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WWW Wednesday (5/17/17)

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Hello, everyone! WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s very simple – answer the three questions and leave a link on Sam’s post.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

At the time I’m writing this (Tuesday evening), I’m still making my way through The Enemy Within by Scott Burn. I’m hoping that before this post actually goes up, I’ll have finished it, but I’ve been pretty tired today so I’m not sure if I’ll manage to do that. So far, this book is okay, but I still feel a little confused about what’s going on so I’m hoping that will get cleared up. Other than that, I am enjoying it.

The Enemy Within by Scott Burn book cover

What did you recently finish reading?

Last week I was participating in the Bout of Books readathon (if you want to see a full wrap-up, here’s a post about it) so I got a couple of books read. I finished Rough Patch by Nicole Markotic which, sadly, I ended up pretty much hating. It just wasn’t written very well and I had some other problems, too (review). Then I read The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo which just released yesterday. I really loved this book a lot. If you like cute romances and Disney princesses, then definitely give it a try (review).

What do you think you’ll read next?

After I finish The Enemy Within, I’m hoping to move onto Bang by Barry Lyga. I got an ARC from a giveaway that The Novl did and I’m really looking forward to reading it. However, I’m not sure how much reading I’m really going to get done over the next few days since I’m graduating college this weekend! Hopefully, I’ll still manage to get a few pages read, though.

Bang by Barry Lyga

What have you guys been reading? Answer below or link me to your WWW Wednesday post!


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My Dream Reading Space

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For years I have been thinking about how awesome it would be to have a giant library in my house someday. I know it’s unlikely I’ll ever have enough money to actually build one quite as epic as I’ve always imagined, but I can still pretend, right? When I found out the folks over at Arhaus were interested in seeing people’s dream reading spaces, I thought it sounded like a lot of fun.

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April Book Haul

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One of these days, I will learn some self-control and I will go a month without accumulating an absolutely ridiculous amount of books. Alas, that day hasn’t yet come. April brought another big book haul for me (surprise, surprise). In my defense, three of these were from an author event I went to and two of these were giveaway wins. But the rest, well… that’s just me buying books.

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ARC Review: Rough Patch by Nicole Markotic

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Published: May 2nd, 2017 by Arsenal Pulp Press | Series: N/A | Length: 224 pages | Genre: YA contemporary | Source: I received an eARC from the publisher via Edelweiss. | Possible Triggers: homophobia, violence

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Summary from Goodreads:

When fifteen-year-old Keira starts high school, she almost wishes she could write “Hi, my name is Keira, and I’m bisexual!” on her nametag. Needless to say, she’s actually terrified to announce—let alone fully explore—her sexuality. Quirky but shy, loyal yet a bit zany, Keira navigates her growing interest in kissing both girls and boys while not alienating her BFF, boy-crazy Sita. As the two acclimate to their new high school, they manage to find lunch tablemates and make lists of the school’s cutest boys. But Keira is caught “in between”—unable to fully participate, yet too scared to come clean.

She’s also feeling the pressure of family: parents who married too young and have differing parenting styles; a younger sister in a wheelchair from whom adults expect either too little or too much; and her popular older brother who takes pleasure in taunting Keira. She finds solace in preparing for the regional finals of figure skating, a hobby she knows is geeky and “het girl” yet instills her with confidence. But when she meets a girl named Jayne who seems perfect for her, she isn’t so confident she can pull off her charade any longer.

Rough Patch is an honest, heart-wrenching novel about finding your place in the world, and about how to pick yourself up after taking a spill.

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