“Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, Privet Drive.”First line in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
Hi, guys. We made it to June (or did we?). I just want to take a second to talk about something other than books. Even though I’m not American, I still admire the bravery and resilience shown by everyone fighting for basic human rights for Black people. It shouldn’t have to be this hard. I will continue to have genuine conversations with people around me to hopefully change their beliefs and make them realize that racism isn’t acceptable.
About the books I’ve been reading, I’m using WWW Wednesday as usual. WWW Wednesday a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and it’s meant to give you all a little insight into my reading this week. I’ll answer the 3 questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish?
- What do you think you’ll read next
What did you recently finish?
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Even though I’ve probably read this about 20 times, I still discovered something new, and it was a really wholesome thing that I can’t get out of my head now. I love this series.
What are you currently reading?
I’m reading two books, and I’m sadly feeling kind of ‘meh’ about both of them. My commute book is still The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan, and oh my god, nothing is happening! I’m at 65% and still feel like I’m being introduced to the plot. It’s also focusing a lot more on the side characters in this one, meaning we’ve barely seen Rand. As he is the only character I like, I’m struggling.
I’m also working my way through Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin which I’m 32% into. It’s one of those books that’s marketed as fantasy but it’s actually romance. I don’t mind romance in fantasy books. If it’s done well, it’s probably my favorite thing about the book. In this case, however, the build-up to the romance has taken over everything, so the fantasy elements are so far seriously under-developed. I also already know I’m not going to like the romance but I guess I’m hoping for a surprise.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Not really sure about this one. My copy of A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins will be delivered on Tuesday, so I might just have managed to start that one before next week’s post.