦 CRY ALL THE TEARS hahaha
……. It’s so sad. I went to grab my book and then remembered that I finished 😦
Mandy – What an awful feeling. I’m dreading that day. It’s so close. I had such a terrible dream last night that the epilogue began right after what I just read which was ____ getting ready to fight ___. And it had no closure and everyone I loved died. And then it was over. I hated it. …. Hahaha I know. I woke up and was like OMG I finished? And it sucked?! I was so upset. But then I woke up some more and was like, whoa okay, not done yet, THANK GOONDESS.”

My Mandy understands haha

Mandy – I feel like I’m going to puke. That one hurt so bad
Katie – And ___. I was horrified for her. …
Mandy – How much worse can it get…this is…so painful.
Katie – What happened?
Mandy – ___ Of all the people I wasnt worried about


Mandy – Rand sang on American Idol last night haha
Katie – Rand did? Haha
Mandy – Haha yes. A guy that looks just like him did. Except for his eyes. His eyes were ugly. But the rest of him was Rand. I’ll tae a pic!

Rand is talented, he surely is.

Mandy – ___. I’m so scared. But so awed. So awed.
Katie – ___ is amazing. Amazing
Mandy – I’m at the epilogue. I’m not ready.
Katie – Take a few minutes to breathe. And remember you’re reading Jordan’s words.
Mandy – I’m getting ready to……
Katie – May you find light and shade as you read.

When you say it twice, you really mean it.

And thats just a teeny tiny small bit of the texts we sent. This series was one of the best I’ve ever read, if not the best and I’m so glad I had Mandy Sedai to share it with!

Reader Problems – David Katie edition

This is a glimpse into the minds of my cousin David, my cousin Mandy, Lauren, and I as we read the last Wheel of Time book. It will be heavily edited so no one who wants to read Wheel of Time (DO IT) will have to woprry about spoilers. I’ll do 3 separate posts so its not all one HUGE one 🙂 You can hate me for it, I really don’t care.

David bore the brunt of my emotional turmoil since he was the only on ahead of me. So here are some David/Katie texts.

David – Done
Katie- Oh my gosh! Don’t tell me anything! But rank it on a scale of 1-10, 10 being amaizng, best book.
David – I liked a lot of it. I’d say 9
Katie – Ok good! Thats a relief.
David – You’ll cry several times. Easily.
Katie – Oh I’m sure. If the ____ reunion made me cry, I’ll be a mess.
David – Yea. Good luck.

Brutally honest, that boy.

Katie – ____ and ____’s relationship bothers me. I dislike it. Him and ____ are perfect. And I love ___ but her relationship with him isnt as strong either I don’t think. Random musings.
David – It’s not even that relevant, lol.
Katie – Haha, I know. But Mandy will notice the same thing. It’s a girl thing haha.
David – Must be because I brush thru those parts.

Dave did not love talking about relationships with me

Katie – Oh, Bryne is my favorite. Fa sho
David – Mandy likes Bashere
Katie – I like him too, but one time Bryne called out ____ for being stupid and I’ve loved him ever since haha
David – That’s true. I don’t like Siuan.
Katie – Aw, I love her
David – She’s always angry
Katie – Not always! She reminds me of Nynaeve some which is probably why I love her.
David – and why I don’t. Stubborn women *thumbs down*
Katie – Hahaha But Nynaeve is a badass. You can’t deny.
David – Yea, she used to not be though

And that’s as close as I got to getting him to admit Nynaeve is the BEST.

Katie – Logain Logain Logain!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think ____ is realizing something is wrong with him
David – He’s the man.

Dave is a man of few words

Katie – Noooooooooooo not _____ 😦
David – ___ told them
Katie – I know but still! I feel like I got punched in the gut.
David – Yea I was surprised. It was abrupt.

Just cry with me David!

Katie – Interesting that Demandred thinks ___ is Lews
David – Lol almost too good to be Lewa Therin
Katie – ___ is such a boss
David – I never picture him with one eye
Katie – Me either! When the mention it, it’s alwasy, ooooh right.

The love for this character knows no bounds

Katie – ___ Canont die.
David – You’re overworrying now
Katie – Yes! I’m anxious every chapter.

No sympathy

This was probably the 1st text he actually sent me without me texting him 1st
David – DId you cry at all today?……nice

Katie – I like seeing the different ways ___ and MR SHOUTING show how the world will be
David – Lol the dark one gets his name reduced to mr shouting now.
Katie – Haha well. Shouting doesnt intimidate me as much as when ___ was so cold and quiet when he spole. That scared me more than shouting.
David – It’s not a spoiler but ___ starts shouting and I got really confused lol
Katie – Haha oh no. He must get very angry. I always think of Harry shouting at Dumbledore in book 5. Annoying.
David – I don’t even remember. When he’s ignoring him?
Katie – Yeah, and when Harry is mad at the end for Dumbledore being shady all year.
David – That was really uncomfortable, yea. ___ is less whiny.

Transition to Harry Potter, naturally

Katie – OMG I totally thought he just killed ___. WHEW. ___ rocks
David – HIs nonchalantness made me chukle for that part. lol. Great part.
Katie – Yeah! It was perfect. He’s just sitting there compising this ballad that is bound to be amazing and then thwack! Killed ___

This character get lots of love as well

David – Finally
David – Just keep reading

Why thank you for those wise words Dave.

And finally, I’m lucky he was SO patient with me.

Katie – I just looked over what I sent you haha. Thank you for replying when I’m freaking out Haha.
David – I try, It’s tough to keep up with the flrry you send sometimes.
Katie – Haha I know. But I can’t go to Mandy or Lauren!

Seriously David, THANK YOU. You got me through the emotional trama of not only reading through a big battle but you helped clarify things for me that I’d forgotton 🙂 You’re the best!

Mischief Managed

When friends(cousins) voice to text….

This is a HILARIOUS exchange between m cousin Mandy and me.  We were using talk to text to see how well our phones did at writing character names out.  This was the text that strarted it all….

Mandy – Yayyyyy Stefan and Elena!!I watched with 1 of my friends who has never seen the show before and she like I don’t like that other brother.  I like the stuff in guy…Haha apparently talk to text doesnt know how to say Stefan.

Me – Hahahaha stuff in hahaha that’s cracking me up…I want to try it with Stefan, Alaric and Niklaus.

And this is what followed…

Mandy – I’ll try mine.

Stephan Alaric name is the cloud has like

WHAT IT WORKED?! Hahahahaha except the last one is supposed to be Niklaus.

Me – Hahahaha I can’t believe Alaric worked.  Try Nynaeve and Rand Al’Thor.

Mandy – 9 Dave  Randall 4

95 in Randalls or

Lynnhaven Rand al’Thor

Me – Hahahahaha 9 Dave

Mandy – Matt room cost in – can you figure that one out?

Me – Well Mat oh!  Matrim Cauthon!  I’m going to try it now.

9 AM Elmyra Landesman for Gloria Aaron are you Barrah.  Thats two of them.  Make a guess.

Mandy – That’s two people?  The 1st is Nynaeve and the last is Perrin.  And the middle is Lan.

Me – Hahaha basically yes.  I did Nynaeve al’meara la Mandragoran.

Mandy – Ah hahaha that’s fun!  Damon Salvatore


Me – The lab demand dread.  Regina Silverbow.

Mandy – Selena Gilbert hahaha

It’s going over here

Hahahahahahaha It’s going over here is Egwene Al’Vere.

Me – Hahahahahaha the lab demand dread is Galad.

LAN Manager Gorrion.  Lorraine a demand dread.

I’m dying.  This is too funny.

Mandy – Hahahahahahahahahahahaha I was like, well, I can see demandred haha.

Glad they will dreads.

Lynelle mandragoran

Me – Hahaha female Lan

Mandy – Hahahahahaha I love this new game

Me – Avienda


A large Salzman


Mandy – Hahahahahahahahahahahaha That’s the best one hahahahahahahaha

Alaric Saltzman

Me – As Lodean

Your phone is better than mine

That’s Asmodean

Mandy – as Modean

Me – Merto coffin – hahahaha

Between us we got Asmodean

Mandy – I’m trying to annunciate as best as possible.

Me – Hahaha I know!

Salon and Garath burn

Mandy – Hahhahahaha Salon.  Pretty close to Gareth.

Me – I’m definitely putting this text conversation on the blog. 


And so I did….Look how true to my word I am.  BOOM.