Wednesday 25 November 2020

WWW Wednesday | 25/11/2020

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words that highlights three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you'll read next?

What did you recently finish reading?

I finished The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden yesterday and it really blew me away. The fact that this so universally loved does make you worry that you're going to be in the minority that doesn't but thankfully I loved it too. This is such a beautifully written book, I adored the main character Vasya and the antagonists were so clever. The atmosphere too was incredible, this really is the perfect time to read these books because you feel like you're right there in Russia in the middle of winter. 

What are you currently reading?

Spin by Colleen Nelson is an ARC that I meant to get too last year but never got around to it. It's a YA contemporary that follows Dizzy as she strives to become a DJ as well as discovering more about her absent mother. I am enjoying this book, I'm liking the three different perspectives of Dizzy, her brother and her dad but I'm just not hooked yet on the plot. I'm only 25% in so my mind could change.   

I'm on chapter 7 of Briar's Book (Circle of Magic #4) by Tamora Pierce and still really liking listening to these audiobooks. They're really well read by the cast and would definitely recommend if you like full cast audiobooks. As for the plot of this one, it's good and still really liking the characters but it was a bit of a surprise to find that this one revolves around an epidemic spreading throughout their home! It feels weird listening to a book about a speading infection when we're currently in a similar situation!

I just started Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, I read the first three chapters last night and I already love it so much! I knew I was going to love Jane Austen and her characters and her romances and I only needed to read the first 20 pages to know her books will be some of my favourites. I of course know the plot, the 2005 film is one of my favourites, but I'm really excited to continue reading this one as soon as possible. 

What do you think you'll read next?

I'm going to pick up I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai again after I finish Pride and Prejudice. I started it last week and read the first chapter or two before putting it down because I wasn't really in the mood for non-fiction. I do really want to read it before the end of the month though and so I'll spend the last couple of days of November reading it. 
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? What are you currently reading and hoping to pick up next? Leave a comment or link your own WWW Wednesdays below for me to check out!

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