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WWW Wednesday: 11th of March 2020

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly book tag hosted by Taking on a World of Words that is all about what we’re currently reading.

Disclaimer: I tend to read a lot of books at once across ebooks, physical books, and audiobooks. It helps me battle reading fatigue and slumps because I always have various different formats and genres to choose from to suit my mood. However, I realize reading a bunch of books at once isn’t for everyone so if my first “W” sends you screaming for the hills I totally understand.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


CURRENTLY READING:

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern is a very buzzy book this year. I wasn’t as over the moon about The Night Circus as everyone else was, but I liked the sound of this one and got on a waiting list at my library for it once it was released. I’ve just started it this week and I already love it. I mean, it’s a book about books! And pirates! It’s awesome so far.

Dragon’s Egg by Robert L. Forward is one I keep going back to when my brain can handle the seriously hard science that’s in this book. It’s an amazing read, it just requires a lot more concentration than I have to spare at the moment! Read about my first impressions of it here: First Impressions Friday: Dragon’s Egg by Robert L. Forward

The New Voices of Science Fiction edited by Hannu Rajaniemi is nearly finished, I’ve been reading it a story at a time and all of them have been uniquely fascinating.

Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov should hopefully be finished soon. I had to return it to the library before I finished it, but I’m next on the waiting list to get it back.

Full Throttle by Joe Hill has been a blast, albeit a creepy one. He’s really helped me get into the short fiction genre, a genre I never really gave a lot of time to before. Thanks, Joe!

FINISHED READING:

Road to Delano by John DeSimone was a raw, captivating story that has just been published. I will be posting my review here later this week. I’m so glad I was given a chance to read it early!

Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh is a book I had been looking forward to but it ended up not being for me. It started off quite well and the author has a decidedly enchanting way with words, but ultimately the story left me feeling sick to my stomach. If you’re an animal lover who can’t handle animals being killed/tortured, I’d avoid this book.

Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs is the 9th book in the Bones series. I was a fan of the show before the books, but I love the books just as much. If you’re expecting them to be like the show, though, just be prepared- it’s a completely different Brennan than the one we knew from the Jeffersonian. She’s a much more human in the books, full of flaws and emotions we don’t always see on the show.

This installment was similar to previous ones, following similar plot devices that readers of the books have come to either love or hate. I can always count on the Bones books to be a great escape and this one proved to be the same. My only gripe is that it appears Kathy Reichs has questionable views of POC and those she deems less intelligent. Here’s giving her the benefit of the doubt that it was a fluke and doesn’t happen again. Okay, Kathy?

UP NEXT:

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma should be a book I start this week. My audiobook request from the library came through last week so once I finish the one I’m currently listening to this one is ready and queued up!

Woman in Red: Magdalene Speaks by Krishna Rose is an ARC I was just approved for. It’s about Mary Magdalene (of The Bible fame) and I’m looking forward to seeing what the author did with a woman we all probably know of but don’t know much about.


Have you read any of these? What are your WWW books this week? Let me know in the comments!

12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 11th of March 2020”

    1. It’s so descriptive and creative, but it’s starting to get a little difficult to follow because there’s so much going on. As soon as I get into one plotline, we’re abruptly thrown into another one. It is good, just a little jarring.

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    1. I’m really liking everything I’ve read by Joe Hill. I’ve mostly listened to the audiobooks because he uses some of my favorite narrators- Kate Mulgrew and Wil Wheaton- so I’m sure that’s part of it, but they are really good stories!

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