This tag was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm & was revived on Taking on a World of Words – I got the idea from Katie Judges Books; WWW Wednesdays involves answering three simple questions:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
As I mentioned last week, my Mondays are currently dedicated to reading the A Song of Ice & Fire books, but I also spent yesterday reading the last book, A Dance With Dragons: After The Feast (Part 2 of Book 5) as well. I decided to spend yesterday reading After The Feast because the pharmacy messed up my prescription & I had been without morphine for a few days; so I just wanted to do some comfort reading of a book that I’m not planning to review. Last week I was only 50 pages in but I’m now over 200 pages in & absolutely loving it; last night I read the scene where Daenerys (my fav character) flies away on Drogon & I have to say it’s probably my favourite scene of the whole series, so far.
Unfortunately, I also read some pretty harsh scenes involving some of the slaves & these left me quite upset. I don’t read a lot of heavy adult books so when I come across scenes like that I find it very difficult to read – it was probably made worse because I’ve been reading a lot of WW2 books recently. Some of the scenes George RR Martin writes really are quite stomach turning & it sometimes makes me feel very uncomfortable.
On Sunday I started reading an ARC called Wordwings by Sydelle Pearl; as I wasn’t very well (due to a lack of morphine) I’ve not read much of this book at all so I can’t say much about it. What I do know so far is that it is set in the Warsaw Ghetto (in Nazi occupied Poland) during The Second World War; the book follows the story of young Rivke, a girl who has a great love of stories – especially those written by Hans Christian Andersen – & how she helps to bring joy to people in very difficult times. You can read about Warsaw Ghetto here. I can’t say yet whether I like the book, but I do know that I hope I enjoy it more than the people on GoodReads!
The last book I finished was Seasons of the Moon by Julien Aranda (translated by Roland Glasser); I haven’t posted my review for this book yet so I won’t say much about it other than I was a little disappointed with the second half.
I have also recently finished Who Runs The World by Virginia Bergin! I haven’t posted my review for this yet either so again, I won’t say much, but I had mixed feelings about this book as well if I’m honest. I loved the premise & overall the execution was of a good quality, there were just some details about this version of the future that I didn’t agree with & at times felt a tad sexist.
Next on my ARC list is The Snow Angel by Lauren St. John, a book I’ve been looking forward to for a while & I’m hoping it’ll be a bit happier than the other books I’ve read recently. I’ve read a lot of wartime books recently & I think I need to chill out a bit with my choices!
I’m also planning to pick up Elijah’s Mermaid by Essie Fox soon – one of the many library books I currently have out on loan; it’ll definitely be something different from what I’ve been reading recently & it’s been on my TBR list for ages.
Click on the book covers to find their GoodReads pages!