#WWW Wednesday – 21 September, 2016

It’s time for WWW Wednesday! This is a blog hop hosted by Sam over at A World Of Words. Link up with us by commenting on Sam’s post for today, and just answer the three questions.

(I have to apologise for being fairly useless at returning comments and visiting other blogs last week. I’ll do better this week! :D)

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What have you recently finished reading?

dragoninthegardencoverI finished The Dragon in the Garden by Erika Gardner, and it managed to not become a complete mess! I enjoyed it in and of itself, but I don’t feel compelled to read the sequel whenever it comes out. I posted my review here, along with my review of The Mysterious Adventures of Becca Carlisle by Cate Morgan, which also went up this week.

What are you currently reading?

lifesassistanceagencycoverI started reading The Life Assistance Agency by Thomas Hocknell. This is the one I requested on NetGalley last week, and since it has just been released, I thought I should try to get it reviewed soonest. I’m also listening to Little Brother by Cory Doctorow on audio. I’m enjoying them both, though in both cases I am finding the lead characters are both really standard male characters (one’s that goofball, kind of loser stereotype and the other is a “hot-blooded” 17-year-old) and there aren’t very many women around in either one. The stories are both good, though, so I’m trying to let that slide.

What do you think you’ll read next?

nameofthewindcoverOn October 1, I am going on a cruise for a week and I plan on taking The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss with me. I am not taking any devices other than my phone (for camera purposes, I’m not getting international roaming), but this should keep me going for eight days. Depending how quickly I finish the other stuff, I might read The Ill-Kept Oath by C. C. Aune before then.

Let me know if you’ve any thoughts on any of these! 🙂

See you all later!

~ Emily

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33 thoughts on “#WWW Wednesday – 21 September, 2016

    • Emily Witt says:

      I’ve just realised I left a very important word out of my paragraph about it! I meant to say “It managed to not become a complete mess”! Way to change the entire meaning of the sentence, self! Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

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    • Emily Witt says:

      I’ve just realised I left a very important word out of my paragraph about it! I meant to say “It managed to not become a complete mess”! Way to change the entire meaning of the sentence, self! Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

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    • Emily Witt says:

      The size is what has always put me off, but I chose it as my birthday present because when I saw it in the book shop it was just so pretty! And with eight days and no real commitments, I should be able to at least put a good dent in it!

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  1. Clare Stone says:

    Enjoy your cruise! The Name of the Wind is one I’ve heard great things about so I hope you enjoy that as well! Glad The Dragon in the Garden didn’t become a huge mess, will have to check out your review.
    Here’smy WWW

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  2. Claire | Art and Soul says:

    I really hope you enjoy The Name of the Wind. It’s very good 🙂 I’m putting off reading the second book until we have a firm publishing date for the third and final installment though. Otherwise I could end up in a Game of Thrones situation… I’m going to need a complete refresher course before reading any new book that Martin brings out in that series.

    I like the sound of The Life Assistance Agency. Choosing Prague as a setting is always a good start!

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/www-wednesday-21st-september-2016/

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    • Emily Witt says:

      I just discovered this comment in the spam folder! I have no idea what’s going on there. But yeah, I think I will pace myself with these ones as well, even though it will probably result in me forgetting all the important details. I hope I end up liking it; high fantasy isn’t usually really my thing, but from what everyone is saying, it sounds like this is good enough to push through that.

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    • Emily Witt says:

      Then having three days to lie by the pool and do nothing but read sounds like a far better way to read it than the dribs and drabs on the bus to work and at lunch time I’m managing at the moment! 😉 It’s taken me 3 days to get through the first third of the Life Assistance Agency and it is much shorter than The Name of the Wind!

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  3. dez | the fun in reading books says:

    I just checked out The Dragon in the Garden since it looks interesting! And I’ve heard a lot of things about The Name of the Wind so I might read it one of these days. 🙂

    And oh, enjoy cruising!! 🙂

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  4. siderealday says:

    Bravo for starting The Name of the Wind. I refuse until there’s a release date for the final book in the trilogy – waiting years for a release is never something I plan for nor do I enjoy it when it happens.
    Thanks for visiting my WWW post, and happy reading!

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    • Emily Witt says:

      Given how long it has taken me to get around to this one, the third book will probably be out by the time I get around to reading the second (I first heard of it in 2008, and that was a hearty recommendation back then!). It can be very frustrating waiting around for new instalments, though I do tend to do it an awful lot! My main problem is that I forget all the important little details in the meantime, particularly when I’ve crammed a lot of other books in between two from the same series.

      Thanks for visiting!

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      • siderealday says:

        I have that problem, too (forgetting details), which I suppose is another argument in favor of waiting for the third book – binge-reading can be a lot of fun, provided you don’t burn out your enjoyment.

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  5. The Heart and the Page says:

    Name of the Wind YAAAS! It’s so good. So is the sequel, A Wise Man’s Fear. But like siderealday said, get ready to not have the third book for a while 🙂 Still worth it, I think. It’s turned out to be one of my favorite adult fantasy series.

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    • Emily Witt says:

      As I said to Sidereal, it has taken me so long to get around to this one, the third book will probably be out before I get around to reading the second one, haha (especially as I am currently endeavouring to read all the books I own, and I don’t own the second one 😉 ). The reason I first heard of it was because someone was saying it was their favourite book, too (that was when there was only one).

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