WWW Wednesday 4.7.21

This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and all you need to do to participate is answer the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I started reading Lawless last week and then I remembered that I was supposed to be reading House of Leaves. I had put it down because I was flying through books last month and then I totally forgot to go back to it. It took me months to get to page 70 of House of Leaves but ever since I picked it back up last Friday I have been going through large chunks of it everyday. Mark Z. Danielewski is a mad genius and I am blown away by the amount of creativity, work and brilliance that this book is made up of. I will have a full review coming for this book and at this point I don’t see myself giving it less then five stars. This book does take an investment of time and it is very literary but I think the pay off is more than worth it. I’m not sure exactly how far I am because reading this involves a lot of skipping around but I think I can finish this today or maybe tomorrow at the latest.

I am around 40% through Lawless and so far this is my favorite of the King series. Bear is a great character and the love interest, Thia, has a very tragic back story. I do think it is funny how each arc in the King series has the female in the relationship getting younger and younger when they meet. I’m already looking forward to the next character arc because I can’t even imagine how old she will be! (Thia is an adult when she comes back into Bear’s life.) The King series is a DARK romance with trigger warnings for everything so please be aware of that if you are interested in the story.

What have you recently finished reading?

The two books on the left and middle were DNF’s but I did write reviews for them because one was for a blog tour and the other was a Netgalley ARC.

Just My Luck by Adele Parks

Finding Jesus in Everyday Moments by Anne Cetas

I gave Small Spaces by Katherine Arden five stars. This was a really fun middle grade horror that brought me back to being younger and reading Goosebumps and Fear Street books. I have already checked the second book, Dead Voices, in the Small Spaces series out from the library and I will be trying to get to it this month.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m waiting on the audiobook of Illuminae to come in from Libby and then I will be continuing on with this book that I started last year. I don’t know why I ever put it down because I was really liking it but I was reading along while listening so I want to continue on reading it that way. My buddy reading group is reading this this week so I hope I get to it soon. Libby says it will be available soon so fingers crossed it comes this week. Speaking of Libby, does anyone else hate the update as much as me? It is more annoying to use but that could be because I still have my library card from where I used to live so I switch back and forth between the two to get books faster and it’s not as seamless to switch anymore.

Last year I also started Wolf Hall and got about forty pages in and put it down. I have been thinking about this book constantly since then and I can’t wait to get back into it. I love Tudor history and I also plan on watching the PBS show after I read the first two books in the trilogy. Both of these books are on my April TBR so it will be great to finally knock some books off that list considering that we are already a week into the month and I haven’t been able to do that yet. Which is somewhat ironic because I purposefully made my TBR larger this month because I was finishing so much last month. Although, I did that before I remembered that I needed to finish House of Leaves so I think April will be a huge win if I can knock off books that I had started in 2020 and not be carrying so many started books around.

~Cassie

3 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 4.7.21

  1. Illuminae has been rec’d to me so many times! I hope you’ll love it if you read that next. I really should get round to it. Happy reading!

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    1. I read it and it is fun but I think it was a mistake to read it so close to finishing the Scythe trilogy because I couldn’t help but compare the two. And Scythe did the whole AI thing a lot better in my opinion 🙂

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