WWW Wednesday | Weekly Reading Wrap-Up May 27, 2020

It’s WWW Wednesday, a tag hosted on Taking on a World of Words It’s easy to do, just answer the three questions below! 

What are you currently reading?

My current Buddy Read with Bae (TM pending) is a reread of The Way of Kings. I first read the Stormlight Archive books in 2018, right before I started this blog. And due to some library hold mishaps, I only had 21 days to finish all 3 massive, 1000+ page books. So to say the details of this series have slipped my mind would be quite the understatement. So, I’m so happy to be back in this world and actually knowing what’s going on all the time. That’s what kept me from giving TWOK a full 5 stars the first time (it took too long to feel like I knew where the story was headed). I imagine it’ll be promoted upon this reread.

What did you recently finish reading?

Full/mini reviews for these coming soonish

H is For Hawk: A nonfiction/memoir following a woman who is grieving the death of her father and loses herself in training a hawk. Lots of great ruminations about life and nature in here, so I’m glad I finally picked it up after it sitting on my shelves for so long. Finished this one up Monday morning

These next two were buddy reads over the long weekend: How to Defeat a Demon King in Ten Easy Steps, by Andrew Rowe, and The Last Emperox, the last book in The Interdependency series by John Scalzi. Both of these were pretty great, on different calibers. The Last Emperox was an explosive conclusion to the already great sci-fi series. Then the Audible Original novella was just so fun, a LitRPG straight out of a Legend of Zelda game. It has all the great humor that you can expect from a Rowe novel, great for gamer fans.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Since I did so terribly at reading from my shelves in the past few months, I decided to do something similar to “try a chapter” tags, just downloading the audiobook of a bunch of books I have on my shelves, trying them out and then putting them on the unhaul pile if they aren’t working for me. So I’m planning to keep doing that for the rest of May, before I shift focus to clearing out my digital shelves for June. Next on the tryout bench include All The Birds in the Sky, The Philosopher’s Flight and A Study in Honor.

What are you reading this week?

5 comments

    • Thanks! Yea I’m having to keep in mind: am I not liking it because of the narration or because of the book itself? I think I have a handle on it. Like I don’t like this character, or this writing isn’t for me, less so “this is dry” because sometimes that’s just the voice.

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      • I found that middle grade books were frequently over-inflected and I had to turn away from that too so your comment makes perfect sense to me. I went through a phase last month where books all felt like too tight clothes and I took forever to find one that was comfortable. I hope you find lots of options for yourself soon.

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    • I read/at least started nearly all his other series. This one is definitely his best. The Lock In series has an interesting world, but it’s mostly a murder-mystery/cop story. The first Old Man’s World Book is great, the follow ups not so much.

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