WWW Wednesday 1/17

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It’s WWW Wednesday, a weekly reading meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.  To participate, answer the three w’s and link up with Sam’s masterpost.  No blog?  Leave your answers in the comments section.

The three w’s are:
What are you currently reading?
What have you recently finished?
What will you read next?

Currently Reading: I’m a few chapters in to Hell’s Gate by David Weber & Linda Evans.  I’ll give anything by Weber a chance, but so far this one feels really slow.
Still grinding away at Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson.
And I’m better than halfway through The Color Purple by Alice Walker.  It’s a rough book to get through and I can see why most people read it for a class or some other kind of discussion group but I’m absolutely loving Celie’s voice even as I’m horrified by the things that happen to her and the people around her.

Recently Finished: I picked up Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant and sped-read through it – but only during the daytime.  I loved this novel even as it terrified me.  Review to come tomorrow.

Reading Next: I know I’ve got a lot on my plate right now, but as part of my ‘treat yourself to enjoyable reads’ bookish resolution, I’m going to start my reread of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo soon.  Also, the sooner I get through it the sooner I can (finally) read the sequel!

What are you reading this week?

12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 1/17

  1. funny that another blogger for this feature is also reading The Color Purple, a tough book. Here is my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/01/17/www-wednesdays-january-17/

    • siderealday says:

      Well, I’ve been meaning to pick it up for a while and when I saw Sam was reading it I decided it was time.
      Thanks for visiting and happy reading!

  2. I’ve been wanting to read Six of Crows for a while now and I finally got a copy. Now I just need the time to read it. Can’t wait to start reading it. Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-january-17/

    • siderealday says:

      I absolutely loved it and have no excuse for not picking up the sequel sooner. I hope you enjoy it when you get around to it!
      Thanks for visiting and happy reading!

  3. I’ve been seeing Six of Crows everywhere…and I’m curious. Thanks for sharing…and here’s MY WWW POST

    • siderealday says:

      If you like heist novels with group dynamics then I really recommend it. I’d argue that the magic is really very secondary to that if you’re not a huge fantasy fan.
      Thanks for visiting and happy reading!

  4. anna912 says:

    The Color Purple sounds like a book that will make an impact on the reader. Will have to give a try!

    • siderealday says:

      It really does! Celie’s voice is really rich and just makes the novel come so alive for me. So far I highly recommend it!
      Thanks for visiting and happy reading!

  5. I have Six of Crows on my list too. And, I completely agree with you, The Color Purple is a tough read but absolutely worth it for Celie.

    • siderealday says:

      I’m so excited to reread Six of Crows and finally read Crooked Kingdom. I can only encourage you to read SoC because I loved it so much.
      Thanks for visiting and happy reading!

  6. Sam says:

    It sounds like we’re at about the same place in The Color Purple! I’m feeling the same way about Celie. I want SOMETHING good to happen to her. I just read a big change for her (trying not to spoil anything) and I’m hoping it ends up being a good change. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

    • siderealday says:

      I have also recently hit a big change for her, possibly the same one you just got to, so we can root for that together!
      Thanks for hosting and happy reading!

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