WWW Wednesday, 27-August-2014

27 Aug

I was hoping for a bit more movement in MizB’s WWW meme because of Bout of Books, but I think I did it wrong. You’ll see what I mean.

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’ve stalled reading Canada by Richard Ford so I can read a library book… and then I’ll have a book club book… and one a co-worker loaned me. In short, this might be on hold for a while. The audio of Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan is progressing, but getting under my skin. The narrator is really inconsistent with the accents she’s given the characters and it’s driving me mad. I started a new ebook, The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. It’s a nice short book so I hope this will move faster than most of my other ebooks have.

Recently finished: Two this week;  The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. I finished it Tuesday afternoon last week in the airport but didn’t have a way to update my WWW from last week, so I’ll count it for this week. Last night I finished Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors and I’m sleepy because of it! I’m ready to start a new one at lunch.

Reading Next:  I’m still waiting on Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett to come in at the library. I’m almost giving up on getting this back any time soon. Maybe it’s worth reporting to the library? I’m not sure how that process works. I’ve got two books coming up soon. My next book club selection is The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. I’m excited because my mom read this a while ago and really loved. I hope it’s a good discussion book as well. The other is one my co-worker is lending me, Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt. She and I have similar tastes in YA so I’m looking forward to a quick, solid read. I’ll crack it open during my lunch break in a few hours. Pretty soon I’ll be starting Read Along #2 and the book we’ve chosen is The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar. I met Umrigar about a year ago and she blew me away; what a wonderful woman. I’m excited to read this book! If you’re interested in joining the Read-Along, check out my post explaining what it’s all about and drop me an email.

My goal is to finish ‘Marble Sky’ this week and get started on one of my ‘Reading Next’ books. 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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14 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 27-August-2014”

  1. Topazshell August 27, 2014 at 10:36 AM #

    I like W…W…W… Had forgotten about it today. Thanks for the reminder.


    • Sam August 27, 2014 at 10:41 AM #

      For sure. Have fun with the meme and community!


  2. Claudia {SparrowHawk} August 27, 2014 at 12:16 PM #

    I just finished a book last night too and I’m paying for it right now…well not really because I’m here reading all these fun blogs ha ha! But still, my eyes burn. 0__o


    • Sam August 27, 2014 at 12:18 PM #

      It’s worth the extra cups of tea to have it finished. It was leading up to a great climax and didn’t want to leave it today.
      I hope you can take a few minutes to close your eyes so you can stay up reading again tonight. 🙂


    • Sam August 27, 2014 at 1:05 PM #

      Thanks for stopping by!


  3. ChrissiReads August 27, 2014 at 2:23 PM #

    Very interesting selection of books this week! I’m glad you managed to finish some. Always rewarding! 🙂


    • Sam August 27, 2014 at 2:37 PM #

      I’ve found that if the books I’m reading are really different, it’s easier to keep them straight. It’s also nice to step away from one for a while if I need to and dive into a different world.
      Happy reading!


  4. For the Love of the Page August 27, 2014 at 6:19 PM #

    I loooooved The Things They Carried… and I also really enjoyed The Buddha in the Attic. Great books! 😀


    • Sam August 27, 2014 at 6:24 PM #

      I lives the approach O’Brien took in his book. He’s not even in it till late in the book and he mixes fact and talk take really well. I’m getting excited about The Buddha; a lot of people have been saying positive things!


  5. Michelle Sedeño August 28, 2014 at 3:24 AM #

    You’re so lucky to have time to read that many books in a week! I hope you enjoy the rest! 🙂

    Here’s my Wednesday post.


    • Sam August 28, 2014 at 7:37 AM #

      Doing Bout if Books really helped with that! In also a strong believer in audiobooks which helps in my 45 minute commute to work. Happy reading!


  6. kimberlyfaye August 28, 2014 at 7:20 AM #

    Pillars of the Earth is the only of the books you mentioned that I’m familiar with. I read it years ago and loved it. I hope you get your hands on it soon!

    My W… W… W… Wednesday


    • Sam August 28, 2014 at 7:50 AM #

      I asked the library yesterday what they can do and they recommended looking at other area libraries that will take my card. Maybe I’ll have better luck there!


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