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WWW Wednesday – September 23rd 2020

It was not quite dawn when Magnus Bane rode into the low clearing with death on his mind.

First line in The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare

Hi, guys. I hope you’re all doing great. Today I’m using WWW Wednesday 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?

I’ve been good this past week. I finished two books and the first one was The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare. It’s the second book in the Eldest Curses series, but there’s a major time-jump from the first to the second. I ended up rating it 2.5 stars, and that might have been a little generous. I don’t see the point. This one should have been a novella, or it should have been written right after The Mortal Instruments ended. Now later books have told me that the characters are going to be fine and are not going to go through any major character development so why should I care?

I also just finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which means it’s time for me to write another Lost in Translation post. It’s going to be a very long one this time.

What are you currently reading?

I’ve picked up A Gathering of Ravens by Scott Oden, but I’m only 10% into this Viking-esque story. However, we’ve already hit the first plot twist. Not one I particularly liked, though. It tricked me into thinking that the story was going in one direction but then changed completely. I was so invested in that first direction already, so now I have to adjust my expectations.
It partly takes place in Denmark, which is a huge reason why I wanted to read it. What I want to say in connection to that is that so far, the author has been name-dropping a lot. It’s cool enough for me because I know the meaning and significance behind the names… but I doubt many other readers will.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Well, I’m still waiting for The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan from the library. I have no idea what I’m going to pick up next if not that one. I might just go down to the library this weekend to take a look around and find something at random.

5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – September 23rd 2020

  1. I haven’t started The Eldest Curses yet, so your rating makes me really apprehensive 😅 I’ll still have to give it a try soon, though, since I am absolutely addicted to anything Shadowhunter related…

    Also – YOU FINISHED GOBLET OF FIRE!!! I am soooo excited for that post 🤗🤗🤗

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    1. Yeah, those Eldest Curses books haven’t really been doing it for me. But like you, I’m also addicted to anything Shadowhunter related, so I have to read them.

      And that post is coming very soon! Hope to have it done by Sunday.

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  2. How have you liked the Wheel of Time series so far? I am so intimidated to start it given how long the series and the books are, but I feel like I have to especially now that the show is coming out. Happy reading 🙂

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    1. My feelings on Wheel of Time have been very mixed so far. I’ve rated the first three books 3.5, 4 and 2 stars, so I think the fourth book is going to decide whether I stop reading or continue. I understand why you’re intimidated. It’s such a long series, but if you end up loving it, it’s a good thing, right? So maybe don’t think of it as committing to the whole series from the start, but wait and see how you like it.
      I personally think it’s a series that’s very much hit or miss for people. It has a very dry writing style with a lot of descriptions that seem a bit repetitive to me. That’s not usually what I enjoy. I’m still very excited about the show, though.

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