WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday, March 28th

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Happy Wednesday! The week has tipped toward the weekend and it is time to check in on what everyone has read, is reading and will be reading. Thanks, as always, to Sam at Taking on a World of Words for hosting. Please check out her WWW post here and the other fantastic people’s lists in the comments section. If you want to participate, please do so! You can leave a link or a list in the comments below.


What did I just finish reading?

So many books! I have been on jury duty so I have been sitting in a room waiting to serve my civic duty for hours and hours (I’m on day three!) and I have filled them with books. There is limited internet connectivity which I why I have read so many and reviewed so little.

Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid was everything I was hoping Dan and Kat’s story would be and more. The review is coming soon!

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert was delightfully dark and weird. I enjoyed it and it’s review is also coming soon!

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown I actually finished late last week and you can find the review here. It was a great read and everything I have come to expect from Pierce Brown.

I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan was a quick and hilarious collection of stories from a public librarian. The review is scheduled to appear this Friday for Non-Fiction Friday.

The Gratitude Diaries by Janice Kaplan was several hundred pages of ridiculousness. I believe that gratitude is key to choosing happiness but Janice acts as though she invented the concept while filling the book with one brag after the other. Or, as a dear friend of mine calls them “humblebrags.” No review for this one!

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearshall is a late elementary school to middle school book that I consumed like a bag of delicious chips. After the Gratitude Diaries it was such a refreshing and beautiful story and I look forward to telling everyone more about it in…you guessed it, a review that is coming soon!

Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell is a book from the library I grabbed in the off-chance I would be stuck for a long period of time for jury duty. Well into my second day I was thrilled to discover that this cutie is a British countryside story with multiple perspectives. It was so cute! Review coming soon!


What am I Currently Reading?

The Case of the Missing Library Books by Ian Sansom is incredibly enjoyable so far. A nice fish out of water story set in Ireland, what’s not to like?

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman Sundberg is an enormously popular book about a group of elderly individuals who break out of the retirement home and orchestrate a crime spree. It is a book in translation and I struggle occasionally with some of the phrasing but I just can’t help but love the whole idea!

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang is on my desk because I really want to return to Sunday Morning Comics. I need a couple more for a weekly roundup so please let me know if you have other graphic novels or comic recommendations.


What do I Plan on Reading Next?

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Honestly, this is getting embarrassing. Why didn’t I bring this with me to jury duty?!?

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday March 7, 2018

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I LOVE Wednesdays and I j’adore WWW Wednesdays. This is not only my most social day, checking in on other participants, but I come out the other side of my post organized and enthusiastic about reading and blogging. What’s not to love?

So, in the off chance you aren’t familiar (or because I haven’t gotten to participate in too long!) here is how it works. You just post about the three Ws:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Then you can link your post or post your reading list in my comments section and then head over to Taking on a World of Words to see the host Sam’s WWW list and all the other participant’s great posts.

So, here we go (in chronological order because….I can’t help myself)


What did I recently finish reading?

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black! After my massive reading dry spell due to my giant test I finally got to read the book everyone seems to be talking about. You can read my review here.


What am I currently reading?

I am still working through the massive Iron Gold which I had put aside to study. So far, I am really enjoying the thrill of being back with Darrow and the crew but I am having trouble not being sad that they are, once again, at war (not a spoiler, I swear the fighting started at the beginning of the book).

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert I started recently to alleviate the stress Darrow was putting me through but this book is terrifying! I cannot wait to see how it all ends but it is too scary for me to read at night.

Thank goodness the ever delightful Penny Reid released Marriage of Inconvenience! I love her books and have been waiting forever to read the story of Dan and Kat.


What do I think I will read next?

I have a pile of books almost as tall as my dog sitting right next to my desk. There is nothing quite as thrilling as a huge pile of books I am looking forward to reading. So, I picked up the top two, The Book Jumper and The Wish Granter to try first. I also know that The Book of Joy has been featured on my “next” list for far too long and I am determined to start it this week.


Tell me, please!

Have you read anything on my lists? Any thoughts?

Feel free to share your WWW or anything else in the comments below!


WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday January 31, 2018

Last Wednesday I was hopping around (as I do) and checking out everyone’s WWW lists. I commented that Lili’s art from LilisBlissfulPages was so beautiful and she generously said I could use it. So I give you today’s WWW Wednesday complete with this cutie! Some day I will figure out how to create my own graphics but until that day I really appreciate the generosity of my fellow book bloggers.

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So, you all know the drill but in case you do not, WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. In it, you answer three questions: What did you just finish reading? What are you currently reading? and What do you think you will read next? Almost everyone else follows directions as to the order but I just have to be chronological.


What did you just finish reading?

The Witch Boy and Pashmina were both for my Sunday Morning Comics. They also helped me check off a couple of to-dos on my 2018 Challenges. I really appreciate that the challenges are helping me select some books that I may not have instinctively chosen.

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street I completed just yesterday. Sigh. You can read my full review here but in case you don’t have time – I loved it.


What am I currently reading?

I am almost finished with Fahrenheit 451. I am already gasping to discuss it with someone so, please, let me know if this is a book you have read and any thoughts you have about the story. I expect the review to be done sometime this week.

I started Iron Gold by Pierce Brown last night. I have been anticipated reading Iron Gold for months because I love the world of the Red Rising series. Anticipated reads always make me nervous because there is danger in building a book up too much in your mind. Still, Brown’s books have never let me down before so, fingers crossed!


What do you think you will read next?

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I have The Book of Joy cued up on my next-to-read pile. The cover alone makes me happy. I think I will need the uplifting message during this long cold February.


There we have it! I cannot wait to see everyone else’s list. Feel free to leave comments on your books below or a link to your WWW. And, make sure and head over to Taking on a World of Words to check out everyone else’s lists.

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday 1/24/18

It’s that time again! Many thanks to Sam at Taking on a World of Words for hosting the WWW Wednesday and helping all of us organize, prioritize, and share our reading. Let’s get right to the big questions of the day! (in chronological order because I’m just like that)

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What did I just finish reading?

El Deafo, Ms. Marvel – No Normal, and Nimona were all for my Sunday Morning Comics series and they were quick and fun. A delightful start to my week! I finished Every Day by David Levihthan. I also wrapped up Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo and I loved it. You can check out my rave review here. I had to give 1066 back to my library and it, sadly, went back on my to-be-read list. Ah well!


What am I reading now?

I am still working on The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley and Fahrenheit 451. I am more than halfway through Fahrenheit but I am only a few chapters into The Watchmaker.


What will I read next?

The only books I know for certain I am putting into my immediate to-read pile is The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu and Iron Gold by Pierce Brown. The Book of Joy has been on my physical TBR shelf for a while and I am excited to finally read it. And, I preordered Iron Gold last year to prethwart my 2018 book buying ban because I was just that excited to read it. Also, a bit devious because I basically broke my book buying ban before it began. But, I think of it like eating three donuts the night before you start working out. It happens.


So, what’s on your WWW list? Have you read any of the books on my list?

Please, leave a link or names in the comments and make sure and check out all of the other WWW lists on Sam’s site!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday January 17, 2018

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. You can also see what others are reading and check out many more on Sam’s site.

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The Three Ws are:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Let’s get right to it!


What did I just finish reading?

Lockwood & Co. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud and Awkward, The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome by Ty Tashiro were both books I had on my list to be read from my last WWW. Lockwood is a fantastic middle grade book about kids who fight ghosts and it was terrifically scary. It was set in an alternative historical London and I loved, absolutely adored one of the characters, George. I am looking forward to reading the next in the series.

I reviewed Awkward for my latest Non-Fiction Friday. This book has really stuck with me and I keep talking to people about it and recommending it over and over again. This is what I love about non-fiction, the good ones are just epiphanies on paper.

When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon was a library e-book I borrowed in the middle of the night when spooky Lockwood kept me from sleeping. This is a sweet romance story about how differently our familial traditions can affect our perceptions of the world. I enjoyed this book for the fairly innocent romance but I will recommend it because of the delightful look at the Indian traditions.


What am I currently reading?

I have lost my mind. Seriously. I am studying like crazy and I cannot seem to find a book I don’t adore. So, I have them stashed everywhere which is why my list is a bit long right now.

I started with the best of intentions with 1066 What Fates Impose and The Watchmaker of Filigree Street because they were both on my to be read shelf and would fulfill some of my “When Are You Reading?” challenge slots. But, you want to know the problem with adult fiction? It is slow to get into. I am sure that these books will be well worth my attention but my brain is everywhere right now. So, I started listening to Fahrenheit 451 on my drives and alternating reading Every Day and WarbringerMs. Marvel is the graphic novel I read while I wait for my coffee to brew. See? I have books everywhere.


What do I think I will read next?

Let’s be honest here. Your guess is as good as mine. I need to add back more non-fiction for Non-Fiction Friday and I am relishing my graphic novels for my new Sunday Morning Cartoons so any recommendations are appreciated!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday January 3, 2018

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WWW Wednesday – the weekly meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words is (as anyone who frequents SilverButtonBooks knows) my favorite meme for staying organized. And, since one of my biggest resolutions this year was to stay on top of my book logging and organization, it will continue to be a favorite! You just have to answer:

What did you finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you plan on reading next?


What did I just finish reading?

I actually listened to Flora and Ulysses as an audiobook and while I enjoyed the book tremendously, the narrator was hard for me to listen to for long periods of time. I did so love the characters though.

The Royal Wedding was cute and enjoyable. The third book in the trilogy is due out in 2018 but I will have to get through my physical TBR before I will be able to lift the book buying ban and get myself a copy!

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle was my favorite of last week and you can read my review here. Technically, it is the only book I have read on the 2018 calendar, the rest I completed in December.

The Dream Thieves is book two of four in the Raven Boys Books. I really liked this book as it featured one of my favorite characters and I hope to review them as a collection later this year.


What am I Currently Reading?

Lockwood & Co. is a book that I (embarrassingly) purchased as a physical book and on my Kindle. Hence the book buying ban! When you have so many books you don’t even remember what you own, something needs to change.

My local library was kind enough to let me keep Awkward for a few more weeks and I am tearing though it. I find so much of it fascinating!


What will I Read Next?

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The only book I know for sure I would like to read next is The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. I have it on my shelf and just the cover brings me happiness. I cannot wait to see what wisdom these two have to share.


And there we have it! My WWW Wednesday for January 3, 2017 2018. That is going to take me until March to get right! Tell me, please, what’s on your WWW list?

 

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday December 27

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WWW Wednesday is swiftly becoming my reset button for organization and posting! This wonderful meme is currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Thanks to this meme I am able to become just a little more organized with my reading and blogging because it forces me to answer:

What did I just finish reading?

What am I currently reading?

What do I think I will read next?

I know these aren’t in the same order as everyone else’s WWW but I can’t bear to not work chronologically!


What did I just finish reading?

I don’t even know. Things have been chaotic with the holidays and the inevitable sickness of winter. I know I have been reading everyday because I can’t fall asleep without it but for the life of me I have no idea what I was reading.


What am I currently reading?

Now, see, here is where this meme is inspired. Theoretically, what I post here will turn into “What did I just finish reading” next week. Boom. Organized. Sadly, it never seems to work out that way but one of my New Year’s Resolutions hopes to change this.

I’m listening to Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo as an audiobook. The Royal Wedding by Melanie Summers is the second in a trilogy of of books that are a slightly more grown up version Princess DiariesThe True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle is a day-time reading book for me because I am that worried about Charlotte. And, I am tearing through Maggie Stiefvater’s second Raven Boys book The Dream Thieves.


What do I think I will read next?

I need more non-fiction in my life but with my studying it is hard. But, I have read the first three chapters of Awkward, The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome by Ty Tashiro and I am hooked. And, judging by the pace and story of the second Raven Boys I will probably move directly to the third book in the series, Blue Lily, Lily Blue.


So, what’s on your WWW list? If you don’t have one or you want to check out more lists, make sure and stop by Sam’s site and you can see many other bloggers complications. If you are a blogger, feel free to leave yours in the comments – I would love to see them!


 

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday 11-8-17

Sam at Taking on a World of Words is the host for this weekly peek into what everyone is, has and will be reading. You just have to answer three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


What am I currently reading?

If you follow my blog I have a Goodreads link that gives you a peek into my “currently reading” list. This is a total sham. That list is actually just the books I have borrowed from the library and have at home so I don’t forget to prioritize them and avoid paying fines. I actually have a whole bookshelf in my workspace and a giant bookcase full of books that are waiting. Sometimes, I get a lot of things from the library that are all one type of book (see my non-fiction heavy pile below) and I balance that out with books that I have on hand.

So, what is the true? Truthfully, I am currently reading these books.

So, Scott Pilgrim (volume 1)The Fangirl’s Guide to the GalaxyEliza and Her Monsters….I wonder why I picked up Awkward, The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome by Ty Tashiro? Goodness, sometimes these WWW Wednesdays do more that get my book stacks organized – they make me just a little more self-aware!

What did I recently finish reading?

Now that I am finished with my Frighteningly Good Reads of October 2017 I am trying to put away all of my spooky, scary and mysterious stories. But, I find myself craving some of the good ‘ol what-will-happen-next. So, I have been reading some mysteries. My favorite of the last week is absolutely The Good Byline by Jill Orr. It was a sweet story that reminded me of that television show Heart of Dixie – set in the south, sweet girl and a couple of cute boys except for there is a dead girl. I am just so thrilled that there is already a sequel!

And then there was the scrumptious Geekerella. You can read my full review here but I will just take a moment to say – loved it. The whole thing is 100% huggable.

What do I think I will read next?

These three books are on the top of my physical stack of TBR books. I really need to start cracking through my When are you Reading books for my the 2017 challenge (also from Taking on a World of Words) or I am not going to come anywhere near completing everything. So, The Last Days of Night will fill in my 1800-1899 nicely as it covers the legal battle between Edison and Westinghouse over the patent of the lightbulb.

Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson is a tome and I am concerned that I will not successfully get through the whole thing. Not that I am a quitter! It is a library book and new and they only let you keep them here for two measly weeks. It is my hope that my fascination with Da Vinci will give me the dedication I will need for all 524 pages, quickly.

And The Paper Trail, An Unexpected History of A Revolutionary Invention by Alexander Monro is a book after my own heart. Without paper there would be no books. When people cite the wheel as the most important invention I can accept that, I supposed. For me, it has always been paper.

Now, this is a very non-fiction heavy stack so I know that I will probably also bust into some fun fiction books to balance things out.


Thanks for reading my WWW Wednesday! I would love to hear what you are currently reading and make sure and head over to Taking on a World of Words to see what so many other bloggers have put on their WWW lists!


 

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday July 19

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I find myself organized again! Yahoo! And so I can participate in WWW Wednesday hosted by the lovely Taking on a World of Words. This is a great way to talk about

  • What you just finished reading,
  • What you are currently reading and
  • What you will be reading next.

For any of my followers here – you don’t need a blog! Just share your WWW in my comments. If you have a blog, I would love to read your WWW. Don’t forget to head over to Taking on a World of Words and see what everyone else is reading!

What did I just finish reading?

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan were both cleared off of my to be read (TBR) list. Dating-ish by the wonderful Penny Reid was highly anticipated and very enjoyable. And, I miss Veronica Mars. Terribly. Thankfully, Rob Thomas has taken to writing some books with Jennifer Graham. Some insomnia struck me this week and I deviated from my planned TBR and right into my Kindle. I read the first book The Thousand Dollar Tan Line and I am looking forward to the second book.

What am I currently reading?

Now, here you can see evidence of the insomnia. When I can’t sleep I read completely different books then I would during the day. Am I alone in this? It is like my night brain is completely different from my day brain. To Marry a Prince by Sophie Page and Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase were both purchased between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 a.m to entertain (but not overly excite) the brain. However, Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen and Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh were both planned and on my TBR. Her Royal Spyness is part of my participation in another great challenge on Taking on a World of Words called When are you Reading.

What do I plan to read next?

I finally got my hands on a copy of Ten Second Staircase, the next book in the Bryant and May series. I also hope to read A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas for my When are you Reading Challenge (1800-1899). Liar & Spy is by the great Rebecca Stead and will keep me up on my juvenile reading. Likewise, The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine promises to be an exciting story from the author of Ella Enchanted.

So, there is my WWW for Wednesday July 19, 2017. I hope to bring some book reviews this week but I would love to hear your thoughts. Have you read any of these books? And, seriously, am I a total weirdo with the insomnia reading?!?