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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WWW Wednesday: 14 March 2012

Posted by Irish in WWW Wednesday13 Comments

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?

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins. By a wonderful twist of fate I just finished my most current read last night…and today my copy of Spell Bound is expected to arrive. My plan is to start this one the moment I get home from my mom’s bday dinner & from picking up my new car. I CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE WHERE THIS GOES! The ending for Demonglass (my review) was DIABOLICAL!
Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter (Audio). I was going to start this one yesterday but learned that I’ll be picking up my new car tonight…so figured I would wait. Curious to see if there is more plot to this one than in the previous book. If not, then I think I might break up with this series.
Clash of Kings by George R.R.Martin. Haven’t made much progress in this one since last week. I really need to up my game if I am going to be ready for the premiere of season 2!

Partials by Dan Wells. I really need to finish this one. I think I’ll hunker down this weekend and bang the rest of it out.

What did you recently finish reading?

Croak by Gina Damico (3 stars). This one ended up not being as humorous as I was hoping that it would be. There were some funny moments but not laugh out loud funny…more sarcasm and it often felt a bit forced. Mostly this one reminded me of the old show DEAD LIKE ME but without the humor that made that show so much fun. There was a mystery but it wasn’t overly complex. And its the first in a series and while curious about it I am in no rush for it. (See my full review here.)

Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter (Audio – 3 stars). This series is losing its draw for me. Nothing happened in this book other than Cammie whining and people telling her just how special and important she is. But there is never any proof of that…there was nothing new mentioned about The Circle…that ancient organization that wants Cammie…but its never mentioned why. And as with the other books there are many cryptic comments made but no details ever given – mostly by Zach who conveniently appears just at the right moments when danger is erupting and he has all the answers but he just smirks knowingly. The narrator wasn’t good with accents…the southern one of Liz was just painful and the English ones were so bad that even the narrator seemed to give up trying to do them by the end.
The Adventures of the Princess and Mr Whiffle: The Thing Beneath the Bed by Patrick Rothfuss (4 stars). This a not for children picture book and at first glance it looks like a cutsy book for children. But this is also a book written by Patrick Rothfuss and so there is a sinister twist to it. Delightfully shocking.

Illuminate by Aimee Agresti (2 stars). This is a book with a missing plot. The beginning is very slow and every so often a hint of a plot peaks out only to be squashed with unimportant details. This one is pretty much 531 pages of set up for book 2. Blergh. (See my full review here.)

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour (4 stars). Not as good as her debut, Hold Still, but still a good contemporary read. I may have enjoyed this more if it wasn’t for Bev. I HATED her. I was also not aware that this book was narrated from a male POV. For some reason I got it into my head Colby was a girl in the synopsis…so it took a bit for my brain to adjust.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Breath of Angel by Karyn Henley. I picked this up at BEA last year on the recommendation of a blogger friend and just haven’t made it to it yet. Since I received the sequel not too long ago I hope to start this one soon!
As always…this is subject to change on a whim…I’m such a fly by the seat of my pants reader its hard to plan what to read next!

13 Responses to “WWW Wednesday: 14 March 2012”

  1. Jessie Marie

    I’m with you on A Clash of Kings – have to get it finished by April 1st but realizing it’s slipping to the wayside as other books take precedence. Ugh, I need to focus! : )

    Great list; I’ll be taking Illuminate off my TBR shelves, so thank you. : ) It’s a shame cause the cover is pretty stunning. Ah well.

    Old Follower, My WWW

  2. Beth F

    I started and finished all five Martin books in 2011. On audio. So that’s something like 200+ hourse?

  3. Amy

    I really want to read Croak. It sounds awesome!! I really need to get Partials. Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

  4. Charlene Ann Baumbich

    Just finished reading The Ice Chorus and The Rich Part of Life. Currently reading … can’t remember the title of the one in my eReader, a downside to eReaders since the cover is not staring at me. Also reading (listening to)Swamplandia. Want to read next: The Book of Lost Fragrances.

  5. Louisa

    Oh, that’s a lot of books to comment on! Too bad you didn’t like Illuminate, the cover’s so pretty, and it sounds good! Clash of Kings is long, but there are some really great developments in the plot lines (I need to get around reading book 3 to 5!) Partials sounds really good, got to read the first few chapters on a promo 🙂 Finally, Spellbound? I want to read this now, but my library is slow! Lucky! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!