WWW Wednesday: October 28, 2020

WWW Wednesday is the post I look forward to every week! Thanks, as always to Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and this wonderful WWW post to keep me going. If you want to join me, 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 admire. Don’t forget to check all the other participants. It is the #1 way I keep my TBR overflowing!

The Three W’s 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 is the smallest “currently reading” stack I can remember in forever. I am a few stories into Canterbury Tales and there is absolutely no way I read this whole book in high school. This is the naughtiest book! I think my Catholic High School must have assigned the selected works. Truthfully, I am gleefully annotating these stories and I cannot wait for the next one.

I just started Lady in the Cellar yesterday and I am intrigued. I seem to have spent the whole of this month accidentally in Victorian England. This nonfiction book will round out my Frighteningly Good Reads for this month (hopefully!).


WHAT DID I RECENTLY FINISH READING?

I had a big reading week due, mainly, to participating in Dewey’s 24 hour Readathon this past weekend. I have participated in past years but this was the first time I was prepared with a realistic stack of books, a house full of food, and a schedule devoid of activities. I read 5 books on Saturday, placed one in the DNF, and had the most relaxing weekend I can remember.

I started my morning off with a cinnamon roll and The Case of the Bizarre Bouquet by Nancy Springer. This is the third in the Enola Holmes mystery series and each book is better than the last. I cannot recommend these books highly enough but I am holding out on reviewing the books until I finish the whole series. I have the biggest book crush on this series.

I moved on quickly to The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder. This is another middle grade mystery / fantasy book that I have had on my shelf forever. It features a uniquely determined young women named Emily whose is a gifted self advocate. My full review is here.

Then I popped over to the second in the Black Hallow Lane middle grade series with The Secret of White Stone Great by Julie Nobel. I just adore the main character of this book, Emmy. I hungrily read this book hoping for some answers to the mysteries presented in book one. I was slightly unsatisfied on the mystery front but more than happy with the character development. My full review is here.

I took a break from reading to listen to the audiobook version of The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. I have long been a fan of Wilde and this story just brought me so much joy. It is a classic, it is short, it is funny – truthfully, it might be the perfect Halloween story for me. You can read the rest of my thoughts in the full review here.

Finally, I finished Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. This romance set in a zombie infested future was a thoroughly enjoyable way to end my readathon. You can read my full review here but if you enjoyed the movie, you will love the book.

I also managed to wrap up the short nonfiction book Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer. This book would have made a great companion to The Crucible and it certainly furthered my general knowledge about the reality of what happened in Salem.


WHAT WILL I READ NEXT?

As October comes to a close I find myself starting to plan my Non-Fiction reading for November. I would love to read both The Lady in the Cellar and The Lady from the Black Lagoon as part of Frighteningly Good Reads but I don’t see that happening. Happily, these nonfiction books will bridge my themes from one month to the next!


Tell me, please! What’s on your WWW?


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  1. Such a great bunch of reads! I think your next reads look very good and I’m not usually one for non-fiction. They look very engrossing though ❤️ Happy reading!

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