WWW Wednesdays #45 – October 26th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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I am currently reading the sixth and final book in the The Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fireby Cassandra Clare. I got a  good chunk of this book read last week, and now I’m roughly halfway through. It’s getting really good and I can’t wait to see how Clare finally wraps things up with this specific plot, since obviously the story continues in the sequel series, The Dark Artifices. Even though that one is focused on different characters. But either way, I’m still excited!

 


What did I recently finish reading?

10599805So, in just a few short days, I managed to start and finish reading the tenth book in the Hollows series by Kim Harrison, A Perfect Blood. At one of my jobs – when it’s on the slow side – I usually sit and read on my phone. That’s the reason I finished up this one so quickly – it was pretty darn slow at work. Plus, this was another great installment to the series so it kept me wanting more! I know I say that about almost every book in this series, but that’s because it’s true! I’m really excited yet sad that there happens to be only three more books in the series. I can’t wait to see how Harrison wraps the story up, but I’m definitely going to miss all of the characters. But I won’t think too much on that yet! Like I said, I have three more books to go before the end!


What do I think I’ll read next?

9876989Alrighty, so I still plan on reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as well as Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff, but I’ve also decided I’m going to start reading the manga, Blue Exorcist too. Reading  Natsume’s Book of Friends by Yuki Midorikawa got me in the mood to read some more manga and I’ve been meaning to read this one for awhile. I watched the anime a few years ago but, just like novels turned into movies, the manga is usually better than the anime. Plus the manga’s still on-going and the anime stopped, so you know the ending isn’t right. ALTHOUGH, I did hear that a second season is coming out for this one next year. I’m super excited!

Teaser Tuesdays #45 – October 25th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I’m still plugging away at the sixth and final book in the TMI series, City of Heavenly Fireby Cassandra Clare. I would have gotten more of it read last night, but I got caught up in reading the tenth book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, A Perfect Blood. I would have done a teaser from that book but I actually finished it last night. That’s why I read that one instead of this one. It usually works that way with me, I’ll be close to finishing one book so I’ll ignore the other for a moment. BUT! I’ll definitely be reading this one tonight.

My teaser:

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“Alec–Alec!” The Consul’s hands were on his shoulders. He was distantly aware of his parents running toward him. His vision swam with agony. Pain, overlapping and doubled because it wasn’t his pain at all; the sparks under his rib cage didn’t burn in his body but in someone else’s.
“Jace,” he ground out between his teeth. “Something’s happened–the fire. You have to open a portal, quickly.” 

– Chapter 7, page 185 (paperback)

WWW Wednesdays #44 – October 19th

Once again, I know I’m posting this on a Thursday. But unfortunately Wednesdays just aren’t great days for me to get on. I’ll try harder next week… xD


WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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If you read my TT post on Tuesday, you’ll know that I finally got around to starting the sixth and final book in the The Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fireby Cassandra Clare. I’ve actually gotten quite a decent chunk read already and I’m really enjoying it! I’m hoping it won’t take me nearly as long as it did for me to read the fifth one. I think I’ve mentioned before, it’s not that I wasn’t interested in the book…I just kept getting distracted by other books while trying to read that one. Either way, this has been a fantastic series and eventually I will get around to reading the The Dark Artifices as well! Well, the first book anyway, since that’s the only one that’s out. Although, by the time I get around to reading that one the second or third may be out as well…^^;


What did I recently finish reading?

81380716408523So, I finished up reading the ninth book in Kim Harrison’s The Hollows series, Pale Demon. I’ve really enjoyed every book in this series so far, but this one in particular has been one of my favorites! Especially because one of my favorite characters had a larger role than normal in this one. I also ended up reading Volumes 1-17 of the manga, Natsume’s Book of Friends by Yuki Midorikawa. I watched the anime…last year? The year before? Anyway, I fell in love with it. The anime stopped for awhile but now the fifth season is currently airing on Crunchyroll, so I figured I would refresh my memory by reading the manga. The anime actually follows the manga fairly well. I highly recommend either reading or watching it! It’s not letting my insert the picture for some reason, or I’m just special, but I also read Fairytales Slashed 3 & 4 by Megan Derr and a couple other authors. I read the first two books awhile ago and enjoyed them so I got into the next two. The books are a collection of stories that are spins on classic fairytales, but the coupling is MxM based. I enjoyed the stories, some better than others, and there’s a couple more of them I believe, so I’ll probably read them when the mood strikes. I also read the second book in the THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet, Blood & Thunder. I love the characters in this series and I’m looking forward to continuing it as well!


What do I think I’ll read next?

1726119029069989I still plan on reading Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildI just don’t know when yet. I really really want to, but unfortunately it’ll have to wait a bit longer. And I also still plan on getting around to reading Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff, the first book in The Lotus War series. I really need to read this one as well. I won it in a 10599805giveaway and feel bad that I haven’t read it and gotten a review up yet. I’ve been putting it off. I probably will after I finish the TMI series. First, however, I’ll probably end up reading the tenth book in the Hollows series by Kim Harrison, A Perfect Blood. Mostly because I had it on hold at the library for forever and I finally got it, so I need to get my butt in gear and read it before I have to give it back.

Teaser Tuesdays #44 – October 18th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Yes yes, I know. I’ve been super inactive recently. School and both of my jobs have been taking up most of my time lately and when I’m not at either work or school, I’m usually plugging away at homework or out trying to have somewhat of a social life with my friends. Also, I was in somewhat of a reading lapse for awhile, so I didn’t have anything to put in my TT or WWW posts. Shame on me. Either way, last night I FINALLY got around to starting the sixth and final book in the TMI series, City of Heavenly Fireby Cassandra Clare. It’s only been in the ‘What do I think I’ll read next?’ section of my WWW posts since…June…^^; I just happened to keep getting distracted by other books instead of working on this series. Hopefully it’ll take me less time to read this one than it did the fifth.

My teaser:

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“Alec said you do that,” said Jace. “Deflect questions about yourself with jokes.”
Magnus narrowed his eyes. “And I’m the only one who does that?”
“Exactly,” Jace said. “Take it from someone who knows. You hate talking about yourself, and you’d rather make people angry than be pitied. How old are you, Magnus? The real answer.”
Magnus said nothing. 

– Chapter 1, page 49 (paperback)