WWW Wednesday – January 6, 2021

WWW Wednesday is a bookish meme run by Sam@Taking on a World of Words.

It asks:

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

I’m so excited to be participating in this for the first time! I’ve spent the past couple of years reading them from some lovely book bloggers and always wanted to participate, but I was stuck on a one post a day thing. Didn’t want to overwhelm readers with too many posts from me in one day.

Usually, I posted my WIP on Wednesdays, but I moved it to Fridays, so now I have an open space to finally do WWW Wednesday.

So, here goes!

What are you currently reading?

Of Magpies and Men by Ode RayI’m almost done with Of Magpies and Men and I’m still struggling to figure out how to categorize this book. It reads like a mystery that decided to hook its claws into literary fiction, though I wish the mystery part had been woven in more. The literary fiction, though, is really great as it touches on family relationships and homosexuality, so I’m enjoying it even while I forget there’s a mystery in the background.

Quaking Soul by Jennifer M. Zeiger, a YA fantasyI’m reading Quaking Soul a little slower since I mostly read it to my daughter when I’m putting her down for a nap, but I’m loving it so far even though I’m just over 60 pages in. There’s a huge focus on the natural world and it’s just so flawlessly woven in. Since I’ve been stuck inside since March 2020, it makes me feel like I’m running free out in the wild. But, really, it’s beautiful and is aimed at readers of all ages.

The best part is that both of these books are self-published!

What did you recently finish reading?

We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen

I read Mike Chen’s debut, Here and Now and Then, a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. His second didn’t interest me much, but this third one, We Could Be Heroes, really sounded like a lot of fun, with a villain and a vigilante needing to team up. I’m excited to be participating in the book blog tour for this through MIRA Books at the end of the month. It was a really fun read with lots of action and some really great characters who made their escapades even more fun. A perfect balance of fun and serious, and a wonderful read while living through some dark pandemic days in LA County.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I “met” Adam West through his blog a couple of years ago and read another book of his, ContraDictation. It was fun, but poorly edited. He, fortunately, edited this one and asked if I would review it a couple of months ago. So, here I am, finally about to get around to reading it, though my review won’t post until the end of the month. I have a funny reading and reviewing schedule where I typically read books about a month before I post the review.

What about you?

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4 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – January 6, 2021

  1. EEEK! I’m both nervous and excited to see your thoughts on Quaking Soul. Let’s see…I just finished the most recent Ranger’s Apprentice book call The Missing Prince. I’m still reading, slowly, through Roz Morris’s Nail Your Novel about writing Plots, and I’m looking forward to reading a book gifted to me titled Spinning Silver. =)


    1. So far I’m loving it! Reading it makes me feel like I’m walking out in nature, which is a really big deal since I’ve hardly been outside since March. I’m loving that every tree is identified instead of just called a tree. Spinning Silver sounds really familiar. I remember seeing it around a lot of book blogs maybe a year or so ago, but haven’t seen it around much since. I hope it’s a good read!


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