Currently Reading: 29/07/2016

Good morning everyone, and happy Friday!

Today’s post is just going to be a simple update on what I’m currently reading, as there are 3 books that I’m attempting to tackle all at once. In order of importance, those are:

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Description:

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

How far am I?

7% of the way into it

Why did I start reading it?

So I’m in this online book club called Seize the Book, hosted by my pal Adele of adeleisreading (shoutout!). The book for the month of July is Six of Crows, but because I don’t own it I had to put it on hold at the library. Well, of course my library just happened to close for 3 weeks of July. So I got Six of Crows yesterday, and now I’m in a mad rush to finish it before July ends. 3-ish days. Wish me luck!

What are my thoughts so far?

If you follow me on Goodreads, I mentioned in my last update that the terminology is going to take some getting used to, and I’m trying to understand what exactly is going on (especially that first chapter). That being said, I really like the writing and I’m already pretty much in love with the main characters that I’ve read about so far.

 

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Description:

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

How far am I?

5%

Why did I start reading it?

I was approved to receive an ebook ARC from the publisher via NetGalley a few days ago, and I was too excited about the pretty cover and the interesting story.

What are my thoughts so far?

I’m enjoying it well enough. I’m really only at the beginning, so I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes.

 

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Description:

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons.

Told in Dinah’s voice, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood—the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of the mothers—Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah—the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through childhood, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah’s story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past.

How far am I?

14%

Why did I start reading it?

My aunt had lent it to me a while ago, and so I thought I should start reading it so I can return it to her.

What are my thoughts so far?

I’m surprised at how humorous I’m finding it. It’s really interesting to read about how certain practices were done during that time. I’m not exactly sure where the story will be taking me, but I hope it will be good!


Thanks for reading, and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! ❤

~Becca

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