WWW Wednesday – February 7, 2018

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words.
Each week we answer the following three questions:
-What have you recently finished reading?
-What are you currently reading?
-What are you reading next?

Recently Finished

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Recently I have finished 3 books and DNF’ed 1 book.  I started Without Merit on the first day of February and finished it two days later.  It wasn’t my favorite Colleen Hoover book but I still really liked it!  I decided to DNF a review copy I had been reading for Blogging For Books.  It was just not working for me at all.  I put Drums of Autumn on pause for a little bit while I let my friend catch up and pass me a ways.  I was having a really hard time trying to decide what to read in the mean time.  I even dumped out my TBR jar to try and look through the slips towards the bottom but still couldn’t find anything that sparked my interest. I happened to sit down on my bed and glance at my Jane Austen shelf which has some retellings and decided to try one of those.  That seemed to work very well as I started and finished Captain Wentworth’s Diary on Monday, then started and finished Mr. Knightley’s Diary yesterday!  They seem to be just what I needed.

Currently Reading

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I decided since I was on a roll with the Austen retellings, to continue with the series written by Amanda Grange so I started Edmund Bertram’s Diary last night after finishing Mr. Knightley’s.  Mansfield Park is one of my favorite books ever so I’m really enjoying this one.  I plan to pick up Drums of Autumn again this weekend and catch up to my friend now that she has passed me.

Up Next

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Up next I will continue on reading Amanda Grange’s Austen retellings.  I will only have two left after I finish Edmund Bertram’s Diary: Colonel Brandon’s Diary and Henry Tilney’s Diary.  I anticipate reading and finishing those both by Friday evening if I continue at the rate I have been making it one book per day this week!  After I finish those and read more in Drums of Autumn I hope to pick up a book from my February TBR.

What have you been reading lately?

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WWW Wednesday – January 24, 2018

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words.
Each week we answer the following three questions:
-What have you recently finished reading?
-What are you currently reading?
-What are you reading next?


Recently Finished

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Recently I have finished two books.  One that fell really flat for me and one that I loved with all my heart.  The Diviners by Libba Bray was the one that fell flat.  I was really looking forward to reading it because I love books about the supernatural. I just didn’t feel connected to any of the characters and the story seemed to drag on longer than necessary.  The Cruel Prince by Holly Black was fantastic! I’m so glad I was able to read that one right away although I am already dying for book 2!  I love the world building and the way each character had their own secrets and weren’t exactly how they first seemed.

Currently Reading

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This morning I decided to continue on my third time through the Outlander series so I started Drums of Autumn this morning.  I’m really excited because it is one of my favorites in the series.  My friend is also on her first time through the series and is currently reading this one so it’s fun to kind of buddy read it with her.

Up Next

Since Drums of Autumn is such a big book and it’s one of my favorites I don’t plan to start any other books while I’m reading it.  I want to devote my full attention to it.  Because it is almost 900 pages long in the hardcover format I’m reading I don’t know how long it will take since I’m going out of town this weekend but I anticipate that I will still be reading it when next Wednesday comes around.


What have you been reading lately?

WWW Wednesday – January 17, 2018

WWW WednesdayWWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words.
Each week we answer the following three questions:
-What have you recently finished reading?
-What are you currently reading?
-What are you reading next?


Recently Finished

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Guys… I am so happy to report that I have FINALLY finished It by Stephen King!  I started it way back in September and the length quickly became overwhelming so I set it off to the side for a couple of months.  When I decided to do the 2018 When Are You Reading Challenge and realized this book could fulfill one of the parts, I knew it was time to pick it back up.  Unfortunately it just didn’t click that well with me.  I liked some parts but there was a lot that I felt could be completely cut out without taking away from the story.  I also finished Shadow of Night which definitely got better the further you got into the book.  I’m really intrigued to see what happens next with Matthew and Diana in the next book.  I also read and loved Between Shades of Gray.  Really opened up my eyes to historical events that I never knew much about.  It was also the first book in a long time I really felt compelled to review fully so you can check that out here.

Currently Reading

17899351Currently I’m only reading one book – The Diviners by Libba Bray.  I’ve had this one on my TBR forever and it’s also a part of my TBR for the 2018 When Are You Reading Challenge.  So far it’s okay but I don’t really feel connected to any of the characters.

Up Next

26032825I am SUPER stoked about my next read!  Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm sent me her ARC of The Cruel Prince by Holly Black and it should be arriving today!  I’ve heard nothing but great things about it so I will be starting it right away.  If I like it, I’m going to try to track down a copy of the Barnes & Noble exclusive edition.


What have you been reading lately?

WWW Wednesday – January 10, 2018

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words.
Each week we answer the following three questions:
-What have you recently finished reading?
-What are you currently reading?
-What are you reading next?


Recently FinishedI am on a roll this year already and it feels great after ending 2017 in a reading slump.  By January 5th, I already had 7 books read.  I think what really helped give me a boost was finally reading The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher.  I loved the book so much that I read it in a few hours, and then proceeded to read and finish the sequel, Dirty Red.  I also got a few pages into the third book, Thief, before the day was over.  I could not put those books down!

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Currently ReadingCurrently I am in the middle of three books, all of which will help me check off a time period on my 2018 When Are You Reading Challenge.  Shadow of Night is holding my interest for the most part but I’m not liking it as much as the first book.   Between Shades of Gray is pretty good so far.  I’ve read a lot of WWII era historical fiction but haven’t read anything about these happenings between Lithuania and the Soviet Union so I’m really interested to continue reading.  And yesterday I finally started getting back into IT.

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Up NextAs of right now I don’t really have a plan for what I’ll be reading next.  It will probably be something from my Priority TBR shelf on Goodreads which you can check out here.  My guess is I’ll be in the mood for something a little more fast paced since the books I’m reading now are slow burns.


What have you been reading lately?

WWW Wednesday – December 20, 2017

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words.
Each week we answer the following three questions:
-What have you recently finished reading?
-What are you currently reading?
-What are you reading next?


Recently FinishedI have been listening to a lot of audiobooks lately!  I’ve been in the mood for some re-reads but still don’t have a lot of time outside of work to read so audiobooks are my go to for times like those.  I really wanted to relive The Remnant Chronicles and was able to listen to The Kiss of Deception and The Heart of Betrayal.  Unfortunately my library doesn’t have the third book on audio so that will have to wait for awhile.  I also listened to A Court of Mist and Fury.

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Currently ReadingRight now I’m in the middle of three books including one audiobook re-read.  I’m in the middle of listening to A Court of Wings and Ruin and loving it.  I loved this book so much when I read it in print after it was released earlier this year so it’s fun reliving the book with audio.  I’m also reading my ARC of The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden.  It is the sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale which I absolutely adored.  So far I am really enjoying Vasya’s story in this book.  I’m also still working on History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund.  It’s one of those books that is dull and plodding, but also enough interest to keep you wanting to find out what happens.

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Up NextUp next I have all kinds of things up my sleeve.  I am going to crazily try to get to 100 books read by the end of the year.  I’m currently sitting at 88 read so I have 12 days to read 12 books haha.  Crazy crazy. If I don’t make it, I won’t be upset but I really want to try and challenge myself since I finally seem to be back in the mood to read.  I have put together a TBR of audio re-reads to listen to at work and some graphic novels that have been on my TBR pile forever.

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What have you been reading lately?