WWW Wednesday (73) – November 1, 2023

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:

  1. What did you read last?
  2. What are you currently reading?
  3. What will you read next?

What did you read last?

Making It So by Patrick Stewart – 4ā­ – This was such a great memoir. I learned so much about Stewart’s life that I didn’t know, and listening to him tell the story of his life’s journey was a real treat. It did get a bit bogged down in the middle with all his theatre experience, although I’m sure Shakespeare enthusiasts will enjoy all that detail more than I did. I definitely recommend listening to this one because Stewart really has had such an interesting life.

Midnight Strikes by Zeba Shahnaz – 3.5ā­ – This was my random October TBR Tin pick. I liked this book. It was a solid time loop story with interesting characters and plenty of twists and turns. It did fall into the trap of becoming a bit too repetitive, though, and I think it would have been better if the time loop had been a longer because she didn’t have much time to work with each go around.

Dark Moon, Shallow Sea by David R. Slayton – 4ā­ – This was such a great start to a new queer fantasy series. I loved the creepiness of the setting, and the variety of themes addressed in the story, especially those regarding faith. You can see all my thoughts about this one in my review!

The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine by Rashid I. Khalidi – 5ā­ – The main thing I have to say about this book is that it should be required reading for everyone. It provided so much context to this conflict and laid out the history in an easily digestible way. So, if you are looking for a book to help you understand the background of the current conflict, look no further. It puts the war crimes happening today in an insidious new (to me) light. I’ve never really stopped before and took time to think about the Palestinian perspective on this war, and I appreciated getting these insights from someone with family and personal history at the heart of it.

What are you currently reading?

Curious Tides by Pascale Lacelle (7%) – I’ve been looking forward to picking this one up, and I finally started it yesterday. I’m loving the setting, and both main characters are really fascinating. I’m really curious to see where the story goes.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (53%) – I’m still making slow progress on this book. It was getting a bit dull and repetitive with all of the different tests in the competition, but now there’s a new mystery that’s piqued my interest.

The Blighted Stars by Megan E. O’Keefe (14%) – I’ve seen lots of great things said about this book, and I completely get it now. It is so good! I’m loving the survival on a barren planet story-line, especially since there’s so many secrets and unknowns.

What will you read next?

One Night in Hartswood by Emma Denny, The Woman in Me by Britney Spears, The Magician King by Lev Grossman

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!

4 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (73) – November 1, 2023

  1. I love Patrick Stewart and I definitely could see myself having a good time listening to him tell his story šŸ™‚ I’ll have to add it to my wish list! I’ve seen The Hundred Year’s War recommended on a few reading lists so I’ll also have to prioritise that. Glad to hear that it was educational but easy to digest, too! I hope you continue enjoying all your reads šŸ™‚

  2. I read Midnight Strike around when it came out. I thought it was decent but definitely needed more development with the time loop. I feel like time loop books never work for me lol.

    • Yeah. I liked it. I just really wish the time loop was longer. Time loop stories are hit or miss for me, especially if they center romance. I don’t really like romance where one person is in a time loop and the other isn’t. It makes no sense for them to have a HEA when one person doesn’t know the other one at all. I liked how this one ended, though.

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