WWW Wednesday – Jan. 8, 2020

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Each week, participants are invited to answer three questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

So, this week is bumping along for me. I’m back to work and back to my writing routine, which means I’m up at 4:30 so I can get my journaling and breakfast done and start writing for an hour at 5:30 and still get to work on time. Basically, it means I’m exhausted today. But that’s okay, because my coffee will wake me up and everything will be great. Really.

Onto the meme.

Currently reading:

I’m finally reading The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh, which I’ve been wanting to read forever. I’m not very far in yet, but I’m enjoying what I”m reading so far. I really like Celine and her spunk.

I’ve also started The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. It’s interesting, but kind of dry and not as readable as Atomic Habits and The Power of Habits were.

I’m listening to The Self-Care Solution by Dr. Jennifer Ashton, because I”m a sucker for books where someone does a series of month-long challenges. So far, it’s good. Dr. Ashton is narrating and she’s a lively narrator that keeps the pace flowing.

Recently finished:

I finished The Vampire Lestast on New Year’s day, which killed me because I really wanted to finish it last year. But, instead of staying home on New Year’s Eve and reading, I went to a party, which was only okay. The food was good, but some of the people were really crabby and I think I would have had more fun reading. Anyway, I really liked the book and can’t wait to read Queen of the Damned, which I got at a book sale for fifty cents.

I also finished reading Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown. It’s about a mother and daughter in 1935 who both find themselves pregnant at the same time, much to both their dismay. The book is how the deal with their problems and how they grow together while, at the same time, growing apart. It was very good, but sad.

Reading Next:

The only book I know for sure I’ll be reading next is The Chosen by Chaim Potok. It’s for my Jewish book club and as I didn’t read any of the books last year, I figure I should make more of an effort this year. (For the record… no one else read anything, either. It’s kind of a “book” club.)

What are you reading this week?

WWW Wednesday | January 1, 2020

OMG, it’s a new year! Welcome to 2020 everyone! I have to say, overall 2019 treated me well. I got to go on my dream vacation, I kicked depression to the curb (for now), and I started this blog. So, go me!

Today, I’m doing WWW Wednesday, which is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Participants are invited to answer 3 questions each week:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading?

I had so hoped to have finished The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice yesterday. It was totally doable, but instead of staying in to read, I went to a New Year’s Eve party. I kind of wish I hadn’t for various reasons, but the result is I did not finish one last book before the New Year. So, I’ll finish it today.

Recently finished?

I got Atomic Habits by James Clear the day after Christmas and tore through it. It was really well written and very actionable. Then, I finished On Writing by Steven King, which was a great book. Finally, I finished listening to Beyond the Grave by C.J. Archer, which started off by frustrating me, but ended with me being completely satisfied. Then, I found out there are three more books in the series and the library doesn’t own them, so I’m back to being frustrated.

Reading next?

First up, I’m going to read Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown, which I was supposed to start last week, but left at home when I went to my parents. Next, it’s The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh, because I’ll need more vampires. And, finally, I’ll start The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, because, as you might have noticed, I’m very interested in habits.

What are you reading this week?

WWW Wednesday

Merry Christmas everyone! And Happy Hanukkah, if you celebrate! It’s the most wondrous time of the year. It’s also Wednesday, which means it’s time for WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Each weeks, participants answer three questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

Recently finished:

Reading Next:

I’m supposed to start reading Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown, because my mom gave it to me a weeks ago and wants to discuss it with me. However, I forgot to bring it to my parents house when I came here, so I’ll probably end up starting something else. Maybe I Thought it was Just Me by Brene Brown, because my brother gave it to me for Christmas. Or, I’ll hit Barnes and Noble because I got a gift certificate for Hanukkah. So, I’ve got lots of possibilities. 🙂

What are you reading today? Any great bookish gifts? Let me know!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Each week, participants answer three questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading: I’m continuing to say that I’m reading Interview with the Vampire, even though I haven’t touched it in weeks. I feel this is the week I’m going to be making progress on it, though.

I also started Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco, which I’m really liking. I had no idea what it was going to be about and was completely taken by surprise in a good way. I can’t wait to read more. Audrey Rose continues to be the best, and I love her relationship with Thomas. I love all the characters, actually; they’d just wonderfully done. Also, the cover is so gorgeous. I wish it was my book so I could put it on display somewhere. Alas, it belongs to my sister and I shall have to return it when I’m done.

I’m also continuing with Stephen King’s On Writing. I’d gotten through the part about his background and am now on the next part, which I believe is called “What Writing is” or something to that effect. It’s a very good book and I stayed up much later than I meant to reading it the other night. I love when that happens.

I’m also listening to Beyond the Grave by C.J. Archer, which is the third in the Ministry of Curiosities books. I’m a little annoyed because last book was all “will they or won’t they” and then it seemed to be resolved, but now we’re back to that game again. But the plot is good and I love the narrator, so I’m happy.

Just Finished:

I finished Finale by Stephanie Garber a few days ago and absolutely loved it. I wished that there’d been some more time devoted to Scarlett, but overall, I was very satisfied.

Last night, I finished The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner, which is an ARC I got from NetGalley. I loved this book. I was so sweet and gentle and a lot of fun. The characters were wonderful, the plot interesting, and it made me want to reread all teh Jane Austen books right now.

Reading Next:

Gosh I don’t know. I have so much to read that it’s hard to choose. I have a bag of books that I bought home from Thanksgiving and I think I’ll just reach inside and pull the first one I touch.

What are you reading this week? Drop a comment below and let me know!

WWW Wednesday

Okay, I’ve made three days this week. I can do two more. Then, I’ll be on vacation. I can make it!

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Participants are invited to answer three questions each week:

What are you currently reading?

What did you just finish reading?

What are you planning on reading next?

Currently Reading:

So, here me out on Interview with the Vampire: I haven’t touched it since Thanksgiving but I’m totally going to finish it next week when I’m on vacation. It’s my goal. I’ve been dithering around too much with it and just want to get through.

I’m about halfway through Finale by Stephanie Garber, and I’m really liking it. I’ve just been so tired before bed at night, I’m not getting through as much as I thought I would.

Beyond the Grave by C.J. Archer is the third Ministry of Curiosities books and, while I’m not very far into it, I’m still enjoying it. I’m just getting a little frustrated by the romance. I want it to progress and it’s regressing before my eyes.

I started On Writing by Stephen King last night. So far, it’s pretty interesting. I’m impressed by his dedication to writing at an early age. I spent every day of my life from childhood to earlier this year insisting I would never, ever be a full time writer. Now, that’s all I want to be.

Just Finish Reading:

I finished The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg over the weekend and thought it was interesting. It had some great explanations on how habits form and how we can exert control over changing them.

Her Majesty’s Necromancer by C.J. Archer was very good. I thought the the falling action of the book went on a little long. It didn’t have as exciting as climax as the first book, bu the ending made it all worthwhile.

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman was okay. I’m not really into contemporary fiction, especially adult contemporary fiction, but this was cute enough. I’m just not sure if I agree with the message. Or, at least, what the book club questions at the end are implying the message is. I have no idea of Waxman intended it to be read the way I’m reading it, but, yeah. My review will be up next week.

What I’m reading next

I plan to read ALL THE BOOKS next. I borrowed a literal ton of books from my sister at Thanksgiving and bought a few more from Thrift Books. But, I think the winner will be:

It’s in my possession, it’s supposed to be good, and I’m going to devour it.

What are you reading this week?

WWW Wednesday November 27

Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday and time for WWW Wednesday once again. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. Each week, participants are invited to answer three questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you just finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading:

I’m listening to The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer. I just started listening to it on Monday and meant to listen on my trip down to my parents, but got caught up in podcasts instead. Still, I liked what I listened to and can’t wait to read more.

I also made some more progress on Interview with the Vampire. They’ve finally made it off the plantation and are heading to New Orleans soon. So, progress!

Just finished reading:

I finished A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden over the weekend and really enjoyed it. My review is here. I finished The Night Country by Melissa Albert yesterday and loved it. I thought it was super fantastic.

Reading next

To be perfectly honest, I am probably going to march into my sister’s room after I’m done writing this post and borrow Finale by Stephanie Garber because I’ve been dying to read it and she said I could borrow it when I visited. I probably won’t read either book I’m currently reading at all. I also probably will not get started with The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner like I meant to this week like I intended because I will be reading Finale. So, that’s what I’m reading next.

What are you reading this week? Drop a comment below and let me know!

WWW Wednesday

It’s Wednesday! Let’s celebrate the middle of the week with a weekly tradition! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Each week, participants are invited to answer three questions:

What are you reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

I stared A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden a few days ago, and so far, I’m enjoying it. I’m not entirely sure what’s going to happen or where it’s going so far. Two of the character just risked their lives, leaving their town and walking through freezing rain and mud to escape, only for one of the character to contact her father once they got to the next town and find out everything was okay. So, I’m not quite sure what they did or why they had to run, but I’m sure it’ll all be explained.

I’m listening to The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking. It’s about how the Danish people, who are consistently ranked as the happiest in the world, manage to make themselves so happy through their devotion to all things comfortable, or hygge (hoo-ga). It’s… okay. It’s a little repetitive, and I had to skip most of the chapter on recipes because it was so boring to listen to, but it’s fine. It convinced me to break out some candles to make my space more comfortably lit and I like it.

I’m also sorta still reading Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, but most nights, I’m too tired to get to that one. I’ll devote myself to it next week, when I have off.

I just finished Fable by Michele Packard, which I didn’t enjoy. I wanted to, because it was about a female covert operative, and the world needs more of them, but it just was not very well written. You can find my review here.

The very next book I’m reading is the ARC of The Night Country by Melissa Albert. I’m very excited for that one. After that, I’ll start The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner, which I thought sounded fun.

That’s it for me. What are you reading this week?