#WWW Wednesday – September 06, 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 finally finished Miss Muriel Matters by Robert Wainwright! And got the paper written on it, though I checked the course guide again after writing it and I’m not 100% sure I followed the instructions properly. But it’s fine! It’s done! It’s not that it was a terrible book, it’s just I’m not really into biographies. 

I know this will be a bit of an unpopular opinion, but I also DNFed An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir at about 35%. I actually think the narrators of the audio book are partly to blame for this, as they seemed to bring out the characters’ negative aspects more than the positive (Laia was whiny and useless and Elias came across as sleazy) and I just didn’t want to spend another 10 hours with these characters.

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Frogkisser! by Garth Nix. It is a cute, somewhat self-aware middle-grade about a Princess who has to go on a Quest. She has to find the ingredients to make a lip balm that she can use to transform her older sister’s ex-boyfriend from a frog back to human. The lip balm renders the true love requirement irrelevant. The writing style is clearly emulating the style of older fairytale books and writers such as Enid Blyton. Like I said, it’s cute at the moment, but has the potential to get annoying.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I posted my prospective until-the-end-of-the-year TBR yesterday. I think my next read will be A Semi-Definitive List of Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland. I attended an author talk about this one last weekend and it sounds really adorable, so I want to get on it stat!

What are you reading this week? 🙂

~ Emily



12 thoughts on “#WWW Wednesday – September 06, 2017

    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      Yay, I’m glad Semi-Definitive List is good! I’ve just got to make sure I don’t go into with impossibly expectations. But I do have really high hopes for it.


  1. Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    A Semi-Definitive List of Nightmares looks tempting.

    I am pretty sure the only way I could listen to an audio would be with the author narrating it…and I would most likely choose a memoir. I know lots of people enjoy audio books, but I love forming my own opinions of the characters based on reading, and your experience with that narrator sounds horrendous…LOL.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      The narrator can definitely make or break an audio book and I’m really fussy for that reason. I think authors reading their own work works better for something like memoir; I listened to Tara Moss reading hers and it was fine, but listening to her read one of her novels was really boring because she didn’t put any expression in at all.

      Interestingly, part of the reason I wanted to listen to the Ember in the Ashes audio book was because I have loved others narrated by Fiona Hardingham, who was doing the role of Laia, and really loved them. Not this time, though.

      Thanks for stopping by!


  2. Yvo says:

    A shame about An Ember In The Ashes! But I can imagine the audiobook being a struggle if the characters come over that way… Definitely not going to rush into this series now. I hope your next reads will be better!


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