WWW Wednesday

WWWWednesday

 

If you read book blogs very often I’m sure at some point you’ve stumbled across someone’s WWW Wednesday post. WWW Wednesday was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm, and was then revived by Taking on a World of Words.
It covers the following three questions:

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

This is the first time I’ve done it so let’s see how it goes, shall we?

 

What are you currently reading?

 

thesongrising1

 

Today that is a bit of a touchy subject and I’ll tell you why. Yesterday was the release date of The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon. If you have read some of my posts you may have noticed I have been anticipating this book for a long time as I bring it up probably more than I should. That being said I had pre-ordered that puppy, a signed copy no less, last year from Amazon for delivery yesterday March 7th. It didn’t come. I had made sure to have finished (…mostly) my previous read so that I could start on The Song Rising right away. To say that I am a bit peeved would an understatement.

 

 

What did you finish recently reading?

 

MidnightRiot

 

Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch. Well, not quite finished. Honestly, I don’t think I’m going to finish it. The story and characters just aren’t there for me. Maybe something was lost in it from it’s original version which was titled Rivers of London. As I was reading it there were obvious places where terms and phrases had been altered for the American audience and made those bits of the story feel broken. For instance, I’m fairly certain no one outside of America would say “soccer player” instead of “footballer” which was a conversion in this book. Just made it feel awkward.

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

 

RedRising

 

Red Rising by Pierce Brown. This book is talked about so much by other bloggers, by people I follow on twitter, and even my little local library has a display based around this book. I’m starting to feel like I’m really missing out having not read this one!

 

 

Now I’m going to go call UPS and try to figure out where my package with The Song Rising is…again. I need my book! Happy reading, everyone!

 

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday

  1. Amazon has been so bad with delivering pre-orders for some reason.. My copy of A Conjuring of Light was a week late and I’m still waiting for The Hate U Give to be send out too… I mean, I preordered for a REASON. And it sure wasn’t to get the book a week or more after the release date…

    I have Red Rising on my TBR too and I really want to get to it soon! I have come to really like Pierce as a person from interviews and stuff and I NEED to know what he’s like as an author too!

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    1. My TSR was finally delivered later yesterday. The delivery guy is lucky I didn’t catch him before driving off because he practically threw it at my door. I was not a happy camper but loving the book. And the cover is just lovely. What really sold me on Red Rising is Rothfuss’ review of it on Goodreads. He practically gushes and that man is no gusher. He convinced me. Haha.

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      1. I have been wondering about this for a while now, do the delivery people not ring your doorbell and GIVE the package to you? Like, I have seen so many people say they had packages waiting on their doorsteps and I just assumed it wasn’t literal. But, is that how things are delivered?

        Because in Germany the letterman rings your doorbell and hands you the package and if you’re not home, they’ll take it to the nearest post office and leave a note for you to pick it up the next day.

        I’m glad your copy finally arrived though and that you’re really enjoying it!

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      2. Most deliveries in the US are just dumped at the door unceremoniously. If you are lucky they will give a quick knock or ring the bell to let you know something is at the door. Our UPS guy doesn’t even bother with that, just dumps it and goes. I only know he’s been by because my German Shepherd freaks out like the hounds of hell were trying to break in. It’s both frustrating and nice. I think I’d be irritated if I had to go to the office to pick up a package but at the same time I’ve had things stolen from my front door in the past.

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