WWW Wednesday – 9th June 2021

Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little corner of the internet! It’s a lovely June morning, and it’s time to look at my current reading situation. I’ve not been very well lately, although I’m coming to accept that’s a current long standing state of affairs. My medical situation could take up a whole seperate blog post that I won’t bore you all with, however my visual impairment issues are worth mentioning.

I’ve been VI for a long time now, but it’s especially bad in the summer as part of the issue is migraine related. Yes, it’s possible to be VI or blind because of migraine, that was a great surprise for me to find out as well a few years ago. I’m on a new medication called Ajovy which is a self injector medication that I use once a month which has had a tremendous impact on the pain levels I suffer, but the visually impact, however, hasn’t been so improved. I’m struggling to read physical and ebooks currently and leaning a lot on audio, which is frustrating, no matter how much I enjoy them.

I’m not ashamed of being going blind, but I am scared of it. I get scared when I can’t make the most of fanart or when I can’t read a certain font or when words blur together. It outright terrifies me some days, and other days I can laugh at myself. I’m never sure which side of the coin will flip up. It’s one of the reasons I prefer autumn and winter; less sun.

But anyway.

WWW Wednesday as always is about looking at reading habits recently by asking three simple questions:

  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What are you planning on reading next?

What have you recently finished reading?

Because of everything I said above, I haven’t finished a book for a few days, which is unusual at the pace I’ve been going at. But my most recently finished read was Not My Problem, which I really enjoyed. It was fun, easy to get lost in, and the kind of story that was really absorbing. You can find my review above, and I especially recommend it this Pride month; saphhic enemies to lovers contemporary YA, all the good things in life!

What are you currently reading?

Currently I’ve got several books on the go, but when it that anything new?! I’m listening to two audiobooks; still going with Threadneedle, but I’m also listening to Mirrorland ahead of the blog tour with The Write Reads in a few weeks time.

When my eyes are allowing it, I’m working through the pages of Instructions For Dancing which is an ARC for another blog tour too. I’m not very far into it yet but I’m enjoying it, and I’m hoping to get further into it if the weather is cloudy over the next few days!!

What are you planning on reading next?

I think my next planned read is For The Wolf, a dark fantasy novel which I’m really excited to get lost in. Here’s the synopsis:

The first daughter is for the throne. The second daughter is for the wolf.
As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red has one purpose – to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood in the hope he’ll return the world’s captured gods. 

Red is almost relieved to go. Plagued by a dangerous power she can’t control, at least she knows that in the Wilderwood, she can’t hurt those she loves. Again.

But the legends lie. The Wolf is a man, not a monster. Her magic is a calling, not a curse. And if she doesn’t learn how to use it, the monsters the gods have become will swallow the Wilderwood – and her world – whole
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So there we are, that’s how things are looking. I know a lot more of this post has been a health related than book related but hopefully there’ll be an improvement by next week. See you soon!

4 Comments

  1. That is difficult. I was always a bit annoyed that I get that funny kind of migraine where you have everything but the headache. “Oh, how’s the headache” people go – fine, not there, but the whole world looks like a field of waving wheat is imposed on it, I’m very light and sound sensitive and I feel nauseous. I’m sorry migraine takes that particular far worse path in you, it’s a real bastard of a condition, isn’t it. Happy listening to what sound like some great books.

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