WWW Wednesday | October 14

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and was formerly hosted by A Daily Rhythm. It is open for anyone to participate, even without a blog you can comment on Sam’s post with your own answers. It is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

The three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3) by Sabaa Tahir – Yes. It really has taken me this long to read this book for the first time. I’ve started it a few times but never really got more than a few chapters in. Now I’m sitting at 50% through and I have to say…yawn? I am genuinely quite bored. Everyone is just running around making bad decisions and it feels like the plot is going nowhere. The only entertaining bits are when the Nightbringer shows up and, well, he doesn’t get page time all that often. Really hoping this picks up in the second half because right now it feels like a slog.

What did you recently finish reading?

Lady Julia Grey (Books #1-3) by Deanna Raybourn – Recently I reread the first three books in Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey series. This historical mystery series features a woman who begins finding out who she is and her own bold personality rather later in life than most do as she and private investigator Nickolas Brisbaine solve her own husband’s murder. This series features bold and opinionated characters, interesting mysteries, and the slowest of slow burn romances. I very much enjoy these books and gave each of them 4/5 stars.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Oh yes. I can’t wait to dive into this book. Gothic horror has been a long time love of mine as Edgar Allan Poe, the uncrowned king of gothic horror, was one of my first literary loves. Recently I purchased myself a copy of this book as a prize for getting through a particularly tough day at work and, honestly, one of the only things getting me through Reaper at the Gates is the fact that I won’t let myself start this book until I’ve finished that one.

Am I a day late posting this? Oh yes. But really, what is time anymore anyway? We are all just stumbling our way through 2020 collectively wondering what day of the week it is.

Stay safe. Read good books. Wear a mask. 🖤

8 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | October 14

  1. I read torch against the night a few years ago and really liked it.. but always seemed overwhelmed at picking up the next one so I never did. I might go back to the series eventually 🤣 Mexican gothic is great – creepy, atmospheric and great for October. I also loved that you posted this a day late because seriously, I don’t know what day or time it is anymore these days. 2020 is quite the year. Happy reading!

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    1. What gets me is that I love Ember and Torch but then I bought Reaper as soon as it came out and had never got more than a few chapters in. Right now I’m at about 80% through and things finally started happening around 70% in. Mostly a big feet dragging yawn fest.

      I can’t wait to read Mexican Gothic. It seems right up my alley and I’m going to start on it as soon as I get through Reaper. Please, please I hope I finish it tomorrow.

      I’ve given up on figuring out days at this point. There are “football (American) days” and “non football” days and that is it at this point. 😂

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  2. I loved An Ember in the Ashes, but I felt the same as you when I tried to read the second, A Torch Against the Night. I stopped reading about 1/3 of the way through. I want to go back and try reading it again, but you thinking the third book is boring almost makes me want to scrap the series.

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    1. What gets me is that so many of my friends think Reaper is the best book released so far in this series and I just…I don’t get it. Nothing really happened until about 70% in. It just felt like a whole lot of build up without any outlet to it and boy was I bored. Things have finally started happening but man, it took will to push through. 😬

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  3. I love Deanna Raybourn! I am currently reading her other series, the Veronica Speedwell series, and love that one as well. Also, it is always great to do a reread of a beloved series. Looking forward to your thoughts on Mexican Gothic; it is on my TBR also. Happy reading 🙂

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