#WWW Wednesday – 27 February 2019

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 finished Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor and can safely say that I was going through a weird bunch of chapters last week when I rambled about it for three paragraphs. XD I would love if Laini Taylor wrote more stories set in this universe – Lazlo and Sarai’s story is definitely completed but there’s lots of stuff in the epilogue that could be expanded upon… it even finished with “The end… or is it?” which makes me wonder if she’s seriously considering it.

also read Famous Last Words over the weekend. This was a random pick at the library which turned out to be really addictive and enjoyable! I enjoy contemporary ghost stories! I forgot. It was a bit predictable (I had the serial killer picked nearly from the get go) but it was also really addictive.

I have finally found my review groove again and am actually caught up! Everything I’ve read this year has a review either posted or scheduled. You can read my reviews of The  Zigzag Effect by Lili Wilkinson and Second Star by JM Sullivan by clicking their titles.

What are you currently reading?

I started the audio book of Bird Box by Josh Malerman today. I don’t have Netflix so since everybody was watching the movie, my obvious reaction was “I should read the book”. I have some questions about how they manage certain things with blindfolds, but so far, it has explained the things that have occurred to me. Can someone tell me if it’s ever explained why the children have no names? That part is bugging me.

I am also reading Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe, which was another library book. The voice is really interesting and quite distinctive. It has a magical realism vibe… With that cover and the description on the back, I actually didn’t realise it is set in the present day, so that was a bit jarring. But I’m still interested to see where it goes.

I am still going on The Dying Flame by R. L. Sanderson, but it’s on a bit of a hold while I read my library books!

There are a couple of other things I have just started, but I’m not quite committed enough to them to mention them here just yet. Maybe next week.

What do you think you will read next?

I’m thinking it’s time to read Romanov by Nadine Brandes. I could totally go some historical fantasy about the Russian royal family right now. I also maybe added a whole bunch of books about the Romanovs, both fiction  and non, to my TBR the other day so it’s highly possible I might proceed to fall down that rabbit hole.

What are you reading this week? 🙂

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17 thoughts on “#WWW Wednesday – 27 February 2019

  1. alilovesbooks says:

    I’ve been very tempted to pick up Bird Box too. I’ve watched the movie but someone did say it was still worth reading the book. Despite watching the film I’m still not entirely sure why the children have no names. Maybe a bit of not wanting to get too attached and so she can make the difficult decisions??

    I am loving the cover of Jigsaw of Fire and Stars, but agree it doesn’t really make you think present day setting. It is still one I would probably pick up if I spied it in the library.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I was vaguely aware of the book when all the movie hype started, and even though I hadn’t read it, I kept getting annoyed that people were saying it was a ripoff of A Quiet Place when the Bird Box book is six years old! It’s really good so far!

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I psyched myself out a bit last night, but I think it has more to do with looking up the trailer for the movie (which, incidentally, I did not make it all the way through) rather than the book. I can deal with creepy books far better than creepy movies.

      He’s definitely conveying the sense of being blindfolded in unfamiliar surroundings really well. Claustrophobic isn’t quite the right word, but it’s something like that.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I’m only about 15% in so far, but it is definitely well-written and has quite a creepy vibe. The atmosphere is very well done, in that I feel like i am in there wearing a blindfold with the characters. So far he hasn’t slipped up and described something they wouldn’t be able to know with a blindfold.

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