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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?


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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. 😞
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  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!
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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

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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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  • Reply Laura Beth January 23, 2019 at 9:23 am

    I’m re-reading HP, too!!

  • Reply CJR The Brit January 23, 2019 at 9:25 am

    I am so jealous you can read 5 bools at once! I’m struggling just reading 1 at the mo #holybookslumpbatman

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 23, 2019 at 11:22 pm

      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. 🙁

      • Reply CJR The Brit January 24, 2019 at 3:25 pm

        Maybe I need to start a few books and see what grabs me! Thanks for the tip 😁

  • Reply La Femme Livresque | A Reader To Whatever End January 23, 2019 at 9:35 am

    How are you liking A Curse So Dark And Lonely? ☺️

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 23, 2019 at 11:22 pm

      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. 😀

  • Reply anovelglimpse January 23, 2019 at 11:59 am

    I can’t wait to read that Kasie West book! I hope it’s good!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 23, 2019 at 11:25 pm

      I hope so, too! I’ve only read two things of hers so far, and I loved one but thought the other was just okay, so I’m really hoping I’ll love this one.

  • Reply Lauren @ Astra Reads January 23, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    I’m currently reading the Binti trilogy myself, I’ll be interested to hear what you think of it!

  • Reply sammers65 January 23, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS TO THIS MORTAL COIL!!!!!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 23, 2019 at 11:27 pm

      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 😭😭😭😭

      • Reply sammers65 January 24, 2019 at 9:46 am

        I feel that on a visceral level. We shall be even greater once more!!!

  • Reply mistysbookspace January 23, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    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.

  • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches January 24, 2019 at 5:44 am

    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

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 25, 2019 at 7:47 pm

      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.

      • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches January 28, 2019 at 3:27 am

        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?!

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 28, 2019 at 12:39 pm

          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 😂).

          • Kathy @ Books & Munches January 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm

            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. 😂

  • Reply Books tales by me January 24, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Goodbye Perfect looks intriguing
    Here is my WWW post
    https://bookstalebyme.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesday-23-january-2019/
    Happy Reading 🙂

  • Reply Kaleena @ Reader Voracious January 24, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    ugh I am also on the struggle bus reading-wise, I couldn’t read anything for 20 days & it sucked. I hope your slump ends soon, love!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries January 25, 2019 at 8:12 pm

      Ugh I’m sorry! 🙁 I hope yours does, too, if it hasn’t already! I’m really hoping 24in48 will kick my slump out of here.

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