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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 – November 6th

“It was midday and the passageway quiet and cool.”

First line in Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner

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 did you recently finish?

Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner which is book 5 in The Queen’s Thief series. It’s also the last published book in the series which means that I’m finally caught up. I loved the book so much however! I meant to take my time with it but it completely took over my entire Sunday. I read it as an ebook and the last 60% was just over in a flash. So now I wait for the sixth and final book in the series.

What are you currently reading?

I’m reading two books as usual. My commute book is still The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden, which I started last week. I have about 110 pages left. My feelings about it haven’t changed – I still can’t get enough of it. Everyday I’m hoping my 45 minute bus ride will be longer because I just want to keep reading. Yes, I’m actually wishing for more time on public transportation. That’s how much I love it.

Just last night I started You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman, so I’m only a single chapter into that. The first impression isn’t that great though. That first chapter felt incredibly rushed. I feel like I’ve already been introduced to every single character and all the plot points – both big and small. I didn’t have time to grab onto any of it, but that can change of course so crossing my fingers.

What do you think you’ll read next?

As soon as I finish The Girl in the Tower, I’m going to pick up the final book in the trilogy The Winter of the Witch (see me being good and finishing series). I’ve already picked it up from the library so it’s for sure happening.

How is your week going? Also, let me know if you’ve read The Winternight Trilogy and what you thought of it.

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WWW Wednesday – October 30th

“Jarred stood unnoticed in the crowd thronging the great hall of the palace.”

First line in The Forests of Silence by Emily Rodda

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?

2 books (techically 3 when I’m writing this). This weekend I started Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner, which is book 5 in The Queen’s Thief series. It is one of my favorite series ever, and this is the last book that is currently out. Even though we’re following a new character, I only had to read from his POV for 5 minutes before I was in love with him. In other words, I’m enjoying myself.

The second book I’m currently reading is The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden, which is book 2 in the Winternight trilogy. I’m 50 pages in but I’m already feeling the cold. Like literally, it’s freezing here in Denmark.

Technically, I’m still reading The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill, but I only have 25 pages left and should finish that today.

What did you recently finish?

I actually finished The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson after I’ve been reading that since August. And then I actually finished it a week earlier that I planned to simply because I couldn’t stop myself. It was so good! Amazing fantasy and I need more.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Honestly, I don’t have a clue. I just started two new books so it will be at least a week before I pick up something new again. I think I might just go down to the library this weekend and see what’s available. Maybe the last book in the Winternight Trilogy to tick that series off my list.

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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.