WWW Wednesday, 10-September-2014

10 Sep

Time for MizB’s WWW meme! This week was full of finishing books, but I’ll be slowing down for a while I fear.

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 was able to read some of Canada by Richard Ford but I’m afraid it’s been put to rest again for a while. Poor thing. My new audiobook is The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory. I’m a huge fan of Gregory and it’s made only more awesome that this book will fulfill the 1400s in my When Are You Reading? Challenge. My new ebook is The Domesday Book by Connie Willis which a co-worker recommended to me ages ago and I know my friend Katherine really enjoyed. It’s a clunker so expect to see that title on this list for a looooong time. The race is off for Read Along #2 and I’ve started in on the first section of The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar. So far it’s pretty darn awesome. My copy is autographed so it won’t leave the house (my rule) so this might be a bit slower than I’d read the sections otherwise, but it’s coming along nicely. And because that wasn’t enough, I started our new book club selection yesterday, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. I’m only a few pages in, but it’s really creepy! My guess is it only gets worse. Four new books started! Yay.

Recently finished:Three finished this week! I completed the audio of Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan and I’m glad to be done with it. I’m not a fan of the literary wives trend and read this because someone recommended it and I needed an 1800s book. It will be a less than glowing review when it comes out. I finished the ebook of The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka and I don’t think I can say enough good things about it. This short little book was really refreshing and I’m so glad I picked it up! I also finished  The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline in three days. That’s really fast for me! But I loved it so much. My mom, grandma, and supervisor had all recommended it to me and it did not disappoint. What an amazing story.

I also got three book reviews posted! If you’re so inclined to read more than my one-sentence reviews here, you can check out my full reviews of Looking for Alaska by John Green, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick, and The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.

Reading Next:   Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is still waiting on my library list. I don’t have much else waiting now because I just started so many! I know there will be more to come, but that’s for next week.

I’m not sure I’ll finish any this week, but I’ll try my darndest! 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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9 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 10-September-2014”

  1. alenaslife September 10, 2014 at 11:44 AM #

    Oh I loved The Space Between Us. If you continue to love it, I definitely recommend The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing on my list this week. http://alenaslife.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/w-w-w-wednesday-books-read-reading-and-to-read-6/


    • Sam September 10, 2014 at 11:46 AM #

      I’m going to have to add it to my list now! It sounds like such a great book. Thanks for reading!


  2. missdarcy87 September 10, 2014 at 11:56 AM #

    You’ve got a great list there! Here’s my WWW: http://darcysbookblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/www-wednesdays-sept-10/


  3. Claudia {SparrowHawk} September 10, 2014 at 2:09 PM #

    I started reading The Space Between Us and it captured my attention! I love books that have depth. I actually finished reading The Kite Runner (which was so powerful) and I’m getting the sense that this The Space Between us will be similar to it; I’m excited 🙂


    • Sam September 10, 2014 at 2:27 PM #

      I’m so glad your excited about it! I hadn’t read it when I met Umrigar but many of the other people at the event were raving about this book, which is why I decided to buy it. I think we’ll have some great discussion.


      • Claudia {SparrowHawk} September 10, 2014 at 2:31 PM #

        So wonderful that you were able to meet her! Does she speak English? Do you know if the book was inspired by a true story?


      • Sam September 10, 2014 at 2:46 PM #

        English is her first language. My understanding is that she grew up much like Sera (from the novel). I can’t remember specifically if she said Bhima was based on someone from her childhood, but she lived in India until grad school and she now lives in Ohio. I’m sure her memories of modern India are superb and she probably visits often to see family.


  4. Sarah Mortimer September 11, 2014 at 5:34 AM #

    Been wanting to try some Ken Follett for a while but his books are so long. One day! Hope you enjoy.


    • Sam September 11, 2014 at 6:36 AM #

      Thank you. As soon as it’s finally returned to the library, I hope to dive in.


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