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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WWW Wednesdays: 15 February 2012

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WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading asks you to answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next? 
My answers:

What are you currently reading?
Cinder by Marissa Meyer. When I pick this one up and start to read I am engrossed. But when I put it down for any reason my eyes start to wander to other books. I am enjoying the story but there is just something about it that isn’t making me commit. It is part of my List of Twelve so I really need to start focusing on it more.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Audio). Haven’t had as much time to listen to this one as I would like. I hope to be able to get though more of it this week at lunch. What I have listened to though I’ve enjoyed. Loving all the 80s pop culture references!
Switched by Amanda Hocking (Audio). This one is really starting to annoy me. There is insta-love, a love interest who is acting sweet one moment then turns cold and acts like a total dick the next. But what really bugs me is that bits of info are continuously dangled in front of the MC (and the reader) making her ask “but what does that mean?” or some variation of. Then the only response we get is “you’ll find out later.” I’m 1/2 through this audio and really think that some of these questions should have been answered by now. I may not make it through until the end.
What did you recently finish reading?
Dead to You by Lisa McMann (3 stars). So I wasn’t going to start this one until I’d finished a couple of other books. But I have been pretty distractable lately and this one was a quick read with short chapters and held my attention from start to finish. This was a stream of conscious narration and many times throughout the book I didn’t think that the narrator came across as boy. And the ending…seriously? WTF was up with that? Full review to come.
Angelfall by Susan Ee (4 Stars). This one came highly recommended to me by two bloggers that I know and respect their opinions on and I wasn’t disappointed. I enjoyed this fresh take on angel mythology and once I started I was hooked until the end. My one real quibble with the book is the cliff hanger ending. As a reader I’m growing tired of series books but don’t mind them when things are self contained with a few other items carrying over to the next book. This one though ends in such a way that the reader is forced to read book 2 to find out what happens next. Full review to post tomorrow.

Don’t Breath a Word by Holly Cupala (3 stars). This one has been on Mt TBR for a bit but wasn’t really on my immediate radar. Not sure why I picked it up…as it totally goes against my reading schedule. But I was in the mood for a contemporary and this one just jumped out at me. Overall I found the book to be gritty and raw but felt that the ending was a bit too quick and didn’t come across as realistic. Full review to come.

What do you think you’ll read next?
The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King. This has been on Mt TBR for a long time and I really want to get to it as I’ve heard so many good things. Plus its on my List of Twelve and I really need to stop distracting myself and finish it up. =)
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr. This is part of my List of Twelve books plus I’ve enjoyed Zarr’s other books and so am looking forward to this one.
Partials by Dan Wells. Its a dystopian and one of my Amazon Vine books. ‘Nugh said.

8 Responses to “WWW Wednesdays: 15 February 2012”

  1. Sarah

    You have been reading A TON lately Gail, WOW! I’m so impressed! Will look forward to your review of Don’t Breathe a Word considering all I’ve heard is high praise.

  2. Britt

    That is a great stack of books. I may have to check out Angelfall, sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.