Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Wednesday Catch-Up 23rd September 2015

Every Wednesday we are linking up with WWW Wednesday, What Are You Reading Wednesday? and Waiting on Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is hosted at Taking on a World of Words and asks 3 questions: What are you currently reading?, What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you'll read next?
What Are You Reading Wednesday are hosted on It's a Reading Thing and asks;
1. What's the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 or 34% in your e-book and share one complete sentence.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted at Breaking the Spine and is a chance to show what upcoming releases you are excited for! Each week we will take it in turns to choose a book for Waiting on Wednesday and this week was Ann's turn!


Ann:

Currently Reading:
Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1)NimonaThe Talisman RingJust Like the Movies (If Only . . ., #7)
"I flipped open the diary and ran my finger across the name printed on the inside of the cover." - Page 34, Timebound
Yes I would like to live in the world of Timebound because it would be so much fun to time travel even though I find it really confusing.

Recently Finished:
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
I loved Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, it was very funny.

Planning to Read Next:
More Weird Things Customers Say in BookshopsMechanica


Clare:

Currently Reading:
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, WitchThe Wings of the Dove
I am still reading The Wings of the Dove by Henry James, I am on page 506 at the moment so I should finish it this week! I am actually enjoying it quite a bit, it was a tad slow to get into but I love the main characters, Kate and Milly, and so I really want to keep reading. Although I very much doubt there will be a happy ending! I have just started Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman. I like both authors and I have heard so many good things about it so I'm excited to get into it.
"Deirdre makes jam for them, you know. And I normally have to help with the White Elephant." This was an aspect of Buckingham Palace society that had never occurred to Sister Mary, although the pachyderm fitted right in."- Page 34, Good Omens
I haven't actually reached this part yet, but from what I've read Sister Mary and Mr Young seem to be having two entirely different conversations and both are getting confused which is quite amusing. The third question of What Are You Reading Wednesday? is Would you want to live in this world? I'd probably have to say no since according to the blurb the world will be ending on Saturday just before tea, and I'd rather it didn't. But otherwise it seems like fun! As for The Wings of the Dove, I've decided that though I wouldn't want to live there I would quite like to go there on holiday for a while. 

Recently Finished:
The Rest of Us Just Live HereMore Than ThisAn Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)Ash & BrambleMaid of Wonder (Maids of Honor #3)The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath (The Peculiar Adventures of John Loveheart, Esq. #1)The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl (The Peculiar Adventures of John Loveheart, Esq. #2)
Since last Wednesday I have finished The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (review here) which I really, really enjoyed and I then read More Than This by Patrick Ness which I don't think I could even write a review for because it was wonderful and confusing, I am honestly still a little confused - but in a good way! Then I read An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (review) which was darker and more intense than I think I expected but I really loved it, and Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas which I didn't love but did really like. Maid of Wonder by Jennifer McGowan was not as good as the first two books in the series I thought, but was still a very good mystery and I enjoyed seeing more of Sophia's character. And then I read The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath and The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl by Ishbelle Bee and they were two of the most bizarre, twisted books I think I have ever read. They were written in a really unique style and the characters were all absolutely insane and wicked and it was all wonderful. I almost wish I'd saved them for Halloween but I really liked them so am quite glad I have already read them. I will have full reviews up soon for all the books here, except More Than This, and I will link them back here once I've posted them.

Planning to Read Next:
Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian, #1)Dying Bites (The Bloodhound Files, #1)Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8)Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1)
I have had Full Moon Rising, Dying Bites and Kitty and the Midnight Hour for ages and just haven't read them but I'd really like to now because I feel like they might be great for my Halloween-y mood. Is it just me, by the way, or do Urban Fantasy books have the best opening sentences? All of these have such great ones. I also want to read Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones. I love this series and the idea of Charley in a convent just makes me laugh so I want to see how that plays out.

Waiting on Wednesday:
Girl Online On Tour (Girl Online, #2)
Penny's bags are packed.

When Noah invites Penny on his European music tour, she can't wait to spend time with her rock-god-tastic boyfriend.

But, between Noah's jam-packed schedule, less-than-welcoming bandmates and threatening messages from jealous fans, Penny wonders whether she's really cut out for life on tour. She can't help but miss her family, her best friend Elliot . . . and her blog, Girl Online.

Can Penny learn to balance life and love on the road, or will she lose everything in pursuit of the perfect summer?

Ann: I loved the first book and cannot wait to read the next book and am hoping it will be as amazing as Girl Online. This will be released on October 22nd.



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12 comments:

Erika said...

So I'm NOT the only who reads several books at once!! :) A lot of good ones here - a few I haven't heard of I am going to have to check out on goodreads. Here's my list.

Clare Stone said...

I am usually reading at least two books at a time, often more and I know Ann is having a bit of a reading slump and is compensating by starting a whole bunch of books and hoping one of them grabs her! Thanks for visiting!

clairehuston said...

I hadn't heard of the "Weird things customers say..." books - they sounds hilarious! :-)
Sounds like you had a great reading week. I really got into An Ember in the Ashes right at the end and now can't wait for the sequel (which I think will be better than book 1).
Now that I'm getting close to finishing the Chaos Walking Trilogy, I have More than This and The Rest of Us Just Live Here in my sights. I'm so happy to hear that Patrick Ness is keeping up his high standards!

Thanks for visiting my WWW post and happy reading!

Clare Stone said...

I enjoyed More Than This and The Rest of Us Just Live Here more even than the Chaos Walking trilogy, I think he just keeps getting better and better! I am looking forward to the sequel to An Ember in the Ashes too, I think her brother could be an interesting character. Thanks for visiting our blog

Tanya Atkinson said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who sometimes gets confused by time travel elements. LOL I love reading about it but I swear sometimes it makes my head hurt thinking about it. :)

My #WAYRW post is here: http://girlplusbooks.blogspot.com/2015/09/what-are-you-reading-wednesday-03.html

Clare Stone said...

I swear time travel books always sounds so interesting but when I read them I just can't wrap my head around it - the paradoxes!! Thanks for visiting our blog!

Lindsay Hill said...

Glad to hear you liked More Than This. I felt the same way :)
Thanks for visiting my WWW - http://bookboodle.co.uk/2015/09/23/www-wednesday-september-23rd/

Anonymous said...

(Sam having trouble posting on your blog says:) I've heard good things about 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops.' My librarian friends related to it as well. And I hope you (Clare) enjoy 'Good Omens.' It's been a while since I read it, but it was really funny. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

Andie said...

I almost requested Time Bound but I'm a bit buried with ARCs from NetGalley at the moment. I do love me a good time travel book though, so maybe after I put a dent in my TBR pile.
Thanks for sharing!

Clare Stone said...

It was really great! Thanks for visiting

Clare Stone said...

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops is very relatable! I am halfway through Good Omens and its so funny so far I am excited to read more. Thanks for visiting and sorry you had trouble posting!

Clare Stone said...

I keep seeing books I really want on NetGalley and then looking at my TBR list and realising it just isnt possible! I know they have the whole series on NetGalley at the moment which is pretty great. Thanks for visiting

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