WWW Wednesday- Mar 29th, 2017

img_1384-0WWW Wednesdays are hosted by the awesome Sam over at Taking on a World of Words

This is a super simple meme; all you have to do is answer three questions! Then, leave a link to your own WWW Wednesday post here and at Sam’s Wednesday post so we can see what your up to in your book life!Read More »

WWW Wednesday- Feb 15, 2017

It’s that time of the week again! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful blogger at Taking on a World of Words, who describes it best:

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily img_1384-0Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading.

The three W’s are:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What are you planning on reading next?

Here we go; brace yourselves!


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First up on the list is The Valiant by Lesley Livingston. This YA Fantasy finally showed up  yesterday (my Valentine’s Day present to myself). Since I’ve only just begun, I can’t really share anything more than Goodreads would tell you, but I have been waiting for this book for a long time, and I am so excited to dive into it. I’ll be posting my review either late this week, or early next week, and let you guys know what I think!

 

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The second book I’ve just started is a book of poetry, With Paper for Feet. I’ve only read the first poem, but the synopsis says many of the poems are based in folk tales, using them to try to create new voices for those who have been historically voiceless, particularly for women, so I’m pretty excited to continue reading.  I’ve read three poetry books so far this year (all of the reviews have been written, but two of them are scheduled to be posted later), but I only really enjoyed one of them. I’m hoping that this collection will give me an even 50/50. The review for this book will be posted later this week or early next week.


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I’ve recently finished a YA Fantasy titled, Quest of the Kings. This book was only okay. You can read my full review here, but basically, I really didn’t like the main character, so I had a very hard time enjoying the book. The idea itself has a lot of potential, but, because of the main character, I’m still undecided about whether or not I’m going to continue with the series

 

320727711The other book I’ve recently finished was actually the one book of poetry I’ve really enjoyed so far this year. In Filthy LaborsLauren Schmidt discusses how humanity treats its own, and why we have such a hard time dealing with others. Through an exploration of her own dealings with family and others around her. I’ve already written the review for this book, but, because the publication date is a few months away. I’ve scheduled it to be published in a few weeks. But the short version is that it was an amazing collection, and if you
enjoy poetry at all, I would definitely look for this book.


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Next on the list is Ensnared by Rita Stradling. The synopsis leads me to believe it’ll be a slightly more sci-fi retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It isn’t scheduled to be published until much later this year, but since the new Beauty and the Beast movie with Emma Watson will be coming out soon, it seems like an appropriate time to start reading this retelling.

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Then after that will probably be Ballad of the Beanstalk by Amy McNulty. According to its synopsis, this story is a sort of prequel to the classic fairytale, “Jack and the Beanstalk.” In case you haven’t noticed, I have a thing for classic folk/fairytales being reworked, so I’m pretty excited to start reading this one.

 


Thanks for powering through my book-nerding! I’d love to hear which books you’ve finished, which ones you’re reading, or if there are any books you just cannot wait for! Let me know in the comments below!

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WWW Wednesday- Feb 8,2017

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by the bloggers over at Taking on a World of WordsThis wonderful blogger explains it best:

“Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily img_1384-0Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!”

I’m finally satisfied with how my blog is set up (for now) so I decided to join in!

The three W’s are:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What are you planning on reading next?

Brace yourselves!


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One of the books I’m reading at the moment is an advance copy of Quests of the Kings by  Robert Evert. I’m about halfway through, and so far, I’m enjoying it! It was a little slow getting started, and every once in a while I catch myself thinking, “A man definitely wrote this female protagonist,” but so far, I enjoy the plot and most of the characters, even when they say kind of cheesy things. I’ll be posting my review later this week, and give you guys my full thoughts on the book.

30226723Another book I’m reading is King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard. When I say “reading,” I mean I’ve only read the first chapter, but I’ve been waiting for this book for sooo long, and finally, the third book in the Red Queen series arrived at my house yesterday. I’ll admit, I am a little nervous; I really enjoyed Book #1, but then I was a little disappointed by book #2, so I’m hoping King’s Cage will restore my love of the series. I’ll probably end up reading (devouring) the rest of it over the weekend, and give you guys my review by early next week.


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One of the books I recently finished was Final Girls by Mira Grant, a sci-fi/horror mash-up
that was a middle-of-the-line book for me; I didn’t hate it, but it also won’t top my reading list. The plot was fun and fast-paced, and it was pretty easy to read, but the characters were pretty underdeveloped, and I’m someone who needs great characters to really love a book. You can check out my full review if you want more details.

32334099The other book I finished super recently (yesterday, in fact) was Neon Souls by Alexandra Elle. This was the first poetry book I read for this year, and it had such high ratings on Goodreads. Unfortunately, I was left incredibly disappointed. There was A LOT of poetry in this book. For some reference, one of my favorite poetry books has 70 pages worth of poems, this book had 143, which wouldn’t have bothered me, except that so much of it seemed like it came straight from the Facebook page of an angsty teenager, rather than the pen of a professional and published poet. You can check out my full review for more, but you pretty much just read the short version.


What are you planning on reading next?

30375703I’m so glad you asked! The first one on the list (and the one it feels like I have been waiting ages for!) is The Valiant by Lesley Livingston. This book promises lady gladiators, Celtic princesses, and a bad-ass female protagonist. Since one of my favorite movies is Gladiator, my ancestors were Irish (and love Celtic music), and I’m always a sucker for awesome lady warriors, this synopsis has checked every box for me, and I have been dying to read it!! Amazon tells me it’ll be here on Valentine’s Day, but this will probably be the longest week of my life!

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Next on my TBR list is Filthy Labors by Lauren Schmidt. I have high hopes for this collection of poetry. There are only two ratings on Goodreads, but the cover and synopsis are so enticing. I’m expecting Walt Whitman references, religious undertones, and a whole lot about humanity’s struggle to take care of its own. Here’s hoping it’s a great collection of poetry! (And I know I already mentioned it, but doesn’t that cover just scream “I’m full of well-written, lyrical verses that will make you question how you’ve dealt with other human beings/the earth in general?”)


Thanks for powering through all of my book nerding! I’d love to hear what books you’ve finished, which ones you’re reading, or if there are any books that you just cannot wait for! Let me know in the comments below!

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