WWW Wednesday: March 29 2017

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Hey guys! It’s been a month since I did one of these so I thought I’d update you on what I’m reading. 

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Samantha @ Taking On a World of Words where you answer the following questions: 

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

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My main read right now is my ARC copy of Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner. I’m a little over halfway through and I’ll just leave you with this gif, it accurately portrays my feelings on this book: 

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PAIN.

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30809689I most recently finished Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. I liked it, but it’s probably best suited for people who want to learn about Norse mythology and who didn’t grow up with these stories. Neil Gaiman hasn’t added anything new to the myths (which is fine!), he just retells them, so it’ll work perfectly for those who want easy access to the stories. They’re a lot of fun, I’d definitely recommend it. In short: Thor is kind of an idiot and Loki is a slippery SOB.

25394092AND THEN I FINISHED THE RAVEN CYCLE. [insert another crying
gif] I have a lot of feelings. A lot. The Raven King isn’t quite as good as the previous three, but come on, who cares. All in all this series gets a 5/5 from me. I want more. Now.

 

 

 


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I don’t know yet. I think I might go on to History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera, because I’m sure after I finish Goodbye Days I’ll want to cry some more… Other than that I’m planning on finishing that Norwegian zombie trilogy (I morgen er alt mørkt #3) I’ve written about in wrap-ups before. 


Have you read any of these? What are you currently reading? 

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WWW Wednesday: February 8th 2017

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I haven’t done a WWW Wednesday in a long time, so I figured I would do one now and tell you guys what I’m reading. 

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Samantha @ Taking On a World of Words where you answer the following questions: 

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

currently-reading

            caraval    all the light we cannot see    kepler the hypnotist
My main focus right now is Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I received a copy of it in the January Fairyloot box and I’m around 130 pages in. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet.

I also finally picked All the Light We Cannot See back up again; I had to put it down for a while to finish some other books. I’m really enjoying it though and I’m almost finished with it.

Then I’m listening to Lars Kepler’s The Nightmare on audio, but I’m listening to it in Norwegian. I’m barely an hour in so I can’t say much about it yet but I have a theory and I’ll be disappointed if I’m right. 

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                               svøm med dem som drukner   blue is the warmest color

The last book I read I finished today at the library, it’s a Norwegian novel called Svøm med dem som drunker (‘swim with those who drown’ would be my translation of the title). It’s a highly loved book here and I can see why, even if I preferred the first half and it lost me a little in the second. 

Yesterday I read the graphic novel Blue is the Warmest Color. I’ve been wanting to read this one for years and finally got my hands on it. I’ll give you more of my thoughts on it in my review soon but I enjoyed most of it. 

reading-next

                bird box    three dark crowns    the serpent king

I actually have no idea what to read next because I’ve bought so many books lately. I think I’ll end up choosing between the following though. Maybe you can decide for me?

Which one do I devour first? 


Have you read any of these? What are you currently reading? 

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WWW Wednesday #6 (June 1st 2016)

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It’s June! How in the world did that happen, we’re almost halfway to Christmas again! Hope you’re all having a great summer this far! And if you’re in Australia, well… TOO BAD FOR YOU. Though let’s be real, it would probably still feel like summer to me. 

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Samantha @ Taking On a World of Words where you answer the following questions: 

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

Currently reading

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I’m listening to one audiobook at the moment, and that’s The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler, which is the first book in the crime series about the detective Joona Linna. I’m listening to it in Norwegian because it’s originally written in Swedish so that’s close enough. It’s a really long audiobook, I’ve heard 6 out of almost 18 hours, but I’m enjoying the story this far.

Yesterday I started Irène by Pierre Lemaitre, another first in a crime series, but this time it’s originally written in French. Sadly I didn’t have enough French lessons in school to be able to read it in French, but oh well. It seems good this far but I’m barely 10% in. Imagine my disappointment though when I found out Camille is a unisex name in France LOL. I was looking forward to a female detective. 

And last but not least, I picked up my ARC of And I Darken by Kiersten White. It’s gotten some glowing reviews already and I’m looking forward to seeing what the fuss is about. It’s a re-imagination of history, what if Vlad III, aka Vlad the Impaler aka the inspiration of Dracula, had been born female? That alone should get you excited. He was vicious. And you know how much I’ve loved reading about dangerous teens lately. This is another one I’ve barely started though, so I can’t say much about it yet. 

Recently finished

9464733Yesterday I finished Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. Oh man oh man I have so much to say about this book, I worry my review will turn into a full-blown thesis. It was amazing, hilarious, and spot-on satire. That’s all I will say for now. 

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Reading next

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Hmm, I’m really not sure. I’ve ordered The Raven Boys so I might read that. I’ve also wanted to get to The Forbidden Wish, which is the book I received in the March Fairyloot box. It’s an Aladdin retelling and I love me some Aladdin. We’ll see! 


What are you reading right now? What are you planning on reading next? Have you read any of these?

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WWW Wednesday #5 (May 4th)

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Is this where I do that Star Wars reference? Because of the date? I have no idea, but I won’t do it because I’ve never watched Star Wars in my life and I’d feel like a fraud. Anyway, hello everyone! How are you today?

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Samantha @ Taking On a World of Words where you answer the following questions: 

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

Currently reading

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I’m reading a couple of books actively at the moment. My main priority is Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, it’s the second book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I have about a third of it left and I’m enjoying it a lot. These books are so beautifully written.

Then I’m working on my Harry Potter re-read, and I’m almost 70% through with Prisoner of Azkaban. I wish the movie had included Harry using the patronus charm on Draco, Crabbe and Goyle LOL. I’d forgotten about that scene. 

I’m also listening to an audio book, a Norwegian crime novel called Evas Øye (Eva’s Eye/Into the Darkness are the English titles, there are two for some reason). This particular detective is a childhood favorite of mine as it’s been serialized on TV before. 

Recently finished

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I recently finished The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. I felt like trying out his children’s lit because I’ve heard him being compared to Roald Dahl. I wasn’t disappointed. Before that I finished 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad on audio. It was pretty good but could have been better. 

Reading next

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I’m really not sure, I haven’t decided yet. I don’t tend to make immediate TBRs, I just pick up what I feel like reading at the moment. I have two library books I need to read though, The Rest of Us Just Live Here and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.

The first one is about the background characters in teen fantasy stories, what do they do while some special kids are off romancing vampires and saving the world? I read a little bit at the library, but I haven’t gotten far enough so that I bother calling it “started reading”. The second book is about a boy who apparently plans to kill his best friend, his grandfather, and then himself. The vast majority of my goodreads friends seemed to really love this so I’m looking forward to it. Told you I’m in a “dangerous teens” mood lately.

And I’ll mix these up with Goblet of Fire, of course. 


What are you reading right now? What are you planning on reading next? Have you read any of these?

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WWW Wednesday #4 (March 23)

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Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I did a WWW Wednesday, but since I’m not doing the Top 5 Wednesday today I’m doing this instead. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Samantha @ Taking On a World of Words where you answer the following questions: 

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

Currently reading

23395680I decided to start Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I wanted to read something that won’t take me too long, and even though this book is about 600 pages it’s a quick read because there’s not much on each page. I’m only 100 pages in, but it’s interesting this far. I love books that play with the format.

 

 

 

 

Recently finished

12600138Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I’m on a bit of a sci-fi binge, it seems. I loved it so much, it had a bit of a lull in the middle, but I found both the beginning and the ending really engaging. Even most of the infodumps were interesting, what’s up with that? I was thinking of giving it 4.5/5 stars because of this one complaint I had but then the end made me land on 5/5.

 

 

 

 

Reading next


12649718Time for another read-along with Trang @bookidote! This time it’s Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. It’s time to check this out because everyone’s been raving about it for ages and there’s a movie coming. I’ve been on the fence about reading this but why the hell not. It’s supposed to be really sad and I’m all about that.

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What are you reading right now? Are you enjoying it? Have you read any of these?

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WWW Wednesday #3 (Feb 17)

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Hello everyone, how are you? Today I’m here with another WWW Wednesday post. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Samantha @ Taking On a World of Words where you answer the following questions: 

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

Currently reading

13519397I’m in the middle of the read-along of Throne of Glass with Trang from Bookidote, Luke Taylorand Lora Shouse from Ettria. I’m 54% in and I’m not going to say very much about how I like it yet, but let’s just say it is what I expected it to be. I’m glad I’m finally reading it though, I want to know what everyone’s talking about when they talk about this series, LOL.

 

 

 

Recently finished

8490112Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Now this was an absolute delight to read, from beginning to end. I loved it so much. While it’s clearly a romance it still weaves an intricate plot, good characterization and amazing world-building into the mix, unlike a certain other fantasy book I may or may not be reading right now. [review]

 

 

 

Reading next

26352855After Throne of Glass I need to get to this library book I’ve had on my shelf for months because I don’t think I can keep it much longer haha. It’s called Blodets Galskap and it’s a Norwegian fantasy book by a debut author. It’s got a terrible cover but the plot sounds interesting. I never read Norwegian fantasy so it’ll be fun to check out.

 

 

 

 

What are you reading? Are you enjoying it? 

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WWW Wednesday #1 (Jan 20)

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Hello, everyone, this is my first WWW Wednesday post. Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic wasn’t anything I felt like I could answer, so I’m doing this instead 😀

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Samantha @ Taking On a World of Words where you answer the following questions: 

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

Currently reading

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

I just started reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio last night as part of the RYBSAT readathon. I’m only 6 pages in so it barely even counts as starting, but I got too tired last night to continue. I’ll read some more after I post this. 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently finished

zombie booksI finished The Girl With All the Gifts last night and I enjoyed it a lot. The final page was so great it almost gave me chills and it made me bump up my rating to 4.5 instead of 4 stars. I’ll post a review of it either this week or after the readathon is finished. 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading next

room by emma donaghueAs part of the readathon, I’m moving on to Room by Emma Donoghue after I finish Wonder. I’m excited to finally read it because it’s been on my bookshelf since 2011. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your three Ws?

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