I had a long weekend absolutely stuffed full of ridiculousness and so arriving at this moment – beautiful Wednesday – feels even better than usual. Make sure and check out Sam’s website, Taking on a World of Words, as she graciously hosts this meme each week. There you will find so many other wonderful blogs all listing the three W’s for the week: What did I just finish reading? What am I reading now? and What do I think I will read next?
What did I just finish reading?
I had a weird week. I read two very short books, Drawn Together and …And Then You Die of Dysentery. I requested and received Drawn Together from the library but I didn’t realize it was a children’s book until I picked it up. It is short but has breathtakingly gorgeous illustrations. Just stunning. I could have flipped through the whole thing in 2 minutes but I spend more like 20 marveling at the details of the drawings.
…And Then You Die of Dysentery is an extremely short book about adulting as told through the lens of the Oregon Trail. This was an extremely popular game when I was a kid and has found a second surge of popularity lately (much to my joy). This book looks like a fun gift but has very little substance and is really only funny if you’re a huge fan of both the struggles of “adulting” and the Oregon Trail. As much as I love the Oregon Trail, this was just too short. Like, I brewed a cup of coffee in my Tassimo in the time it took me to read it cover to cover.
I had to put Before Tomorrowland into my DNF pile because a character in chapter two has a brain tumor. This is a no fly zone for me since I lost my sister to a brain tumor in 2015.
I also finish Un Lun Dun. This is an odd book. I’m still processing all of my thoughts but as I closed the final pages and placed the book into my finished pile I found myself saying aloud, “oooooooookay, then.”
Finally, I thoroughly enjoyed Mike Reiss’ Springfield Confidential which will be featured this coming week for NonFiction Friday! If you’ve seen The Simpsons, you’re interesting in television writing, or you just want to laugh, this is the book for you.
What am I Reading Now?
Last week I had three (three!) audiobooks that I thought I would be listening to but none of them struck my fancy. It happens sometimes with audiobooks doesn’t it? Or, maybe it is just me. Either way, I scrapped that plan and started listening to Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer and Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian. I am loving them both! I am 24% of the way into The Arctic Incident and more than 50% through Ash Princess.
I am also reading the delightful In Praise of Wasting Time which is fairly self-explanatory and the library came through for me this week with The Wicked King. YES!
What Will I Read Next
I won’t let anything get between me and my trip back to Hogwarts this coming week!
Tell me, please!
What do you have on your WWW list?