WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: February 13, 2019

It is time for my favorite meme of the week: WWW Wednesday! Hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words this has become my go-to for staying organized and making sure my TBR on Goodreads is always growing. So, if you want, join! Just answer the following three questions.

What Did I Recently Finish Reading?

What Am I Currently Reading?

What Will I Read Next?

And, make sure to hop over to our host’s site and check out all of the other participants. I have found some of my best books (and favorite bloggers!) through this weekly check-in.


What Did I Recently Finish Reading?

I had a very up and down week. I had books I absolutely adored and others that infuriated me. I hate to speak poorly of books but In Praise of Wasting Time was just a short book about how you should walk around in nature more and get off your phone. Ash Princess (which I honestly thought was part of the Red Queen story arch) was an audiobook I finished that felt like a 13 hour inner monologue by someone with terrible Stockholm Syndrome.

BUT, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone saved my sanity this week. As part of the read-a-long this year that is hosted by the fabulous Noura at The Perks of Being Noura I have friends to help me with that 2019 total HP re-read through goal. I got a bit behind by not finishing the first book in January so I need to read two this month. I have the illustrated copy and I was flat out obnoxious about making people look at the illustrations. I cannot wait to read The Chamber of Secrets next!

My library also delivered on getting me a copy of The Wicked King. This is the second in The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black following The Cruel Prince. I really enjoyed the first book but I loved the second one! My full review is here.

Finally, I read Con Artist by Fred Van Lente. This is a fantastic murder mystery that takes place at San Diego’s Comic Con. I finished it last night around 1:00 in the morning so the full review will be posted tomorrow. I couldn’t sleep until I finished it and then I re-read the ending this morning.


What Am I Currently Reading?

Well. I think we can see by my list that I am keeping any seasonal sadness away with the help of middle grade books! I find them perfect for when I need a pick-me-up.

I am 90% of the way finished with Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident as an audiobook. The narrative does an absolute divine job with all the different accents! I am loving it.

I am a few chapters into my other three books. The Wonderling by Mira Bartock I picked up because of the gorgeous cover and I am really enjoying the story of the little orphan animals. Similarly, The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge I chose for the cover and was delighted to find that it is almost half told through drawings. Very Brian Selznick but with elves and gnomes and historians. Finally, I have decided to learn more about Sherlock and Arthur Conan Doyle for my 2019 Learn Something New Challenge. This Challenge is hosted by Kathleen at SMS Nonfiction Books and I am excited to get started on it.


What Will I Read Next?

Obviously I need more Harry Potter. I also received a physical copy of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager from my library and a notification that The Man Who Would be Sherlock is ready for me to enjoy as an audiobook. This week – only ONE audiobook at a time!


Tell me, please!

What’s on your WWW list?


 

37 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: February 13, 2019

    1. I know right Laurel? I though, “hey, I can waste time and feel good about it now!” But really it was just another “my childhood was better than yours” and “we should all walk in nature more” kinda book.

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  1. I’m currently re-reading HP too! But on audio this time as I’ve said for years I’m going to do it and never managed it. I’m new to audiobooks but have just finished HP and the Philosophers Stone and thought it was wonderful. I start Chamber of Secrets on audio tomorrow – happy HP reading!

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  2. I’m glad you’re enjoying HP! I think when we read it in May that we’ll read the illustrated one! I’m sure that will be so much fun. I like the sound of your Sherlock book; I love Holmes. I hope you enjoy all your books and have a great week. 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome! I bought them when they came out, but I just haven’t done anything with the illustrated ones but look. They’re so gorgeous I’ve been afraid to touch them, lol. But I do think book 1 will be more enticing to an 8 yr old if it’s illustrated, so I think we’ll go that route! Please do! I love him although now I have Benedict Cumberbatch in my mind every time I think of him…not a bad picture at all though ♥!

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  3. Honestly, I really like it when illustrations are sprinkled throughout a novel too. They were great in Fire & Blood and I wish that was something Martin did for the main series. Also Van Lente does a lot more murder mysteries than I would have expected, after I read his Incredible Hercules series.

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  4. When I saw the cover of In Praise Of Books on your list I immediately made a mental note to add it to my TBR list but your summary of it was perfect for me… I think I’ll pass 🙂

    I really like how you did the graphics for your book covers! What magical software program allows you to do that? 🙂

    Thanks for dropping by!

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    1. You are so sweet with the compliments! I literally go to Amazon, right click the image and save it to my desktop and then insert it as a photo when I write. I’m so low-tech. You should peek at Meegan Reads and Bakes (https://meeghanw.wordpress.com/2019/02/15/sunshine-blogger-award-part-2/) Her site is so beautiful.

      I really like how your books look like postcards just ready to be admired, especially on your home page. Have a great day!

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  5. AHHHH, The Wicked King was great, wasn’t it? Omg, I need book 3 now. It still hasn’t hit me that we have to wait a full year for The Queen of Nothing to release. 😭
    Also, I read Ash Princess over a year ago, but your description sounds pretty accurate, LOL.
    I hope you have a lot more great reads this coming week! 🙂

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