WWW Wednesday: February 9, 2022

Thanks, as always, goes to Sam @ Taking on a World of Words for hosting the meme that keeps my TBR under some semblance of control. The groundhog says we will have six more weeks of winter. That is six more weeks of dedicated reading time without having to explain to people why you don’t want to be outside.

If you want to participate in WWW, feel free! The more the merrier (and the bigger my TBR becomes). All you have to do is answer the Three W’s:

  • What did you recently finish?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • And, what do you think you’ll read next?

CURRENTLY READING

Yup. Still working through Persuasion. I am determined this one this shift into “recently finished” by next week.

The library may still be holding onto Baggage but they did delivery The Road Trip to me. I love Beth O’Leary’s books and I am looking forward to enjoying this one.

After my January Wrap-Up I realized that I was reading a lot of white books about white people. That has got to change. I grabbed Never Caught, The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave Ona Judge, by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. I’m 10% into this audiobook and riveted. It is a lot about the Washingtons that I really should have learned years ago.

I picked up The Shortest History of China by Linda Javin. After listening to Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink by Jeffrey Wasserstrom I realized that I really didn’t understand Chinese history and therefore, couldn’t comprehend the issues related to Hong Kong. I’m approximately 1/5 of the way into this book and fascinated.


WHAT DID I RECENTLY FINISH?

I sat down on this past cold Sunday and read the whole of Sophie Kinsella’s newest, The Party Crasher. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is just what you would expect from a Kinsella book.

I also finished I Hate, I Bake, and I Don’t Date which was….meh. This book had a lot of great characters and moments that were overrun by the constant joke that the main character eats her feelings and some really not great open door sex scenes.

I also put Center Center on my DNF shelf. I read almost 75% of it and then I couldn’t read any more. He must be tremendously talented but holy moly this book needed an editor. There were chapter upon chapter written in odd third person about his family, random essays about his DJing….I just had enough. “Almost memoir” is very accurate.

Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village was a hoot. Short, with illustrations that I couldn’t stop looking at, this book was such fun. If you are a fan of murder stories set in England this one is perfect for you


No idea at all!


Tell me, please! What’s on your WWW?


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  1. I am totally going to find ‘Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village’ – sounds like fun!
    Know what you mean about accidentally reading books about white people about white people. Also lots of books written by men about men! Trying to keep myself aware and actively looking for books written by women and/or by people of other backgrounds and experiences.
    Am still reading David Copperfield though! Whoops 🤪

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  2. That’s impressive, to DNF a book when you’re that far in – well done! And it’s always good when we realise we’re reading too much of a certain kind of book and diversify. Yesterday, i was reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson and No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy by Mark Hodkinson, and I still am! They’re both good, though!

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    1. I am usually terrible at an end of the month round up, but this was such ann eye opener that I am going to continue. Easier to correct my reading earlier in the year. I have seen Black Cake everywhere so I am excited to hear your thoughts.

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