WWW Wednesday | The Tenth

Hi all!

Wow! It’s already been ten weeks since I started participating in WWW Wednesday. Seems hard to believe that time flies that fast πŸ˜‰

As always, WWW Wednesday is hosted by the brilliant Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

If you want to join in — and you should — all you have to do is answer these questions:

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

My reading week started well, but the last few days have been hectic. I was only home for two hours after work and we were getting ready for the A/C men who are supposed to come today! And then I finally went to see Captain America: Civil War which was far better than I had expected. Actually, I loved it.

Unfortunately, that meant I only got through a chapter last night.

Still managed to achieve some things πŸ™‚


WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

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Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.

The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature.

I am not worthy.

Past the halfway mark (that’s 400 pages ) through the book and I’m suffering through a major writer comparison right now! Rothfuss reminds me of one of my favourite authors (Guy Gavrial Kay) insofar as they both weave their tales with such grace and poetic flare that ensnare the senses and completely overwhelm the soul. Honestly, this book has already broken my heart once or twice and I’m expecting more by the end of it.

I can’t believe it took me so long to get to it, but now that I’m here, there’s no going back!

Under the Black Flag: The Romance & Reality of Life Among Pirates by David Cordingly

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For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England’s National Maritime Museum has combed original documents & records to produce a most authoritative & definitive account of piracy’s Golden Age. As he explores many accepted myths (i.e. walking the plank is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex & often bloodier.

Still making my way through this one. I finished Chapter 4 on Monday and it was an interesting glimpse into women pirates & pirates’ women. I’m hoping to make more headway this weekend.

 

WHAT I RECENTLY FINISHED READING

The Wisdomfold Path(The Song of Forgotten Stars, Book 2): by Kelly Sedinger

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Continuing the story begun in STARDANCER, THE WISDOMFOLD PATH is a tale of sisters and brothers, of children and parents, of secrets and history, of lies and truths, of loss and love, of despair and hope…and of a ten-year-old girl rising above herself in ways she never thought possible.

What a fantastic sequel. I’m hoping to have my review up by this weekend, but for now I’ll say that I loved how the characters from the first book continued to develop and how Margeth gained a stronger voice. A wonderful sci-fi adventure that is entertaining and thought-provoking!

WHATΒ I KNOW I’LL READ NEXT

Visions of ZaruaΒ by Suzanne Rogerson

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Two wizards, 350 years apart. Together they must save the realm of Paltria from Zarua’s dark past.
An ancient darkness haunts the realm of Paltria. Β Apprentice wizard Paddren is plagued by visions of a city on the brink of annihilation. When his master Kalesh dies in mysterious circumstances, the Royal Order of Wizards refuses to investigate. Β Helped by his childhood friend, the skilled tracker Varnia, and her lover Leyoch, Paddren vows to find the killer.
The investigation leads Paddren down a sinister path of assassins, secret sects and creatures conjured by blood magic. But he is guided by a connection with a wizard from centuries ago – a wizard whose history holds the key to the horror at the heart of the abandoned city of Zarua. Can Paddren decipher his visions in time to save the Paltrian people from the dark menace of Zarua’s past?

I meant to start this one last week, but I didn’t get the chance. I will be sure to start it this weekend.

I’m also currently beta-reading for Sara Beth Williams, a wonderful friend and talented writer. She is writing a Contemporary Christian Romance series at the moment! You should definitely check her out HERE!


Like I said, it’s been a busy week without much chance for reading, but I’m hoping to have Rothfuss done by next week and be a good way into Visions of Zarua.

Please share your WWW Wednesday links in the comments or just shout out your reading habits this past week. Bibliophiles unite πŸ˜€

May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,

Faithquill-ink

 

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23 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | The Tenth

  1. I hope the air-con people turn up. I can imagine it could be unbearable there in summer without AC (I remember days in Spain when the only thing to do was shut all the windows and doors, drop the shutters and sit under the AC).

    I’m glad you’re enjoying The Name of the Wind – it’s on my TBR, First I have to read at least the first Outlander book though and that’s 850 pages of very very small print. Might be a while before I want to read another long book!

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/www-wednesday-8th-june-2016/

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    1. They’re at my house and working on it so *fingers crossed*
      It’s difficult to jump from one massive tome to another. I always try to slip some shorter reads in between. Unfortunately, I’m starting to run low on those ;P
      Thanks for stopping by! I’ll head over to your post now…

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    1. It’s the size. It can be a little intimidating when you know you need the time to read it and you want to enjoy it without breaking the flow too much!
      Thanks for stopping by. I’ll go check out yours now πŸ™‚ ….

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  2. Yay for The Name of the Wind!! I’m so glad you’re loving that book, and I hope it continues. πŸ˜€ And it’s funny how you mentioned that Rothfuss’s writing reminds you of one of your favorite authors. He reminded me of one of mine: Ursula K. Le Guin.

    I hope you can get your AC problems resolved soon. No air conditioning can make even a few summer days unbearable. (I know the feeling – my wall-mount unit died last summer, and I was lucky to get it replaced in just over a week… but it was a very long week!)

    I also saw Captain America: Civil War recently, and thought it was excellent. Haven’t figured out yet if that or Winter Soldier is my favorite Cap movie, though…

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    1. I haven’t read Ursula yet, but my sister has and she loves her. I’ll find a way to her through my piles of books ;P
      We have a new AC finally! It’s already working wonders in my house (helps too that it’s only 9ΒΊC outside ;P)
      I think Winter Soldier is my favourite, only because it felt like more of a Cap film and more intimate with its characters. But Civil War is definitely rounding up the top of my favourites in the MCU! Now to see what Doctor Strange brings in November πŸ™‚

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      1. You should! πŸ™‚ If she has any of Ursula’s fantasy books, make sure you start with A Wizard of Earthsea. That’s a series where it’s important to start with the first book and go chronologically from there.

        That’s great about your new AC! Now if it gets hot again (and since it’s almost summer, it unfortunately will), you’ll be able to keep cool this time.

        I’m really intrigued about Doctor Strange, too. But do you know whose solo movie I’m really looking forward to, thanks to Civil War? Black Panther. πŸ˜€

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      2. She doesn’t have Earthsea, but I’ve been planning to buy the first book for myself anyway πŸ™‚
        I have to agree with you! Black Panther is now one of my favourite characters. I cannot wait for his movie!

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    1. It’s very well written, carries a high energy, and the footnotes and appendixes are such joyous gems! I think you’d enjoy it for sure πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by and happy reading to you as well!

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  3. I’m so thrilled that you’re reading The Name of the Wind! I get what you mean, I couldn’t help but thing that I’m not worthy, either πŸ˜› Soak it all up instead and let his beautiful words inspire you ❀
    I'll be looking up Guy Gavrial Kay! To Goodreads!! πŸ˜€

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  4. I don’t know any of the books that you have mentioned apart from Under The Black Flag which you had mentioned on another post. However, The Name of the Wind sounds so good. Not a genre that I usually read but I am intrigued. I hope you enjoy all your next reads. Happy reading πŸ™‚

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  5. Aw thanks for the mention friend! I hope you’re enjoying the start of the book. I have a book I think you’d like. (non-fiction all about the history of ships and sailing etc) It’s massive and heavy. I need to flip through it to see what interesting info there actually is inside.

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