WWW Wednesday | 03.17.2021

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It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a WWW Wednesday (like I think this is the first one I’ve done for this year), but I figured today’s as good as any to jump back into this weekly meme.

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. The aim is to give an update on what you’ve read and what you plan on reading in the future. 

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 read next?
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This or That Book Tag

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It’s been a little while since I’ve done a book tag, and when I saw this tag posted by Way Too Fantasy, I thought it looked like a fun tag to fill out. I’m not sure who started this one but will happily credit if anyone knows.

Read on the bed or the couch?

I read mostly on my bed, unless no one is home, then I might venture to the living room to get some reading done.

Read at night or in the morning?

Lately, I’ve been reading mostly at night. And mostly right before I go to sleep. But if I’m listening to an audiobook, then I’d listen at almost any time that I get the urge to pick it up.

Male main character or female main character?

Honestly, it doesn’t matter to me. As long as the story is good. But it seems that lately, I’ve been reading books with female main characters (mostly romances or contemporary books). And in those cases, the main character is female, but the authors are also female, so I don’t know if that has any correlation.

First person POV or third person POV?

I’ll read either, but I really enjoy first person POV. I like being inside the main character’s head with the internal monologue when they’re going through different situations in the story.

Trilogies or quartets?

I’m not good at sticking to series in general, so I’m going to say standalones. I do enjoy series sometimes, especially when it comes to fantasy, so in that case, I’d go with trilogies.

Libraries or bookstore?

Both for different reasons.

Libraries because I don’t have to pay to read books and I’m not pressured to finish it if I’m not liking it. I can just return it. But my library has been shut down for the majority of the last year, and as of right now, they’re just allowing people to go in by appointment for a certain amount of time. They also have curbside pickup, but I’m still a little weary about borrowing books right now.

Bookstores because I get to grow my own library collection. Though I’ve been doing most of my book buying online since the closest bookstore to me is almost an hour away.

Books that make you laugh or cry?

I’d definitely prefer books that make me laugh. Though any book that makes me feel some sort of emotion is usually a good book.

Black book covers or white book covers?

Is this the dust jacket or the hardcover book itself? Because if it’s the actual book itself, I don’t have a preference, though I tend to get white book covers dirty pretty fast since I carry them around with me.

Character-driven or plot-driven? 

Definitely character-driven. I want to feel invested in the characters, and I’m not sure you get that as much with a plot-driven story. There should still be a good plot, but the characters should take you on that journey.

And there you have it! The This or That Book Tag. I’m not tagging anyone this time, but if you like this one and want to try it out, consider yourself tagged!

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A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

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I’m going to preface all of this by saying there will most likely be spoilers considering this is the fourth book in a series. So if you haven’t read the other books in this series, or even if you haven’t read this book yet, I might suggest not reading my review.

I also don’t normally review books in a series after book one, but I felt like I needed to talk about this one. Or more like gush about it. So without any further ado, let’s get onto the review!

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Let’s Talk Comics & Manga | Book Discussion

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So I was inspired by Chelle’s Book Ramblings post about whether or not comics and manga count as reading and the Goodreads challenge to discuss it myself.

A little background: I’ve been reading a lot of comics lately because of Avatar the Last Airbender. I started reading those comics in the middle of last year, and I really enjoyed them (as you might know if you’ve been following my blog for awhile). I also have been slowly reading the One Piece manga series as well. And I’m currently reading the Lumberjanes series by Noelle Stevenson.

This is something that I’ve been thinking about for quite some time considering I partake in the Goodreads challenge pretty much every year. And I know there is some controversy surrounding including them toward the yearly goal.

So without further ado, let’s get onto the discussion!

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Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert | Book Review

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The following is from Goodreads:

Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. The next items?

• Enjoy a drunken night out.

• Ride a motorcycle.

• Go camping.

• Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex.

• Travel the world with nothing but hand luggage.

• And… do something bad.

But it’s not easy being bad, even when you’ve written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly. What Chloe needs is a teacher, and she knows just the man for the job.

Redford ‘Red’ Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and more sex appeal than ten-thousand Hollywood heartthrobs. He’s also an artist who paints at night and hides his work in the light of day, which Chloe knows because she spies on him occasionally. Just the teeniest, tiniest bit.

But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her. Like why he clearly resents Chloe’s wealthy background. And why he never shows his art to anyone. And what really lies beneath his rough exterior…

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Currently Reading | 3.5.2021

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I feel like I’ve been reading the same book for the last couple of weeks. Which I kind of have been. Though I’ve started another one even though I’m in the middle of reading one.

Honestly I’m just happy that I’m reading at all, even if I’m taking my time getting through a book. I haven’t always been in the mood to read some days, and I’m coming to terms with the fact that there are going to be days where I just want to watch TV or something.

Anyway, without any further ado, let’s get onto the books that I’m in the middle of reading.

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Let’s Talk TV Shows | Discussion

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So I know this isn’t a book related post. But I wanted to talk about a TV show that has gotten me enthralled to the point where I haven’t been reading that much. It’s all I’ve been wanting to do – and I don’t normally watch TV that much, so this is a pretty big deal for me.

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Books to Read March | 2021

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I honestly have no idea what books that I want to read this month. Like I didn’t pick out any books ahead of time before sitting down to write this post. So anything I put on this TBR is subject to change, though most of my TBRs are like that. I have one book that I definitely plan on finishing since I didn’t finish it before the end of February.

So without any further ado, let’s get onto the books that I hope to read in March!

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February Wrap Up | 2021

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So here we are at the end of another month. I feel like this year is going to go by just as fast as last year, but that’s for another post.

This month started out pretty crappy if I’m being completely honest, just with life in general. I didn’t get as much reading done as I wanted, but I’m pretty happy with the books that I did end up reading. I ended up finishing five books (though most of them were short and only one was an actual novel) and I’m in the middle of reading two others.

So without any further ado, let’s get onto the books I read in February.

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The Way I Read | Book Discussion

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I think I’ve mentioned multiple times on here that I’ve become a really slow reader, at least when it comes to physical books. But it’s something I noticed the other day and felt like I should discuss on here.

I might have done a similar post in the past, so I’m going to mix it up and discuss the pros and cons of being a slow reader. And how I’ve come to accept it.

So without any further ado, let’s get onto the discussion!

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