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WWW Wednesday – 19 August 2020

Hello bookworms!!

Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday! This is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, where you answer the three following questions:

  • What did you recently finish?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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Ahhh… remember last week when I was all “oh no! I’m heading for slump-ville!!”? Well… that NEVER happened!! πŸ˜‚Β  I did a u-turn and took off in the opposite direction!!

Also, I’m sorry if the below is all disjointed. I have written this post three times now, but my site keeps crashing and I lose all of the words (autosave my butt!!), and it never sounds as good when you’re rewriting!!

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SYMBOLS
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Key
Symbol
Key
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Key
βš”οΈ fantasy β›± contemporary πŸš€ sci-fi
🏰 historical fiction ❀️ romance πŸ” crime / mystery
🀑 thriller πŸŽ€ classic πŸ—£ own voices
πŸ–€ BIPOC author πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ queer rep ♿️ disability rep
πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ YA 🧸 MG πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦³ Adult
πŸ“– physical book πŸ“± ebook 🎧 audiobook
πŸ’₯ webcomic / graphic novel πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ buddy read πŸŒ€ reread
πŸ“š Beat the Backlist ⏰ ARC / review copy 🐨 Aussie author / #loveozya
🦎 N.E.W.T.s readathon (August) 🍚 YARC πŸ₯° friend pick

Emoji table for reference

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what i finished

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This is probably the most I have ever read in a week… and the terrifying thing is that I didn’t read at all yesterday (because I worked and then rewrote this three times…)!!

Winternight #1: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

YES!! I read finished this book, and it was so lovely. The fantasy part I was looking for literally kicked in the next page from where I had stopped before. I loved the wintery Russian setting. All the characters were great (once I figured out who was who), and it had just enough creepy vibes without being too scary!! If you haven’t read this and you like fairytale-esque books, I highly recommend this!!
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
βš”οΈ 🏰 πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ πŸ“– πŸ“š 🦎

Mortal Instruments #3 City of Glass by Cassandra ClareI smashed through this one while gaming on Friday night and Saturday. I have found the perfect balance between audiobooks and gaming!! Success!! It did mean that I now listen to audiobooks slower (I went from 1.3x to 1x). Because Animal Crossing means minimal reading I actually found it the perfect game to audiobook for!! The Sims is a bit harder – there were points where I had to pause the book to read things, but it was ok too.
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
βš”οΈ πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ 🎧 πŸŒ€ 🦎

Crooked Sinners #1: Riot House by Callie Hart

Honestly, I’m still not entirely sure how I felt about this book. It wasn’t what I expected in some respects, but also it was… just a twisted version. In saying that, I still guessed a lot of the plot, just not the final twist. I did read the whole book in one day (it’s almost 500 pages), so it was definitely captivating. If you’re looking for a very dark, high school setting romance, then this is one for you. I had a hard time remembering they weren’t at college though.
Riot House by Callie Hart
❀️ 🀑 πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦³ πŸ“± 🦎

Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman

adjfkasldslajkl?!! That pretty much sums up all of my feelings while reading this adorable novella. Set after the Heartstopper series, this is technically a novella for Solitaire – and it makes me want to reread that book so much. Be warned that if you ARE going to read this, there are a heap of spoilers for Heartstopper. I’m a patreon supporter for Alice and am really up to date with the comics (halfway through Vol 4 apparently!) and there were spoilers for me. But then again, this has been out since before Heartstopper was a thing. It’s just been re-released as a physical copy and now matches the new covers for the other books. But it’s adorable and I loved it. 😍
Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman
β›± ❀️ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ πŸ“– πŸ“š 🦎

This series Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishiis starting to get INTENSE!! I am trying (and failing) to space out the remaining books until the final book comes out. It’s set for November this year, but honestly, who even know what will happen… So, I have conflicting feelings because I want to read them all IMMEDIATELY, but also I want to wait!!
It definitely doesn’t help that I got a pile of graphic novels delivered this week which included Volumes 6-8!!
Escape From Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
βš”οΈ 🧸 πŸ“– πŸ’₯ πŸ“š 🦎 🍚

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Technically I have started the below, but I’d be less than 20 pages (or equivalent) for both of them…

Winternight #2 The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

This is the second book in the Winternight trilogy, and I haven’t really gotten started with it because I was expecting more Vasya, but instead it’s been Olga so far. Which is FINE, but I want more of Vasya and Morozko!! I will keep reading this one, I just got distracted last week… or that’s what we’re calling it, anyway!!
Although, I’m not sure I can hit this into the NEWTs prompts…
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
βš”οΈ 🏰 πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ πŸ“– πŸ“š

Mortal Instruments #4 City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra ClareAnother one I’m not sure I can fit into the NEWTs prompts… But I have started the next book in my Shadowhunters reread. Unfortunately I’ve hit the point where I can’t remember what happens next. I know this because I swore I thought the events of City of Glass happened in whatever book 6 is called. I’m also at the point where I can’t remember which book comes next. (Rumours that started book 6 because I couldn’t remember which one number 4 was are vastly over-exaggerated. And potentially true.) But I’m planning another Animal Crossing session this weekend so I expect I’m smash through some of this then.
City of Fallen AngelsΒ by Cassandra Clare
βš”οΈΒ πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈΒ πŸŽ§Β πŸŒ€

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Yes, after the darkness that was Riot House I decided to try something much lighter and fluffier. And this one is making it happen in spades!! Although, I have only read about 30 pages and the MC hasn’t even met the other boy yet… I can tell this is going to be absolutely adorable, and precisely what I think I need next!! Also, I have totally just realised I have no idea what age category this is… Ooops?!!
Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
β›± ❀️ πŸ—£ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ/πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦³ πŸ“– 🦎

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what's up next

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Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia HibbertI got a STACK of graphic novels in the post this week. What’s a stack? Well, at this count, it’s 12. Yep, my graphic novel dealer got copies of all the Rat Queens and Amulet volumes I was missing, PLUS a couple of others I have been wanting. So, I guess that my next read will depend on how much will power I have. My guess is either graphic novels, or NEWT prompts!! But I do want to read Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert sooner rather than later!!

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What are you currently reading??

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until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo

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