WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words where bloggers answer three simple questions regarding their week in reading.
WHAT AM I CURRENTLY READING?
A friend of mine, more specifically my DM from my DND group, is a huge fantasy nerd. Go figure right? One night during a house party, we were semi-drunkenly (read: drunkenly with some modesty) drooling over the treasure chest that is his bookcase and I came across this book. I had heard of it, but never read it and apparently this brought to question our friendship. In an effort to save said friendship, he let me borrow the book. I’ve had it for a few months and thanks to other reading obligations hadn’t had the time to devote to reading it. Well, THE TIME HAS COME. BRING ON THE FANTASY!
WHAT HAVE I RECENTLY FINISHED?
Audiobooks are my crack. I drive a lot for work, back and forth across town and what not, so I have a lot of commute time to spend listening to great narrators tell me a wonderful story. This has been on my TBR for some time and when I saw that Scribd had it on audio I jumped at the chance to listen to it. I really loved it. It’s about the Spanish vacation of the the Post family, who, while seemingly looking fairly normal are going through a really rough patch. I love books like these that follow a family through what seems like the worst parts of their lives and how they deal. And now I really want to go on a long vacation to a foreign country.
I received this book from Entrada Publishing in return for an honest review. This was a different read for me as I don’t normally gravitate towards military-esque books. Not for lack of interest, more for lack of understanding. I’m glad I did, because this book forced me out of my comfort zone. I found it a bit unnecessarily long (it’s also the first book of a series, so go figure), but it was very interesting. It has a very pre-apocolytic feel to it as it explores a very possible outcome for our present society. Plus, it had so many (SO MANY) wonderful characters.
I’ve been meaning to start this series for a long time, so when I saw that ThatOneReaders’s book club was reading it for the month of December I thought “what better time than now?” It’s been a while since I’ve read any fairy tale retellings and I both loved and hated that this was one. I thought everything about this story was so original, but the fact that I could fairly predict what would happen next was a bit bothersome. That’s a bit of a hypocritical notion for me since I like to pride myself on figuring out plot direct quickly. Despite all of that, I’m really excited to continue this series and see how all these retellings fit together!
Holy crap, I loved this book. I received it for review from Blogging for Books. After reading the synopsis I thought it sounded fun. I was enthralled. This was one of the best reads I had this past week. I’m starting to think that I have a niche, I’ve been really digging multi perspective books lately. This was one of those satisfying reads where I would love to see these characters again, but I’m also so happy with everything that happened and how it ended. There is really nothing bad I can say about this book. I absolutely loved it.
On my Audible account, I devote a lot of my listening time to longer, older series. I had been dying to get more into John Scalzi, since I think he’s fantastic, and these books were a must read (or listen. Semantics.). I’ve really been loving this books and I’m sad to be almost done with it, though excited because that means I’ll soon be again to go on the rest of Scalzi’s library. What’s great about this series in particular is how Scalzi is able to encompass multiple events and characters so seamlessly.
I loved the Wayward Pines TV show. Man, were the books different. Now that I’ve read the books I really wish that they had taken a different approach to the show. This last book was a bit muddled by the amount of times each chapter changed to a different character, but as I mentioned above, sort of love that. This was a really nice conclusion to the trilogy. But, MAN cliff hanger?! Listen Blake Crouch, I need more Wayward Pines. Give it to me now. I have to know what happens.
WHAT WILL I READ NEXT?
Growing up I lived in the shadow of my really really really rad older sister. Okay, in truth, I didn’t so much grow up in her shadow as much as I grew up trying to be as much like her as possible. I’m from my father’s second marriage and my sister and I are roughly twenty years apart in age. Which meant that my sister handed me down the best music, books, movies, you name it when I was really young. I quite literally grew up devouring and emulating Sleater Kinney. They were and still are one of my all time favorite bands. Carrie Brownstein is a big idol of mine, especially as a musician. I recently picked this up at the library an CANNOT wait to start reading it. I may not wait, but I’m a bit afraid of pissing off my friend who loaned me The Name of the Wind, so maybe I’ll try to hold off for a little bit.
HOW IS YOUR READING WEEK SO FAR?