☕️ 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
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.
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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.
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
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?
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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.
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
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.
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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.
Bloom by Kevin Panetta | Illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau
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.
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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!