“This is my last entry in the Librarian’s Log. “First line in The Archive of the Forgotten by A. J. Hackwith
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 Archive of the Forgotten by A. J. Hackwith, which got 4.5 stars. I loved the first half more than the second half. The ending fell a little flat for me, especially compared to what we got in the first book in the series. It was still a great book, though. The characters and their relationships with each other are so precious, and I really hope Hackwith is coming back to this universe.
I also finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and now I’m so sad that my reread of the series is over because it never fails to make me feel better (and I needed that in 2020). The Lost in Translation post on it is coming later this week.
What are you currently reading?
I’m 20% into my commute book, Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb, the first book in the Farseer Trilogy. It’s quite slow as I expected, but I’m still enjoying it. I was afraid the style wasn’t going to be to my liking, but that hasn’t been the case, although it is a bit dense in some areas. I can also tell that I’m reading it slower than my usual pace, like the book is determined to remind me that English isn’t my first language. I don’t mind though, and excited to see where to story goes.
I’ve also started Call of the Bone Ships by R. J. Barker, which I’m about halfway through. It’s so good! The many complex characters continue to surprise me. I can’t get enough of them. I’m also constantly contemplating how Barker managed to create one of the most brutal fantasy worlds I’ve ever read about… but also managed to make it one of the most wholesome ones. I don’t know how it works but it does.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Honestly, no idea. I have a few ebooks I’m first in line for at the library, so maybe one of those. It’s either The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson or The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix. I might also pick something completely random, though.