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WWW Wednesday – April 13, 2022

Happy Wednesday! 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

After the 48-hour readathon for Realmathon (aka Peace Talks), I picked up Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire. I just wasn’t in the mood and only read about 30 pages before getting distracted. So I picked up Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend instead, I needed a quicker read after a mess of graphic novels. I’m enjoying this middle grade. At about a quarte read, I’m actually liking it more than the first book in the series.

I am technically still working on my reread of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins but I haven’t read any of it recently, instead picking up my books for readathons. I’ll come back to it when I’m starting to get slumpy again, that’s what comfort rereads are for.

Recently Finished

The Peace Talks were ridiculously successful. I read 10 books (9 graphic novels and 1 novella) in 48 hours plus I had finished a novel before that so 11 books in a week.

Before peace talks, I finished His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik. I was so surprised by this one, in a great way. I loved Temeraire and the world was interesting. It did get a little bogged down by the heavy military talk towards the end but most of it I loved. I gave it 4 stars overall and plan to continue the series soon.

Then for peace talks I started with Saga Vol 5 and 6 by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples. Volume 5 was ok but still very scattered like volume 4. Then volume 6 was back to the cohesive story and less family drama. I gave these two, 3 and 4 stars, respectively.

The novella I read was The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin. I really liked the idea of this book but I just didn’t love the execution. This world was just too complicated for a novella and some of it, like a bunch of Gods, could so easily have been simplified and made for a more enjoyable read. I gave it 3 stars in the end and don’t plan to continue the series.

Then I reread volumes two, three, and four of Heartstopper by Alice Oseman and it was just as adorable as ever. I’m looking forward to the Netflix series, this story is just so good.

Then I decided to give manga a try and picked up Satoko and Nada by Yupechika mostly because my library had it on the shelf but it also sounded cute. I’m not sure if it’s a manga thing or specific to this one but there was no plot or story. It was like a bunch of short comics added together. Each page was a different event and there was no continuity. I gave it 2 stars which may have been generous.

Lastly, I read all three volumes of March by John Lewis. This was an excellent graphic novel series and I’m really glad I picked them up. I learned more about various civil rights movements that I only knew the basics of. I didn’t love the art style for a nonfiction story, these historical figures were sometimes unrecognizable which was annoying. I gave them all 4 stars and would recommend as a quick and informative read.

Up Next

After my crazy reading weekend, I’m feeling a little slumpy and I was supposed to be leaving for vacation on Friday and had to cancel last minute so I’m just going to go with the flow. Eurovisionathon starts on Saturday so hoping that will spark wanting to read more and get me to read a good variety of books. I’ve got a couple of books that fulfill both Eurovisionathon and multiple prompts for Realmathon so thinking I’ll start with one of these.

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