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?
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?
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?
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!