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?
I’ve made some progress on The Name of the Wind, but unfortunately not as much as I would have liked by now. I’ve had to put it down a few times to finish other books and it doesn’t help that I left it on my desk at work today. So far though, I’m really loving it. It’s so engaging.
I like to get book recommendations from goodreads groups and book clubs, it’s a thing. I don’t always have the time to participate in the discussions of these books, but I at least get to read a book that I’ve either been thinking about reading for quite some time or something I’ve never even heard of. So really, it’s a win win. I got this pick from ThatOneReaders Book Club, which usually has some really great YA selections. I’ve had this book on my kindle FOREVER. I was such a huge fan of Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle series when I was younger, so I’ve been really looking forward to tackling this read.
I started this book this morning while running on the treadmill at the gym. Usually I listen to audiobooks, but I forgot my headphones, among other things, this morning and decided to start another book. This is another Overdrive borrow, yet, instead of waiting until the last two days to start the book, I’m going to finish it WAY before the lending period is up. I have some faith in myself guys. I can do this. Also, I went into this book not really having a single clue what it’s about and so far it’s been a super pleasant surprise. This is my second Rainbow Rowell book (my first having been Landline).
WHAT HAVE I RECENTLY FINISHED?
You can find my review of Feast of Fates here, which I read as a part of it’s still ongoing book tour thanks to CBB Book Promotions. While I overall enjoyed this book, it had a lot of ups and downs for me. The language was so beautiful and poetic, but sometimes I got mentally lost in how pretty it all was that I forgot what was actually going on in the book. There was a whole lot going on too. I did really love the characters though. There is especially a really beautiful romance that occurs very early on in the book that while I found so adorable and a bit sexy, made me think back to the first twitter chat for Bout of Books and the hashtag #nakedwerewolves.
If you’re my husband, I’m so sorry for talking so much about this book. I already make my poor husband listen to endless hours of Riot Grrrl, which includes every Sleater-Kinney album. Since starting and finishing Carrie Brownstein’s memoir though, he may murder me. His ears may be bleeding. I can’t help myself though. I love Sleater-Kinney and idolize Carrie Brownstein. And holy crap! She is such an amazing writer. I was completely blown away not only by the events of her amazing life, but because of her writing style. I couldn’t put this book down and when I had to, I was so grumpy about it.
WHAT WILL I READ NEXT?
I originally picked up this book in the hopes that I would have time to attend a book club meeting for it at my local indie bookstore this past Sunday. However, I didn’t get as much reading done during Bout of Books that I wanted to and haven’t even cracked the spine. However, the more I hear about this book the more interested I am. Mostly, I’m interested because I recently learned that Elena Ferrante is actually the pen name of this publicly unknown Italian author. I’m not sure if it’s the mystery or the fact that this author is actually getting away with having a pen name in this day and age that makes me so intrigued.
HOW IS YOUR READING WEEK SO FAR?