WWW Wednesday 09/19/2018

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To participate, just answer the following three questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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I’m currently reading…

The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
This book is totally enchanting. I’ve had a copy lying around the house for almost a year and finally got around to picking it up. I’m regretting not reading it sooner, although autumn does feel like the perfect time of year for this story.

Tilda’s Promise, by Jean P. Moore
I received a review copy of this courtesy of BookSparks. The main character is an older woman dealing with the recent death of her husband.

How to Fracture a Fairy Tale, by Jane Yolen
I’m still slowly working my way through this NetGalley ARC. I love fractured fairy tales but so far these just aren’t grabbing me. The changes just don’t feel particularly imaginative or interesting. I’m only about 20% of the way through, though, so hopefully it gets better.

I recently finished reading…

The Rule of One, by Ashley and Leslie Saunders
I received an ARC of this through the blogging I do for The Girly Book Club. This is a fast-paced young adult dystopian novel following the story of twin sisters living in secret in a near-future America where a one child law is strictly enforced. Review to come soon! The book will be released 10/01/18, although it’s available now through Amazon’s Kindle First Reads for September.

Where the Line Bleeds, by Jesmyn Ward
I picked up a copy of this after reading Sing, Unburied, Sing for my book club. It was well-written, but definitely fell a little flat about Sing, Unburied, Sing. I’ll try to get a full review up soon.

Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff
This was the story of a marriage, told in two parts. The fist half focused on the husband’s perspective, and the second half focused on the wife’s. The second half felt a lot stronger than the first, but perhaps that was just because I found the husband unbearably arrogant and obnoxious. A full review is scheduled for tomorrow!

Up next…

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Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik

Oops. This is a repeat from last week’s post. I still haven’t managed to start it. I really mean it this time, though.

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers’ pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed–and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.

But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it’s worth–especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand. ”

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What are you reading this week? Any thoughts on the books listed in this post?  Please feel free to discuss or share WWW links in the comments!

 

16 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 09/19/2018”

  1. Fantastic reads this past week! I think I’ll add the Rule of One as a next dystopian read after I finish Brave New World. I may be the only left who hasn’t read The Night Circus.

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  2. Definitely agree with Autumn being the perfect time to read The Night Circus! Loved it back when I read it. 🙂

    I’m currently reading The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury – third installment of The Sin Eater’s Daughter-series and I’m quite liking it! I also started reading Catwoman Soulstealer, but haven’t gotten that far in yet. Hoping to finish them both before the weekend – fingers crossed, haha.

    Happy reading! 😀

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  3. I started Sing, Unburied, Sing, but didn’t finish it before I had to take it back to the library. I liked the style but I didn’t have the time to really get into. I’m interested to here what you thought about the book by Ward you mentioned, and I’ll be looking for the review. I’m hearing a lot about Lauren Goff after the release of her latest, but I’ve never read any of her work. I’ve heard nothing but good things about The Night Circus. I may have to add it to my ridiculous TBR pile. This week, I’m reading I Am I Am I Am by Maggie O’Farrell. I started it on Monday and I’m 65% through it now. Her writing is beautiful, and the structure is unique for memoirs I’ve read.

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  4. I’m currently reading “Weird in a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures” by Jennifer Romolini, and it’s a wonderful read for anyone who’s always felt a little out of place, at work or otherwise.
    I just finished “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett which was just as amazing as everyone says it is.
    And up next is “Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick.” Not exactly a cheerful read, but an important one, I think! This is super cool, it’s fun to see what other people are reading!

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