WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: February 19, 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! My favorite meme was last hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and has found a new home with Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. Don’t forget to check all the other participants. It is the #1 way I keep my TBR overflowing!


The Three Ws are:

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


WHAT AM I CURRENTLY READING?

Australia
A Rainbow in the background of the Australian landscape with three kangaroos in the foreground.

It is unbelievable but I managed to clear all of my books off my “currently reading” shelf from prior weeks and I have only this romance anthology currently in the works. I picked up Australia in the middle of the night (thanks insomnia!) because it features a number of romance novelists I enjoy. Bonus: 50% of all royalties will go to a firefighter charity and 50% will go towards wildlife charity.


RECENTLY FINISHED READING

I didn’t post last week because last week was stupid. So, these are my books from the past two weeks.

I finished Last Tsar’s Dragons by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple. This book reimagines the last days of the Romanovs with dragons. Even though I think Jane Yolen is a treasure, this book didn’t capture my imagination enough to warrant continuing with the series. But, if you are in the mood for altered Russian history you might really enjoy this quick story.

I finally found and finished I Hate Fairyland, Madly Ever After. It is ridiculous and I mean that as a compliment. Super irreverent and violent, it was enjoyable. I am going to wait until I’m in a more vicious mood to pick up the second in this four-part series.

I am supposed to be reading Burnout as a weekly buddy read but the insomnia mentioned above had me finishing it ahead of schedule. It is so good. A full review is coming soon!

I also picked up and finished The Plus One by Sarah Archer which I didn’t enjoy. If you are going to build a robot in two days that is a fully functioning human being (and I do mean fully functioning) then you have to make me believe that it is possible. Or, at least, help me become attached to the main character or the robot! This one will not get a full review. It was poo.

Anne of Green Gables is a delightful classic that I had never previously enjoyed. I read it for a book club and so many of us work with gifted kids that we were laughing historically at how well Anne would fit in with gifted kids today. While it does include a number of racist and culturally offensive remarks I just couldn’t shake how much I enjoyed Anne’s effortless positive nature. That little dash of snark made Anne perfect for me.


WHAT WILL I READ NEXT?

The beauty of having finally cleared my bedside table is that I get to go shopping on my beautiful bookshelves. I am not 100% sure what else I will read but I know I need to start The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. It the first Flavia de Luce mystery and my book club’s next pick.

I’ve also had a really hard time finding an audiobook that I enjoy but I think that Kevin Smith’s Tough Sh*t shows promise. Either way, I am excited to build a new stack!


Tell me, please!

What’s on your WWW?


 

30 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: February 19, 2020

  1. I hate fairyland is definitely the weirdest graphic novel series I’ve read, but it is so good hahah!
    I’m currently reading The june boys and listening to Heart of flames!
    Enjoy your reading!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  2. ‘I Hate Fairyland, Madly Ever After’ sounds fun. Sometimes we need something which is ridiculous (in a good way). Glad you enjoyed Anne of Green Gables, she is a great character!

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      1. I was too! He is so smart and so witty but just launching into his wife’s butthole and then volleying over to his Dad’s testicles was too crash and not enough charm for me. I might try it in print instead of Audiobook though because I still want to read it…

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