“It begins, as most things begin, with a song. “First line in Anansi Boys
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?
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman which I gave 3.5 stars. The book was weird in a way only a Neil Gaiman book can be, and if you haven’t read a book by him, I highly recommend you do so, at least just to get that experience.
He is a brilliant writer, but I think Anansi Boys helped me figure out why I’m not totally in love with his books, and that’s his characters. Not that they are badly written, but I don’t truly connect with any of them. I don’t feel what they feel, but I don’t think that’s Gaiman’s intention either. That is just very hard for a character-driven reader like me to accept. So I enjoyed Anansi Boys but nothing more.
What are you currently reading?
The biggest problem with reading multiple books at once is that situation where you love the books so much you want to be reading them at the same time. Yes, that is this week’s (awesome) predicament.
I’ve started The Archive of the Forgotten by A. J. Hackwith, the sequel to The Library of the Unwritten, and oh my god! I’m 44% in, and I can’t get over how good a sequel this already is, although it’s difficult for me to say why without going into spoiler-territory. The characters are still the driving force of the story, and they keep developing and showing new sides to themselves. It’s such a joy to follow. The adventurous plot also practically began from page 1, so there hasn’t been a dull moment. One of the things I really loved about the first book was how it was able to have a fast-paced plot alongside the detailed and brilliant character development, and the sequel just seems to continue that trend.
I’m also going through my reread of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which surprisingly has been quite emotional for me. I haven’t cried over this book since I read it the first time, but if you’ve read it, you know that there are two deaths that hurt just a little bit more than the rest of them, and yeah, I couldn’t keep it together for those scenes this time around. I’m blaming it on the rough January I’ve had. But well, I’m almost done with the book with around 80 pages to go.
What do you think you’ll read next?
The first book I’m going to start is finally going to be Call of the Bone Ships by R. J. Barker, the sequel to The Bone Ships. I’m incredibly excited to see where to story goes.
I’m expecting to start a second book as well, and I think it’s time I began my Robin Hobb adventure with Assassin’s Apprentice. I just can’t wait any longer.