Another week has passed and it’s time for WWW Wednesday again!
Hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words
(formerly hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading)
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
To join in this meme, just answer these three questions and post the link to your responses on Sam’s blog and in the comments below.
I am currently reading:
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.
On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.
Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.
This book has been on my TBR list for a long while so when I woke up this morning to an email saying that the Kindle version was on sale for $1.99, I was all over that like white on rice!
(Side note: It’s still on sale as of when I posted this blog entry. Check it out here: http://amzn.to/2sxyDFb.)
I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book! Hopefully I’ll find it as good as everyone else has.
I just finished reading:
Throttle by Stephen King and Joe Hill
Inspired by Richard Matheson’s classic “Duel,” “Throttle,” by Joe Hill and Stephen King, is a duel of a different kind, pitting a faceless trucker against a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in the simmering Nevada desert. Their battle is fought out on twenty miles of the most lonely road in the country, a place where the only thing worse than not knowing what you’re up against, is slowing down . . .
I’m a huge fan of Stephen King’s and I set a personal goal at the beginning of 2018 to read more of his books and novellas that I haven’t read yet. This one was pretty good and a nice, quick read. However, I’m not much of a fan of short stories personally and this story was very short (only 47 pages). You can also tell it’s not King’s exclusive work; the influence from Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son) is pretty evident, despite the short length. All in all, I’m giving it a 3.5/5 score.
What I’m reading next:
Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood
The gripping, heart-wrenching novel of Sally Horner, the 11-year-old kidnapping victim whose abduction in 1948 inspired Nabokov’s Lolita.
Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth’s, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he’s an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute―unless she does as he says.
This chilling novel traces the next two harrowing years as Frank mentally and physically assaults Sally while the two of them travel westward from Camden to San Jose, forever altering not only her life, but the lives of her family, friends, and those she meets along the way.
Based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, whose story shocked the nation and inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic Lolita, this heart-pounding story by award-winning author T. Greenwood at last gives a voice to Sally herself.
This is an ARC I received from NetGalley. The synopsis is really intriguing and I like true crime novels, so the fact that it’s based on a true story makes it even more interesting to me. I’m so glad I was approved for it and can’t wait to dig in!
So that’s my WWW Wednesday for this week. What have YOU read this week?