WWW Wednesday: Week 2 – July 2017

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words.

The Three W’s stand for:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


 

As much as I’d like to be a professional Blogger I have to admit I am very lazy about it. I can not bring myself to pre-write content and have it scheduled to post. I almost always end up putting it off till the day of to write a post and publish it. I think that’s why I love the WWW Wednesdays so much, it a specific day with specific relevant topics. Last week I never got around to posting anything. We had family visiting for the 4th of July. It was a great little visit. We went book shopping, Goodwill hunting, and to the beach! I also joined a small Read-A-Thon hosted on Instagram for the first week of July. You can read more about it here!

Recently Finished

Dexter in the Dark

I listened to the on audio book as I have the last two Dexter books. This was not nearly as good as the first two. It was very introspective as where the Dark Passenger came from, why it had suddenly left from Dexter’s mind, and if it would come back. The ending was abrupt. I have a few questions that I feel like should have been answered and then when Dexter’s Dark Passenger does return I found it to be the silliest reason ever. I wont spoil it on here but if you ask I’ll probably tell you. I’m adding the next installment to my tbr list but I doubt I’ll get to it anytime soon.

The Girl Who Chased the Moon

Sarah Addison Allen is an auto buy author for me and although I do own this book I borrowed the audio book from my library to listen along with Fresh Baked Books before they came out with their newest Podcast reviewing the book and baking a Hummingbird Cake. If you haven’t checked them out you really should! Allen writes such great tales about family and relationships with a touch of magical realism.

Currently Reading

The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher

This book is slightly out of my normal reading zone but I am loving it! My husband plays the Xbox game and when he found out it was based off of a book he bought it for me for my birthday to read. I started it on Monday and am over half way through so far. I honestly didn’t expect to like it as much as I have. I do watch my husband play the game occasionally so I had an idea of what to expect, this high fantasy doesn’t always keep my attention, while I’m only on the first book I’ve yet to get to where he is on the game so I know there is a lot of stuff to come.

Alpha and Omega

This is the prequel to Cry Wolf, the first book in the spin off series starring Charles and Anna. I love this couple. I had actually read this novella before but I was needing something to listen to while cutting grass so I borrowed the available audiobook from my library’s Overdrive app. Does your library have Overdrive? If so you really need to check it out it’s super convenient! After listening to this I really want to catch up on the series. I’ve already requested Fair Game as an audio book to listen to before picking Dead Heat. Gosh I love this series! Definitely my favorite werewolf series of all time. 

Up Next

Lover Reborn

This is book #10 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. There have been a few books in this series that I’ve been wary to start, this book included. The synopsis just doesn’t catch me but for every book I have read I have absolutely loved them. This is Tohrment’s story and after Wellsie, whom I loved, I cant picture him with anyone else. I guess we’ll see, J.R.Ward has yet to disappoint me in this series!

I have a few other books on hand to give a shot but I’m not quiet sure what I’m in the mood for just yet. Happy Reading!

-Taylor

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words. I was introduced to it by The Worn Bookmark.

The Three Ws stand for:

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

This week has been somewhat of a lull. While I have gotten some reading done I’m juggling a few books so I haven’t finished many. I do have to brag a little. May 11th was my husband and I’s 5th anniversary!! He bought me 5 books and I am thrilled!!
The Outlandish Companion
Outlander: the 20 Anniversary Collectors Edition
Dragonfly in Amber 
Frost Burned
Night Broken
We have a fun system where I keep a Pinterest board of all the books I want to own where he can see the title and cover so when he’s looking for gifts he knows exactly what I’d like. Obviously its working great!!


Recently Finished

The Bear and the Nightingale

I was really excited about this book since I haven’t read many Russian folklore and thought it sounded interesting. I cant say that I loved it though. It was pretty slow in the beginning and too many point of views throughout.

The Diamond Secret

This was a quick Once Upon A Time book, it was the tale of Anastasia. I absolutely love the Disney movie and this little retelling was almost as good. I do hate that a lot of people seem to have compared the two. Both are retellings neither completely based on fact. The book however has no magic but keeps the happily ever after ending, which if we are honest is why we read these books.

The Runaway Jury

I was listening to this audio book and just finished last night. Its really good. So many twists and games you really cant be sure how its going to end. I haven’t read many legal thrillers but John Grisham is definitely an author I will read more of! He really keeps you on your toes with uncertainty of how the end will play out in the best possible way!

Currently Reading

Clash of Kings

Still reading this one. I’ve maybe gotten through a fourth of the book. As much as I absolutely love the plots and story line I do have to take breaks with something lighter so it doesn’t become too tedious. Its just exhilarating knowing I’m reading such a good series and there are so many more books for me to enjoy!

Julie and Julia

I am not liking it. The movie was a lot better. I have less than half to read but its kind of dragging for me. The is very little Julia pieces unlike the movie where both women seemed more woven together.

Deja Dead

The show Bones is based off these books and I’ve been itching to try them out. I know to expect great differences but I’ve heard its still a great series. I’m only a few chapters in and can see some of the differences already. This Brennan seems a little more socially adapted but still quiet selfish in her reasoning. I don’t think I’ve given her enough of a chance yet. Fingers crossed that I love it.

Up Next

The Heir

Still in queue. Next book in The Selection series.

Dragonfly in Amber

I want to finish Clash of Kings before starting this one so that I can give it my full attention.

That’s my wrap up for the week! How many books do you like to read at once? Do you prefer different formats when you read more than one? Tell me in the comments!

-Taylor

My First WWW ever!

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words. I was introduced to it by The Worn Bookmark.

The Three Ws stand for:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

 

I’m really excited to join along!

 

Just Finished

Game of Thrones

My biggest accomplishment recently has been finishing Game of Thrones. I started it last year but put it down and kept putting off picking it back up. I only had about 20% left and I finally finished it off.

A Darker Shade of Magic

I’ve seen this book all over Bookstagram and wanted to give it a shot. I enjoyed the worlds and people but I constantly found myself yelling at the characters for doing something stupid or not thinking through. I may pick up the next book but I think there are other books I’d rather pick up first.

Happily Ever After

I’ve so enjoyed The Selection series I loved seeing these tidbits and behind the scenes looks. I definitely recommend picking up the book so that you also get the ‘Where are they now?’ section and the artwork is just gorgeous.

The Viscount Who Loved Me

This is book two in the series. I recently listened to a podcast called Fresh Baked Books that recommend the fourth book in this series. I loved it so much I had to pick up where I had left off. I love these little historical romances where not only do I fall in love with the main characters but also the family around them. I’m excited to pick up the next book.

 

Currently Reading

Clash of Kings

After finishing Game of Thrones my loved had been renewed and I had to immediately pick up the next in series. As I’m reading I’m picturing all the scenes in my head and annoying my husband with ‘in the book it happens this way, not like the show’. Tyrion and Arya are my top two favorite characters.

Julie and Julia

I’ve owned this book for a while. I picked it up because I absolutely love the movie. My book group is reading books made into movies and tv shows this month so I was glad to finally have a reason to push and read this book. So far it’s cute but I’m not loving it. I’m kind of thinking the movie may be better and I can’t say I’ve ever had that thought.

The Runaway Jury

Another book to movie. I was recently recommended to read some John Grisham novels since I’ve been on a crime kick. While I’ve mostly been reading more forensic crime novels this is book is mostly set in the courtroom (at least so far it is). Overall I like listening to it and think I want to see the movie once I’m done.

 

Up Next

The Bear and The Nightingale

I’m doing a slight Buddy Read with this book, so that’s always fun! I’ve been wanting to read this book since I first saw it and just recently received it from my library!

The Heir

Up next in The Selection series. Not sure how it will stand up against the first 3 books but it is America’s daughter, if she’s anything like her mother I’m sure it’ll be fine.

Dragonfly in Amber

Second book in the Outlander series, also known as my new obsession! I had checked the first book out from my library but for our Anniversary my husband bought me the collector’s edition of Outlander and a paperback edition of Dragonfly in Amber. He knows me so well!

Do you have a favorite book to movie adaption? Any that you absolutely despise? I’d love to hear from you! You can also find me on Goodreads and Instagram!

-Tay