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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.

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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,