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WWW Wednesday – January 15th 2020

“Books burned so easily.”

First line in Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine

Hi, guys. Hoping your week is going great so far. As it is Wednesday, you get a little reading update from me through WWW Wednesday. It’s 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?

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks. This was my first time reading a graphic novel and it was just delightful. I was surprised that I was able to connect to the characters the way I did for such a short read. I mean, I need Deja in my life. Awesome character.

I know people say graphic novels are quick reads but it still took me by surprise HOW quickly I finished it. A part of me feels like I cheated, you know. That number on my Goodreads challenge went up when I hadn’t done the work required for it. It’s so silly and I’m of course not say that you’re cheating when you’re reading graphic novels. It’s only a personal feeling. I’ll stop rambling.

I technically also finished another book: Words of Radiance (part one) by Brandon Sanderson. Not counting it until I’ve read part two though.

What are you currently reading?

My commute book is Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman which I’m very close to finishing. It’s making me feel so nostalgic because I remember spending so much time reading and learning about these stories in school when I was like 10 years old. That means this isn’t really new to me but it’s still quite fun to read.

Speaking of stories I already know, I’m also reading Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. Let’s just say I’m enjoying myself. I’m also experiencing a new found love for the live action version from 2003 because I’m realizing how many small details they incorporated from the book. I’m probably watching that again after I finish reading.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I hope to start both Autoboyography by Christina Lauren and The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima.

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WWW Wednesday – January 8th 2020

“There is a pirate in the basement.”

First line in The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Hi, guys. Hoping your week is going great so far. Today is the day of week you get a little reading update from me through WWW Wednesday. It’s 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 Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. I went into the book knowing very little and with no expectations. Maybe that was a good thing because it is now in my top 10 favorite books of all time. This book just had it all – interesting and lovable characters, gorgeous writing and a unique plot centered around books. I loved reading it! My review of it should basically just be 10 heart-eyes-emojis.

What are you currently reading?

It’s the most peculiar thing (for me at least) but I’m only reading one book at the moment. Words of Radiance (part 1) by Brandon Sanderson demands all my attention because the library wants their book back next week. So far I’m halfway through the 653 pages of part 1 and it’s very good. However, I’m starting to get a little bored by one of characters and I don’t think her chapters are as strong as the others. It’s not enough to ruin my overall enjoyment of the book though.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow Rowell which is going to be my first ever graphic novel. Excited to find out whether it is something for me.

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WWW Wednesday – January 1st 2020

“This is going to be a story about the Lynch brothers.”

First line in Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely New Year’s Eve and ready to begin a new decade. Today I’m comng to you with a very chill WWW Wednesday. It’s 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?

My wrap up goes up tomorrow so I’m just going to run over these a bit quickly.

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading 2 amazing books! My commute book is Words of Radiance (part 1) by Brandon Sanderson. I’ve only read 40 pages but it’s like I never left that world. It will still take me a while to read because it’s massive.

I’m also reading The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. I’m calling it now: it is a high probability that my first read of the year is also going to be my favorite book of the year. I’m only about 150 pages into this tome but so far it’s absolutely perfect! I can’t believe this is a real book.

What do you think you’ll read next?

It’ll be a while before I start something else because once I finish The Starless Sea, all my focus will go to Words of Radiance. I’m hoping to finish that before I have to return it to the library but it’s looking a bit difficult.

Have you read any of these books? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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WWW Wednesday – December 18th

“Telsin!” Waxillium hissed as he crept out of the training hut.”

First line in The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson

Hi, guys. Wednesday means that my weekly update is coming right at you through WWW Wednesday. It’s 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 Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson, which is the sixth book in his Mistborn series. I gave it 3 stars. Not bad but not memorable either. However, I’m caught up with another series and that’s always a big win!

What are you currently reading?

I’m 70% into Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde. My excitement has dampened a little for this one since last week’s update. I still like it but I think the conversations are going in circles so it’s getting a little predictable. The conversations are still important though so I’m going to keep going.

Today I also just started my new commute book which is Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. This one is to complete one of my reading prompts for the Winter Magical Readathon because I was asked to read a book with an orange cover. I’ve only read 62 pages but so far, so good. I already like the way that it’s structured. It’s similar to his Arc of a Scythe series so I’m not complaining.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I almost did a public squeal today. My library messaged me to let me know that Words of Radiance book 1 is available! I’m picking it up this weekend and probably starting it immediately.

There you have the books I’m reading and plan to read. Have you read any of them and what did you think? Have a great week!