Thanks, as always, to Sam @ Taking on a World of Words for this meme that keeps me focused on my current piles instead of looking at the 500 things I have on my Goodreads TBR.
It is Thanksgiving weekend coming up! I stopped celebrating two years ago after a disastrous meal that had me wondering, “Why am I doing this when I hate it so much?” If you enjoy Thanksgiving, I hope you have a wonderful safe holiday with family and friends. I will be eating pizza and taking a lovely four days of reading!
If you want to join in the fun, 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 forgt to check all the other participants. It is the #1 way I keep my TBR overflowing!
WHAT AM I CURRENTLY READING?
NonFiction November continues! I am still working on Hershey because I am fascinated by Milton’s life and story. It is a bit slow going but I love this time in American history.
I am also listening to Clan-lands. I never watched the Outlander series but I did read several of the books. I picked up this audiobook for a little armchair travel this week and it has not let me down! I love the history, the folklore, and descriptions of the scenery. I cannot wait to hear where they go next.
I also picked up Jay Chandrasekhar’s autobiography Mustache Shenanigans: Making Super Troopers and Other Adventures in Comedy. Broken Lizard’s comedy is hilarious to me and this movie is one that I quote all of the time. If you haven’t seen it, it is ridiculous and hilarious. And the second movie involves Canada! I am intrigued to see how Jay got into comedy and the details of the movie.
WHAT DID I RECENTLY FINISH READING?
This is two week’s worth of reading since I was so busy last week I didn’t even notice the week had passed me by until it was too late to post a WWW.
I finished Think Like a Monk which is excellent from start to finish. I really need to get the review up. Maybe during my long weekend of not cleaning and cooking!
I also finished A Place to Hang the Moon which is a middle grade historical fiction that reminded me of The War I Finally Won. An absolutely lovely story of three children traveling to the countryside in England to avoid the war and, possibly, find a family.
Greenlights was a fast read. Even though I don’t describe it nicely, there is something about McConaughey that makes it hard to hate him.
I also finished the very short audiobook Vigil which has left me with more questions about Hong Kong than I had prior to picking up this book. A mini review is here. It is interesting and eyeopening but really highlighted how little I know about this part of the world.
WHAT WILL I READ NEXT?
I haven’t decided yet! I have a massive stack of NonFiction and an even larger stack of middle grade to choose from this weekend. Hopefully, I find something fun.
Tell me, please! What’s on your WWW?
Some nice reading there! I have just finished Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility” which showed me there’s always something left to learn even if you’ve read a lot of books on a topic, and I am currently reading Sven Lindqvist’s horrific “Terra Nullis” about the abysmal treatment of Native Australians, and Annie Nightingale’s “Hey Hi Hello” about her 50 years as a radio DJ which is quite long and detailed! Next up will be two more novellas and a short guide for editors to finish up Novellas in November, which I have rather thrown myself at this year!
I haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving for two years, so I am actually looking forward to it this year. Joining old friends on one day, and some family on another.
Pizza sounds good, though.
Your books look good. Enjoy! Here’s MY WWW POST
Enjoy your reading!
Mustache Shenanigans!! I love the title and concept and didn’t even know this book existed but it sounds SO fun and lighthearted.
So you didn’t enjoy Greenlights all that much? I’ve been seeing a lot of recommendations for it during Nonfiction November. I’m not big on celebrity memoirs but he does seem like a pretty interesting and unusual character.