WWW Wednesday #32 | 2020 ☕️

☕️ Hi guys, I hope you’re having a wonderful day!. here I am with a new WWW Wednesday (originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Taking on a World of Words, where I’ll share with you the books that I’ve finished, my current and upcoming readings, and so chat a little about them ☕️


This meme tries to answer the following three questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you finish recently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

 

Circe by Madeline Miller

35959740. sy475


In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

| Goodreads |


I’m currently reading Circe for several days now and although I’m enjoying it a lot, I think it’s time to confess that I’m going through a reading slump and it’s a fact. Also, I want to share with you that I don’t think I can complete the challenge that I set for myself this month which is to participate in Make Your Myth-Taker readathon, it’s a wonderful idea and I love it, but I’m not in the right state to commit myself, my reading moods have been all over the place and it’s been crazy, so I won’t be able to complete it and that’s fine, that’s how things are right now and I don’t want to force myself to do it if I don’t feel it, because if I do that, it will get worse the next month.
So as for Circe, I’m really liking it, even though it is a fairly average book in the number of pages, it feels quite long and heavy for me right now, which makes sense, but although I’m slow-moving forward inside it, I’m loving the plot. Circe’s story is super interesting, I adore mythology so this kind of things are my thing, I adore meeting new mythological characters of which I didn’t know anything deeply about and also, I LOVE going through each story of the gods and titans, and knowing the origins, I’m very passionate about the subject!
The writing style is very beautiful, I’d already read The Song of Achilles, and I loved it, so I knew what to expect, but the author never ceases to amaze me and her development and growth shows a lot in this book. I hope to continue enjoying it, I think I’m going a little more than half of it.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians Facts GIF by E! - Find & Share on ...


The Test by Sylvain Neuvel

41940388


Award-winning author Sylvain Neuvel explores an immigration dystopia in The Test.

Britain, the not-too-distant future.
Idir is sitting the British Citizenship Test.
He wants his family to belong.

Twenty-five questions to determine their fate. Twenty-five chances to impress.

When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of life and death.
How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice? 

| Goodreads |

 

 


When I was reading Circe, I realized that I needed something more to not give so much validation to reading slump, you know? so, I picked it up this one cause I’ve heard the best things. I don’t have a super-strong opinion about it yet because I read I think two chapters last night and I fell asleep lol, so possibly I finished it today in the afternoon. So far it’s super intense from the beginning, so I’m hooked and I’m interested in knowing what will happen. I know Alex (Whimsy Pages) loves this book so I’m excited to finally be reading it, I trust her opinion.

Reading Read GIF


 

Book Reviews List (1)

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

34506912


Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.

| Goodreads |


I’m so happy you guys have recommended this graphic novel to me on Twitter because maybe otherwise I wouldn’t have read it and it was too beautiful. It was everything I needed at the time, it’s an absolutely honest and adorable story about a prince who dresses up in fancy dresses at night and has a whole different life outside the palace. It’s very beautiful, especially because of the relationship between the characters that are super understanding and supportive, I really spent an incredible time reading it and I think that as it touches such important topics it also contributes a lot and leaves you something and has a precious message of support, of love and understanding. It also talks about family, friendship, and love in an innocent but super meaningful way.

Happy Americas Got Talent GIF by Top Talent


 

Book Reviews List (2)

Bloom by Kevin Panetta | Illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau

39073387


Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band—if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easygoing guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of bread, love is ready to bloom . . . that is, if Ari doesn’t ruin everything.

Writer Kevin Panetta and artist Savanna Ganucheau concoct a delicious recipe of intricately illustrated baking scenes and blushing young love, in which the choices we make can have terrible consequences, but the people who love us can help us grow.

| Goodreads |


I’m so happy that one day I decided to buy this graphic novel because, to be honest, I’m not a graphic novel reader, but lately, it’s all I need and this one looks adorable, so since I don’t feel like starting another book yet, I think this would be a good idea to incorporate into my month, I don’t promise anything because lately I don’t know what my mood will do lol, but I really want to read it right now. The characters remind me a little of Charlie & Nick from Hearstopper, so that’s really exciting!

Alicia Silverstone Flirting GIF


Credits for the source of the original image HERE

☕️ What are you currently reading? & Have you read any of these books? ☕️ 

Let me know EVERYTHING in the comments, you know that I love to know what you think 

Goodreads Twitter | Pinterest

37 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday #32 | 2020 ☕️

  1. I’ve heard that Circe is a bit on the heavy side, but that ultimately it’s a favorite of a lot of readers. I can see how it might be something you’d have to be in the mood for, though. I’ll be curious to hear what you think after you’ve finished it!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I finished it and I loved it! I hope I can write the review soon, but it’s like you say, I think you have to be in the mood for something heavier and slow-paced, even so, the story itself is brilliant to follow and it ended up being incredible 🥰✨

      Like

  2. Both The Test + The princess and the Dressmaker sound fantastic! Really want to discover some more graphic novels so will definitely be putting that last one on my wishlist 📚 I’m currently reading The Hobbit and am really enjoying it! ✨ Great post as always! 💕

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Yep! But I’m planning on rewatching them just like I am going through the books again (Hobbit + Lord of the Rings) 😄. Both the books and films are fantastic in their own ways and I couldn’t possibly pick a favourite between the two ✨ so I’d recommend trying the book out first and then move onto the movie (as I prefer things in that order) and if you find you can’t get into the book then try jumping straight into the films which will compel you to give the book another go 🙌 Hope you enjoy them! 💫💕

        Liked by 2 people

    1. Elise, I hope you love The Prince and The Dressmaker, it was such an amazing surprise for me. 🥺✨ It’s adorable and easy to read, but it also touches important topics and leaves you full of feelings. 😍 Let me know what you think once you read it. And I’m glad you’re enjoying The Hobbit! I confess that I ‘ve never seen the movie or read the book, so I’ll have to check it out someday 😄❤️

      Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m SO glad you’re better of your reading slump, I’ve been seeing that many of us are going through that state, so I hope that July is much better for everyone.❤️
      I finished Circe and spoilers alert: I LOVED IT. I think that even though it’s slow, it’s a captivating and wonderful story, I’m happy to have read it 🥰👏🏻

      Liked by 2 people

  3. I’ve got Circe in my WWW post this week as well, but I haven’t started it yet. I am sorry it feels a bit long and heavy, sometimes you have to be in the right mood for a specific kind of story.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Yaaaaaay!!!! I’m so excited that you’re reding both Circe AND The Test! I know Circe can be a bit slow. It’s not long, as you mentioned, but when I read it I couldn’t read more than 50 pages in one go. It took me a couple of months to finish it actually. But I loved it. There is no book that can compare to it ❤
    The Test on the other hand is so fast-paced, you'll be through it in a blink!
    I hope it will helps with the reading slump ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I finished Circe!!✨ and I really really liked it, I’m SO happy to have continued reading it, despite being slow it’s a fantastic story, I adore everything that has mythology, so it was wonderful! 🥺 & today I’ll continue with The Test, it’s super intense so far, I like that 👏🏻

      Liked by 1 person

  5. I was also going through a reading slump that I genuinely thought I would not pick up a book again until December. But here I am one week later.

    Here is what I realized: when in a slump, those books – dump. You have to enjoy reading and if it at some point feels tiresome and chore like, then it’s very much okay to put it on pause. We are book lovers. We will always come back to ourselves. 💛

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I hope you will be able to beat that slump soon! Circe isn’t the fastest read, but I personally loved it and I hope you will do. The Test sounds really good! Happy reading. xx

    Liked by 1 person

  7. The audiobook for Circe is very well-done, and I think it could help you finish the book if you’re having trouble with the pacing. I loved it so much, but I also had trouble getting through some of the chapters as the writing style is very introspective and slow.

    The Dressmaker and The King look so adorable, I have been meaning to pick that up and glad to hear you enjoyed it!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I finished reading Circe and I really really liked it 😊, I’ll still be re-reading it at some point, because I want to appreciate it once more when I can focus better and I’ll choose the audio!! Thank you SO much for recommending me, it will be a good idea to try it in that format ❤️ & The Prince and The Dressmaker is absolutely adorable, I hope you love it if you decide to read it 🥰✨

      Like

  8. Circe has to be one of my favorite books! I just love the way the story is told and I’m always enthralled by Greek mythology. The pace is a little on the slower side, but I think the writing and the characters make up for it! I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying it despite the reading slump! I know how those feel LOL. Sometimes the moods just take over, ya know? I’ve been dying to read both Bloom and The Prince and the Dressmaker. Both look so sweet and heartwarming!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SO happy you love Circe! ❤️ I finished reading and despite the slow pace, I really enjoyed the story, you’re right that it’s told beautifully and I loved that, as well as the writing style. Still, I’d like to re-read it another time, I’m sure I could enjoy it even more 🥰 & OMG, The Prince and The Dressmaker is adorable, highly recommended and excited to read Bloom, I think it may be the perfect read for me right now ✨😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Wonderful! I’m so happy that you loved it. I think it’s the type of book that garners a re-read for sure, so I hope you enjoy it even more the second time around! 💕

        Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.