Reading has been one of my favorite hobbies since I was young, and while it seems that many of today's youth don't seem to enjoy a good book anymore, I am sure that many of you here do. Years ago I got really into Terry Goodkind's SOT series, and wait on bated breath each time he has a new book coming out. So when I found out that he was self publishing a book I was ecstatic. So ecstatic that I failed to realize that the book would never have a hard or paperback. Instead he published it only as an Ebook. So when I figured it out I was a bit let down. Ive always loved the feel of a book in my hands while I read and never even thought about getting a nook or one of those other readers. But my brother sent me one for my B-day yesterday. So I finally got around to getting his new book. "The First Confessor The Legend of Magda Searus" And let me tell you, it is absolutely amazing. I now know why he wanted to self publish it. Having editors, and publishing companies break down and redo what you poured your heart and soul into has got to really kill you. I'm a hundred pages into it, and the creative freedom afforded to him by foregoing the publishing companies really shows.