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?
Thanks to lack of having time and motivation for reading over the last couple of months, I’m a little embarrassed to say that I’m still reading The Diviners. However, it’s not really for lack of interest or trying. In fact, I really enjoy this book! The problem is that I only have a copy of it on my iPad, which if left at home (which often happens) or dead (which happens more) tends to get neglected for anything else I can get my hands on. Progress is being made though! I’m hoping to have this finished by the end of the week or it may come alive and actually kill me.
In my true fashion, I’m always listening to an ebook or podcasts on my daily commute or whenever I just feel like receiving strange looks from my coworkers who come in to my office and think I’m either on the phone or wonder what this magic voice is reading me a book (my coworkers aren’t all the brightest crayons in the box). It’s been a while since I’ve listened to a book, mostly thanks to bombarding myself with endless hours of podcast mastery. But, recently I realized that Scribd has quite a lot of the extended universe Star Wars books on audio. With the help of the amazing fans who complied this list of all the novels in cannon chronological order, I’m beginning my descent into the world of Star Wars like I’ve never read before.
I’m very fortunate to have an assistant who is as much into reading as I am and we’ve somewhat started ourselves a mini book club. My assistant had never read To Kill A Mockingbird, even for school, and it had been such a long time since I had read the book myself (at least a decade) that I said “what the hell” and picked it up too. Thanks to my inability to read one freaking book at a time (the bibliophile’s curse) my assistant has already finished the novel leaving me in her dust and moved on to other things, but I’m really enjoying this reread. While I’ve always had a love for this novel, I’m finding myself noticing different things and understanding the book better than I did when I was younger.
Remember those books that made you love reading? The Chocolate War was one of those for me. My sister had bought me this book when I was much younger and I went on to complete obsess over the rest of Cormier’s work. Like To Kill A Mockingbird it had been a really long time since I had picked up this book, so when I saw it for really cheap at one of my local independent bookstores I couldn’t say no. I’m most likely going to end up reading all of his books again over time now that I’ve started to remember so much about this book. Oh nostalgia.
Like I mentioned before, my assistant and I have been enjoying reading together and since we’re in my office the majority of the day we’ve taken up listening to audiobooks together. We both had zero idea what The Selection was, so we started there. OH MAN, we’re hooked. In case there are some Selectioners, or whatever you people what to be called, out there, I’m totally team Maxon. My assistant can attest to how often I mimic America’s sighing and every conversation that happens. In reality, thinking about it now, I’m probably not the best person to listen to audiobooks with.
WHAT HAVE I RECENTLY FINISHED?
My assistant and I absolutely flew through The Selection and have since then moved on quickly to The Elite. We are one hundred percent guilty of leaving the office to go on long car rides for errands that could have definitely waiting till later just because our general manager, who I share my office with, was working. At first we weren’t so sure we were going to enjoy the series, but boy were we wrong.
If you’ve read any of my past reviews you’d know that I’m one Elicia Hyder’s biggest fans and very proud to call her a friend on Twitter. One day I will have a beer with Elicia and it will be amazing. Anyway, The Angel of Death is the third installment of her Soul Summoner series and I love this series so much. A more wordy and emotional review to come.
WHAT WILL I READ NEXT?
I’ve been putting off reading this book since I bought it at midnight the night it came out. Other than the fact that I’ve been reading quite a few books at the same time, I don’t really have a reason for not picking up the book yet. I think it’s a combination of the fact that it’s going to be a quick read and I’m a little afraid I’m going to find it unsatisfying, not so much because of the content but because it’s only going to take me a few hours to blow through.