WWW Wednesday 6/09/2017

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my second WWW Wednesday post. For the uninitiated, the concept of WWW Wednesday is simple, all you need to do is answer the following questions.

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading 

A few days ago, I bought a copy of Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo. I was attracted to the book because of the following reasons.

  1. It’s written by Leigh Bardugo! Though I haven’t read The Grisha series, I absolutely adored Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology. The characters were beautifully crafted and the action was fast paced and exciting. Naturally, I’m excited to read more of her work.
  2. I enjoyed the recent Wonder Woman movie. I’m not a fan of super hero movies in general, but I was really interested in the character of Princess Diana. I loved how optimistic she was, and how firmly she believed in doing the right thing.
  3. I’m really curious about the whole concept of the DC Icons series. When I first heard of the idea of turning a bunch of comic book heroes into protagonists for YA novels I felt sceptical, like the result would most likely be cringe-worthy. But then I heard about the calibre of the authors involved (along with Bardugo, Sarah J Maas, Marie Lu and Matt de la Pena have also signed on to take part), and my interest started to grow.

Honestly, I’m only a couple of chapters in, so I don’t particularly have anything to say about the book yet, but I’ll let you guys know how I find it!

Recently read

The last book I finished was Forever by Maggie Siefvater. There’s something I find really captivating about Stiefvater’s writing, every book of hers that I’ve read I’ve just been completely entranced by and unable to put down. I think what I find so compelling is that Stiefvater always takes so much time developing her characters. The result, for me, is that the characters come out feeling very realistic, and the relationships they form seem entirely natural. I’ve heard some people describe her writing as “slow paced”, which I understand, but personally I’d be more likely to say her books are “vivid” in their detail. This applies not only to her characters, but also to the environments she writes about. In Stiefvater’s books, nature isn’t just a background, it’s a character unto itself. I think I’d adore anything Stiefvater wrote, her style just resonates with me on a very personal level. Overall, Forever was absolutely beautiful, just like every other Stiefvater book I’ve read.

Next read

A few weeks back, I was complaining about how ill suited I feel to working in the customer service industry. I absolutely loathe making small talk and it’s very rare that I find joy in talking to strangers. I’m willing to do it because, y’know, I’m getting paid, but for me the ideal work environment would be one in which I was left alone for about 75% of the time. A friend suggested I look into which careers were best suited to introverts, and perhaps check out the work of Susan Cain. Thus I found my next read, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. From what I understand, this non fiction work by Cain is all about empowering introverts. Cain’s research is grounded in psychology and neuroscience, and focuses on the unique skills and qualities introverts bring to the table. Usually, I struggle with non fiction. I prefer my books to be pure escapism, whether the genre be fantasy or romance, I’m not particularly interested in hard facts, unless I’m reading a news article or something of the like. So, even though the topic of the book is quite relevant to me, I’m not sure if I’ll enjoy Quiet. Once again, I’ll let you know how I go with it!

And so concludes my second ever WWW Wednesday post. Thank you so much for reading! As always, let me know if you’ve read any of the books I mentioned, or if they’re on your TBR. Despite my lack of interest in small talk, I do love to discuss a good book.

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