#WWW Wednesday – August 9, 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.


What have you recently finished reading?

I got myself out of my reading slump and finished two books this week! Yay! I pushed through Daughter of the  Burning City by Amanda Foody, despite wanting to DNF if a couple of times. My reading slump suddenly disappeared about 3/4 of the way through it and I was able to review it properly. I reviewed it here.

After that, I finished The Space Between by my friend and writing buddy Rachel Sanderson in two days. This was a really great contemporary YA drama that I found hard to put down. It was shortlisted for the 2016 Ampersand Prize, which is a big Australian YA/MG prize, but after a year of submissions and some (albeit very nice) rejections, Rachel recently decided to publish it herself. My review will go up on Friday, but if you like this sort of thing, I recommend checking it out!

What are you currently reading?

I’ve started Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh, which is one of my most anticipated reads this year. I’ve only about a quarter of the way through it at this point, but it’s a solid read and I’m enjoying it. The only thing that’s mildly annoying me so far is the fairly frequent use of Japanese words, which helps with the world-building a bit, but also requires constant flipping to the glossary.

I also recently started the audio book of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, though I am not entirely sold on it yet. I’m not sure the narrator really fits the story and I’m also not sure the story really lends itself to an audio book with so much jumping around in time… so I will see how I go. I did actually DNF this back in 2012, so it could just be a case of it not being for me.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m only reading Flame in the Mist already because when there’s a queue for a book at my local library, you can’t renew it, so I only have it for two weeks. Once I’ve finished it, I have to put the rest of my recent library haul aside and read Miss Muriel Matters by Robert Wainwright. This is a biography of an Australian actress who became a prominent figure in the women’s suffrage movement in the UK, then faded into obscurity and is now basically forgotten. I’m doing a uni course on biography this semester and have to read one and write a critical review. That’s due on September 3, so I need to start reading soon to give myself plenty of time.

What are you reading this week? 🙂~ Emily


If you feel so inclined, head on over to my writing blog, Letting the Voices Out, where I’ve shared an excerpt from my current WIP today.


10 thoughts on “#WWW Wednesday – August 9, 2017

  1. whatadifferenceawordmakes says:

    I wasn’t a huge fan of Renee Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn so I haven’t really felt the urge to pick up any of her other books yet (I might give the sequel a try eventually) but I remember finding the terminology there confusing and having to check the glossary a lot! I had a similar feeling that it was great for world-building but interrupted the flow a little!

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I haven’t actually read The Wrath and the Dawn and the reviews make me think I don’t really want to. I was really intrigued by the Japanese-inspired setting of this one, though. There hasn’t been as much page-flipping required as I’ve gone on, so hopefully that will remain the case.

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  2. Sarina Langer (@sarinalanger) says:

    Daughter of the Burning City has a beautiful cover! :O I’m sorry it didn’t work for you. I hate not finishing books and will usually push through it, but it depends entirely on how long the books is.
    I’m intrigued by the title and cover of The Space Between, so I’ll add it to my Goodreads list 🙂

    I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying Flame in the Mist, it’s been on my tbr list for the longest time! And the cover is so pretty, too ❤

    Thanks for visiting my WWW: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2017/08/09/www-wednesday-9th-august-2017/

    Happy reading, Emily! 🙂


  3. Yvo says:

    I hope you will keep enjoying Flame In The Mist! And I can see why The Night Circus wouldn’t work wellas an audiobook… I personally really enjoyed it (LOVED the descriptions), but it is a story that can go either way. Happy reading!

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I’ve actually pushed through and got far more into it now, though some of the plot is frustrating me. now that I’m used to the narrator, the audio is actually quite rhythmic and almost relaxing.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I know that feeling! I think The Night Circus is probably one that appeals to a certain type of reader who loves long descriptions and lots of atmosphere; there isn’t a whole lot of plot and what plot there is actually annoys me somewhat. but the descriptions are really beautiful.

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