WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday – February 10th 2021

“A history of the Six Duchies is of necessity a history of its ruling family, the Farseers.”

First line in Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

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 Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb, and it was sooo good! So good that I had to write my review for it immediately so that one is already up. And since it’s such a popular book, I’ve included some of my spoilery thoughts for those of you who’ve already read it.

What are you currently reading?

Well, I’ve picked up the final book in The Remnant Chronicles, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson mainly because I want to know how it ends. I’m halfway through at the moment and already regretting my decision because everything is annoying. From Lia acting like a spoiled brat and calling it her “strengths” to every character turning into drama queens every time there is the slightest issue. Issues that often have very simple solutions, too. But I’ve set myself this task and I’m going to see it through, hopefully in the next couple of days.

Speaking of drama queens, I’m also reading Othello by William Shakespeare. I am not well-versed in Shakespeare, so I don’t have much to say. I’m just taking it in and enjoying the theatricality of it all. Currently, I’m almost done with Act II, and my main takeaway is that Iago has some serious issues, but he’s going about solving them all wrong.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m very much in the mood for some shorter books, so I kinda want to spend the rest of February on those as much as possible. The first one is going to be Lost Boy by Christina Henry. Since I read Peter Pan last year, I’ve really been wanting to read some of the retellings as well, and this one just screams dark fairy tale.

6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – February 10th 2021

  1. You’re reading Othello!! 😍😍 All I can say that I seriously hope you won’t hate it πŸ˜… – even though if you do, your glowing review for Assassin’s Apprentice would soften the blow considerably, so I guess I’d survive 😁 You are most definitely allowed to hate Iago, though!

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    1. Also, I think I need to mention that I just celebrated being able to walk again by going on a snow hike through the woods with the Drowned Country audiobook for company – and I am obsessed! All that pining after Tobias 😍 And Mrs. Silver and Maud are just amazing! I think I may need to go on another hike tomorrow and finish it 😁

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      1. I can safely say that I’m not going to end up hating Othello πŸ˜„ Really enjoying it so far, especially because of how relevant it is despite its age. And it has taught me that Danes and Germans were also known as heavy drinkers even back in Shakespeare’s time. But not as heavy as the English. That part was hilarious πŸ˜‚

        And I’m so happy you’re liking Drowned Country!! Also, you have made me realize that I didn’t read that book properly. Obviously, a hike through the woods is the only way to consume that book! And with the snow! It sounds so magical! 😍

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      2. That’s great to hear! 😊 I can’t wait to read your final thoughts on it πŸ€— And I didn’t even pay that much attention to those drinking parts – probably because I was so invested in hating Iago – but now that you’ve mentioned it, that is pretty funny! In general, Shakespeare has a lot of language and nationality puns in his plays, and I always really enjoy them πŸ˜‚

        And my Drowned Country experience was pretty magical! At least before I got so cold that it felt like my legs were turning into ice blocks πŸ˜… If I do this again today, I’ll definitely have to dress more warmly 😊 But it felt like the perfect way to consume an Emily Tesh story, so I would highly recommend it!

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      3. Hating Iago can be distracting, I’ve realized that already πŸ˜‚

        It’s so cold at the moment, but I admire your resolve! πŸ˜„ And I do live quite close to a very beautiful forest myself so maybe I need to try it out.

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