WWW #9: January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking On a World of Words. It’s a meme that takes place every Wednesday, where the posters discuss 3 Ws:

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

This week was… I dunno. It was a weird reading week.

  1. Darkfever — 60%
  2. A Curse So Dark and Lonely — 35%
  3. The Last Olympian — 56%
  4. This Mortal Coil — 14%
  5. It Ends With Us — 35%

If We Were Villains is in the collage because I’m too lazy to remake the image, but I actually put it on my “finish-me-soon” shelf late last night. It’s really gorgeous and incredible but one of the shittiest things my seasonal depression does—every year, without fail—is put me in the sort of slumps where I can’t read anything “complicated” or overly “literary” without just getting totally exhausted. ?

  1. Giant Days, Vol. 2 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  2. Tomie ⭐⭐
  3. Orange: The Complete Collection, Vol. 2 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. Giant Days, Vol. 3 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  5. Dead of Winter ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (REREAD) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  7. The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away ⭐⭐⭐
  8. What Does it Mean to Be American? ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  9. Simon and the Big, Bad, Angry Beasts ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

So, it looks at first glance like I read a lot, when actually, I just finished up rereading HP, read a few graphic novels, a couple of children’s books, and a 96-page short story collection. I’m not sure what’s been up with me this month but I think I’ve finally accepted that this isn’t just me adjusting to a new job, it’s a full-blown slump, and honestly, it freaking sucks lol. It’s been going on since mid-December and all I want is to sit down and tear through some books!
For the love of all that is holy, I just want to finish my current reads and start at least a couple of new ARCs. PLEASE, BOOK GODS. Athena? Thoth? Anansi? Anybody?! ??

  1. Goodbye, Perfect
  2. Binti: The Complete Trilogy
  3. Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss


Have you read any of the titles I mentioned in this post, or are any on your TBR? Let me know in the comments!


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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

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      1. I hope your slump ends soon! 🙁 Funny enough, if you watch the trends of my current reads, it seems like the harder I’m slumping, the more current reads I’ll have, because I keep starting new books in hopes of finding one to bust the slump. 🙁

      1. It’s been really good so far! I know a lot of people have felt pretty “meh” about it and on one hand, I can kind of see why it won’t work for some readers, but I love the setting and characters so far. 😀

      1. I feel so bad because I’m stuck at the end of chapter 6 because I’ve been sick and have barely read anything in the last few days and it’s yet ANOTHER buddy read I’m failing at this year already ????

    1. I’ve read It Ends With Us and the Harry Potter books. I’m actually hoping I can somehow fit in a reread of Harry Potter this year.

    1. Oh boo! I hope you get rid of that slump soon! Like.. Would it help if I send the snow we’re dealing with over here to you? You’ll maybe get the urge to curl into a ball with books and hot chocolate / tea or something. I know I want to right now. [If only so I don’t have to drive through this HORRIBLE weather. Okay. No. I like the snow. I just don’t like how people suddenly forget how to drive their vehicles because of it. :’)]
      In any case – I’m keeping my fingers crossed you feel better and out of the slump soon. <3

      1. Haha snow actually sounds more fun to me than our current weather! I don’t like snow much, but I guess it would be a change of pace…? :’)
        Thank you. ♥♥ Crossing my fingers, too! I’m going to try to do the #24in48 readathon this weekend and see if it kicks my ass into gear.

        1. I hate snow. Hatehatehate. Usually I’m pretty okay but since I can’t risk falling, it’s the worst. :’) And for some reason people are NOT clearing their sidewalks and stuff so yeah. It’s like walking on ice.
          I saw you did pretty darn well this time around so YAY YOU! Did it help you beat the slump?!

          1. Oh gosh, understandable. 😡 I hadn’t thought about that.
            It did! Or it seems to have, at least. Especially considering all I want to do today is stay home and finish A Curse So Dark and Lonely (which I’ve been reading literally SO. FREAKING. SLOWLY. because I hyped myself up so hard for it that now I don’t want it to end ?).

            1. YES. FINISH IT. DO IITTTT.
              I swear I’m going to start crying the moment my FC finally freaking arrives cause I’m SO DONE with waiting for it. ?

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