WWW Wednesday: January 23, 2019

After a long weekend full of weird weather and a beginning of the week with even odder inclement weather patterns, I am fully embracing the beauty of Wednesday! Better yet, it is time for WWW Wednesday my favorite meme! Hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words these posts are always full of books sure to swell your TBR lists. Make sure and check out the other participants and feel free to leave your own WWW in the comments below!

What I Finished Reading

I had an interesting collection of books I finished this week. The first, Conan Doyle for the Defense was my nonfiction read for the week. While there were some things I long to edit about the book, overall I really enjoyed it. The review will be up Friday for NonFiction Friday.

I also finished the audiobook version of Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz which was so enjoyable. I loved Odd and the cast of characters in Pico Mundo and I cannot wait to go back and see what mysteries and ghosts Odd will deal with next. I forgot that Dean Koontz is such a fantastic writer! My full review is here.

Yesterday I turned the final page on The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani and immediately shut the book, turned it over, and hugged it. The remarkable story of twelve year old Nisha and her tumultuous experience during the 1947 Partitioning of India will stay with me for a long time. The book is now safely tucked into the special bookshelf I reserve for my favorite books. You can read the full glowing review here.

What am I Currently Reading

Oh dear. The four books at once has been working so well for me but five feels like one too many. I am halfway through Awakening Your Ikigai by Ken Mogi and really starting to understand how finding joy and purpose will work for me. Since Ikigai and Thunderhead are both physical books from my massive TBR shelf I feel like I am doing well trying to prioritize my owned books. But, then, my magical library comes along and lets me know that both Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore and The Gunslinger are ready for me to listen to! The tipping point was finding that Netgalley had approved my request for Romancing his Rival. At least the weird weather has caused it to rain good books over here! I am almost 75% finished with Romancing his Rival and then I will return to my more manageable 4-at-once. Whew!

What do I Plan to Read Next?

These two remained in my future pile from last week and so they are the most likely candidates. I tried listening to Springfield Confidential as an audiobook but the narration wasn’t working for me. I was very pleased to come across a physical copy at my library. And, Un Lun Dun has sat far too long on my TBR. I am excited to read this re-telling of Alice in Wonderland.

Tell me, please!

What is on your WWW list?


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  1. I love the idea that you enjoy a book so much that at the end you’re moved to hug it! If the author knew they’d would be thinking “Job done” there 🙂 I really enjoyed Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store. I hope you do too. I think you’re brave attempting five, or even four, books on the go at once. I find that two’s my limit and it helps if they’re different genres or one’s a physical book, and the other’s an ebook or audiobook.

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/01/23/www-wednesdays-23rd-january-19/

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    1. I wonder sometimes if four is too many but its my easiest way to enjoy 1 nonfiction, 1 fiction, 1 ebook and 1 audiobook. That fifth book though was too much! Hah! I am a quarter of the way into Mr. Penumbra’s and I am loving it. I cannot wait to figure out what is happening.


  2. I’ve yet to read King’s Dark Tower books, but I plan to get there eventually as I’m making my way through his books. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore has been on my TBR for a while (too long!); I hope you enjoy it! Have a great week!

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    1. This is my second time trying to get through The Dark Tower but I think I am over the hurdle the beginning of the first book presents and I am into the story now! Mr. Penumbra is fun as well. I can’t wait to see what you have been reading!


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