It’s WWW Wednesday! – 1/10/2018

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words

The 3 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?

I’m currently reading The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. It’s the first book in The Daevabad Trilogy.

I spotted this book while perusing the pop-up shop at The Bookery, an independent bookstore coming to Manchester this spring! I actually bought it for my sister-in-law for Christmas (using the “I want to read it, so she’ll want to read it” logic). But about a week after Christmas, I caved and bought it on my Kindle.

I only had a few minutes to start it on Sunday morning, but I was hooked after the first few pages! The City of Brass is a fantasy novel set in 18th-century Cairo. I’ve had a minor obsession with Egyptian culture since I was a child, so this was really the perfect marriage of some of my interests.

I’ll be sure to post my review when I’m finished!

 


What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished re-reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury over the weekend.

It had been more than a decade since I read this in high school (eek — that’s a long time!), and although I remember liking it in high school, I actually think I liked it more this time around.

Even though it was terrifying. Highly recommended to ANYONE. Read my review here.


What do you think you’ll read next?

26755479_10215080631349295_1843687110_nThe next book I plan on reading the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace.

“Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”

A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.

The black and white contrast of the cover and the title just grabbed me on this one while I was browsing Barnes and Noble with Sarah on Monday.

I paged through it briefly and instantly HAD to buy it. It’s a little different from my usual reads as I’m not typically into nonfiction, but I do love poetry!

Stay tuned for my thoughts!


What are your 3 Ws? Leave a comment and let me know!

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What’s your reading goal in 2018?

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How many books are you planning to read this year?

I’ll be honest, I crashed and burned on my reading goal last year. I aimed for 50, but fell short at four.

Yes. I said four.

Here’s my breakdown over the last few years:

  • 2011: 100+ (no goal set)
  • 2012: 72/100
  • 2013: 50/50
  • 2014: 26/50
  • 2015: 8 (no goal set)
  • 2016: 22/25
  • 2017: 4/50

Oops.

Don’t get me wrong, I did a lot of things last year. Work was crazy, I traveled a lot, and I played a LOT of hockey.

My brain was just too cluttered to focus on reading.

But I started 2018 with a clearer head than I’ve had in years, so I’m going to try for 50 again in 2018!

How many books are you planning to read in 2018? Let me know in the comments, or comment on my Facebook post.

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Waiting on Wednesday – The Fire Seekers

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This Wednesday, I’m waiting on…

Title:  The Fire Seekers
Author:  Richard Farr
Publication Date:  November 1, 2014
Series:  The Babel Trilogy #1
Genre:  Fantasy

The time of our immortality is at hand.

An undeciphered language in Crete. A rash of mysterious disappearances, from Bolivia to Japan. An ancient warning at the ruins of Babel. And a new spiritual leader, who claims that human history as we understand it is about to come to an end. Continue reading

New Release – The Young Elites – 10/7/2014

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Title:  The Young Elites
Author:  Marie Lu
Series:   The Young Elites #1
Genre:  Dystopian
Published:  October 7, 2014

“I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.”

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

“It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.”
Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday – Alex

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This Wednesday, I’m waiting on…

Title:  Alex
Author:  Lauren Oliver
Published Date:  November 25, 2014
Series:  Delirium Trilogy #3.5
Genre:  Dystopian

This captivating digital original story set in the world of Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling Delirium series focuses on Alex, Lena’s first love.

When Alex sacrificed himself to save Lena, he thought he was committing himself to certain death, but what he got was almost worse. Imprisoned and tortured by the guards, his mind forces him to relive a past he would rather forget. But in the dark he grows stronger. Both hopeful and terrified, he fights to find his way back to her and the love he still clings to.

In this digital story that will appeal to fans of Delirium and welcome new admirers to its world, readers will learn of Alex’s time after the events of Delirium, as well as the dark past that he has tried to forget. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday – The Reaping

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This Wednesday, I’m waiting on…

Title:  The Reaping
Author:  K. Makansi
Published Date:  October 25, 2014
Series:  The Seeds Trilogy #2
Genre:  Dystopian, Science Fiction

Remy Alexander wants justice. After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Sector only to watch her world burn around her, she will defy everyone to find her revenge.

Valerian Orléan wants truth. After learning what evils the Sector is truly capable of, he must confront his past in order to create a better future.

In a world where deadly secrets lurk around every corner, and the food you eat can enlighten or enslave you, Remy and Vale must walk the line between hope and hate, love and loss, violence and vengeance, in order to unite—or destroy—their world. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday – The Vault of Dreamers

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This Wednesday, I’m waiting on…

Title:  The Vault of Dreamers
Author:  Caragh M. O’Brien
Publish Date:  September 16, 2014
Genre:  Dystopian

The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment of the students’ lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students’ schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What’s worse is, she starts to notice that the ridges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding—and what it truly means to dream there. Continue reading