WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday – November 18th 2020

“The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend.

First line in The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan

Hi, guys. It’s been a while but I’m back with a WWW Wednesday post again after taking a month-long break from them. I haven’t had much to update you on so they seemed kind of redundant until now. 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 spent an entire month working my way through The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan, book 4 in The Wheel of Time, and sadly ended up rating it 2.5 stars. It wasn’t as painful for me to get through as book 3 as the stuff happening felt semi-important, at least. However, I would often find myself reading and noticing how the book didn’t spark any emotions in me. No joy, no hate. Just such a bland reading experience. Of course, that leaves the question whether to continue with a series that after 4 books has yet to impress me. People seem to quit after book 4, which makes me want to be a rebel and read at least one more, lol. However, I did read some Goodreads reviews for book 5, and it honestly sounded exactly like it is book 4 all over again.

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently 61% into The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, and I think I like it? It’s not what I expected and it hasn’t captivated me in the way I had hoped it would, but it’s still good. It had some very info-dumpy first 100 pages, and I’m still waiting for some of that info to turn relevant. It’s the kind of story where I expect the ending to have a major influence on my overall opinion. My favorite thing about it so far is its portrayal of a multi-cultural New York around 1900. We follow so many immigrants with vastly different cultures which create such an interesting backdrop for the story.

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley, the sequel to The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. I am beyond excited to start this because Watchmaker was one of my favorite books of the year. This is also the last book by Pulley I have left to read, so I might have to join some kind of support group when I’m done.

4 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – November 18th 2020

  1. Gosh, I’m never going to continue with The Wheel of Time at this rate πŸ˜… I already thought the first book dragged, but if you’re four books in and it still isn’t better… Maybe I should just let you be a rebel and test all of these, and then you can tell me if the series is worth it overall πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. Yeah, the first four books really dragged but apparently, book 7-10 (or something like that) are even worse, and I just can’t imagine how! And you’re going to wait a while if you want to me test them πŸ˜‚. If I continue, I’ll only be reading one book per year… which means I’ll be done in 10 years.

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