WWW Wednesday, 4-June-2014

4 Jun

SO MUCH PROGRESS!!! It feels good to participate in MizB’s WWW and be able to brag about it.

www_wednesdays4The Three Ws are:

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

Currently reading: I’m making more steady progress on my NaNo. I’m about 3/4 of the way done with it and I’ve realized there’s a lot of filler I need to cut out. It will be an interesting revision process. I’m still on hold for The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson but I am next on the list. I’ll start on The Maze Runner by James Dashner again this weekend. I bet I’m done with the next section by the time I report back.. On audiobook I’m listening to The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. It was the first book on my long list that the library had in non-CD-but-still-audio form. Go figure. My carpool buddy and I are still working on Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I’m not sure how I feel about it still and we go long times without listening to it so I’m not sure how long this will take! My physical book at the moment is an ARC; O, Africa! by Andrew Lewis Conn. I’m still trying to figure out the voice of the narrator and it’s making it hard for me to get into, but I’m excited about something rooted in the 1920s!

Recently finished: Two! I finished two books! The first is The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. This is for my informal work book club and I was the first to read it so I could pass it on. We’ll meet to discuss when the third woman has finished it. I also finished  Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan on audio. This was for one of my book clubs as well and I liked it a lot. The writing was a good mix of scientific fact and memoir. Look for reviews soon.

I’ve posted a review for I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak yesterday. Enjoy!

Reading Next:  It’s going to be A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers for my ‘edgy’ book club. This book sounds really cool so I’m excited to get started on it!

My goal is to finish reading my NaNo in the next week. What are your three Ws? Leave a comment and let me know and check out the original post on MizB’s blog!

Until next time, write on.

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3 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 4-June-2014”

  1. Jools June 4, 2014 at 2:19 PM #

    I’m currently reading “Human Remains” by Elizabeth Haynes – a grizzly psychological story (on Kindle) and “To Kill a Mockingbird” (in paperback) – part of my attempt to catch up on classics I somehow missed en route through growing up. I’ve just finished “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson, a favourite author of mine, although I found this particular story a little heavy-going. My next read will be the next one down on my very tall ‘to read’ pile… “The Lies You Told Me” by Jessica Ruston. Yes, I like my psycho-drama! Great post, by the way


    • Sam June 4, 2014 at 2:22 PM #

      I remember reading ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in high school. What a great story and a wonderful author. I wish she’d written more. I read ‘Life After Life’ a few months ago. It was the first time I’ve read Atkinson and I loved her concept but found the middle a little slow-going. Have fun with your psycho-drama book!
      Happy Reading.


      • Jools June 4, 2014 at 2:24 PM #

        I really like Kate Atkinson’s writing style. I enjoyed the Jackson Brodie books best of all. But I do admire her trying something so ambitious – especially as it’s been so well received generally.


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