WWW Wednesday 06.20.18

Copy of personality traits I look for in charactersI’m super excited to be officially starting WWW Wednesdays! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Worlds.

WWW Wednesday posts consists of answering the 3 W’s:

  1. What did you recently finish reading?
  2. What are you currently reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

everylastword-tamarairelandstone__span I can’t say that I finished Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone, because I didn’t. I started the book and was immediately bored, with no connection to the main character within the first chapter. However, I told myself I can’t give up on a book that easily. Alas, after 2 weeks and only being able to get 20% of the way through the book, I closed it and gave up. From what I read Every Last Word was not a bad book, just a more character driven book and the main character Samantha didn’t have any qualities that I could relate to.

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img_8760I am currently reading The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. I can’t say much about this book yet, as I started it literally right before I wrote this, however I can say that I am intrigued by the layout and format of the book. The entire book (from my understanding) is written as a poem.

My first impression and thoughts on the book so far is that, because it is written in verse, its slightly harder to actually visualize the storyline. Also, despite my knowledge of some Spanish is slightly hard to understand. Though I do not foresee this to be a problem because it’s only bits and phrase here and there where they use Spanish.

Synopsis: “A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she can’t stop thinking about performing her poems. Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.”img_8761

img_8762I am super excited, yet slightly wary to read John Green’s Turtles All The Way Down. Turtles All The Way Down was initially recommended to me by a close friend, but I ended up reading Paper Towns first, and fell in love with John Green’s writing style. And now I think I’ve prepared myself for reading Turtles All The Way Down. The one thing I hope is though, is that it is not overly hyped and that I’ll be let down when I finally read it.

Synopsis: “Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.”

Now you all are caught up on my reading life! What are you currently or planning on reading next?

Until next time!

xoxo,

Kenzie

 

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