Weekly Posts, WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday – April 27, 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

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.

Recently Finished

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.

Up Next

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.

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