WWW Wednesday, 2. May 2018

Time for the wednesday update! If you would like to know more about www wednesday, where you answer three questions every wednesday, it’s hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

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What are you currently reading?

Masked Desire by Alana Delacroix: I’ve only just started, but it’s urban fantasy. Something with a supernatural council and changing faces. The multiple pov’s right at the beginning has made it a bit confusing.

What did you recently finish reading?

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi: absoloutly fantastic fantasy book! review will be out soon, but i would wholeheartedly recommend it.

Head On John Scalzi: a sci-fi book with a really interesting concept, people with a virus that make them locked in their bodies, so robot bodies are made for them, which leads to a new kind of people. Too much fbi investigation over discovering this world and society, too little character focus. Full review linked.

Sadie by Courtney Summers: Podcast format book that follows a girl Sadie trying to revenge her sister’s death. It has its issues, most of all the format and how boring it makes the writing. Review out soon!

What do you think you’ll read next?

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Fawkes by Nadine Brandes: “Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.” This seems very intriguing and I’m excited.

WWW Wednesday 14. March 2018

Time for the wednesday update! If you would like to know more about www wednesday, where you answer three questions every wednesday, it’s hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

What did you recently finish reading?

This week I’ve just finished audiobooks. So far I’ve only liked biography audiobooks, especially when the author, a personality, narrates it. I’ve listened to My Fight / Your Fight by Ronda Rousey, Secrets for the Mad by dodie and Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Favourite was Ronda Rousey’s and I learned a lot from Trevor Noah’s book, it’s mostly about him growing up in South-Africa. Would really recommend both, dodie’s book seemed to be aimed at girls fourteen years and younger. I also DNF’ed Every Ugly Word by Aimee L. Salter, it’s about bullying which is good, but it felt whiny, not really the girl, more the entire book. Not to mention how predictable it was.

What are you currently reading?

The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson, Harry Potter e la pietra filosofale and The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Continue on my current reads. Also Mary Oliver’s New and Selected Poems Vol. 2 if it ever arrives in the mail.

WWW Wednesday 7. March 2018

It’s wednesday again and time to give an update! If you would like to know more about www wednesday, where you answer three questions every wednesday, it’s hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

What did you recently finish reading?

I started and finished Jade City by Fonda Lee this weekend, it was a good read and kept me turning the pages. Afterwards there were some things that irked me, but in all it was an exciting urban fantasy gang drama. With lots of action. I have a lot of thoughts, which will come in a later review (of course).

I’ve also read “Hver gang du forlater meg” (translation: everytime you leave me) by Linnéa Myhre, and it was okay. Kind of. The writing wasn’t horrible, at least, but I’m really glad I’m not in that character’s head. The plot was boring, even if it dealt with eating disorder which is important. Basically the girl was only waiting for the guy to return and sometimes tried to dig her way out, to gain some confidence. It included too little insight in her thoughts, and some weird elements like calling her hypnosis/therapist “Den vise” (translated The Wise One). I just didn’t understand most choices that were made. 

What are you currently reading?

Not a lot of progress on the spanish Harry Potter e la pietra filosofale since last week. Jade city took all my reading time. On the other side I’m 13% through with 60 highlights for translation or just to mark funny words and great sentence structures, so there’s that. And I wondered why it took so long time to gain progress.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Continue on hp and read some of Emily Dickinson’s poems. I’m looking for books with martial arts, maybe I’ll start Bruised by Sarah Skilton.

 

WWW Wednesday 28. February 2018

Every wednesday you answer three questions, if you would like to know more it’s hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

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I’ve read three books in the whole of February: Crush by Richard Siken, Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs and Airborn by Kenneth Oppel, in that order. Reviews will be up soon. They were all pretty average books, but Airborn was definitely the winner.

What are you currently reading?

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Not much has changed since last week, I’m still reading We Have No Idea by Jorge Cham and the spanish Harry Potter e la pietra filosofale. It’s my first spanish book and in one week I’ve finished two chapters. It’s going okay I think, considering I had to prioritize reading for my actual spanish test, which also was today. I’m certainly looking up a lot of spanish words on my kindle. Búho is owl, btw.

 

What do you think you’ll read next?hg

I’ve had a book on my shelf for a year named “Hver gang du forlater meg”, translated the title would be “everytime you leave me”. I got it from a friend I moved away from, and for a year I haven’t thought that maybe the title was a obvious hint at me. Which means I should probably read it by now and make sure there’s no passive agressive or joke-ish reason behind it. It seemed like a love story, which is why it was on the shelf for that long, but I guess I’ll give it a try.

WWW Wednesday, 21. February 2018

It’s the middle of winter vacation and I finally have more times on my hand to read and relax! This is my first time participating in WWW Wednesday by answering these weekly three questions. If you would like to know more, it’s hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

What did you recently finish reading?

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“Silence Fallen” by Patricia Briggs, the 10th (what!) book in the Mercy Thompson series. I’m mostly reading it out of nostalgia now, but the plot was pretty based on nostalgia as well. Book review out soon!

What are you currently reading?

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Too many books at once. “We have no idea” by Jorge Cham, a science book, just started the steampunk fantasy book “Airborn” by Kenneth Opel which seems promising and “Harry Potter e la pietra filosofale”, the spanish version of the first Harry Potter book. I hope to read a couple chapters of it each week for the near future. I’m only able to read multiple books at once if they’re very different genres.

What do you think you’ll read next?

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I’m horrible at prediciting, more often than not I will rebel against myself and end up reading something entirely different.

I really want to read “The words of radiance” by Brandon Sanderson soon, but we’ll see. It’s a big book that I have trouble putting down, so I’ll need to have my weekend open so I can, as I have with most other Sanderson books, read it long into the night.