WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: November 7, 2019

I don’t know what it is about the start of November but I feel totally invigorated! Perhaps it is just the magic of “the first” or because NaNoWriMo has me sitting in front of my computer more frequently but I have been reading and posting. I mean, I haven’t been reviewing quite on schedule like I should but, no one is perfect right?

There is nothing like posting a WWW when you feel good about yourself though is there? It feels so good to thank Sam at Taking on a World of Words for hosting the meme that, this week, adds to my momentum instead of just resetting it. To participate, just answer three questions:

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Feel free to link to your blog below so I can see how your week has been or just comment with what you have been reading. Please note: I just cannot bring myself to answer the questions unless they are in chronological order.


What Did I Just Finish Reading?

In November I participate in Nonfiction November. I love the wonderful group of people who take turns hosting this event and I always find so many NonFiction books for my shelves.

This week I have already enjoyed the delightful ethical journey James M. Russell takes us on in The Forking Trolley. If you enjoy watching The Good Place you might also enjoy this fun look at all the ethical theories presented on the popular television show. You don’t need to have seen the show to enjoy the book but there are spoilers included and, honestly, it all just makes so much more sense when you understand the show. My full review is here.

I also read and reviewed The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin. I cannot stop thinking about this book and I desperately want to sit and talk through the whole thing with someone. Has anyone else read it? Thoughts?? My full review is here.


What am I Currently Reading?

This is one more book than I like to have going at one time but I lost any measure of self control and downloaded Beard Necessities onto my kindle early this morning. The darn time change had me awake too early! It won’t be on my list for long though because I have been waiting to hear the story of Billy and Scarlet forever.

I am three chapters in Snacks, A Canadian Food History and I desperately wish I had pre-ordered all of the snacks covered in the book before I started reading. This will be yet another excuse for me to visit Canada (I’m still embarrassingly obsessed with everything Canada).

I am nearly half way through The Heart Forger by Ron Chupeco. This is the second book in the series and it is excellent. It was supposed to be one of my last books for Frighteningly Good Reads but I didn’t finish it by the end of October. Now, admittedly, I am struggling to finish the book because I am far more fascinated by my NonFiction Stack.

I have finally, after putting Black Count on my list last year, getting around the reading the story of the true Count of Monte Cristo. I managed to get a copy of the audiobook and I am loving it. This is one of the gems I discovered during 2018’s NonFiction November!

As was expected, I am still working through The Art and Science of Hand Reading.


What Will I Read Next?

I cannot wait to start reading A Glorious Freedom by Lisa Congdon. It is a collection of stories of women who started a new business or hit their personal / professional stride after 50.

Haben the true story of Haben Girma is going to be wanted back by the library soon. I really need to start reading it before I run out of time.


Tell me, please!

What’s on your WWW list?


 

21 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: November 7, 2019

  1. The Forking Trolley sounds very British. Is it British?! I love British humor. xD They do it so well.

    Oooh, I haven’t read Bone Witch yet, but it’s been on my radar (and now that I work at the library, I see it every day I work and, wow, can you say guilt trip?). I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the second one. I might need to grab the series when I get a little break between ARCs and check it out. Happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    1. Even though the author is not American, the “forking” and most of the humor are based more on the television show (which is completely American) than on the splendor that is British wit.

      I haaaaaate when books guilt me. I read the first book all in one sitting during a Dewey’s readathon and now I’ve put book aside for too long for NonFiction November. Talk about guilt through favoritism!

      I can’t wait to see what you’re reading.

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      1. AHAHA! My first few jobs were in a library as a page just shelving the books and I forgot completely about how angry I would become when I came across a book that made me mad.

        Patrons should always listen to librarians!

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  2. Very interested in the Black Count! I was obsessed with the Jim Caviezel version of The Count of Monte Christo for a while when I was younger- of course it was years later that I realised the boy playing the son Albert grew up to be Superman!

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    1. Henry Cavill was a real pooper as the son of the Count wasn’t he? Hah! Meanwhile, Jim Caviezel coming out of that hot air balloon. Whew!

      So far the Black Count is thick into creating the historical viewpoint that the author was born into. Thankfully, I love history or it might be a tinge boring.

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  3. I am completely addicted to the Good Plan, I absolutely adore it and don’t know how I’m gonna cope when this final series ends. I would be tempted by The Forking Trolley but the reviews I’ve seen have been a bit mixed. I’ve read a few where they said it was a little too heavy on the philosophy which kind of puts me off. I take it you didn’t find this?

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    1. The Forking Trolley is absolutely an Ethics Book first and foremost. The author uses the Good Place and the characters and their decisions to explain the philosophy. If you are interested in ethics, it is a very good book. If you just love the show but are not interested in learning more about philosophy, this is not the book for you.

      I hate when amazing series come to an end!

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