“It was nearing midnight and the Prime Minister was sitting alone in his office, reading a long memo that was slipping through his brain without leaving the slightest trace of meaning behind. “First line in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
Hi, guys. Hope you’re all doing well. 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 finished my reread of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It’s far from my favorite one in the series, but it still has some good and iconic moments. Nevertheless, my Lost in Translation post for it is already up if you’re interested in knowing why Slughorn is German in the Danish translation of the book.
What are you currently reading?
Well, I bet some of you can guess one of the books I’m reading because I’ve been reading it for so long now. Yes, The Wise Man’s Fear is still my commute book, and I’ve now made it to 78%. Since last week, I’ve read a very weird part that I very much wish I could forget. So still bored, but now I’m also somewhere between appalled and disgusted. Yeah, I’m sorry, I do not like this book, but I’m determined to finish it before Christmas!
I’m also reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab, which I’m 45% into. Sad to say that it hasn’t been my kind of book so far. I didn’t know this was a book with such a heavy use of flashbacks because knowing that would have lowered my expectations significantly. They’re just lazy info-dumps, and I don’t like them. It breaks up the present-day storyline too much, which in itself is already incredibly slow because 90% of it is Addie walking aimlessly around thinking up metaphors. I’ve also been reminded how much Schwab loves the “not like other girls”-trope, which is the one trope I have a hard time ignoring. Really sorry to be this negative about this book. However, the last half could still turn it around for me if it’s really strong, so crossing my fingers.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I very much doubt I’ll start anything new within the next week, but if I do, it’s going to be Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman.