WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly post hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. To participate, just post the answers to 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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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly post hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. To participate, just post the answers to the following three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Continue reading

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly post hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. To participate, just post the answers to the following three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie! I’m going rather slow at it, but it’s a great read so far, so I think that’s more my own issue than Ancillary Justice‘s. This is the kind of sci-fi that I love the most: AI, questions of sense of self, and the strange, unique take on perspective. Breq’s in more than one place, more than one body, at once, and the idea that any one consciousness could process so much information is fascinating and somewhat frightening. I feel positively about this book so far and look forward to finishing it up this weekend.

What did you recently finish reading?
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. You can read my full review here, where I talk about how Schwab’s world building and likable characters sealed the deal on this one. It’s a great starter to the series and sets up the world well, so I’ll be looking forward to picking up the subsequent installments sometime in the near future. I’ve also got to admit that it’s instilled in me an intense need for pirate-related media, which spurred me into starting up Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, despite knowing that I have no time whatsoever for a big, elaborate, story-driven video game at the moment (but…. but pirates).

What do you think you’ll read next?
This is kind of a tough one, since I’m out of books that I was just dying to read. I’ve got a few on the shelf I’ve let sit halfway finished, so I may force myself to get back into one of those: A Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb or The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood, maybe. Robin Hobb and I have a bit of a love-hate thing going on; Ship of Magic isn’t the first of her books that I’ve bounced off of. It took me three restarts across twice as many years before I finally got into Assassin’s Apprentice enough to finish it. Atwood, on the other hand, has lovely writing and an intriguing premise, but it’s sloooooow.

My week’s been a bit crazy, so I haven’t gotten nearly as much reading as usual in, but that’s okay. How’s everyone else doing? Reading anything fun? Let me know in the comments!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly post hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. To participate, just post the answers to the following three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

A Darker Shade final for Irene

What are you currently reading?
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, and I’m really digging it so far. The worlds Schwab has built across her four alternate versions of London are mesmerizing, varied, and diverse in a way that makes them feel like visually distinct places. Coupled with the likable, but frequently misguided, main characters of Kell and Lila, A Darker Shade of Magic has definitely won me over, and I’m already looking forward to spending more time in this world.

What did you recently finish reading?
The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman. My full review can be read here, but to summarize, it’s another entertaining adventure packed full of literary magic and dragon politics. The 1920’s New York setting is fun and jazzy and allows Cogman to bring in a new host of side characters to both help and hinder our protagonists. Things worked out a bit too perfectly for our heroes in the end, but I’m still all the way on board for Cogman’s The Invisible Library series.

What do you think you’ll read next?
Once I finish A Darker Shade of Magic, I’ll have to dig deep on the shelf to find some long forgotten books, since I’ll be out of recent purchases. It will likely fall somewhere between finally wrapping up A Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, which has sat at 50% complete for months, or snatching my SO’s copy of Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie before he can get a chance to read it. He’s currently reading War and Peace, so I think I’ve got plenty of time to get through Ancillary Justice before he misses it.

That’s all for me. If you post a WWW Wednesday of your own, feel free to drop a link in the comments so I can check our what’s going on in your reading world, and until next time, read on!