It’s Wednesday again, and that means it’s time for WWW Wednesday! Well, technically here it’s past midnight…but since I’ve been busy all day and only now have time to write this post, I think it should still count…no? Besides, it’s still Wednesday in some parts of the world, haha.
Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
So, here we go!
Luckily I am not reading the same book as last week in time for this post! I finished Siege and Storm on Monday night because I was starting to get nervous about an interview I had on Tuesday morning. And I’d reached a part of the plot where I couldn’t really put down the book until I finished it anyway.
I am excited to be on the third and final book in the series, although I’m also a bit sad to be saying goodbye to the characters after the last page. Thankfully though, I won’t have to say goodbye to the world, because I can immerse myself in it once again with Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom (when I get to them)!
As I mentioned above, I finished this book on Monday night. Things became quite intense, and even if I had been able to go to sleep at a decent time on the night before an interview, I wouldn’t have been able to because of this book! I reached the beginning of the climax sometime during the late afternoon, and by the time I crawled into bed I was in too deep to extract myself from the story and go to bed like a responsible adult.
So I stayed up until 2 A.M. and finished it…and it was pretty satisfying! I didn’t sleep too well that night, and whether that’s because I was nervous about my interview, or because of the adrenaline still rushing through me because of Siege and Storm (or both), I don’t know. But it was still worth it! (I also reviewed this book just a few minutes ago, and you can read my review here.)
The book I’ll be reading next is considerably different from what I have been reading lately. Rather than YA, fantasy, or sci-fi, this book is an adult contemporary mystery novel. It’s also going to be a little bit creepy! But I think that the blurb does a better job than I do to explain what The Conjoined is about:
On a sunny May morning, social worker Jessica Campbell sorts through her mother’s belongings after her recent funeral. In the basement, she makes a shocking discovery — two dead girls curled into the bottom of her mother’s chest freezers. She remembers a pair of foster children who lived with the family in 1988: Casey and Jamie Cheng — troubled, beautiful, and wild teenaged sisters from Vancouver’s Chinatown. After six weeks, they disappeared; social workers, police officers, and Jessica herself assumed they had run away.
As Jessica learns more about Casey, Jamie, and their troubled immigrant Chinese parents, she also unearths dark stories about Donna, whom she had always thought of as the perfect mother. The complicated truths she uncovers force her to take stock of own life.
Moving between present and past, this riveting novel unflinchingly examines the myth of social heroism and traces the often-hidden fractures that divide our diverse cities.
I look forward to reading it, as I have been excited about this title since I first saw it in a catalog in May!