“Dawn was coming. “First line in The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Merry Christmas, 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?
Two months later and I’ve finally completed The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss! Sadly, I couldn’t give it more than 2 stars as I was especially disappointed with the last third. Kvothe grew even more worthy of being slapped, which I hadn’t thought possible, but here we are. I would have been able to see past something like that if the book had other things going for it, but you really have to look hard to find it. The plot is basically non-existent at this point, and there aren’t other characters to distract me from Kvothe’s enormous self-love.
What are you currently reading?
I am so very close to being done with The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab. I’m only missing about 60 pages. It still hasn’t made me all excited, though. I had hoped a shift midway through the book would help, but it didn’t. With the way the story is going at the moment, I also cannot foresee this ending in a way I’m going to like. Now it’s more a question of it ending in a way that’s going to make me mad or indifferent, although it’s difficult to talk about spoiler-free. I should say that I don’t hate the book so far. I just find it highly unremarkable.
…I’m also reading Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson, and that was definitely not planned. My library decided to give me the e-book 4 weeks early, which royally screwed with my reading plans. I considered postponing it, but then again… it’s Rhythm of War! So I’m an entire 7% into that beast of a book. I had heard it had a very action-packed beginning, but I have to say that I wasn’t prepared for that. I almost had a heart attack. Twice!
What do you think you’ll read next?
Well, it’s going to be while, but it’s still going to be Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, which I mentioned last week too.