WWW Wednesdays #81 – March 9th

wwwwednesdaysWWW WEDNESDAYS is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words and is all about answering the three questions below.

  • WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

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I’m normally not a romance fan, but ever since reading and loving November 9 I have been wanting to pick up another Colleen Hoover book. It was between Ugly Love and Maybe Someday, but the first one won… I’m still not that far into the story yet, but hopefully I’ll find time to continue soon. I’m also still reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton; I really like it so far, but I haven’t been in the mood for historical fiction lately and I don’t want to rush it. Fingers crossed I’ll feel like reading historical fiction again soon!

  • WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

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A lot of finished reads this week, but most of these are short and easy reads…
* The first novella I finished was Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell, a Star Wars-themed story she wrote for World Book Day and very entertaining!
* I then read both Red Queen novellas Queen Song and Steel Scars by Victoria Aveyard. I can’t say I was impressed… The second was slightly better than the first, but I don’t think they are actually worth reading.
* I then read One by Sarah Crossan, which turned out to be a superfast and interesting read. The prose reads almost like poetry and the story itself is intriguing.
* I decided to continue with Eve by Iris Johansen afterwards because I didn’t want to bring my kindle with me during my trip… I kind of wish I brought another book instead because it was almost a torture to have to read this story. I will have to work on my DNF skills…
* The last book I finished was a lot better: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. I already knew I liked her writing style after reading Why Not Me? and this one is without doubt entertaining as well (although a bit slow at points).

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

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I will probably try to finish my Red Queen series read and both reread Red Queen and read Glass Sword… Although I might pick up Random by Tom Leveen first depending of which genre I’m in the mood for. I have also been wanting to read Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch since I really enjoyed the first book; The Liar’s Chair by Rebecca Whitney is still my latest TBR jar pick.

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55 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #81 – March 9th

  1. It looks like you’ve read some fab books this week! I have Kindred Spirits and One on my TBR and think I’m going to bump them up to the top now I’ve read your comments on them. I have The Liar’s Chair on my TBR too but haven’t got to reading it yet, I’ve heard lots of good things about it so I hope you enjoy it. I hope you have a great bookish week!

    Here’s my post:
    https://rathertoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-9th-march-2016/

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    • Kindred Spirits and One are superfast reads and really good; I hope you enjoy them! I’m going to try and read The Liar’s Chair soon because I have been posponing it for too long already… I’ve heard mixed things about it, but I’m looking forward to find out what I think of it myself. I hope you will have a great reading week as well! 😀

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  2. I definitely have one of Kaling’s books on my TBR. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
    I’ll be interested to hear what you make of Glass Sword. I only thought Red Queen was ok (it was a bit predictable and a mash-up of things I’ve seen done better in other books) and I’m hoping the sequel will be better.

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-9th-march-2016/

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    • I enjoyed Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, but her other book Why Not Me? is definitely better.
      And I read Red Queen last year, but don’t remember all the details… I didn’t like the novellas, but I’m going to reread Red Queen soon and Glass Sword afterwards; hopefully I will still like the story after reading so many great fantasy/dystopian series last year.

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  3. Wow, you had a great reading week!! That’s awesome. Yay for Ugly Love!!! It’s my favorite CoHo (or was until November 9 happened). I hope you enjoy it!

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    • Most of these are either novellas or short reads, so that did help. 😉 Good to hear you love Ugly Love and Maybe Someday! I’m looking forward to continue the first today and I will probably read the other one some time next month.

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  4. I read Ugly Love not that long ago and didn’t hate it but didn’t particularly like it either so will be interested to see what you think.

    I’ve been quite tempted by the Rainbow Rowell story but didn’t realise it was Star Wars themed. Seems like a good reason to get it 🙂

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    • I have been reading Ugly Love today and I’m really starting to dislike it… The Miles chapters are annoying and I don’t like Tate either. Looks like I will belong to the group that didn’t like it. 😉
      Kindred Spirits is definitely an entertaining read and I liked the Star Wars element even though I’m not exactly a fan.

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      • I mostly found the Miles chapters frustrating although quite liked young him. I just wanted to know what happened and felt it was dragged out. Tate bugged the hell out of me. How on earth was she an ER nurse? She couldn’t even cope with a passed out drunk bloke.

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      • Yes exactly! That part of the story definitely wasn’t credible. I agree that the Miles chapters definitely dragged… But like you I prefer the young Miles over the current one.

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  5. I love the cover for ‘Random’ it looks so interesting! I agree with what you said about Aveyard’s novella. I don’t feel that they added anything to my experience of reading the Red Queen series, but they weren’t totally awful. I have Kindred Spirits on my Kindle, just waiting for some quiet time to read it. Glad you enjoyed it though!

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • I have been looking forward to read Random since it sounds like an interesting story… Hopefully soon, although I might read Red Queen and Glass Sword first. Good to hear I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t impressed by the novellas. 🙂
      Kindred Spirits is a superfast read and really entertaining! I hope you’ll enjoy it.

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  6. I hope you like ‘The Miniaturist.’ I liked the story, but I was expecting the miniaturist to play a bigger role in the book. Looking forward to your thoughts. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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    • I agree that the miniaturist doesn’t play a big role so far in the story… I’m about halfway into the book and I really like the Amsterdam/Dutch descriptions so far; it’s like a trip down memory lane and it is making me crave Dutch food as well. 😀 Happy reading and thanks for hosting!

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  7. I’ve been meaning to read Colleen Hoover. Currently, I’m in a big fantasy mood, but when I get the craving for some contemporary fantasy, I’ll definitely pick up one of hers! Think I’ll probably try November 9 first. Ooh, Kindred Spirits sounds interesting! I like Rainbow Rowell’s books so I’ll have to check that out. I totally understand about not being in the right mood for a book. If you have to put The Miniaturist to the side, don’t feel bad about it. I had to do that recently with Six of Crows. Happy reading!

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    • I’m not really a romance fan, but November 9 is definitely an exception. Unfortunately I don’t really like Ugly Love so far though…

      If you like Rainbow Rowell’s YA books, you will probably enjoy Kindred Spirits as well. 🙂

      And not enjoying Ugly Love has actually helped me get back to The Miniaturist and I’m hoping to finish it this time. 🙂

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      • I’m particular about romances. It has to be the right kind. From the blurb, it sounds like November 9 is right up my alley! I’ll definitely look into Kindred Spirits when I get the chance. 🙂

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      • Yes, me too. I normally don’t like it, but there are a few specific kind of romances I can enjoy. (Especially if it’s not sappy, erotica or cliche). What I loved of November 9 is that it had a lot of humor and interesting prose in general; Colleen Hoover is a genius. 😀

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    • November 9 was one of my favorite 2015 reads even though I normally don’t really like romance… Definitely worth the read.
      I like the way Mindy Kaling writes and her books are entertaining even though I haven’t watched her shows. Why Not Me? is better than Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? though.

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    • It’s a bit late, but thanks for the tag! Hopefully I’ll find time to join. I really enjoyed The Miniaturist, but Ugly Love wasn’t my thing. I did love November 9 though, so I’m not giving up on her books just yet. 😉

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