“Of course the Parshendi wanted to play their drums. “First line in Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson
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?
The reason I haven’t done a WWW Wednesday post since Christmas: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson. I ended up rating it 4 stars, and overall, I really enjoyed it. Had the entire book been just like Part 1 and 2, it would have a clear 5 star and probably also a new favorite in the series. Those parts were so fast paced and I was incredibly intrigued by the issues they introduced. Then Part 3 and 4 happened and it was like running straight into a brick wall. The story started to drag and became quite repetitive, so I really felt like I had to trudge through those parts. The feeling of disappointment was also magnified by how good the beginning of the book was, and because I felt like it hadn’t needed to slow down so much. The potential was there but it was wasted.
What are you currently reading?
I am 75% into Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. And it’s so weird! I don’t have many thoughts about it other than that. I think I’m enjoying it, although not head-over-heels in love. Gaiman has a very significant style that seems rooted in some very dark humor, which creates some quite unique sentences sometimes. And I think that’s what I love about the book. The story itself and the characters aren’t doing much for me, but it’s a pleasant enough reading experience.
I’ve also started my reread of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which I’m 27% into. I’m reading it in Danish for the sake of my Lost in Translation posts, and it’s actually only the second time in my life I’m reading this one in my native language. It’s a different experience because I don’t have as much nostalgia connected to this particular edition as I had with the first six books in the series. And my paperback still looks new! My editions of the other books can’t relate.
What do you think you’ll read next?
The Archive of the Forgotten by A. J. Hackwith, the sequel to The Library of the Unwritten which made it onto my list of favorites in 2020. It’s been out for months, and I should have read by now.