WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday November 28, 2018

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It has been a long start to the week but now it is Wednesday!! Time to start looking forward to the weekend and planning what I will be reading. Thanks (as always) to Sam at Taking on a World of Words for hosting this!


What Did I Just Finish Reading?

I have been deep (DEEP) into NonFiction November and it has made me ever so slightly crazy because I cannot seem to get organized or stick to any one book. But, I know that I recently finished these three fantastic audiobooks while I was driving around town. I highly recommend them all and I will be reviewing them soon.

Jon Cryer’s book, So that Happened has become my celebrity memoir to beat. With his frank conversational style and the sheer amount of weird experiences he has had during his life / acting career his book felt far too short even at 9 hours.

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple was another five start audiobook. If you loved Where’d You Go Bernadette I feel confident that you will want to go on the adventure that is this book. Maria Semple just has a way of capturing how complex women’s lives can become. The narrator delivered the story so beautifully I just need someone to listen to it so they can agree with me already.

The Princess Diarist by the late great Carrie Fisher covers some things about Carrie Fischer’s experiences filming Star Wars that were new to me. I have always been a devoted fan of Carrie and the book is worth a look just to languish in how beautifully her journal entries from her youth were written. If there was ever a doubt of her talent, this book extinguishes it. This audiobook is read by Carrie and her daughter and made me miss the Princess a little more.


What am I currently Reading?

I’m a bit of a mess right now. I think I have 40 NonFiction Books going but I am planning to focus on these three books this week. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn became a forgotten book (one you drop, can’t find, find later, dust off and start again). I am approximately half way through this novel and I love the shifting perspective.

The Two Towers will not defeat me!!! I refuse to welcome the New Year until the damn Ring is destroyed. I have a cunning plan to get it done but my friends have started taking bets.

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson came highly recommended and I grabbed the audiobook version. It vacillates between making me laugh so hard its not safe to drive and desperately sad for those struggling with mental illness. I am also half way through this book but with my new extended commute I am ready to go!!


What Will I Read Next?

These are the five books that the library wants back from me in the next two weeks. I feel strongly that two of them will go back on the shelf unread. But, if anyone has a suggestion on where I should start, please let me know!


Tell me, please!

What’s on your WWW?


23 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday November 28, 2018

    1. I have had a crush on Ducky since I saw Pretty in Pink (and never got over that stupid ending) so I always stop when I see Jon Cryer. The book does not disappoint! I hope you get a chance to enjoy both of these books. Happy reading!

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  1. I’ve been wanting to pick up The Princess Diarist for a while now. She’s written so many books it sometimes feels difficult to decide where to start. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts on it.

    And my continued well-wishes with the rest of LOTR! I believe in you!

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    1. Thank you for the LOTR cheerleading! I knew you would understand.

      Carrie Fischer was, indeed, a prolific writer but this book in particular celebrated her love of Star Wars. There was one facet that felt too gossipy for me but I forgive her because she is Carrie. My review is coming soon but it was a fast and fun audiobook if you get a chance.

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  2. Oh, man! Whiskey When We’re Dry is on my list, too—that cover art is AMAZING and the premise sounds so good. I read An Unexplained Death for nonfiction November—it was certainly an interesting read.

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  3. Have to admit I’m not much of a non fiction reader. I pick up the odd one now and then but often have trouble finishing any. Think the only ones I have are Matt Haigs. I have been very tempted by the Princess Diarist though, it sounds fascinating.

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  4. Great reviews – you make me want to check out all of these books! I really liked Where’d You Go Bernadette – so I will definitely check this new one out. Honestly, I want to read all of these now 🙂 Glad you are enjoying The Alice Network – I really liked that one!

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    1. Ducky forever!! It was so enjoyable. He has had an interesting life but his innate awkwardness has made him a true observer of people. And, as for NonFiction reading – I didn’t really start until last year! If I can do it, really just anyone can.

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