Wow! It’s already been ten weeks since I started participating in WWW Wednesday. Seems hard to believe that time flies that fast 😉
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:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- 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 🙂
WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
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
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
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!
WHAT I KNOW I’LL READ NEXT
Visions of Zarua by Suzanne Rogerson
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. 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. 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 😀
May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,