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!
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?
Woohoo! It doesn’t look nearly as disorganized as I was worried it would! I continue to work through A History of the World in 100 Objects. My audiobook library loan of The Silent Patient was taken away from me this week but a book club buddy has offered to lend me her physical copy. I am relived, this was not the best audiobook I have listened to this year.
I also purchased the newest Wayside School, Beneath the Cloud of Doom by Louis Sachar. I loved the Wayside School kids and, after 25 years, I am happy to revise their crazy classroom.
As our libraries return to work (I can’t imagine the mess they are encountering) my library loans have become easier even though I am still sticking to e-books for now. I borrowed Janet Evanovich’s Twisted Twenty-Six because I heard Grandma Mazur was front and center. I am nearly half-way through and Grandma does not disappoint!
I’ve also found a new romance author that I am quickly becoming obsessed with: Talia Hibbert. A Girl Like Her is the second book I’ve borrowed from this author this week and they are so good.
WHAT DID I RECENTLY FINISH READING?
Woohoo! I finally moved Tap off my “currently reading” stack! This book was so tricky because it was really two books smashed together. One was a history of Tap, which was concisely written and informative. The other was a series of interviews with the dancers themselves. This is where the book became repetitive for me since each interview sounded exactly the same. My guess is that the author recorded the interviews and transcribed them but that left each person sounding like this, “I learned to tap watching other people! I worked with all the greats! Oooooh, it was a time!” I only wish that the interviews were available to watch or listen to because I think the subtle nuances and differences would bring life back to their stories.
I also listened to The Year of Less by Cait Flanders. This book has been making the rounds lately as people strive to make their lives more meaningful (and probably as we all look around our homes at all the….stuff). If you pick this book up with the mindset that you will be learning how Cait changed from someone looking to fill / avoid her life with alcohol, drugs, food, and eventually things you will enjoy it. Perhaps 5% of it is actual tips and tricks she used to avoid purchasing consumer goods. It is not a how-to book and once I got past that disappointment I enjoyed it.
Finally, Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert landed in my hands in the middle of a night of insomnia and I am obsessed with this author. An absolutely swoon-worthy contemporary romance!
WHAT WILL I READ NEXT?
American Dirt is one of my book club picks. I have zero interest in reading this book but a good book club member participates. I’m going to give it a listen but I don’t know how to get around all that I already know about the author and the publisher.
In return, I am going to crack open Picard because Star Trek will make me feel better.
Tell me, please!
What’s on your WWW?
I liked American Dirt, but it was also a bit of a slog at times. Important read, though.
I am curious about The Year of Less.
Enjoy your books and your week, and here’s MY WWW POST
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Thanks Laurel! How did you get around the backstory of the author and the publisher for American Dirt?
I loved The Silent Patient and Get a Life, Chloe Brown. The sequel Take a Hint, Dani Brown is next on my TBR 🙂 Here’s my WWW Wednesday: https://overtheshill.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/www-wednesday-june-10-2020/
I’ve already put the publication date for Dani’s story on my calendar! (Obsessed? Yes!)
I just got that Chloe Brown book from my library. You have me even more excited to read it now!
I definitely love the sound of Get A Life, Chloe Brown! Happy reading. xx
Enjoy your reading!