WWW Wednesday: August 2nd, 2017

Hello, friends! It’s time for another WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam@Taking on a World of Words.
To participate, just answer the three questions below and link back to her or put the link to your post in the comment section of her blog so that others can look at your answers!

 

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

 

I initially intended to pick up The Breakdown by B.A. Paris because it’s another book I was awarded by NetGalley and I was feeling a bit of pressure of having to read/write up reviews as soon as possible.
Nonetheless, having finished Girl in Snow on July 31st, I wasn’t particularly in the mood for another mystery. I thought I needed a bit of a break, and I decided to pick this one up instead.

I’m currently on page 68 and it’s getting intriguing! It was a teeny bit disturbing to read how estranged Henry and Rachal have become over time potentially from misunderstandings (?), but with a surprising plot-twist (on Rachal’s part), I cannot wait to see how the story unfolds from here!

 

I know you are kind of fed up with me talking about these books as I did a lot of gushing especially about The Pillars of the Earth.
I won’t bore you with another gushing, you can read my thoughts here (The Pillars of the Earth) and here (Girl in Snow).
Girl in Snow frustrated me like hell until I reached the latter half, it really made me want to scream, but the last 20% definitely has some redeeming qualities to it. I didn’t love it, but I ended up liking it (sort of).

 

I’m still debating whether juggle Words in Blue and The Breakdown, but either way, The Breakdown will most likely be the next book that I pick up. Then, I think I’ll pick up The Lost Symbol which I ended up picking up while I was waiting in line (I had to wait for 30 munites for my driver’s license renewal…) but leaving off.

That’s it for today.
What are the books that you’re currently reading?
Have you finished any books recently? What books are you planning to read next?
Let me know in the comments below so that we can have some fun chatting about books!

Thank you so much for reading as always and I’ll see you all in my next post! 😉

Noriko

35 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: August 2nd, 2017

  1. Words in Deep Blue is on my TBR but I have no clue when I’ll ever get to read it. My TBR is getting out of hand.
    Maybe I should start doing these WWW’s as well in order to motivate me to finish more books, haha. [Does it help as a motivation?]
    I finished Once and for All by Sarah Dessen the day before yesterday and started reading Spellbook of the Lost and Found after that. Halfway through the book, so yay! Hoping I can finish it tonight since I have no chores waiting for me [thank you, boyfriend, for giving me a night off]. After that, it’s ARC-time!

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    • Noriko says:

      Thanks, Cathy for commenting! Does WWW’s work as a motivation?… hmmm, I guess it does, to some extent. Every week, i’m like, ‘Crap, I only read one book a week!’ So yes, it could work as a motivation!
      A big confession time – i have never read Sarah Dessen, but her name is literally everywhere this summer… I really need to get my hands on her books!

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      • Hm. I’m going to consider starting it, then. But I already know I’ll hate the “what am I reading next”-part because mood reader. I could say one thing now and end up taking a completely different book in two hours, haha.

        No worries! Once and for All was the first book I ever read of her as well. I really liked it, though I felt it lacked some romance. Then someone said to me that her novels usually have more romance so I’m eager to find out if that’s true. It was a fluent and fun read though, so I’d definitely recommend to pick up one of her books someday. ^-^

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  2. Holly B / Dressedtoread says:

    I almost chose Girl in the Snow (but something kept telling me it wasn’t for me!) so funny (but I am so in love with that cover!) I may read it at some point (not sure) I also want to read The Breakdown! Looking forward to your thoughts on it!

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    • Noriko says:

      Thank you, Holly! Yes, I think you should give it a try – although I thought something amiss and things are not completely wrapped up in the end, I think the latter part is definitely worth a read. The plot thickens and gets suspenseful. You can count on me to write a review on The Breakdown. Hopefully I can nail it!

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    • Noriko says:

      Thanks, Kristin! Yes, I’m really enjoying it so far! The banter between the two main characters are humorous, and one of the main character (whose name I won’t divulge here) is so… anyways, it’s really a fun read! I’ll let you know my final thoughts on my review both on Goodreads and WP!

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    • Noriko says:

      Hello, thanks for commenting!
      If you are not sure how it works, first you copy my page and paste it to your own new post. Make sure you include ‘WWW Wednesday’ and the date in your title.
      Then, pick up the books (what you’re currently reading, you’ve just finished reading, and what you are planning to read next), then post it!
      Do you know how to send pingbacks??
      If you don’t, just visit Sam’s page (the link is in my page) and leave the link to your post in the comment section of her post!

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            • Noriko says:

              Okay, let me walk you through how you do it, then!
              First, go to ‘settings’ and then go to ‘discussion’ and make sure ‘Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article’ is on (the toggle is on the right and turned blue).
              Then, you copy the link to any of my post (it doesn’t matter whatever post it may be, but it HAS TO BE a specific post, NOT the link to my top page), and paste the link to my post on your post.
              Then publish it! As long as the discussion toggle is on, whenever you publish/update the post that contains the link to someone else’s post, WordPress sends the notification to the person you ‘tagged.’
              This is how it works and it’s called ‘pingback’

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    • Noriko says:

      Thanks for commenting! I’m so excited to read The Lost Symbol! Although I’ve only read two Dan Brown books, I am excited to read this third installment in the series!!

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