WWW Wednesday, 18-June-2014

18 Jun

Thanks to MizB’s WWW, I’ve been motivated to power through some books!

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 slowly continuing The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. Still not sure if I’ll finish it before it’s due, but I’m at 70% now and making decent progress forward. I finished the next section of The Maze Runner by James Dashner so no new progress there. On audiobook I started Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. I’ve been told it will make me never eat fast food again. Yay? My carpool buddy is back so we’re still working on  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I started a new book last night; A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers. I enjoyed the other Eggers book I read and this one sounds really interesting. It’s for my book club that doesn’t meet again until August so I’ll have some time to take it leisurely.

Recently finished: Two! I finished two! The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian was an audiobook and I really enjoyed it. I met Bohjalian a few weeks ago and found him inspiring. I’m glad I got to read this gem so soon. I also just finished O, Africa! by Andrew Lewis Conn which was an ARC I won on First Reads. I wasn’t a huge fan, to be honest, but enjoyed the setting. I’ll work on a review in the next week or so. Also, I posted a review for The Language of Flowers which I’m sure will have a Book Club Reflection coming soon!

Reading Next:  I have one more ARC on my shelf to clear off which is The Coward by Kyle R Bullock. Kyle contacted me on my Facebook Fan Page and I’m so honored that he was the first to do so! I’ll be glad to get his book read this summer.

I’m hoping there will be some progress next week, too! 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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13 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 18-June-2014”

  1. bookmammal June 18, 2014 at 9:47 AM #

    I’m jealous that you met Chris Bohjalian! I LOVED his novel Midwives, and remember being really surprised that the author was a male–I thought he captured the female voice so well in that book.


    • Sam June 18, 2014 at 9:50 AM #

      I had him sign a copy of ‘Midwives’ but I haven’t read it yet. He does really well with the female voice in ‘The Sandcastle Girls’ as well. He’s very talented.


  2. lipsyy June 18, 2014 at 9:54 AM #

    It sounds like another busy one! Enjoy! 🙂


    • Sam June 18, 2014 at 9:55 AM #

      Thank you! I hope I can finish one by next week. 🙂


  3. ChrissiReads June 18, 2014 at 10:39 AM #

    Looks like you’ve got another good and busy reading week ahead of you! I hope you enjoy all of your reads!


    • Sam June 18, 2014 at 10:43 AM #

      Thank you! I’m hoping to finish one of them, but it’s seeming like next week might be one of little progress. Wish me luck!


  4. cleopatralovesbooks June 18, 2014 at 2:45 PM #

    Another fantastically busy week. I’m quite taken by the Language of Flowers too having read your review although I note your reservations. Here is my WWW http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/www-wednesday-june-18/


    • Sam June 18, 2014 at 2:47 PM #

      If you like happy endings, it’s a great read. If nothing else, take a look at the author’s website and explore the flower dictionary she has posted there.


  5. Claudia {SparrowHawk} June 18, 2014 at 4:39 PM #

    I’ve heard great things about The Sandcastle Girls! I’ve added to my TBR bookshelf on Goodreads; thanks for stopping by! 🙂


    • Sam June 18, 2014 at 5:49 PM #

      I hope you enjoy it. I didn’t know much about the topic and it was really eye opening.


  6. alenaslife June 18, 2014 at 6:21 PM #

    I’m excited to read the new Bohjalian. He’s consistently a great read for me. Very jealous that you got to meet him.
    My WWW https://alenaslife.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/w-w-w-wednesday-15/


    • Sam June 18, 2014 at 7:06 PM #

      He’s doing a book tour soon and if you’re lucky he’ll stop by your town. There are more details on his site. His new one looks great!


      • alenaslife June 18, 2014 at 10:03 PM #

        I’ve been following him on Twitter. Can’t wait for him to come to Chicago.


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