WWW Wednesday: April 8, 2020

WWW Wednesday 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 about how your reading is going this week 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!

I spent a lot of time last week reading tips about coping with COVID quarantine. One of the tips that really struck me was, when things are not working, PIVOT. Turn away from things that make you frustrated and find something new. I don’t do well without a bunch of projects but I also struggle when life lacks balance (which I doubt anyone has right now!) So, if I started a book and it didn’t capture me I pivoted and put it back. I think we can all agree it is truly hard to put a book down, even one we hate, but this new method has really worked for me. All I had to do was read the first three chapters (an old bit of advice from my Mom) before I put them on my Goodreads. Like magic, I was reading again. Now I just need to be more disciplined about posting…


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?

This week I am working through Tap! The Greatest Tap Dance Stars and their Stories 1900-1955. I love nonfiction because it is easy to pick up, read a chapter, put it down and repeat that pattern again and again. This book is keeping me company until I can get back to physical tap class.

Doll Bones by Holly Black is a middle grade thriller that has been sitting on my shelf forever. A nice possessed doll book, for whatever reason, feels right today.

I have also started re-reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman. I have a beautiful illustrated copy that I have never read and it is absolutely wonderful to spend time with this book again.

Finally, I started listening to The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae this morning. It is for a new entirely online bookclub I have joined. I’m only 20 minutes into it but planning to re-organize my closet later while Issa keeps me company.


WHAT DID I RECENTLY FINISH READING?

See? The pivot worked for me! I finished seven books this week, three of them off my MagicalReadathon TBR. All of them either romances or murderous thrillers. The pendulum of my mood may be swinging wildly but books (thankfully) don’t judge me!

The Flatshare and The Unhoneymooners were both contemporary romances that I had other people recommend to me and I loved them both SO much.

So, You Want to Be Canadian was my short book requirement for my readathon and it just further deepened my crush on Canada.

The Real Michael Swann by Bryan Reardon is a book I got from a subscription quite some time ago and put it aside because thrillers are not my favorite. For some reason the thriller and murder books seem to be perfectly matching my heart rate at whole sections of the day and I was surprised by how quickly I tore through this book.

I finished And Then There Were None on my kindle and I was…..so confused. It just ended. Like, who was the mastermind? Thankfully, I was complaining about this to a friend and they pointed out that there is a letter at the end of the book. But it wasn’t in my kindle version! I finally got to read the real ending.

I also finished Emma last night just minutes before my audiobook loan ended. I’m not sure I would have loved it as much as I did if I hadn’t already seen the new movie because it is pretty repetitive. I don’t think I enjoyed it as much as Pride and Prejudice but it was still a lovely read.


WHAT WILL I READ NEXT?

ahistoryoftheworldin100objects

Honestly? Who knows! But, I was thinking of working through this book every morning over coffee. If I do just one object a day I will be done by the end of July and, hopefully, the world will look very normal by then.


Tell me, please!

What’s on your WWW?


 

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  1. I have been wanting to read Jane Austen books again. In fact, I just got my copy of The Jane Austen Book Club, a story that I read a while ago. I also enjoyed the movie. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  2. Also really enjoyed both The Flatshare and The Unhoneymooners 🙂 I’m currently reading The Switch which is another multi-perspective book from the author of theThe Flatshare, only halfway through but if you liked that it’ll be worth checking out her new book

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  3. Great to hear the PIVOT method is working so well for you, that is an amazing amount of books read and finished! I am sorry to hear you found Emma repetitive – I love it’s humour and flawed heroine. I also keep meaning to read The Princess Bride, especially as the 80s film is one of my favourite films ever! 😄

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    1. Oh dear – I didn’t mean to make it seem that I didn’t love Emma! I really truly did. I just meant that Emma’s Dad was so delightfully funny for the first half of the book and then he just seemed to keep repeating himself. If I wasn’t trying to finish it quickly before the library took it back I would probably have found him just as cute.

      The Princess Bride is definitely one of my favorite movies but after I read the book the love / dedication went to a whole new level.

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  4. I love your idea of pivoting if a book doesn’t work for you! I’ve seen a lot of readers talking about feeling stressed and reading less, and I think this is the perfect time to be a mood reader and just going with the flow and setting aside whatever’s not working for you at the moment.

    Wow, it sure does look like your pivoting worked! You read a ton of books! The Bone Houses is on my TBR, and i’m looking forward to picking it up. :3 I’ve never heard of Doll Bones, but it looks super cute. I’ll have to add that to my list!

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