Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. What you do is answer the following three questions:

 What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm, by Nancy Farmer. It takes place in a Zimbabwe in 2194 and centers around the three children of a general, who are kidnapped when they decide to sneak out of the house. It's up to the three detectives, Ear, Eye, and Arm to rescue them. So far a very enjoyable read, with lots of humor and a lot of creativity.

What did you recently finish reading?

I finally finished A Clash of Kings, the second book in Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. I posted a review two days ago, though I wouldn't recommend reading it unless you've at least read the first book. I tried to make the first and last paragraphs as spoiler-free as possible. The link to the review is here.

As for Catching Fire...I just couldn't do it. I got 150 pages into it and had to stop. I couldn't see myself reading another 250 pages and then another 400 pages of the third book. I just didn't care for the perspective and the non-stop concern about fashion, food, and Peeta vs. Gale. There are too many books I want to read to spend my time on one I'm not enjoying. I'll post my review either today or tomorrow.

What do you think you'll read next?

I guess I'll keep up with the YA Sci-Fi theme and read another classic I missed out on, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.


  1. I LOVE Nancy Farmer! The Ear the Eye and the Arm is wonderful too - hope you enjoy it. I have the 3rd Sea of Trolls book on my TBR, I need to get to that one. Hope you enjoy Wrinkle, I read that a few times in my youth, it deserves another reread. Have a fun time :) I can't wait to see your reviews. Thanks for visiting my WWW. -elisa

  2. A futuristic book set in Zimbabwe? That sounds so very odd for words...and interest has been peaked. Sorry to hear that Catching Fire didn't work for you. I loved that was my favorite in the series.

    My WWW Wednesday can be found here.

  3. Ooh, nice choices. All of them so different :)

  4. I really intrigued by The Game of Thrones series, but I'm afraid that once I start reading them I won't stop. I read Wrinkle in Time a few years back and while I really enjoyed it, I liked A Swiftly Tilting Planet and Many Waters more.

  5. I really enjoy the Game of Thrones TV series, but I'm a little hesitant about reading the books. I've spoiled the entirety of ASoIaF for myself already, and I know parts of it will be very painful to read. I'll probably read the series sometime anyways, since it doesn't seem right to watch the TV adaptation without at least attempting to read the source material. :)

    I read A Wrinkle in Time many years ago as a child, and didn't like it (though I don't remember why). I might re-read it sometime to see if my impression of it will change.

  6. I loved, loved the L'Engle books. Enjoy!

  7. You gave Catching Fire more than a fair shot. Sorry you didn't enjoy it. I liked getting all the background on Panem. But I didn't enjoy the Team P v Team G.

  8. Once I've finished this comment I'm off to read your review of A Clash of Kings. I loved the series and the best book is still waiting for you; the third one was my favourite by far! I actually enjoyed Catching Fire more than the Hunger Games but wish I could erase the third book as it was almost painful to read. Such a bad ending and the love triangle was getting a little tiring after a while.

    -Becca@Lost in Thought

  9. Hi there!
    I haven’t read any of these books, but I hope you enjoy them all!

    You can find my WWW post here:

    Happy reading! :)


  10. I found Catching Fire pretty tedious, for the reasons you point out. I have to admit, though, that Mockingjay surprised me. Not by being great, but by being better than Catching Fire, and by being conceptually different than either of the previous books. I'm going to post about it tomorrow, I think.

  11. I loooove the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, and I love how elaborate your reviews are ! :D I've also always wanted to pick up A Wrinkle in Time, it seems like such a classic.

  12. Catching Fire was my least favorite in the series, but I did really like it. I'm sorry you didn't like it though.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    ~Danica Page @Taking it One Page at a Time

  13. Wow, so you're fantasy reader. Cool! I like fantasy, too, but haven't heard of the books you have there. My first fantasy read was the Iron Fey series--which I loved. And I haven't read any fantasy after that. I'm currently busy with dystopians, pararanormal and contemps. I'm going to read one soon, though.

    So sad what you felt about Catching Fire. I loved it, and the trilogy. What'd you think about The Hunger Games, though?

    Thanks for droppin by my WWW! I'm a new follower. :)

    Michelle from Michelle Shouts Random

    1. I think The Hunger Games was better than Catching Fire, but I wasn't crazy about that one either. I did like the movie, though, strangely enough.

      Thanks for stopping by and for following, Michelle!

    2. Well. I think you should watch Catching Fire the movie so you'd see what you missed. ;) Haha

  14. Sorry to hear that you didn't like Catching Fire. I have the A Song of Fire and Ice series on my kindle and hope to get into it one day. Thanks for stopping by my blog for WWW Wednesday =)

  15. Oh, I totally get what you meant about Catching Fire. I, unfortunately, suffer from being completely unable to DNF a book. I think CF got better later on, though and I didn't loath it in the end. Se la vie, though, right?

    A Wrinkle in Time, now there's a classic that has evaded me, but for not much longer.

    Great books!

    Thanks for stopping by my WWW!
    Jessie Marie

  16. Ohh, I've been wanting to read the Fire & Ice books. I actually started the first one about a year ago. I honestly don't know why I put it down...

    I've read the first Hunger Games, but none of the others yet. While I enjoyed the first one, I don't think I fell for them as much as others. I had a hard time connecting with Katniss and buying into the world... though I would like to read through the second and third eventually. I don't like starting a series and not at least attempting to finish them, haha, the completist in me goes a little crazy.

    Awesome books, ^_^. Thanks for stopping by my WWW.

  17. I haven't heard of any of these, except A Wrinkle in Time and Catching Fire, sorry to hear that you didn't like it, I've only read The Hunger Games, I'm hoping to read the second one soon.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Nazish @ Nazish Reads