#WWW Wednesday – February 28, 2018

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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I didn’t post here last Wednesday as I have decided to alternate Wednesday posts between this blog and my writing blog. That way I might actually find time to visit fellow participants in each blop hop! So this post covers my last two weeks of reading.

What have you recently finished reading?

First up, I finished The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. While I had a couple of issues with the pacing and being able to keep track of a fairly large cast of characters, I thought this was a great insight into the life of a Black teenager in present-day America. I reviewed it in more detail here.

I also read Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen. This is the book form of the webcomic Sarah’s Scribbles. It is cute, though I think I like it better as an isolated comic I sometimes see on the Internet, rather than all of them packed in together.

Because of the amount of walking and hiking (and driving to the mountains) I’m doing to train for my trek in Nepal in April, I’ve finished many audio books! Though I haven’t necessarily loved many of them, they have been a good distraction when I have been walking uphill for four hours (I am not even kidding).

First I finished Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley, which was fine, I guess. I felt the balance between the sci-fi elements and the fantasy wasn’t quite achieved, and most of the characters annoyed me, but I did like most of the world-building and the mythology. You can read my full review here.

Then I finished the audio book of Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn. This was another 3-star book, as I felt it read more like a MG book, except it had more mature content in it. While it is the first in a series, it concluded enough that I’m not going to keep going.

After that was The Matchmakers by Jennifer Colgan. This was a cute fantasy romance about a cupid-type Fey who has to team up with a human to help three couples fall in love or they both lose their ability to love forever. I did enjoy this one.

And then there was Bootleg by Alex Shearer, which was a fairly short kids’ book about a Britain under control of the Good For You Party, which bans chocolate and all other sweets. This one was a bit silly but in the way you let slide when reading children’s books.

I’ve still got to get reviews written for most of these!

What are you currently reading?

I’ve had barely any time to read, what with hiking and actually finding inspiration for my own writing again, so I’m still reading the same ebook I started after The Hate U Give. It’s called Deadly Sweet and is by Lola Dodge, and even if I end up hating it (I am enjoying it so far), that cover is going to be one of my favourites of the year.

I am also reading Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh. I am sure many of you remember the blog of the same title, which gave us such gems as The Alot and This is Why I’ll Never Be an Adult (where “Clean all the things!” originated). The book is a mixture of some of the blog posts and some new content.

What do you think you’ll read next?

That’s a great question, I’m glad you asked it! I’m actually working on my March/April TBR right now! Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie and The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon are the two left over from my January-February TBR but knowing me I’ll probably get distracted by something else 😛

What are you reading this week?~ Emily

29 thoughts on “#WWW Wednesday – February 28, 2018

    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      It is definitely on there. I have seen at least one movie version but I can’t remember the solution, so I will be able to go in relatively spoiler-free.

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      • Ryan says:

        If I remember correctly that might have been related to personal matter she was/has been going through. Don’t know much more than that though.

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      • Emily Wrayburn says:

        Yeah, Wikipedia mentions that her sister was killed in a rather horrific car accident and she of course had her own struggles, so that could all be compounding on it.

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  1. Mini says:

    I have read Murder on the Orient Express and loved it. I hope you enjoy reading it because I thoroughly did. You can read my spoiler-free review if you like.
    Also, I have heard a lot about The Hate U Give. I hope I can pick it up sometime.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      It took me a while to pick up The Hate U Give because I thought it would be really heavy going, but it is a surprisingly easy read given the subject matter. I recommend it.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      The problem is it keeps making me want cake. The Hate U Give was a surprisingly easy read given the subject matter. I’m glad it’s opened the door for more similar books.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      It was over two weeks, though! Though I am still rather please with how many audio books I’m going through. The Hate U Give was really great.

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  2. Kay Riggs (@ItisaBookLife) says:

    I loved Sarah Scribbles and Hyperbole and a Half! I also really found The Hate U Give to be a powerful and eye opening novel. I hope you enjoy Deadly Sweet. I thought it was a fun book and the cover is amazing. Happy Reading!

    My WWW Wednesday Post

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I’m getting a bit more of chance to get into Deadly Sweet now and I’m really enjoying the world building. I thought The Hate U Give was really great, though I spent a lot of it being frustrated and angry at the circumstances.

      Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I definitely found several of the comics relatable, but overall just something about the book didn’t quite work for me.

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  3. alilovesbooks says:

    Well done you for taking on such a big challenge. I am far too lazy to do anything like it but it sounds like it’ll be an incredible experience.

    THUG has been on my want to read list forever (slight exaggeration). I keep hearing nothing but good things about it. I’d also be tempted by that cover for Magonia but given your thoughts I may not rush to read it.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      It has certainly been a journey! It’s only four weeks away now and I’m freaking out a little.

      THUG is quite an easy read given the subject matter, actually. And I was totally swayed by the Magonia cover, too, despite having a couple of GR friends who had felt the way I ended up feeling. It has a lot of good ideas, but I was just a bit underwhelmed.

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