WWW Wednesdays #27 – February 18th

wwwwednesdaysOriginally featured at Should Be Reading and now hosted by Sam at Taking On A World Of Words, WWW WEDNESDAYS is still about answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?

theoceanattheendofthelanethesecretgardenI’m about to finish The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman, and I must say I’m absolutely loving this adult fantasy story with magical realism elements. I have a feeling this one will have a high rating! And since I’m going to start The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett today, I’m counting this classic as one of my current reads as well. This one is part of my TBR pile challenge and I’m looking forward finally reading it.

  • What did you recently finish reading?

beautifulruinsI finished Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter the other day, and I cannot say I’m impressed much. I enjoyed the chapters set in Italy; the descriptions just made me want to travel to Italy straight away. The other chapters: a lot of cliches, too much romance involved… Not that good. A full review will be posted later this week.

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

gardensofthemoonI will probably finally give in and read Gardens Of The Moon by Steven Erikson. I have been wanting to read this one for ages now, and I guess it is about time I read it. Although I might end up reading a mystery/thriller/crime novel instead…

6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #27 – February 18th

  1. I’ll be really interested to hear what you think about Gardens Of The Moon. I read it when I was just getting into fantasy (HUGE MISTAKE) and didn’t understand anything that was happening. Thankfully I persevered and the last book I read in the series, Memories Of Ice, was incredible. I’m sure you know how difficult the series can be to get into but hopefully you’ll enjoy it!

    In regards to the Gaiman book, I’m not sure whether to give it a go. Loads of people, including you, seem to love it, but I’ve read a couple of books by him and so far nothing has blown me away. They haven’t been bad, as such, I just think that they could’ve been so much more (a good example of this, for me, is Neverwhere). Anyway, it’s great that you like it!

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    • I’m probably going to start Gardens Of The Moon this weekend if I can find some spare time… I guess some fantasy worlds are not that easy to get used to, but I’m looking forward to dive into this series. Fingers crossed I will enjoy it.

      Gaiman writes in a way that not everybody will enjoy, and I guess that if you didn’t love other titles, you won’t be blown away by this one either. I haven’t read Neverwhere yet to compare it to, but I have read American Gods and The Graveyard Book previously. The Ocean At The End Of The Lane has similar prose, but in many other ways is quite different from those two titles.

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