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?
My main current read is Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I loved Strange the Dreamer when I read it but I kept putting this one off. I read Strange right when I was getting back into reading and then I realized I didn’t particularly like purple prose or pretty writing. I didn’t want to ruin Strange and will probably never read it again but I decided to pick this one up since it fits both Eurovisionathon (Czech Republic) and Realmathon as a whimsical fantasy. I am LOVING it! I have been working long hours and super tired at night so I haven’t read it as quickly as I want but I’m over halfway and totally into it.
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.
I finished three books and DNF’d one in the last week.
I finished Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik which is the second book in the Temeraire series. I really enjoyed this one although not quite as much as the first. The plot was a little slow but the world and characters are top notch. I gave it 4 stars.
Then I finished the audiobook of Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. I thought this was a really interesting and well done historical fiction novel about a piece of history I knew very little about. Still not my favorite type of book and it did lose my attention a few times but I think that’s just a matter of my preference. I gave it 4 stars.
Then I spent Saturday reading A Twist of Fate by Kelley Armstrong. I absolutely loved this, even staying awake and to finish it at 1 AM. This is a gothic romance ghost story with time travel, it’s fantastic. I gave it 5 bright shiny stars and wrote a full review you can see here.
And then I made a big mistake. I was heading out on a love drive and wanted an audiobook that would work for Eurovisionathon. I saw Eat Pray Love was available from my library and all I knew was it had stuff about Italy and was a Julia Roberts movie. It’s totally my fault I did zero research and thought this was a rom-com like thing. It’s actually nonfiction and preachy and whiny and I hated it. I could rant for a while but will spare you as I should never have started it in the first place. I stuck it out through the Italy part and the 50% mark to get readathon points but oh boy, I hated every single second.
I decided to make a TBR for Eurovisionathon as I kept forgetting my plans. I’ll never read all of these but at least I had fun. The ones in green are already completed and the question mark ones I didn’t pick a book. I’m finding myself drawn to the Portugal book next but we’ll see, some others are also looking enticing.