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WWW Wednesday – May 10th, 2017

Welcome to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s really just a place to do little update on what all you’ve been reading lately. Anyone is welcome to join, just leave a link to your post in the comments and be sure to give the appropriate credit to Sam!

The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

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Startup by Doree Shafrir

I thought this would be a good book to ease myself into after my heart got ripped out when I finished A Court of Wings and Ruin last night. This seems like a fun light read and I can always trust Book of the Month Club to choose great books!

Mack McAllister has a $600 million dollar idea. His mindfulness app, TakeOff, is already the hottest thing in tech and he’s about to launch a new and improved version that promises to bring investors running and may turn his brainchild into a $1 billion dollar business–in startup parlance, an elusive unicorn.

Katya Pasternack is hungry for a scoop that will drive traffic. An ambitious young journalist at a gossipy tech blog, Katya knows that she needs more than another PR friendly puff piece to make her the go-to byline for industry news.

Sabrina Choe Blum just wants to stay afloat. The exhausted mother of two and failed creative writer is trying to escape from her credit card debt and an inattentive husband-who also happens to be Katya’s boss-as she rejoins a work force that has gotten younger, hipper, and much more computer literate since she’s been away.

Before the ink on Mack’s latest round of funding is dry, an errant text message hints that he may be working a bit too closely for comfort with a young social media manager in his office. When Mack’s bad behavior collides with Katya’s search for a salacious post, Sabrina gets caught in the middle as TakeOff goes viral for all the wrong reasons. As the fallout from Mack’s scandal engulfs the lower Manhattan office building where all three work, it’s up to Katya and Sabrina to write the story the men in their lives would prefer remain untold.

An assured, observant debut from the veteran online journalist Doree Shafrir, Startup is a sharp, hugely entertaining story of youth, ambition, love, money and technology’s inability to hack human nature.

I’ve also put aside Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk indefinitely. I just have no desire to finish that book right now. Oops?

What did you recently finish reading?

  • A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) by Sarah J. Maas – 5/5 stars, full review coming tomorrow
  • Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen – 4/5 stars, REVIEW

Yes, yes I did cry all of the tears during ACOWAR. No, I’m not ashamed to admit it.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m trying to keep it all mixed up this month, so I’m making sure each book is extremely different from the next one. I think that’s the best way for me to approach my TBR for May after having such a terrible reading slump. Down with the terrible reading slumps!


What are you currently reading? What books have you finished this past week? Have you read any of the books on my list? What did you think of them? Leave a link to your WWW Wednesday post in the comments below!

13 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – May 10th, 2017

      1. I’m a mood reader too so I usually have a few books on the go at once – all different genres – so that I’m always in the middle of something for whatever mood I’m in. It works for me. I hope Armada is a great read, I’ll look out for your review 🙂

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  1. I’ve just finished Gilded Cage. It was fascinating and I found myself really enjoying the political aspects of the book. While the summary hinted at magical abilities, I didn’t really miss that, while they were mentioned, they weren’t necessarily demonstrated in a big way in the novel.

    I’ve got Strange the Dreamer on my TBR because I love Laini Taylor’s magical style of writing. I’ve heard mostly good things about this story so far.

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  2. So I saw your most recent post is a review for ACOWAR & I haven’t read it yet so instead I hopped in here lol. I’m not ready for that book to destroy me Larkin!!! I love mixing up my reading as much as possible, it keeps me sane and away from genre burn-out lol. Strange the Dreamer has been getting amazing reviews and that makes me happy cuz I’m a die hard Laini Taylor fan haha BUT! it is a VERY slow book. From what I’ve heard it’s hella atmospheric & lush in world building/characters. I’m holding off on it until I’m in the mood for my fave authors writing 😉

    Happy reading Larkin<3!

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    1. Hahaha don’t worry, I didn’t leave any spoilers!! I’m both super excited for Strange the Dreamer but also a little hesitant because I wasn’t as blown away with Taylor’s first trilogy. I’m hoping this one is better though!!

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