WWW Wednesday, 23-July-2014

23 Jul

I was so determined to finish a book for MizB’s WWW meme. I’m going on an audio binge for the next week or so, so I was glad to finish a physical book!

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 steady progress through  The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien on my phone. I’ve had a lot more time to read eBooks this past week than I thought I would. On audio, I started The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe and I’ve made decent progress over the last week, which means I’m spending a lot of time alone in my car even though it was an Ozone Day on Monday (but I carpool so often!) Speaking of, my carpool buddy and I started Looking for Alaska by John Green and she is loving it, as am I. I hope we can finish it before it’s due back at the library! I started  The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen as I’d hoped to. I’m really loving it and forgot how much I enjoy books about royal courts. Yes, I do love Philippa Gregory. And because I love having more stories going than I can keep straight, I started an audiobook on my phone, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. I’ll listed to this while I’m cleaning and cooking around the house. I think that’s enough books to be in at once!

Recently finished: I finished The Coward by Kyle R Bullock over the weekend. I enjoyed it and I’ll have a review up soon, as I promised Kyle I would by the end of the summer, which sadly is fast approaching! I posted a review for The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson if you want to check that out.

Reading Next:  My husband and I are road tripping to New York this weekend, so I’ve got Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs on audio for us to enjoy. We’ll likely finish it on the way home, but if not we’re going camping the weekend after and will have another two hours in the car each way. I’m so lucky my husband loves stories as much as I do!

Does anyone else get really excited over road trips because of the audiobook potential? Or is it just me? 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, 23-July-2014”

  1. lipsyy July 23, 2014 at 11:38 AM #

    I’d be interested to hear how Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children comes out on audio. I haven’t read it, but it’s quite a visual book isn’t it?


    • Sam July 23, 2014 at 12:34 PM #

      There’s a PDF companion. I’ll look into making sure I get that on my phone; I wasn’t aware of how visual it was!


  2. klgd2006 July 23, 2014 at 1:55 PM #

    I just finished the audiobook of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock the other night. Hope you enjoy it.


    • Sam July 23, 2014 at 1:58 PM #

      Thank you! I’ll probably make slow progress on it, but I’ve enjoyed the first half hour of the track a lot! It’s a very unique premise; somewhat like ’13 Reasons Why’ but more believable.


      • klgd2006 July 23, 2014 at 2:03 PM #

        13 Reasons Why was really good as an audiobook too. I do agree about it being more believable, it’s a very good story.


  3. bookmammal July 23, 2014 at 2:23 PM #

    I haven’t listened to any audiobooks on long road trips, but they do make me look forward to my daily commute to/from work each day!
    I’d heard that Miss Peregrine is pretty visual, too ( I haven’t read it)–I’d be interested to find out how it translates to audiobook.


    • Sam July 23, 2014 at 2:31 PM #

      I listen to audiobooks on my commute as well. It really helps fight my road rage!
      I just looked up the images from Miss Peregrine. I’ll see if I can download them to my phone before the trip so we can reference them throughout. Thank you for the warning!


  4. thenovelblogger July 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM #

    I love The Things They Carried! I studied it for my degree, I just think it’s brilliant.


    • Sam July 23, 2014 at 5:08 PM #

      I really love it so far. I love how honest it is about the realities of war.


  5. readingcook July 23, 2014 at 5:12 PM #

    Great choices! I will be especially interesting in reading your thoughts about The End of Your Life Book Club and Looking for Alaska.


    • Sam July 23, 2014 at 5:14 PM #

      They’re really different but I’m enjoying both if them. To be honest, I like ‘Looking for Alaska’ more, but that’s nothing against the other books!


  6. Ashley @ Sitting In The Stacks July 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM #

    How are you enjoying The Things They Carried? I had to read it for an English class in high school, but have often returned to it because it was so powerful. Have you read any of Tim O’Brien’s other work?


    • Sam July 23, 2014 at 9:06 PM #

      I’m really enjoying it so far. It seems very true and honest yet still fictionalized, which is a really cool style. I’ve nerve reward one of his books before and this has been a wonderful introduction.


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