#WWW Wednesday – August 16, 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 finished  Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh last night, and have kind of weird feelings about it. I definitely enjoyed parts of it, but at the same time, I never felt really invested in it. Maybe I’m still slightly in my reading slump, or maybe I hyped it up too much to myself, but I felt it was just missing… something. My review will go up on Friday.

I also posted my review of The Space Between by Rachel Sanderson this week. Click here to read it.

What are you currently reading?

I have just started Miss Muriel Matters by Robert Wainwright today. It’s a biography and I don’t usually read a lot of non-fiction, but I have to write a critical review of a biography for a history course I’m doing this semester. I’m only about 30 pages in so far but it’s really interesting!

I am nearly 3/4 of the way through the audio book of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I think once I got into it and got used to the narrator, the rhythm of the descriptions started really working for me, though every now and then I get frustrated by certain aspects of it (mostly the plot, or lack thereof)

What do you think you’ll read next?

I thought I might go back to The Ship From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig and see if I can get into it enough to finish it. The love story was overpowering the time travel and I wasn’t terribly interested, but I think they were just going off to a mythical country when I put it aside, so maybe it will pick up.

What are you reading this week? 🙂~ Emily

 


P.S.
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.

12 thoughts on “#WWW Wednesday – August 16, 2017

    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      It was at first, and that bugged me for a while, but I eventually started ignoring dates and things like that and am just along for the ride now. Mostly, anyway.

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  1. Paul says:

    I’ve recently finished Gail Honeyman’s novel “Eleanor Elephant is completely fine.” It was wonderful from start to finish. I’m currently reading “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” by Emily M. Danforth. I’m enjoying it very much. Like Honeyman’s novel, it passes all the tests: One, it is well written. Two, I really like the protagonist. and three, I want to know how it all ends. What will I read next? Hmmm, Probably, “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. It’s been at the top of my TBR pile for a long time. So I think I’ll be at it soon. Oh, I listen to Proust’s “Remembrance of Things Past.” on Amazon’s Audible Books. It’s the old Moncrief translation, but it’s so beautiful. I figure if I listen an hour a day, I’ll be done, maybe by next spring! 🙂

    Great post, Emily. Thanks for giving us the chance to share!

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      Haha, don’t you love audio books like that! I am in awe of people who can listen to very long ones; I think the longest I’ve managed is one that was 24 hours. After a certain length, I start thinking that it would be easier to just read a print copy.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      Yeah, there’s a lot of jumping around in time which is difficult to keep track of, and for a while I didn’t really think the narrator’s voice suited the writing style. But I’ve got used to him now and I’ve pretty much just given up keeping track of what’s happening when and I’m going with the flow. I think it’ll still end up being 3.5-4/5 for me, so not too bad.

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  2. Yvo says:

    I definitely understand why listening to an audio version of The Night Circus could be complicated… My favorite part of the book is the writing style/descriptions, and I don’t think they would come over the same on audio. I hope your next read will be better!

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      At first I thought the narrator’s voice was a bit too rough for this style of writing, but once I got used to it, I actually think it works really well. There’s a lilting quality to a lot of the descriptions that really comes out when it’s read aloud.

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