WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme, buy more about hosted by Should Be Reading.

The three W’s are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading? (Click on the book covers for reviews!)

What do you think you’ll be reading next?

What are you currently reading? 

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I just picked this up yesterday and I’m excited to read it! I met Ransom finally, pharmacy officially, salve for the first time yesterday and so yay! Exciting news!

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I’ve honestly been reading this book for nearly a week now. It just hasn’t quite…I don’t know. I’m struggling with it. I’m determined to finish it though.

What did you just recently finish reading? 

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I’m really behind in my book reviews right now (I’m behind in the blog, in general) but I was definitely a fan of this book, and I can’t wait to share my review with you.

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I re-read City of Bones. Again. I have lost count on how many times I’ve read this. Seriously, its getting unhealthy haha.

What do you think you’ll be reading next? 

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The cover and title caught my eye. I’ve heard some good stuff about Colleen so I’m down to read this.

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I am a HUGE fan of Between the Lines by Tammara Webber and every time I google it, this comes up so I figured, hmm, I gotta give this book a try then. So I bought it and its sitting in my “to-read” pile.

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This is one of those books that keeps popping up on my radar, so I’m finally sitting down to read it. Once I get to it. But I bought it so its sitting there for me also.

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What are you reading this week? Share in the comments!

7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday”

  1. I want to read “All Our Yestersdays” just for the title. I’m a sucker for Shakespeare quotes! We used to use part of that soliloquy in a warm up exercise:
    “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    To the last syllable of recorded time;
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death.”
    Awesome. It’s Macbeth FYI :)

    1. You are the cutest Shakespeare nerd ever and I love it! I didn’t know that at all but its HAS to have a connection. I wish I knew Shakespeare a bit better so I could make the connection when I actually read the book

  2. Okay – so I’ve read it and had a think. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so don’t read this until after you’ve read it! I’m trying not to give anything too big away, but I would hate to ruin it!

    SPOILERS:

    The soliloquy itself is rather absurd, in the theatrical sense (ie: life is a series of meaningless rituals that fill in the time until death. Sounds depressing, but some of the plays in the genre are awesome. I saw Sir Ian McKellan perform in one called Waiting for Godot, which is an excellent example, and it’s one of the most incredible things I’ve seen, ever). It compares people’s lives with actors who fill minor roles in a play.

    The novel deals with time travel and the resulting paradoxes. As it says on the blurb, Em has lived 14 versions of her future in which she is trying to prevent the creation of this time machine. She can’t remember any of them, due to wibbly wobbly timey wimey issues. What Em is trying to create is a future (and past, oh man time travel is confusing) in which she and her loved ones can live in safety. She knows that she doesn’t know what her life would be like. At times despairs at the thought that she might remain the pampered, spoiled and insecure person she was before the violence and horror of time travel made her grow up, love herself and truly love others. Her life might turn out to be meaningless, but she has to have faith in herself.

    In a way Em has “played many parts” in order to achieve her goal, and all of them have been lost, just as this version of herself will be lost. She has many “yesterdays” that have been lost.

    The title itself refers to all the versions of Em that have been lost time, while the novel itself explores the idea of lives being lived and lost in the service of a higher cause, just as the soliloquy it is from does.

    END SPOILERS.

    This was quite a hasty analysis, but I hope it makes some sense. I actually really enjoyed the book, it took many unexpected twists and turns. It could have been predictable, or very messy and confusing. It was neither too simplistic nor too twisted. Complicated in the best, most well crafted way. Em grew into a really strong woman, it was a pleasure to get to know her. She could admit to her weaknesses and grew from them, but was never brutal. There was some love/romance, but it was never annoying or pathetic, it added to the stakes. I really can’t recommend it enough.

  3. Ok, I just finished Looking for Alaska (cried my eyes out), and Divergent. They were both amazing! I have to wait to get my glasses in, but when I get them I will start reading Goddess, House of Hades, and The Maze Runner.

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