#WWW Wednesday – April 18, 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 am back from Nepal! I had a great time, though the trek itself was quite challenging, physically and emotionally. But I had a fantastic group of people supporting me. Those 12 days went way too fast, but I am glad to be home.

What have you recently finished reading? 

I finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline before I went away.  I… look, there’s an okay YA dystopia in there somewhere, but I couldn’t find much of it. It was my first ever one star review! (Said review is full of spoilers, read at your own risk).

I also read The Sherlockian by Graham Moore prior to that. It was fine, but nothing special. I definitely enjoyed Graham Moore’s other novel more. I reviewed it here.

Remember how I was all  “I’m going to read so many books on the plane and have a super long post for you when I get home!”? Yeah, I read two. And one of them was super-short.

The first was Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. I had never read it before and I’m not sure if perhaps I missed the boat with it? I mean, I enjoyed it, but I think a lot of people probably have a certain amount of nostalgic love for it that comes from reading it when one is the same age as Anne Shirley.

I also picked up and read Folk Tales from Nepal by Kesar Lall at Pokhara airport. The English translation wasn’t brilliant but it was fun reading these stories while I was travelling around the locations where they took place.

What are you currently reading? 

At time of writing, I haven’t actually picked up The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon since the day before I left for Nepal. I wasn’t entirely into it. Coincidentally, one of the women in my group was reading it on the plane and she wasn’t that into it either, but we did both say we would see it through. .

What do you think you will read next?

I want to try and read something else off my March-April TBR before the end of the month. I am leaning towards Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie because I didn’t read that on my Jan-Feb TBR either… but I also have an ARC of Bookworm by Lucy Mangan, so I should probably read that soon… I don’t know. I’ll see what I’m in the mood for.

What are you reading this week?~ Emily

11 thoughts on “#WWW Wednesday – April 18, 2018

    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I think the main problem is that the edition I have has a really misleading back cover blurb… I was expecting some kind of clairvoyant-spy-double-life story, so when the Reph and everyone showed up, I had no idea what’s going on. I’ll see how I go with it.

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      • wonderfilledreads says:

        Ohhhh, yeah the first book doesn’t really dive into the spying/criminal aspect very much. However, if you can make it through that book, the sequel definitely revolves around the clairvoyant criminal underworld plot.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      A lot of the people I know who felt a bit more positively about it listened to it. It really does seem to be a love it or hate it one.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I have a collection with all the Anne books… I would like to read more but I’m debating when I’ll start the next one.

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  1. boyishbookworm says:

    I kinda want to give Anne of Green Gables a shot because I’ve never read it either and there must be a reason why people like it so much… There’s a chance I won’t be able to relate to it but you just gotta read it once in a lifetime I guess.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I think you can only give it a try! Anne is a very sweet and spirited character and I can see why people like her so much… she is older in the subsequent books, so maybe she would be a bit more relatable to us if we persevere a bit more?

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