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This is a simple weekly catch up where we talk about what we’re reading.
What are you currently reading?
I’m reading the Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker, recommended to me by one of my book club friends. I’m only a few pages in at the moment, but the description has me hooked:
In the male-dominated field of animation, Mel Vaught and Sharon Kisses are a dynamic duo, the friction of their differences driving them: Sharon, quietly ambitious but self-doubting; Mel, brash and unapologetic, always the life of the party. Best friends and artistic partners since the first week of college, where they bonded over their working-class roots and obvious talent, they spent their twenties ensconced in a gritty Brooklyn studio. Working, drinking, laughing. Drawing: Mel, to understand her tumultuous past, and Sharon, to lose herself altogether.
What did you recently finish reading?
The last book I finished was Five Steps to Happy by Ella Dove. I picked this up on a whim at the library, and I didn’t realise it was based on a true story until afterwards. It was so interesting to read through the process of her rehab, and get more of an insight into all those little challenges that able-bodied people take for granted.
When struggling actress Heidi has a life-changing accident aged 32, her world falls apart. Stuck in hospital and unable to walk, her only companion is Maud, the elderly lady in the bed next to hers. Heidi misses her flatmate, her life, her freedom – surely 32 is too young to be an amputee?
But when Maud’s aloof but attractive grandson Jack pays a visit to the ward, Heidi realises that her life isn’t over just because it’s different. It might not look like the life she dreamed of, but it’s the one she’s got – and there’s a lot she still wants to tick off her bucket list. With Jack at her side, will Heidi take the first step back to happiness? Or is there one more surprise still in store…?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I still haven’t had a chance to pick up the latest Hunger Games book, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, so I think that’ll be the next one I pick up. My friend has lent me their copy, so I’m excited to get into it! I’ve heard very mixed reviews, which just makes it even more interesting.
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capital, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.
The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined — every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute… and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.
Have you read any of these? Should I be excited? Please send me to your WWW Wednesday’s too – I’ve been away from this blog for a long time and I’m excited to catch up with everyone!