WWW Wednesday #2 // Sprinkles of Dreams

WWW Wednesday #2 // On Second Chances

Happy Wednesday, guys! 🌸

I feel like I hardly ever talk about my current reads, and you really only see what I’ve been reading in my monthly wrap-ups, and I definitely don’t talk about my TBR enough (because it’s massive, and I am quite frankly in denial about its ever increasing size), so I decided to participate in Sam‘s weekly WWW Wednesday meme again, and remedy that.

If you’re curious about my reading progress, though, let’s be friends on Goodreads!
(I promise I won’t stalk you … all too often. 😇)

Be sure to head over to Sam’s blog as well, and check out some WWW’s from other bloggers! 💗

bannerCurrently Reading

I always read a few books simultaneously, and I usually include a non-fiction book—and the current one I’m reading is Haruki Murakami’s memoir, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

As for A Man Called Ove; Fredrik Backman has received so much praise from the book community, but still—had I not seen Marija gush about him so much, I most likely would have passed on his books, because I’m not sure they’re exactly the kind I would enjoy.

And last, but not least … you can never re-read Harry Potter too many times.

bannerRecently Read

Many thanks to the wonderful Kat for recommending You Know Me Well to me! I hardly ever get around to reading recommended books so quickly, but I was so excited about another Nina LaCour, after having read We Are Okay, and I devoured this book in one sitting.

bannerWhat Will I Read Next?

I’ve been dying a slow death waiting for the next Fence installment, ever since I finished book seven, and I can’t wait to buddy read When the Moon Was Ours with one of my favorite people in the book community (and finally fall in love with Anna-Marie McLemore)!

Also, I’m desperately hoping for Spinning Silver to redeem my opinion of Naomi Novik, because Uprooted was such a huge disappointment. (Wish me luck?)blue-watercolor-wash-texture-5letschat!-2

Are any of these books on your shelves, or TBRs?
Do you give authors second chances, if you disliked the first book of theirs you read?
What are your WWWs? (Feel free to link me to your WWW, I’d love to check it out!)

I hope you’re all having a wonderful week! 💗

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xx, Lily

 

57 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday #2 // On Second Chances”

    1. Thanks, Dezzy! 💕

      The Prince and the Dressmaker has a really good message, and I’m so excited to finally start When the Moon Was Ours – I can’t wait to hear what you think of them! 🙂 I’ve heard really conflicting things about Spinning Silver, though, so fingers crossed we’ll both fall on the positive side, hehe. x

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    1. It was much too short! 😭

      I’ve actually decided to postpone Spinning Silver for a little bit, but I hope you like it + All Your Perfects! 🙂

      And I’m reading A Man Called Ove in small bits, because I find reading more than a few chapters at once quite exhausting. 😶

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      1. I know, I read it and gave it 3 stars!

        I DNF Spinning Silver and I was the only one among the many reviews I read which drove me crazy!

        All your perfects was good but some medical inaccuracies bothered me so I gave it 3 stars.

        I know it can be exhausting and I may have stalked your profile many times to see if you have finished it!

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        1. I’ve heard so many differing opinions on Spinning Silver now, and I already know that I’m going to be so nervous when I read it.

          Oh no, medical inaccuracies are the worst!! But for some reason I love it when people point them out, haha.

          I put it on hold! I feel like I may have just been in the wrong mood, and I didn’t want it to affect my opinion.

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          1. I mostly saw positive reviews so it’s good to know there are other who agree with me!

            I can’t ignore them and that’s medical school effect.

            Oh, I see. I think that was a good decision and I hope you like it when you continue to read it.

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  1. YAY! I had no idea you already got to You Know Me Well!?!? It’s such a fast read, I also basically flew through it. I hope the fact that you devoured it in one sitting means that you liked it? Are you going to do a full review for it??

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    1. Ohh I totally get where you’re coming from! I’ve been reading them on my e-reader, and I guess it’s somewhat less intimidating, because I’m not actually holding those huge tomes in my hands. 😄

      I love the fifth book, though, maybe thinking of how amazing it is will help just a tiny bit? 🤓

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  2. YAY I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed You Know Me Well, it was such a fun read and I loved the characters as well 🙂
    I’m sorry you didn’t love Uprooted – I have heard tons of praise about that one and Spinning Silver as well. I have the latter on my TBR, actually, curious to try it out haha. I hope you’ll enjoy it, I can’t wait to hear what you think of it 🙂 x

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    1. Thanks, Marie! 😊💕

      You Know Me Well is so unique, which is what I liked about it the most & yes, the characters are so lovable!

      I’m honestly a bit worried about the fact that so many people loved the “romance” in Uprooted, because it’s so toxic, and the girl is continuously abused by her supposed love interest?? But ahh I’m really excited to hear how you’ll like Spinning Silver as well! ☺️ Have you started on it yet?

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          1. It really is a winter kind of book haha. I’m slowly making my way through it, though I have to say… I’m a bit disappointed for now, everyone seems to love the author so much, but I don’t know, I’m not really, connecting with it all for now 😦

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    1. Yay, I’m so happy to hear that, Dani! 😊 And thank you!! I’ve been reading it really slowly, because the elaborate narrative really tires me out, but I’m hoping to get used to it soon.

      And ohh I hadn’t even heard of that one before, I’ll check it out later. Thanks for the rec! ❤

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  3. Ahhh I love You Know Me Well, I’m actually reading it for the second time through the audiobook on my walks. And the narrators are SO GOOD. Heart Eyes at Nina LaCour forever.

    I really want to read an Anna-Marie McLemore book sometime // her books all sound amazing. And I did /not/ like Uprooted but have heard from reviewers that didn’t like it as well loving Spinning Silver (and I was glad to hear they aren’t related settings or characters). So maybe I will give Novik another chance sometime? But not anytime soon lol.

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    1. Ahhh I hope you’re having the best time listening to the audiobook, Cade!! 💓

      I really, really want to love her, but somehow her books just don’t resonate with me? :/ But ahh I thought I was the only one who didn’t enjoy Uprooted, what are the reasons behind your dislike for it? And same with Spinning Silver, I decided to put it off for a bit after all. 🙂

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      1. Ah with Uprooted I just did not like the magic system (it was a lot of MC just knowing the words and shrug did not intrigue me at all). And the love interest was awful. Absolute garbage trope of I’m going to yell at the MC and demean her and somehow by the end of this we’re gonna be together whoopwhoop. I just found him creepy/forgettable which is a bad combo.

        I just finished the audiobook of You Know Me Well and it was just really sweet. I think I’m a sucker for audiobooks with duel narrators because it’s just nice to hear two different voices and this book definitely felt a little like they were sharing their story with each other while it was happening.

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        1. Ahh I had the exact same problems! The romance was intolerable, and I don’t understand how people can root for the pairing, because the Dragon was so obviously physically, verbally, and emotionally abusive?? And the magic didn’t really make sense to me.

          Yayy, I’m happy you enjoyed it! You’ve made me really curious about it now. 🙆🏻‍♀️

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  4. FENCE SOUNDS SO AMAZING and i’m so excited to read it soon when I have the time!! Also I don’t think I’ll ever read any of Anna-Marie’s older books because Wild Beauty was sooo boring and honestly her older books would probably be even more boring. However!!! I’m still going to read her Blanca y Roja because it sounds amazing and also that cover is beautiful.

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    1. OMG IT’S SO GOOD, JU!! PLEASE READ IT & LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU DO, SO WE CAN SCREAM ABOUT IT TOGETHER. ❤️

      I really, really wanted to love Wild Beauty, but yeah, I couldn’t connect with it at all. :/ And WTMWO is not much better, so … I hope we both enjoy Blanca & Roja!! 🙏🏻💫

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  5. A Man Called Ove is on my TBR! I feel like that and Beartown are so well-received, I can’t NOT read them. Also, I’d be curious to know your opinion of Outliers, as well as Spinning Silver; I’ve heard the latter wasn’t as good as Uprooted (thought I’ve heard conflicting opinions on that too), so hopefully it goes well for you. 🙂

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    1. To be honest, I haven’t touched A Man Called Ove in about a week now, but I’m definitely going to pick it up again, because I could’ve just not been in the right mood. I hope you love Fredrik Backman’s books, when you get to them! ❤

      As for Outliers – I felt like it had too little substance, and it left me feeling rather underwhelmed.

      Thank you so much!! I actually put off Spinning Silver for a little while after all, because I read that it’s a rather winter-y book, but I definitely have high hopes for it. 🙂

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  6. slkdjflskd Isn’t Fence amazing!!!!! I always think about the very first issue, when he’s in his rundown apartment and he’s crying and it was so gorgeous and I fell in love w himmmmm c: also I can’t wait to see what you think of A Man Called Ove, it’s been on my tbr for three centuries ❤ *hides*

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    1. I’m glad you did!! 🙂

      I’m holding off on Spinning Silver as well, because I’ve heard that it’s very much a winter book – but I’ve mostly heard good things about it, so I’m a bit surprised to hear that. I hope you like it, when you read it, though! ❤

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