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WWW Wednesday – February 26th 2020

“Raisa ana’Marianna huddled in her usual dark corner at the Purple Heron, picking at her meat pie.”

First line in The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima

Hi, guys. It’s Wednesday! Here you have my weekly update on my reading 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 Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima and I might hate it. At least I couldn’t find any reason to give it more than 1 star. My review of it will be up on Friday but the short version is that I don’t think this book should have existed. 

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What are you currently reading?

I’m not working this week (yay!) so I don’t exactly have a commute book. However, that doesn’t mean that I’m not reading two books anyway. I’m slowly making my way through Infinity Son by Adam Silvera and I’m currently at 26%. It’s alright, I guess. I’m not sure I understand everything because important world building aspects are sort of just mentioned in passing. So it hasn’t exactly hooked me yet but I’m not hating it by any means. 

I’m also 20% into The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith and oh have I been looking forward to this one! A library in Hell with characters coming to life to look for their authors? Um.. Yes please! I’m really liking it so far. A little confusing beginning because the world is quite complex so there was a lot to learn. However, this is definitely the book I’m prioritizing this week. 

What do you think you’ll read next?

Last week I put The Crimson Crown here which is the next book in the Seven Realms series but I haven’t actually gotten it yet. Which I don’t mind… I’ll still read it but I think I need something in between. So if I start anything within the next week it’ll be A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden.

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WWW Wednesday – February 19th 2020

“Jasnah Kholin pretended to enjoy the party, giving no indication that she intended to have one of the guests killed.”

First line in Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

Hi, guys. It’s Wednesday! Here you have my weekly update on my reading 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?

Two books! First I finished Autoboyography by Christian Lauren which I gave 4 stars. I really loved it! The subject matter was kind of new to me so it kept me hooked all the way through. A little disappointed with the ending though but it’s still a book I’d recommend if you’re looking for a fluffy contemporary that isn’t all fluff. I could see myself reading another book by Christina Lauren.

Then… I finished Words of Radiance!! It was so awesome. Some of those last scenes had me completely transfixed. The writing was so good that I had no problem picturing these epic scenes even though they were so unique. I ended up giving the book 4.5 stars which is half a star less than the first book, The Way of Kings. The reason for this is that I don’t particularly like Shallan and the way she is written. She has a big role in this one so it diminished my enjoyment just slightly. Everything else was perfect!

 

What are you currently reading?

I’m 35% through my commute book, The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima. It hasn’t exactly been a great start to this third book in the series. The start was very slow and I feel like the first 150 pages could have been condensed to 50 pages and we wouldn’t have missed anything. I sense we’re over that part now so I expect to start liking it again. 

I’ve also just started Infinity Son by Adam Silvera. It’s too soon for me to have an opinion on anything. However, I don’t think I’ve read a single truly positive review of this one so my expectations aren’t very high. 

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima. 

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WWW Wednesday – February 12th 2020

“Go ahead, binge.”

First line in Binge by Tyler Oakley

Hi, guys. It’s Wednesday! Here you have my weekly update on my reading 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?

Nothing… The last book I finished is still The Exiled Queen which I talked about last week. I have a review up for it now, however, if you’re interested. 

What are you currently reading?

My commute book is Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. I only have about 150 pages left so I’ll finish in a couple of days. I plan to take a short break from the series after this one because I’m dreading the situation where I don’t have a Stormlight book left to read. I really want to take my time with the series but it’s going to be hard. They are just so damn enjoyable to read. 

I’m also reading Autoboyography by Christina Lauren which I’m 70% through. So almost done with that one as well. It has seriously captured by attention by being so much more than what I expected. I assumed it was just going to be a cute contemporary but I actually find myself thinking and learning while reading. Can’t wait to read the ending to see whether this will become a new favorite of mine. 

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima. Book 3 in the Seven Realms series, because why stop when you’re on a roll. 

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WWW Wednesday – February 5th 2020

“Lieutenant Mac Gillen of the Queen’s Guard of the Fells hunched his shoulders against the witch wind that howled out of the frozen wastelands to the north and west.”

First line in The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima

Hi, guys. It’s Wednesday! Here you have my weekly update on my reading 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?

Just before writing this, I finished The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima. That was book 2 in the Seven Realms series and I really enjoyed it, which resulted in a 4-star rating. I think it was a step up from book 1. The character work was better and the plot was clearer and more engaging. I will have a review and spoiler talk up for it very soon. Can’t wait to read book 3. 

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What are you currently reading?

I’m reading Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson!! I finally got the second part of this book from the library. I’ve read a little more than 100 pages of that and my jaw has already hit the floor several times. I can’t believe this book. I’m about to read part 4 and yeah, things are getting intense. 

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Quick mention: Last week I mentioned that I was reading Master of Sorrows by Justin Call. I’ve read 50 pages since then and I’m still not digging it so I’ve put it aside for now. Not DNF’ing it but taking a break. 

What do you think you’ll read next?

Another book I also finally got from the library (as an ebook): Autoboyography by Christina Lauren. I will actually start this immediately. 

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WWW Wednesday – January 29th 2020

“All children, expect one, grow up.

First line in Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

It’s Wednesday! Here you have my weekly update on my reading 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 Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima. I ended up giving it 3 stars and if you want to know more about my thoughts, I have a review and spoiler talk up for it. 

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie which I also gave 3 stars. Not exactly mind-blowing, but I really like the story of Peter Pan so I’m still glad I read it. 

What are you currently reading?

After finishing The Demon King, I picked up the second book in the series, The Exiled Queen. I might end up reading this series very fast because, honestly, I’m addicted. We’re getting more of the world in this one and at the same time, it’s non-stop action. It’s very difficult for me to stop reading when I have to. 

It’s a good thing that I love The Exiled Queen so much because my other read is… not so great. It’s Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call. I’m 90 pages in but I feel like I’ve been reading for forever. It is such a slow start and I’m grasping for the tiniest hint of a plot but so far there hasn’t been one. The info-dumps also makes my mind wander and I have to reread parts because I missed something. It’s a struggle. The cover is so beautiful though.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Technically not a new book but I got Words of Radiance part 2 from the library, so I can finally finish it!

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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.