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WWW Wednesday – December 11th

“There was no warning.”

First line in The Toll by Neal Shusterman

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?

Since last Wednesday I finished 2 whole books. The first one was The Toll by Neal Shusterman. I didn’t have to think too long before giving that one 5 stars. It was such a nice experience to read it and I really loved that it was a long one. I’m going to miss these characters so much, especially Grayson, but it was really nice ending so I don’t mind it too much that the series is over.

I also finished The Fever King by Victoria Lee because I had so much time to read on the train to Copenhagen this weekend. Also a really great read although my rating ended on 4 stars. It had an interesting magic system and I liked that it had a more serious and darker tone than your average YA book. I will have a full review up for this one sometime this week so look out for that.

What are you currently reading?

My current commute book is The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson and I’m a little over halfway through. I’m not really loving it which also describe my general feelings towards the entire second era of Mistborn. The only things I’m really interested in are the developements in the magic system and the lore in general. Not getting much of that in this one as of yet.

I also started Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde which I’m 18% into. I picked this one because I’m participating in the Winter Magical Readathon which is hosted by G from the BookTube channel Book Roast. Each Sunday a chapter is unlocked and based on your choices you get 1-3 reading prompts. My first prompt was to read a contemporary and Queens of Geek was available as an ebook so here we are. So far I’m enjoying it. It’s very sweet and relatable.

What do you think you’ll read next?

That’s the big question. My next prompt in the Winter Magical Readathon is to read a book with an orange cover or the word orange in the title. I’ve asked the library for Dry by Neal Shusterman because that cover was actually made for this kind of prompt. Whether the library will let me have it is another question entirely. I also just want to mention that I’m doing this readathon very casually. I get the prompts every Sunday but then I just read the books whenever I can get my hands on them (which isn’t immediately).

Another week of December is already over but I’ve loved my reading this past week. I’d love to know what you’re reading and also if you’re also participating in the Winter Magical Readathon. Have a great week.

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WWW Wednesday – December 4th

“By the time Alex managed to get the blood out of her good wool coat, it was too warm to wear it.”

First line in Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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?

I just finished Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo and that was so not my kind of book. I think my rating will end on a 2.5. It’s still a book I will recommend though if you think the synopsis of it sounds amazing. It just had so many of my least favorite tropes and so it didn’t matter to me how well they were executed. Instead I was bored and annoyed with the main character.

What are you currently reading?

Now that I finished Ninth House, I’m down to 2 books. Still taking my time and savoring The Toll by Neal Shusterman. That man continues to amaze me with every page. I only have about 130 pages left and I feel ready to find out how it all ends.

I’m also still reading The Fever King by Victoria Lee. I have so many questions and I need answers. I’m hoping to read a good chunk of it this weekend because I’m going to be on a train for 6 hours to go to Copenhagen. Really hoping to finish it.

What do you think you’ll read next?

As I finished Ninth House, The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson will be my next commute book.

That was it for my reading this week. I hope your week is great so far. Until next time,

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WWW Wednesday – November 20th

“Even in death the boys were trouble.”

First line in The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

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?

20 minutes before writing this I finished The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden, the final book in the Winternight Trilogy. I think my rating will end on 4.5 because the only negative thing I have to say about it is that it dragged a little at some points. Overall, I’ve been so plesantly surprised by the last two books in this trilogy, which both were read this month. They are the kind of books that I keep thinking about even when I’m not reading them. Vasya and her bravery is defenitely something I will return to when I’ve convinced myself that I’m afraid to do something. How she overcomes her fears and insecurities is truly inspiring.

What are you currently reading?

I’m in the middle of 2 books at the moment. I’m still reading The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead but I only have 30 pages left. Somehow it feels like an impossible task to just read those few pages. I find it so boring and can barely read more than 10 pages at the time. It’s not a book that focuses a whole on the feelings of the characters. Instead it’s mainly just describing events in a sort of detached manner. I need more of an emotional connection to characters to be invested.

I’m also reading The Fever King by Victoria Lee, which I really didn’t intend to start this week. I was forced to start an ebook for the stupidest reason: there were no lights on the bus on my Friday morning commute. It’s not possible to read a physical book in pitch black darkness, so it was lucky enough that I had The Fever King on my phone. I’m only 11% into it but actually really loving it. It’s kind of dystopian and fantasy all mixed in one, so consider me intrigued.

(also that cover!)

What do you think you’ll read next?

I actually know the answer this week! I have Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo ready as my new commute book now that I finished The Winter of the Witch. I’m so scared to read it, but my expectations are so low that it has all the opportunities to surprise me.

That’s how my week is looking. What are you reading right now?

Until next time,

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WWW Wednesday – November 13th

“A girl rode a bay horse through a forest late at night.”

First line in The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Hi, guys. It’s somehow Wednesday again so 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?

Since last week I’ve finished 2 books. First was The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden and that is now a new favorite of mine. I loved this second book in the Winternight Trilogy so much more than the first, and that is mainly because Vasya is the best character ever in this one.

I also finished You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman, which I gave 3 stars. It kind of felt like a worse version of Radio Silence by Alice Oseman because the themes are so similar. I would probably have given this a higher rating had I not read Radio Silence first.

What are you currently reading?

After finishing The Girl in the Tower I picked up the next book in the series, The Winter of the Witch. Storywise, it picks up right where the previous book ended which sort of makes it feel like I’ve been reading one long book and not two. I don’t mind it though, because I’m still loving it.

I’ve also started The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. I have to admit that literary fiction is a difficult genre for me. I can tell that the writing is great and all… I’m just so bored. Luckily, it’s a very short book.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Why is this always so difficult for me to answer? I don’t know what I’ll read next. I hope the library will give at least one of the books I have on hold. Both Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo and The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson seem to realistic. If that doesn’t happen, I’ll probably just pick something at random at the library.

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WWW Wednesday – October 23rd

“The Fourth Crown Princess of the Blue Crescent Islands had sixteen rituals to observe from the moment of waking to when she broke her fast.”

First line in Dragonfly by Julia Golding

Hi, guys and welcome to another 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 are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading 2 books and they are repeats from last week’s post. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, which I have about 210 pages left of. I’m also still reading The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill, which I have about 190 pages left of. A part of me is hoping to finish this one today actually. I’m on vacation from work this week, which means I’m able to spend 3 hours on a train to visit a friend. Will I be able to read 190 pages in 3 hours? Stay tuned for next week’s post to see how this cliffhanger turns out.

What did you recently finish?

I finish 2 books within the last two days and my enjoyment of them is at each end of the spectrum. Bad one first: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski. Last week I talked about how I wanted to DNF it but I managed to pull through. Not that that made it any better though. 1 star.

The perfect one: Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell. That feeling when one of your most anticipated releases turns out to be just as good as you expected it to be. I read it in 2 days and that was me trying to read it slowly. I’ll have a review up for it soon so that you can all see me gush about this book. My rating of it is 4.5 stars (rounded up to 5).

What do you think you’ll read next?

I just picked up The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden at the library so probably that.

That was my weekly update. I’m so happy to have time off from work. I’m definitely using it to catch up on some reading. How is your reading going this week? If you have a WWW Wednesday post yourself, feel free to link it in the comments so that I can check it out.