WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over on Taking on a World of Words. Every week, you dedicate a post to the three W’s: What are you currently reading? What have you just finished reading? What are you going to read next? 

I want to apologize that I haven’t updated lately. Being back in school and having assignments due every week on top of work is taking it out of me. Combined with the encroaching winter darkness, it’s been a really good recipe for me to come home and collapse at the end of the day. I also got really stuck on a book and it sent me into a bit of a slump.

What I’m Currently Reading:

Unexpectedly, I got an advanced reader copy of One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (which comes out May 6th of next year). I worship at the altar of her first book, Red, White & Royal Blue, so I am so, so excited to read this one!

What I’ve Just Finished Reading:

It took me two weeks, but I finally finished reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. I don’t know if it was because I read this after reading Piranesi which I loved so, so much, but I just didn’t love this. If you guys are interested in reading a review, let me know and I’ll write one up that gives more detail.

What I’m Going to Read Next:

I got Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam out from the library and lent it to my mom to read first, so I’ll probably read it when I’m done with the book I’m reading now.

What’s been new with you? What are you reading or planning on reading? Have you ready any of these books? Leave me a comment and

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Until next time,

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10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday

    1. I’m excited to read it! The book’s already been optioned for a movie with Nicole Kidman and Denzel Washington that I want to see and I always like to read the book before the movie.

      I’ll let you know when I get there 🙂

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    1. I don’t want to prejudice you! Read it if you want. And if you enjoy it, you enjoy it 🙂 All really my opinion at the end of the day. I have friends who I usually agree with who thought it was the most amazing book they ever read.

      Don’t let me turn you off from it. 🙂

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  1. I actually preferred Addie LaRue over Piranesi. I did have some small issues with it, but Schwab’s writing just made me so attached to it. What made you dislike it? The constant time jumps, the slow start or Henry?


    1. I didn’t connect to or particularly like the characters, despite it being a character-driven novel. Despite living several hundred years and through many major historical events, Addie didn’t really seem to grow or progress as a person.

      There also wasn’t much plot to speak of and the patterns (Modern-day NY, historical flashbacks, Luc shows up and is mildly threatening) became a bit tedious. Addie also travels a bunch, but only Western countries are mentioned ad naseum – Paris, Rome, etc. In 300 years she didn’t go to Asia? The Middle East? Africa?

      There was no plot tension – she couldn’t die, if she got in a bad situation Luc would save her, every artist fell in love and was so inspired by her (even though her only personality-traits were being stubborn and having 7 freckles). She and Henry had an insta-love relationship.

      I will say the writing was beautiful and there were many quotable passages, but even the repeated metaphors and similes grated after a while and kept me from connecting to the characters. Also, if I have to read the word palimpsest one more time, I will sell my soul to the devil too lol

      Sorry that was a lot. I’m glad you enjoyed it and it’s all my opinion really at the end of the day so take it with a grain of salt haha.

      I’m sorry, you probably regret asking lol. Thank you for commenting! x

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