WWW Wednesday, 6-August-2014

6 Aug

I’m proud to say I made the progress I promised for MizB’s WWW meme. All the books are progressing nicely; hopefully there will be progress next week, too.

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:  My husband is off of work this week and my progress on  The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien has slowed as well. We’re talking during breakfast, which is when I mainly read this. So maybe another 5% by next week? My carpool buddy and I are getting along nicely on Looking for Alaska by John Green. I think we’re on disk 4 of 6 and we’ll probably finish that one tonight! While I wait for my next audiobook to get in, I’m listening to Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. Soon this one will go on the back burner, but I did a lot of baking last week so I’m about half way done. My work book club chose Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn from my massive pile. I couldn’t be happier. I’m half way done and this book is reading super fast! It’s a book lovers dream of a book and I’m happy to get it off the top of my pile!

Recently finished: Two this week! The first is  The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen. I was disappointed in this book, but I still sped through it. It was well written, but not much happened! The other book was Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs which I listed to on audio with my husband. It was interesting to do a very visual novel on audio, but the PDF of pictures made it doable and enjoyable. I think it had too much exposition, but I’ll get to that in my review.

I was able to post just one review this past week; The Coward by Kyle R. Bullock. Please go check it out!

Reading Next:  I’ve put three things on hold at the library: Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett on audio, Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors, and Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan. The Follett is a personal challenge and the Shors and Horan is for my When Are You Reading? Challenge. I’d really like to tackle ‘Pillars’ but whoever has it checked out from the library is already two weeks overdue and I don’t see myself getting it back any time soon.

I’ll probably finish ‘Ella’ this week; maybe ‘Alaska.’ How is your WWW? 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, 6-August-2014”

  1. alenaslife August 6, 2014 at 9:29 AM #

    I can’t even imagine listening to Miss Peregrine. So much of it was about referencing the photos that begin each chapter. I loved that book so it will be interesting to read your review. My week’s list is here http://alenaslife.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/w-w-w-wednesday-books-read-reading-and-to-read-3/

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    • Sam August 6, 2014 at 9:34 AM #

      The PDF was a huge help, but the reader did a great job of describing the photos with the details pertinent to the text. Hopefully I can get my review up soon!

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  2. Ashley @ Sitting In The Stacks August 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM #

    I’m glad to hear you’re still reading The Things They Carried! Seriously, though, how do you keep all the books you’re reading straight? I find juggling two is hard enough, but 4…?!

    Here’s my week: http://sittinginthestacks.net/2014/08/scotland-men-kilts-book-binge-www-wednesday/

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    • Sam August 6, 2014 at 11:20 AM #

      As long as the plots aren’t too similar, I’m able to do it. I was reading a WWII novel while I was starting ‘The Things They Carried’ and it was a bit much. Other than that, I keep them in mostly separate media which helps a lot. Two are audio, one of those I only listen to with my friend in the car, one on eBook, and the other a paperback. That way there’s a situational link in my brain as well.

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      • Ashley @ Sitting In The Stacks August 6, 2014 at 12:35 PM #

        Ahh that makes more sense. Still impressive, but I can see how it’s possible now.

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  3. kimberlyfaye August 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM #

    I read Pillars of the Earth YEARS ago when it was first released. I loved it. It’s not the type of book I read nowadays, but it was wonderful back then. I hope you enjoy it!

    My W… W… W… Wednesday

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    • Sam August 6, 2014 at 1:03 PM #

      I’m really looking forward to it. A teacher in high school recommended it and I know my mom loves it as well.
      Happy Reading!

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  4. bookmammal August 6, 2014 at 12:28 PM #

    What a great idea to listen to a book while carpooling–kind of like a book club on wheels! I love that idea!

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    • Sam August 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM #

      I hated to give up my audiobook time when I got into a carpool. Now I don’t feel like I’m losing it and I have someone to share the books with!

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  5. ChrissiReads August 6, 2014 at 12:30 PM #

    I’m reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children soon and I’m looking forward to it. I have never really got on with audio books, but hopefully I’ll find one soon that I enjoy! 🙂 I hope you enjoy your books this week!

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    • Sam August 6, 2014 at 1:07 PM #

      I hope you enjoy Miss Peregrine. I wasn’t overly enthralled with it, but the narrator bugged me and I’m guessing that’s a large part of it.
      Happy Reading!

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  6. cleopatralovesbooks August 6, 2014 at 2:31 PM #

    I think I’m in the minority when I say I can’t really do audio books; I find my mind wanders and I miss chunks of the story so I admire you for listening to such a visual book as Miss Peregrine. Have a great reading book, you do juggle so many at a time (another failing on my part because I can’t) Here is my WWW http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/www-wednesday-august-6/

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    • Sam August 6, 2014 at 2:45 PM #

      I use different media for different books (audio, e, print) which helps me keep the books separate. I also usually have very different plots going. When they’re similar, I will get a few confused, but never too badly!

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