WWW Wednesday – January 20, 2021 #bookishmemes #wwwwednesday

Welcome to a new week of WWW Wednesday. This is a meme now hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. In it, we answer three questions and leave a link in the comments sharing our own posts for other bloggers to view.

The three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you just finished reading?
  • What will you pick up next?

What am I currently reading?

I’m currently reading two books. On audio, I’m reading The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix. This is my book club’s current selection, and our meeting is on Friday. I’m about 75% of the way through this book. I started out enjoying it immensely, as the beginning was funny and engaging. I got bogged down about halfway through with a bit of frustration. I felt like some of it was repetitive and the middle section could have been shortened a bit, but it’s now picked back up and is driving quickly toward an exciting conclusion.

In hardback, I’m reading The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow. This book has gathered much acclaim since its release in October of 2020. It’s a very inventive mix of alternate history, historical fiction, and fantasy. I’m still very much in the early stages of this novel, as I’ve admittedly done more blogging and listening in between work and family duties this week, but I really need to pick up the pace before I owe the library my life savings in late fees (at least it goes to a good cause, right?) So far, it has an eclectic and rich cast of characters and a good, solid premise. It’s a captivating novel and I’m looking forward to finishing this one and giving my final thoughts.

What did I just finish reading?

I just finished Home Before Dark by Riley Sager, review posted here. I enjoyed this one a lot, and it was actually a pretty different read for me, as I don’t pick up a lot of horror novels or suspense thrillers. I think it was a much needed change of pace from my usual heavier fare. I do love Gothic novels, especially those with unique old houses with a story to tell, and this definitely fits the mold. I’m not sure I quite did it justice in my review, as I’ve been consider some new thoughts in hindsight, especially that the house really feels like a character in itself in the book. I enjoy that when a writer is really able to pull it off, as there’s a new element to the horror to enjoy.

What will I Read Next?

Oh, here we are again. This is the part that always makes me feel like a bit of a failure. Why, you ask? Because these books are usually the same picks every single week due to my sheer fickleness as a reader. I never get around to actually picking them up thanks to a sudden influx of library holds. This time, however, it will be different. I’ve taken a break from library holds until I clear a few off my shelf at home. I’m going back to Mary Doria Russell again. I’ve read every single one of her books, and this is the last one I need to complete the collection. So, The Women of the Copper Country, we’re going to get it done this time. I mean it!

Thanks for checking in with me, and look for my reviews to come in the next few days. Happy reading, everyone!

About libgirlbooks

I'm a law librarian from the state of Missouri and a graduate of Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. My real passion is in fiction, which is why I started my blog to share my thoughts with other bibliophiles. I live with my husband and two wonderful children and a collection of furry feline companions.
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