#WWW Wednesday – 17 May 2017

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

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What have you recently finished reading?

I finally finished Heart of Brass by Felicity Banks. It picked up a bit in the last quarter, and I actually enjoyed the tie-ins with actualy historical events. My review goes up on Friday.

I then whizzed through The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias. It started strong and remained readable throughout, despite some pacing issues. My review is scheduled for next Monday.

My review of How the Aliens from Alpha Centauri Invaded My Maths Class and Turned Me Into a Writer… and How You Can Be One, Too went up on Monday (and hopefully, I will never have to type that title again! Haha!). I feel like I’m finally back on top of reviews, after falling  off the wagon a bit lately. That review is here.

What are you currently reading?

I’ve  been concentrating on  Dracula by Bram Stoker this week. I’m aiming to read two or three chapters each week, and then it won’t take me forever to read it.  Most of the chapters are under 15 pages, so it shouldn’t be that hard. So far my main takeaway is that I want to give Dr Seward a hug. He’s all sad but stoic after Lucy rejected his proposal.

I also managed to pick up On Writing by Stephen King, since all the cool kids are reading it right now. 😛 Off the top of my head, I think I’m only about 50 pages in, so he’s still mostly talking about his childhood, but I am enjoying it so far.

What do you think you’ll read next?

My mother recently recommended The Dalai Lama’s Cat by David Michie to me, so I have got it from the library. The author is a Buddhist and uses the cat’s perspective to inform the reader about Buddhist teachings. It sounds cute but I’m not entirely sure I will enjoy the perspective. We’ll have to see.

What are you reading this week? 🙂

~ Emily

P.S. If you’ve come here looking for WIPpet Wednesday, head on over to my new writing blog, Letting the Voices Out. Today’s WIPpet isn’t up yet, but you can pass some time reading my other posts for the Story a Day in May challenge.

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14 thoughts on “#WWW Wednesday – 17 May 2017

  1. MarinaSofia says:

    On Writing is really inspirational, even though it seems to be mainly autobiographical. Hope you continue to enjoy it. I am slightly torn about Dracula – because it’s given rise to so many imitations which I hated. (And forever branded Transylvania as vampire country, which is not true – I come from there, so I should know).

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    • Emily Witt says:

      Yeah, I’m already noticing that about On Writing. He weaves the advice really nicely through the narrative.

      I have pretty much sworn off vampire books all together, since I find too often the vampires are mopey and annoying and romantic leads, rather than being scary and threatening and proper villains. Dracula at least is unapologetic about his nature.

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    • Emily Witt says:

      If I’m honest, it was lacking a bit. The writing style was easy to read, but it was trying to be too many things, so it fell flat in the end. That was my opinion, though; I know a lot of people have loved it

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  2. Diana says:

    Dracula sounds interesting. I remember watching the TV show when I was a kid. Not a book that I would read but I am curious about your reading experience so I will look out for your review. King’s book has a lot of good mentions. I hope that you will continue enjoying it. Happy reading 🙂

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    • Emily Witt says:

      I don’t usually read classics but I am reading Dracula so I can compare it to a stage production I saw last month. Fortunately, it’s not as dry as a lot of others I have tried reading. I feel like a lot of book/writing bloggers I follow have been reading Stephen King’s book lately, so I wanted to jump on the bandwagon Happy reading to you, too!

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  3. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic says:

    I know Stephen King’s book is supposed to be very good–but I haven’t read it! I like the cover of The Dalai Lama’s Cat, but not sure if I would like that method of talking about Buddhism either. Hope you have a great week with your reading. And congrats that you’re out of your reviewing slump. Unfortunately, I am not.

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  4. Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    Still curious about the Stephen King book On Writing, although I think I mentioned that last week, too. LOL. The book with the long title (How the Aliens from Alpha Centauri…) looks tempting, too.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  5. faithrivens says:

    Hope that you enjoy the further you get into Dracula. I need to reread that book. It’s been so long since I did ;P
    And I hope you find On Writing inspirational. It’s definitely one book I’ll return to when I’m in a rut 🙂
    Happy Reading!

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