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WWW Wednesday, 22-June-2022

22 Jun

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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Currently reading: This has been a really great week! I made some progress in True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey, mostly because I’m really determined to finish it soon. Hopefully I will, but it’s still a matter of finding some time to read before bed which isn’t always an option right now.
I started two new titles this week! The first is Into White by Randi Pink. This is a free audiobook I picked up a few years ago. I’m not completely sold on it yet, but I’m making good progress. I’m afraid it’s going to feel a little heavy handed at the end which may change how I feel about it.
I also started Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling. This is my ebook right now. I’m hoping it reads quickly, as those are the best types of ebooks. I’ve found time to read while I nurse my baby so we’ll see how long that holds up until they figure out what I’m doing.

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Recently finished: I wrapped up Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati! This was a monster of an audiobook so I’m so glad to say I’ve finished it. I’m working on a review, hopefully for next week.
I finished an ebook! Can you believe it? I wrapped up A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman in the middle of the night when Little One woke up and just needed to be held for a bit. Reading this horror story in the middle of the night might not have been one of my best ideas, but I avoided nightmares so I’m still calling it a win.

51I9OngSemL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_Reading next: I keep looking at Rebeldes (The Outsiders) by S.E. Hinton on my shelf because I really want to read it. It’s helping keep me motivated to move through my books.

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WWW Wednesday, 15-June-2022

15 Jun

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What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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Currently reading: I read about three pages from True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey which is the most I’ve read in a while, sadly. I’m not sure why physical book time has dropped from my routine. I’ll see if I can make it a priority again this week and make some movement.
I’ve got two hours left Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati. Strangely, that doesn’t feel like a lot with how long this book is! I’m hoping I can finish it this month.
I’m trying to push myself to pick up A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman more and it seems to be working! It helps that this is such a short book. I’m almost half way through it already!

Recently finished: None this week. However, I’m feeling more optimistic than normal that I can get a book or two here in the next few weeks. We’ll see how I do!

51I9OngSemL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_Reading next: Knowing that my next physical book is Rebeldes (The Outsiders) by S.E. Hinton is pushing me to finish Kelly Gang a bit faster. I’ve been wanting to reread this for ages!

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WWW Wednesday, 8-June-2022

8 Jun

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What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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Kelly

Currently reading: No movement in True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey this week. I got food poisonings and have been slow to recover from it. Sleep has been hard for me so reading before I fall asleep has not been a priority.
I got through a pretty good chunk of Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati. I haven’t been running much, but I did have a doctor’s appointment that was a fair drive and got me a lot of listening time. So there’s positives to everything, right?
I read a little bit more from A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman. I thought it wasn’t much but with how short this book is, it made a decent impact! I’m curious how fast I’ll get through this one.

Recently finished: Nothing new finished. However, my review of The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson went up on Monday. Go check it out!

51I9OngSemL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_Reading next: I’ll grab Rebeldes (The Outsiders) by S.E. Hinton as a physical book next. Though I’m starting to think I’ll need an audiobook or ebook sooner than a physical one.

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WWW Wednesday, 1-June-2022

1 Jun

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What are you currently reading?
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What do you think you’ll read next?

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Currently reading: I don’t think I read anything in True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey this week. It was a holiday weekend and I spent a lot of time with family and was happy-exhausted to a point I didn’t read. It was a great time!
Similarly, I didn’t listen to much in Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati either. I think I hit 75%. I feel like I’ll finish this one up soon once I can find some time to run again.
I was able to start A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman! This is a really quick read and I’m already 10% done after picking it up twice. I hadn’t realized it was so short which will be a welcome change.

Recently finished: Nothing new finished this week. I’ll have my review of The Girl with Ghost Eyes posted on Monday so be on the look out for that!

51I9OngSemL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_Reading next: My plan is still to pick up Rebeldes (The Outsiders) by S.E. Hinton as soon as I can regularly find time for my physical book again.

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WWW Wednesday, 25-May-2022

25 May

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What are you currently reading?
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What do you think you’ll read next?

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Kelly

Currently reading: This wasn’t a great week for True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. I might have picked it up one night. I’ve been getting better sleep, though! So at least one thing is improving.
I keep making decent progress in Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati. I just renewed it for the third time and I’m over 70%! I’m hoping to wrap this one up reasonably soon.

GhostRecently finished: Y’all are never going to believe this. I finished The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson! I read a short chapter while baby was falling asleep and realized I only had one more to go! I finished that a day or two later and I can’t believe I’m finally done with it! I’ll be working on a review, not sure when I’ll be able to finish it and get it posted. I gave the book Two out of Five Stars so I have a lot to process. Maybe by Monday?

51I9OngSemL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_Reading next: This means that the next time I find a moment to start an ebook, I’ll be picking up A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman! I’m excited to have this one so close at hand. It seems like it’s a shorter one so that is great for my slow ebook reading.
Hopefully now I can focus on finishing my physical book so I’ll pick up Rebeldes (The Outsiders) by S.E. Hinton. I’m looking forward to revisiting this story.

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WWW Wednesday, 18-May-2022

18 May

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What are you currently reading?
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What do you think you’ll read next?

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Currently reading: I might have read a page in The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson, all because I didn’t want to report here that I’d read nothing yet again. I’m so close to the end, I just wish I could carve out time that was good for this.
I was slow in True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey again. Our schedule change is still an adjustment and I’ve prioritized sleep again so less time for reading. I’m still tired so I must not be doing it well.
Again, my only progress has been in Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati. I’ve found time to run and I’ve been driving around which are my two biggest chunks of time to listen to this. I never would have guessed I’d make such steady progress on a 26 hour audiobook, but I’m happy with my pace.

Recently finished: One day…

91tzXN8Fp0LReading next: Maybe I’ll start A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman before Halloween.
I hope to find time to pick up Rebeldes (The Outsiders) by S.E. Hinton soon. I think it will take me a while to read so the sooner I can grab it, the better.

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WWW Wednesday, 11-May-2022

11 May

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Currently reading: Absolutely nothing in The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson again. We had some big schedule changes last week so I haven’t found a way to fit this into my schedule again yet. Maybe this week as things slow down.
With those big schedule changes, I didn’t have as much time for True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. I’m getting less sleep and reading before bed becomes the first thing to go when that happens.
Surprisingly, I made some decent progress in Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati. I’m over half way done now and moving forward well. The story is still slow and dragging a bit, but I’ll press forward.

Recently finished: Nothing seems even close to finished just now. I’ll have to see how the week goes before I’m ready to even guess what will go there.

51I9OngSemL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_Reading next: I’d hoped that reading A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman next might motivate me to finish my ebook, but no such luck yet.
I am excited to pick up Rebeldes (The Outsiders) by S.E. Hinton as my next physical book. I think it will be a slow read for me so it would be good to get to this as soon as I can. I hope that’s not too far off.

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WWW Wednesday, 4-May-2022

4 May

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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Kelly

Currently reading: I’ll get to The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson. I’m not in a rush and it’s just hanging out, so I’m not too worried about this one.
I’ve made some good steps forward with True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. Baby has been going down earlier and sleeping well so I’ve gotten some good reading time in!
Still moving steadily through Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati. This one feels like it’s dragging quite a bit so I’m getting a bit frustrated with it at this point, but I’ll carry on.

Recently finished: It sounds crazy, but I think Kelly Gang will be the next one here and I don’t think I’m too far away from that!

51I9OngSemL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_Reading next: The plan is still for A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman to be my next ebook.
If I’m right and need a new physical book next, it’s past time for me to do my Spanish book of the year! My amazing husband got me Rebeldes (The Outsiders) by S.E. Hinton. This is one of my all time favorite books so I’m excited to explore it in Spanish.

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Book Review: Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton (2/5)

20 May

S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders is probably my favorite novel of all time. I adore it each time I read it and I love the movie adaptation. I have a ring with a quote from the book. Everything about it is amazing. So when I found out Hinton had published a novel more recently, I added it to my TBR. It took years, but I finally got to it. And I’m quickly trying to forget about it.

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Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton

Summary from Goodreads:

An orphan and a bastard, Jamie Sommers grew up knowing he had no hope of heaven. Conceived in adultery and born in sin, Jamie was destined to repeat the sins of his parents–or so the nuns told him. And he proved them right. Taking to sea, Jamie sought out danger and adventure in exotic ports all over the world as a smuggler, gunrunner–and murderer. Tough enough to handle anything, he’s survived foreign prisons, pirates, and a shark attack. But in a quiet seaside town in Delaware, Jamie discovered something that was enough to drive him insane-and change his life forever. For it was in Hawkes Harbor that Jamie came face to face with the ultimate evil…

The book started strong for me. Jamie had a rough childhood and grew up to be a bit of an outlaw but a happy guy until he sees a coworker killed for a cause he doesn’t support. The timeline jumps between his time in a mental ward and spiraling downward in New Orleans. I thought there was some connection between the drugs and alcohol abuse and his space in the ward. Then he moved to Deleware and things seemed to be OK for a while. And here’s where the book lost me. I’m going to spoil it completely so skip this review if you want to read this. There he’s attacked by a vampire and made to be his slave. Yep, no joke. A story that I thought was going to be about the perils of drug abuse and making the wrong friends is about not waking up vampires from their long slumbers. The rest of the book is Jamie trying to escape from the vampire’s grip and their almost friendship by the end. I was hoping for a while that the vampire was some kind of metaphor for Jamie’s state of mind but when I lost that hope, I stopped caring about this book. It was so far from what I loved about Hinton’s other novels, the gritty reality of growing up on the wrong side of town, that I couldn’t like it.

Before the vampire attack, Kell and Jamie seemed like very likable characters and I could picture them easily. I liked easy-going Jamie and too-smark Kell. The first half of the book was great. But when it turned Twilight-y, I was done. Jamie dissolved into a shell and Kell was killed for a quick drink.

I didn’t like any of the characters but the least likable was Louisa, the doctor treating Grenville. She was very cruel to Jamie and I didn’t understand her motivation. She was not his master and even Grenville didn’t treat him as cruelly as Louisa did. She appeared out of nowhere to be a lurking presence in the novel and I wish she’d been taken out, I don’t think she added anything to the book.

At the beginning of the book, Jamie was relatable. He had some rough times, he was a bit impulsive, but he had a good heart. Once he was bitten, I hated him. I think that change made this book kind of hard for me to read. It essentially killed off my favorite character.

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Jamie’s stories about sailing with Kell were great. I would have read a book of just that. I liked the adventure and risk he faced. I love the water and I won’t lie, some of that life was really appealing to me. I’d love to be on the water all the time but I’m a little too settled to start now.

The ending of the book was rough for me as well. If Grenville’s curse was lifted, I would have thought he’d age. But I guess every author gets to re-write their vampire lore just a bit. I don’t like that Jamie ended up being a victim of Stockholm Syndrome. I would have thought he’d get out of there completely or never recover from it. I guess his character weakness was too much for me by then. I wanted him back to his former glory and it was never going to happen.

I can’t begin to think of what the theme for this book is. Don’t go sticking your nose somewhere a kid tells you is haunted? Tough luck if you’re attacked by a vampire? It doesn’t matter if your doctor has the best intentions? The book was so disjointed and felt like three different books so I’m not sure what to think of it or even how to critique it. It was just too much.

Writer’s Takeaway: At the beginning, Hinton was using flashbacks to build tension. We saw Jamie growing up and exploring the seas and would return to him in psychiatric care. Unsure what had landed him there, we followed him and heard him share his story with the doctors. Then he’s released and the story fell apart for me there. All the tension seemed unimportant. His adventuring had nothing to do with why he was there, he’d be bitten and had tried to save someone else but was accused of assault. The tension disintegrated and I stopped caring. If using a flashback structure, it’s important that the flashbacks are important.

This book was a huge let down for me, sad to say. Two out of Five Stars

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WWW Wednesday, 8-May-2019

8 May

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!IMG_1384-0

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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Currently reading: Still going slow with Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min but I did squeeze a bit in this week. I’m not worried about this one taking a while, I figured it would. I’ll get there eventually.
Maybe I’ll finish A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin before I finish Min. It’s not going quickly, but it’s going. I adore the narration of this one and I think I’ll continue to enjoy it for another month or so.
I picked up Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi while I was on my vacation and finished about half of it. I thought I’d get through more but I was so tired on the plane that I slept a lot. The author really focuses on the survival aspect of the camps and I’m really getting a good sense of what he remembers and went through.
I started  Exit West by Mohsin Hamid on audio. Still too early to really say, but I’m excited to start this one after hearing so much about it! It’s a nice, short one, so expect this finished quickly.

Recently finished: I finished Hawkes Harbor by S.E. Hinton right before I left on my trip. I was really disappointed with it if I’m being honest. It’s from the author of my favorite book and it lacked a lot of the emotion I love about that book. If it had been by another author, I’m not sure I would have liked it anymore. The subject matter was just not what I expected.
I wrapped up The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob and really enjoyed it. I was worried about the author narrating this one but she was amazing. Honestly, I’d listen to her narrate any book and I’d be very happy with it. I saw the author has another book out and I’m excited to see how that one is received.

I posted my review of Midwives by Chris Bohjalian. This was one that kept me up late reading. I really adored it, a full 5 out of 5 Stars.

Reading Next: I’m going to keep chipping away at my TBR. I want to read one of my autographed books next since I don’t like those leaving the house and I’ll be home for a few weeks. So I’ll tackle A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. I’ve liked most things I’ve ready by Eggers so I’m excited to read his memoir as well.


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