Weekly Posts, WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday – July 21, 2021

Here’s my first WWW Wednesday post! If you’re unfamiliar with WWW Wednesday, it’s a weekly blog meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. The three W’s are simple:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Current Reads

My main current read is The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick. This is the first in a new adult fantasy series that features a con-woman posing as a member of an elite family. It’s a chunky one and taking me some time to get through but so far I’m enjoying it. There’s not a lot of fantasy elements, just some minor magic but the writing is really good and it’s an interesting world.

I started reading Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide over the weekend and put it down after one chapter. It’s not that I didn’t like it, I just realized it fit a prompt of the Trope-ical Readathon in August that I was having a hard time finding a book to fill. So I paused it for a couple weeks and will pick it back up in August.

I’ve been rereading Harry Potter since the fall. I pick it up between books. I’ve read it countless times, I can pick it up wherever. I’m about 150 pages into the last book, I’ll finish it eventually reading the occasional page before bed or when I don’t have time to start a new book.

Recently Finished

In the last week, I somehow managed to finish four books!

  • The Martian by Andy Weir – 5 stars – I loved everything about this book. Read my full rave review here and prepare to see this one turn up in lots of lists I make.
  • The Block by Ben Oliver – 3.5 stars – This is the second book of The Loop trilogy. I really enjoyed The Loop but felt The Block was lacking, lots of action but no further character or world development.
  • The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin – 3.5 stars – This is the second book in the Earthsea Cycle. This one was a bit of a disappointment, the beginning was so boring. I hate when a book in the middle of the series starts off with a totally different cast of characters. It eventually picked up but I was already bored.
  • Saga Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaugh and Fiona Staples– 4 stars – I started reading Saga back in May and finally got back to it. This series is really fun and I’ve been giving them 4 stars consistently. This one may have been my favorite, the story was a little more cohesive and complete than the prior volumes, I’ll definitely be continuing soon.

Up Next

My next read depends on when it is. If I can fit another book in July, it will likely be The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson. I’m really looking forward to this latest addition to the Truly Devious Series. If it’s August, I’ll be diving into my Trope-ical Readathon TBR (full TBR coming soon) and probably picking up Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune.

5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – July 21, 2021”

  1. I’m re-reading The Deathly Hallows at the moment too! I’ll be sad when it’s all over and I have to leave this world again. I am desperate to read Ace of Spades, I’ve heard such good things about it. I read Under the Whispering Door a few days ago and I promise you, you will love it. It has the same lovely, witty writing as his Cerulean Sea book but is tackling a darker, more heart-breaking topic. I felt so much and I just was not ready for it to end. It was beautiful!

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