Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WWW Wednesday (19)

It's been a few months since I've done one of these, since June if my memories correct, but I wanted to do another one just because - so much reading is happening recently and I'm behind on my mini-review posts and my actual review posts. Anyway - WWW Wednesday.

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by MizB at Should be Reading. She asks that you answer three questions:
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
I haven't gotten very far in this book, but I'm really enjoying it so far, it's strange and definitely gore-y at one point so far - but I'm interesting. And looking forward to more.

The Call of Cthulu and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft
Also not very far, but also really enjoying - cannot want to read more.

Read(finished so far this month):
The Thing on the Doorstep by H.P Lovecraft
This is a short story and was the first thing I read in full by Lovecraft and I really, really enjoyed it. I liked his writing, imagery, and how it was creepy but in a way that is subtle, at least I thought so. Very good, already started to read more Lovecraft.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
I know this story and I've liked things based on this story - but I'd never read the original text before. And I'd tried to read Treasure Island last year (or the year before, I'm not sure), and I just couldn't get through it, so I was a little worried about this. But I loved it, I really enjoyed it and everything, so good.

The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus #2) by Rick Riordan
These were a reread, in preparation for The Blood of Olympus and I'm really glad I did. I remembered the main points, but I felt like I'd forgotten so much that'd happened. (Also, its Wednesday now - so the Blood of Olympus has been up for a day).

The Demigod Files The Ultimate Guide (Percy Jackson related) by Rick Riordan
I really enjoyed The Demigod Files, though I wish they were longer but still informative, but having just reread most of the books The Ultimate Guide felt redundant to me, and didn't have any additional information.

The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) & The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4) by Rick Riordan
To explain the reason I'm seperating these books like this and not putting them all together, or all separate, it's because this is how I read them by day. Anyway - I really, really loved these, too, and I'm really, really glad that I decided to reread these books before the last one, because I wanted everything to be as fresh as possibly in my mind for this last book. I'm going to miss all of these characters, and I'm a little stunned #5 isn't longer, just because of how many loose ends need to be wrapped up with so many characters.

The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan
Holy shit, this was fantastic. I kind of wanted to go a little more, even though I did like the ending, I wanted to see more. Also - Nico chapters. I'm only a bit angry there weren't any Percy or Annabeth chapters, I was bribed by Nico chapters. No spoilers, I promise, but I highly recommend this series.

To Read Next:
I'm not all together sure, would like to finish both those currently-reading books, but they're slow reading books, I think. I'd also like to get to The Raven Boys very soon and some other horror books, considering the month and my sudden instence craving for the genre. It's been a too long since I've read a straight up horror novel.

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