WWW Wednesdays #263 – April 8th

WWW 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?

I’m still going strong with my Magical Readathon reads! I’m currently reading The Sign Of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle for my Potions exam… I’m also reading my physical copy of The Outsider by Stephen King during the evenings for my Astronomy exam. I’m craving a contemporary though so I will probably read one in between.

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

1. The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (4/5 stars) REVIEW 13/04
I’m trying to read more Agatha Christie books and I’ve been slowly working my way through the Hercule Poirot books… I really like his character and each meeting so far has without doubt been successful. The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd is no exception, and another very satisfying detective read.

2. Where She Went by Gayle Forman (4/5 stars) REVIEW 17/04
After taking years to finally pick up my copy of If I Stay, I decided to read the second book as soon as possible so I won’t forget about the details in the first. And as I was craving a contemporary, Where She Went seemed like the perfect fit for me… I’ve heard people saying that they enjoyed the sequel better than the first book, and I’m definitely joining that group now. While I liked the first book and was especially intrigued by the whole POV from an unconscious character, there was just something about Where She Went that made me enjoy Adam and Mia’s story even more.

3. Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris (2/5 stars) REVIEW 17/04
Wait, a vampire book on It’s All About Books?!?! Don’t worry, I’m still very much allergic to vampires, and I won’t be reading another one any time soon… I’ve learned from my mistakes. It’s just that somehow I actually really enjoyed the episodes I’ve seen of True Blood years ago and I remembered enjoying the first book back when I read it, so I had high hopes for the sequel as well. I guess I should have known… Sadly, the TV series is in this case so much better than the book!

4. Sister by Kjell Ola Dahl (4/5 stars) BLOG TOUR REVIEW 11/04
Look out for my review during my stop of the blog tour!

5. Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan (3/5 stars) REVIEW 10/04
I’m still not sure what to think to be honest… The first book was gothic, dark and glorious and I fully expected to love the sequel as well. I might have been better off with a reread of book one first, but the fact remains the foreign names can become rather confusing and I felt the plot was rather lacking here. Ruthless Gods definitely didn’t have that same spark as the first book sadly…

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

As I said before, I’m craving a contemporary so I’ll probably take a break from my Magical Readathon reads and pick up The Curious Charms Of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick as soon as I finish the Sherlock Holmes sequel. I’m also planning on reading Vox by Christina Dalcher soon as it’s the final book I need to complete exams needed for my career in the Magical Readathon... And I want to read my giveaway win The Waiting Rooms by Eve Smith soon as well as it sounds like the perfect read for these strange times. I also need to read The Apartment by K.L. Slater as the NG deadline is coming up.


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19 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #263 – April 8th

  1. I totally agree with you on the Sookie Stackhouse novels vs True Blood, I never got beyond book 1 but I devoured the entire TV show 😄 Charlaine Harris has another series that I enjoyed very much (and no vampires 😉): the Harper Connelly series, the first one (out of 4) is Grave Sight.

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  2. I loved True Blood TV show but I have never read any vampire books and seems I won’t be checking out this one either. Enjoy your upcoming reads,Yvo. I’ve got The Apartment coming up too. I hope we’ll both enjoy it. Happy reading.

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    • I’ve heard more than one complain that the books don’t live up to the True Blood TV series, so you are probably safe not reading them. 😉 I’m currently flying through The Apartment and so far it’s another great read! I hope you will enjoy it too. xx

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  3. Not a fan of the whole vampire thing either but like you, I watched and thoroughly enjoyed the entire True Blood series. Sounds like I made the right decision in staying away from the books!

    I picked up The Waiting Rooms a few weeks ago but put it back on the shelf. It’s incredibly apt for our current circumstances and that’s exactly what I don’t need right now 😂

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    • Glad to hear I’m not the only one who enjoyed the True Blood series despite the vampire allergy haha. Definitely stay away from the books though! 😉 And I’ve made the decision to stay away from The Waiting Rooms for now too as I don’t need more COVID-19 similar worries in my life at the moment. xD

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