WWW Wednesday 10/16/19

WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s very simple – answer the three questions and leave a link in Sam’s post.

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next

What am I currently Reading?

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I’m leaning into spooky season this year. 

His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler – If unaware, this is an anthology with 13 different retellings of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories. I’m 4 stories in and this is lovely, creepy, great. So far the stories capture that thing that makes Poe’s writing so great and why we’re still talking about nearly 200 years later. I can’t wait to read more. There are stories by some authors I’ve read before and some I haven’t but I’m definitely looking into their other work when I finish this.

The stories are all between a half-hour and an hour in the audiobook, which is perfect for my commute.

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerr Maniscalco- I’m only 12 pages in because I’m a busy person, but I remember loving Stalking Jack the Ripper and I’m pretty hyped to sit and read this one. This weekend looks a lot lazier than last weekend, so I think I’ll have a chance to make a good dent it in.

What did I recently finish?

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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero – This book was a fun way to start off spooky season. It’s a horror story influenced by a much-beloved cartoon, but this time the bad guy isn’t a man in a mask it’s a real monster. Besides an annoying bit where the author talks about how witches were burned in Salem, which with a very quick Google you can find out that’s not what happened and I’m anger no one in the writing process of this book corrected this hugely factually inaccurate statement that’s mentioned multiple times.

Love Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed – I was hoping a cute love story and got something a lot deeper. It was surprising and well done. I don’t read the book flaps usually unless I hear there’s a trigger warning, so I wasn’t really expecting the shift in the middle of this book, but I really like who it was presented as scary as it is that something like that just happens in the middle of someone’s life. This is a really great book and I highly recommend it.

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram – I have been hearing great things about this one since it was released and it did not disappoint. Although the stories are very different, Darius reads similarly to Aristotle and Dante, like tone-wise and how the dialogue is written. I loved how this book discussed friendship and belonging and how they are universal across cultures. It’s a really great book. I heard there’s a second one in the pipeline and I am here for it.

Ever Alice by HJ Ramsay- This is an Alice and Wonderland retelling that centers around the Queen of Hearts and Alice after we leave the well-known story of Alice. Alice is about fifteen in this one, and the narrative explores mental health a little bit while giving a fun but also a dark exploration of Wonderland. It was a fun read.

What do I plan to read next?

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Again, but Better by Christine Riccio – I say again for the 300th time, but this time this book is on my currently-reading shelf on Goodreads, so I have to read it. This weekend looks clear and I just got new glasses with blue light filters so maybe reading on my tablet won’t be so annoying.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart – This depends on if I finished Hunting Prince Dracula before the end of October or not. If I don’t this is next, if I do, I’m picking up a different darker book next. Like Beauty Queens, I’ve owned this book forever and I’m only now getting to it, but I’m looking forward to it. I heard great things when it first came out — which is why I bought it– but I just haven’t picked it up.

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater – This book will be released on November 5th, and I will be listening to it immediately. The Raven Boys was the best thing to happen to me this summer, and I’m so excited for this book. I can’t wait, I don’t know who people have waited years for more Ronan and Adam content.

 

And that’s my week in books. What are you reading?

Until next time Internet,

Deanna

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