WWW Wednesdays #283 – September 2nd

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 in a bit of a beginning reading and blogging slump right now, so I’m hoping a little change of genre will bring a stop to that before it becomes worse… I’m keeping my fingers crossed The 24-Hour Cafe by Libby Page will do its job. I’ve also started Knock Knock by Chris Merritt as I have an ARC of the sequel due soon.

  • WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

1. The Memories We Bury by H.A. Leuschel (4/5 stars) BLOG TOUR REVIEW
I was positively impressed by Helene Leuschel‘s short story collection Manipulated Lives as well as her stand-alone novella My Sweet Friend a few years back, so of course I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to join the blog tour for her first ‘full novel’ psychological thriller. She has a way of describing the psychological aspects and effects of manipulation that is both realistic and extremely thorough, and after reading the blurb of The Memories We Bury I could just feel it in my bones I was in for another absolute treat. And that is exactly what this story turned out to be!

2. Road Out Of Winter by Alison Stine (3,5/5 stars) BLOG TOUR REVIEW 07/09
Look out for my thoughts during my stop of the blog tour!!

3. Deadly Waters by Dot Hutchison (2/5 stars) REVIEW 05/09
Oh boy… I didn’t expect to have this reaction to Dot Hutchison‘s newest story at all. I mean, I loved her The Collector books, and I fully expected to have a similar reaction to Deadly Waters. I confess I requested it months ago without even reading the blurb (something I do when I’ve loved multiple books by an author), and started reading this story without reading the already available reviews… I kind of wish I would have now, because they would have been a warning. Basically, this book is an over the top, exaggerated man hating world where all men are abusing, rapist bastards and the girls in college are in constant danger. This anger and hate literally streams out off the pages and REALLY made this a very unappetizing read, and combined with the undeveloped character cliches, the exaggerated plot with excessive violence and attacks and lack of credibility in general, I really wish I would have just DNFed it instead.

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I have a pile of ARCs and blog tours due soon, so I hope the slump will go away soon…The Wife by Shalini Boland is up first, and then it’s two upcoming September blog tour titles: The Seven Doors by Agnes Ravatn and The Orphan Of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox. And I don’t think I will be able to get to my latest TBR jar pick Dead Girls Don’t Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf during September either… Unless a miracle happens. xD


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27 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #283 – September 2nd

  1. Oh no! A slump! I hate those. I do exactly what you’re doing and switch genres. That usually helps me. If you want an adorable romance, you should check out The Match by Sarah Adams. I can see you enjoying that one. It’s not heavy on the steam factor.

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  2. the slump is real! I find that a lot of us are going through this, and I wonder if it is COVID related. Happy reading, and hopefully it won’t last xx. Also, Orphan of Cemetery Hill looks so good! Hope you enjoy; can’t wait to see what you think of it. Happy reading 🙂

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  3. Oh no, I hope your get bumped out of your slump. A change of genre might just do it for you. I hope you enjoy your upcoming reads. I want to read Knock, Knock soon, as I have Chris Merritt’s next book for a blog tour coming up.

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    • Thankfully the change of genre did help a bit, and I think picking up the sequel of a favorite series completed the job. Fingers crossed! I have an ARC of Who’s Next? too, although I didn’t join the blog tour itself as I already had too many this month. xD I’m reading it soon as well though! Fingers crossed we will both enjoy the series. xx

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