WWW Wednesday – July 13

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WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words

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?

clash of kingsA Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

In this eagerly awaited sequel to A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. A Clash of Kings transports us to a world of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare unlike any you have ever experienced.

A comet the colour of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk at night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel…and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.

Audacious, inventive, brilliantly imagined, A Clash of Kings is a novel of dazzling beauty and boundless enchantment—a tale of pure excitement you will never forget.

Still working my way through this one. I might also pick up the next book in the Cutler series – Midnight Whispers by VC Andrews.

What did you recently finish reading?

the longest ride

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

Ira Levinson is in trouble. At ninety-one years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together – how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can’t possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage.

A few miles away, at a local rodeo, a Wake Forest College senior’s life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward — even life and death – loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans — a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he’s keeping doesn’t destroy it first.

Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

I knew I probably wouldn’t like it and yet I’m still disappointed. I actually had to borrow the audiobook because otherwise I would have been reading this still a week from now. This was my first audiobook by the way. I’ve tried them before and never could get into it but this one maybe changed my outlook.

Anyways I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Nicholas Sparks books make better movies.

What do you think you’ll read next?

If I do actually start on Midnight Whispers then after I finish that I’ll most likely go into the last book of that series.

I seem to be in a bit of a reading slump.. got any good recs?

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One thought on “WWW Wednesday – July 13

  1. Claire | Art and Soul says:

    Oh no! Sorry to hear the Nicholas Sparks was still a disappointment 😦
    I really have to try to get into audiobooks. I’m just not convinced I’ll be able to concentrate. I have a suspicion my mind will wander and I’ll have to rewind because I won’t have been listening and miss a chapter or something! 🙂 It’s great that it worked better this time for you, even if the book wasn’t that great.

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/www-wednesday-13th-july-2016/

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