Hello, everyone! It’s Wednesday! That means it is time for another WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. I’ll be answering the following questions:
- What did you read last?
- What are you currently reading?
- What will you read next?
What did you read last?
This has been a really rough week. We had to say goodbye to my best reading buddy. My cat, Cash, developed acute renal failure out of nowhere and had to be euthanized. Most of my week was spent going to and from the vet for her IV treatments, but in the end she wasn’t responsive to the treatments and was suffering horribly. Thank you to everyone who has already said kind words and offered condolences. It made a horrible day at least a little better. My wife also got some pretty troubling health news yesterday, but we won’t know more for a couple of weeks. So, cue the anxiety…
Anyway, enough about my horrible week. The bright spot has actually been my reading. I finished four books this week. The Wicked Day was an interesting conclusion to Mary Stewart’s Arthurian saga. Humanizing Mordred so much was a bold choice, but it didn’t work quite as well as it did for Merlin in the first three books. The ending felt like it was very inconsistent with the characterizations up to that point. It was still an enjoyable read, though, just not quite as enjoyable as the first three books. In the Lives of Puppets was the typical Klune genius. If you want to know all my thoughts, check out my review. External Forces was a pretty good follow-up to Innate Magic and improved considerably from the first book. I plan to have my review finished tomorrow. So, be on the lookout if you are interested in all my thoughts. Finally, I read the first volume of The Edge of Balance. I enjoyed this manga take on the High Republic even with its focus on the ridiculous Drengir.
What was my favorite of the week? Hands down In the Lives of Puppets. I loved this book so much. The sci fi elements mixed with Klune’s whimsy and the exploration of thought-provoking themes was just the perfect blend for me.
What are you currently reading?
I can’t tell you. I’m currently STRUGGLING to get through my last two BBNYA books. For whatever reason, I just cannot get into them. They are well-written. So, I’m thinking they are just not for me, which is really disappointing. 🙁
What will you read next?
I only completed one of my Reindeer Readathon prompts this week. So, I’m going to try to focus on those books next. Maybe Winter’s Orbit? I’ve only been wanting to read it for over a year. lol. I think it is time to finally get to it!
I hope you’ve all had a great week! What have you been reading? Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments!