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WWW Wednesday – June 17th 2020

“For my kind, the first sign our world was ending came on October 24, 1946.”

First line in The Hanged Man by K. D. Edwards

Hi, guys. I hope you’re all doing great. Today I’m using WWW Wednesday as usual to give you a reading update. 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?

The Hanged Man by K. D. Edwards which I gave 5 stars! This is the sequel to The Last Sun which I read last month and really enjoyed. The Hanged Man was even better. The world was fleshed out a lot more so that the confusion I’d felt reading the first one was gone. I still feel a great love for the characters in this and I already miss them.

Oh, and I DNF’d a book… which I never do! That alone should tell you how much I didn’t like Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin. I made it 70% of the way through and had to realize that it wasn’t getting any better. It’s clearly more of a romance book than a fantasy book, which is not my thing because it often means that the fantasy elements are underdeveloped. That includes the characters as well. I must also say that this book was trying so hard to be a “feminist read” that I actually found it kind of sexist towards men. I felt like the men were only there to be used as plot-devices to prove how great the women were. Not really my cup of tea.

What are you currently reading?

My commute book is The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers which I’m 31% into. My feelings towards it at the moment are pretty neutral. It’s okay. I’m not used to reading sci-fi so I spend some energy trying to keep the science explained straight in my head. People also seem to praise this series for its characters but so far none of them has really captured me. Not that I hate them, I’m just… neutral.

I’m also reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins, which I’m 29% into. I’m conflicted because I’m enjoying it but god, I wish it would pick up the pace. It doesn’t need to be this slow. But yeah, still like what the book is doing when portraying Snow. It’s interesting enough for me to keep reading.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.

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