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Nov 22, 2017

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam@Taking on a World of Words.  

To play answer the three ‘W’ questions listed below. Be sure to link back to her or to put the link to your post in the comment section of her blog so that others take a gander at your answers and maybe find new reads to throw in their TBR mountain.

The Three W’s are:

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

 

What I’m Currently Reading

I ended up needing to break from this book to take care of another. It’s soooo good though! Sullivan is definitely an author to watch it you like fantasy. I’m enjoying the aspects of culture development, and how Sullivan has handled cultural diffusion.

“The gods have been proven mortal and new heroes will arise as the battle continues in the sequel to Age of Myth—from the author of the Riyria Revelations and Riyria Chronicles series.

In Age of Myth, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan launched readers on an epic journey of magic and adventure, heroism and betrayal, love and loss. Now the thrilling saga continues as the human uprising is threatened by powerful enemies from without—and bitter rivalries from within.

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but long-standing enmities dividing the Rhunes make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods?

The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind. With time running out, Persephone leads the gifted young seer Suri, the Fhrey sorceress Arion, and a small band of misfits in a desperate search for aid—a quest that will take them into the darkest depths of Elan. There, an ancient adversary waits, as fearsome as it is deadly.”

 

Loving the artwork!

‘The victim of a miscarriage of justice, the Count of Monte Cristo is fired by a desire for retribution and empowered by a stroke of providence. In his campaign of vengeance, he becomes an anonymous agent of fate. The sensational narrative of intrigue, betrayal, escape, and triumphant revenge moves at a cracking pace. Alexandre Dumas’ novel presents a powerful conflict between good and evil embodied in an epic saga of rich diversity that is complicated by the hero’s ultimate discomfort with the hubristic implication of his own actions.’

 

What I Recently Finished

So, I’m glad I listened to the little niggling voice in my head and rechecked this book. Turns out, my first copy was incomplete and my dumb ass forgot to delete it from the kindle library. I do have a vague recollection of an email saying the original file was corrupted. There was a lot more to the story!

‘In a thirsty, drought-stricken Australia, the country is well and truly sunburnt. As the Eastern states are evacuated to more appealing climates, a stubborn few resist the forced removal. They hide out in small country towns – where no one would ever bother looking.

Bill Cook and Tobe Cousins are united in their disregard of the law. Aussie larrikins, they pass their hot, monotonous existence drinking at the barely standing pub.

When strange lights appear across the Western sky, it seems that those embittered by the drought are seeking revenge. And Bill and Tobe are in their path. In the heat of the moment secrets will be revealed, and survival can’t be guaranteed.’

 

Observant people will notice that I recently read another book with the same title. This is the book I was supposed to have read. I crunched it in record time. This was a good mystery dealing with sensitive topics.

Double oops!

‘A lonely woman in transit. A bullied boy with a secret. Can friendship save their lives?

On the cusp of 40, long-time goth Lena takes a Baltic Sea cruise hoping to meet someone who likes her for who she is. An 11-year-old boy considering suicide wasn’t who she had in mind.

Their friendship grows after Lena talks Carter from the ledge, and the boy shares his deepest secret. But one evening, in her unsuccessful pursuit of an attractive fellow passenger, Lena almost forgets her young friend.

Until he turns up missing.

Ship security labels it a suicide. Lena isn’t convinced. But if the boy didn’t jump, where is he? With mounting dread, she realizes it is up to her alone to solve the mystery. Time is running out and self-doubt creeping in. Lena must discover the truth before the ship reaches its final destination….

If you like mysteries, complex characters, and moving tales of friendship, you’ll love N.V. Baker’s literary suspense on the Baltic Sea, The Boy in the Suitcase.’

 

What I Plan to Read Next

Last week’s choices are still up for grabs, but so are these gems.

 

The philosopher in me is very interested in this book.

‘In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today

Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal is more elusive. In How to Be a Stoic, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers Stoicism, the ancient philosophy that inspired the great emperor Marcus Aurelius, as the best way to attain it. Stoicism is a pragmatic philosophy that focuses our attention on what is possible and gives us perspective on what is unimportant. By understanding Stoicism, we can learn to answer crucial questions: Should we get married or divorced? How should we handle our money in a world nearly destroyed by a financial crisis? How can we survive great personal tragedy? Whoever we are, Stoicism has something for us–and How to Be a Stoic is the essential guide.’

 

This book looks intense. Love the cover!

‘Sixteen-year-old Bella Kynaston has been the victim of a brutal rape, by someone she can only describe as ‘the scar-faced man.’ With little recollection of what happened, she must somehow rebuild her life. Being the person she once was proves more difficult than she imagined.

To complicate matters, Bella has just met Jeremiah Detrone, the new guy in school. He’s attractive, funny, and smart. All things she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend. Too bad she’s conflicted over so many unexpected emotions. Without realizing it, she falls down a rabbit hole and begins walking a dangerous line between addiction and self-preservation.

As Bella works together with the police to bring her attackers to justice, will she be able to see it through to the end? And even if she does, will it only bring her more pain and misery? Or will she find an anchor in Jeremiah and figure out how to move forward?’

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