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WWW Wednesday – 21st October 2020

I keep starting books…arg!

Welcome to my WWW Wednesday meme post, originally hosted by Taking in a World of Words. All I need to do is answer the three questions below which all start with a W.

It’s currently Gothtober and my TBR can be found here.

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

Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik – a muslin rom-com book? Yes please πŸ™‚ I’m only an hour in but so far it’s very funny and I really like her writing style.

The Heartforger (The Bone Witch #2) by Rin Chupeco – it’s good to be back here. I’m loving the way this story is told with present and past side by side. The present time never matches the past which means there is always some questions up in the air making me absorbed.

Nod by Adrian Barnes – Pandemic book during a pandemic? was this a wise choice? It’s a slow-moving book with fancy language so I’m definitely sure if it’s not for me, but I’ll finish it. I’m almost halfway and getting through it slowly but surely.

Sex and Lies by LeΓ―la Slimani – who knew Morocco was so uptight? It’s all about “you can do what you want as long as you don’t talk about it”. Also about what people do inside their houses are nobody’s business as long as you keep it inside. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to live like this. Super interesting book. I’m almost halfway.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – Started this during TomeTopple in August. It’s 52 hours long and by the end of the readathon I had 38 hour left. No progress since last week so I’ve still got 28 hours left πŸ™‚

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – This was not what I expected. Though to be honest I don’t know what I was expecting. I’m glad I finished it. I’m not sure if I liked it or not. I need to think about it…

Archangel by Robert Harris – I’m glad this is over…

White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo – Such an interesting book! I learn so much and not just about white people and racism, but about my own reaction and to listen to myself when my white fragility surfaces. I hope this book will linger in my head and that I in the future will stop getting defensive when accused of racism and rather stop, think and figure out what I said/what happened. Then work through it without making excuses. I’m buying a hard copy for my own reference soon.

October TBR and Gothtober TBR are both filled to the brim with good books (or I hope they are good). I’m not sure which to pick next, but maybe I’ll pick up one of these;

until next time

12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – 21st October 2020

  1. Frankenstein is a tough read, given how many preconceptions we have going into it. I had a similar struggle with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Love them both, but it is NOT what I was expecting. Sofia Khan sounds so delightful! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts. Happy reading πŸ™‚

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    1. Yeah it was a though read. and yes I think I did expect something related to the movie. but I finished it now and I’m glad I read it. If Jekyll & Hide is smiliar I think I wont read that for a while but at least I will be prepared now. Sofia Khan is very funny and very worth a read if you fancy it. I’m loving it and learning at the same time. I have several time laughed out loud which is unusual for me πŸ™‚

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      1. Honesty, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is deceptively short (only 90 or so pages) so it is short, but so completely unexpected given what other depictions of the character I’ve seen. I would say read it just because it is so short, but definitely tough in the comparison. Happy reading πŸ™‚

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      1. I’m now a book short of finishing the series and I think its becoming a favourite series πŸ™‚ If you are on the last book and still loving it I have high hopes for loving it in the end too πŸ™‚

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