WWW Wednesdays – October 10, 2018

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

Time for another WWW Wednesdays, which is brought to you by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. If you too want to participate, answer the above questions and post that link on Sam’s page.

I’m making some progress on my Fall Reading, though I am hoping to read more later in the month. However, I did get some amazing books for my birthday, which just keep on coming in the mail – A Booklover’s Birthday. I’m so blessed!!!

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

Roomies by Christina Lauren (book)

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I didn’t get to read as much as I wanted to this past week, but once I finally got into “Roomies”, it was hard to put down. Holland first sees Calvin in a New York subway, as he was playing his guitar. She becomes a bit obsessed with him and his guitar playing and goes out of her way to hear him play on a regular basis. Holland realizes that he would be perfect for a part in her uncle’s Broadway play, but unfortunately Calvin cannot legally work in the US, as he has an expired visa. Holland decides that she can help her uncle and Calvin achieve their dreams if she marries Calvin, but is that the only reason why she wants to marry Calvin?

I thought the beginning was a bit slow, but by page 50 or so I was hooked. The marriage between Holland and Calvin may not be real, but their feelings are. With a few lies and mishaps, they both find themselves and realize that maybe this fake marriage isn’t really fake after all. There was a lot of build up to the end. Because of this, I assumed the end would be a bigger display of romance to achieve the HAE (Happily Ever After), but was a bit disappointed. I just wanted a bit more, but it was an overall enjoyable NYC rom-com.

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright (audiobook)

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This is an in depth look at Scientology through interviews with current and former members of the Church of Scientology. This book includes background information on the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, and the beginning of Scientology in 1954. I really had no idea that Scientology had been around for so long, and that so many famous Hollywood individuals were and are members (obviously I did know about Tom Cruise and John Travolta though). Sometimes I feel that I have a hard time with nonfiction solely because of all the characters that are talked about. There are a lot of people mentioned in this book, and I didn’t always feel that they were introduced well enough to understand their role. However, I guess that does show how many people the author interviewed. He definitely did his research. This book was very informative and comprehensive look at Scientology, their history and views. Even though I now understand why people joined the Church of Scientology, I find it to be less of a religion and more of a cult, which I believe the author does as well based on his comparison to the Branch Davidians and The People’s Temple.

Reading Next

I’ll be traveling this weekend, so I don’t know how much I will be able to read. What are y’all reading lately? If I haven’t commented on your WWW posts yet, please leave your link in the comments.

HAPPY READING!!!!

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19 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays – October 10, 2018

    • I think “Roomies” is a great book to offset some more intense books I read like “Going Clear” and “Fear”. So I recommend it if you are in the mood for something light and fun. Thanks for visiting! Heading to your post right now!

    • Completely understand the need to offset your choices, as I am reading The Royal Runaway when Out gets too intense. LOL Thanks for taking a look at my post. I’m heading over to yours right now!

  1. I ride the train to work every day and am fascinated by the glimpses of other lives I see. “Roomies” sounds like it’s right up my alley.

    I saw the documentary of Going Clear and found it chilling. You make it sound like the book packs a similar punch.

    • I miss riding the train to and from work. I have a driving commute now where my only glimpses are people cutting each other off and drivers playing on their phones. I don’t know what I would do without podcasts and audiobooks. Going Clear was definitely chilling. I think the book has even more information than the documentary included but similar feels.

  2. You have a lot of interesting titles on here! Quite a few are on my TBR as well and Brave New World is one of my favorite classics. Enjoy your books this week and happy reading!

  3. Going Clear sounds so interesting! it’s difficult to imagine how people can make the decision to join something like the Scientology church, but when you explain it as a cult more than a church, I guess it’s easier to kind of understand what’s happening. Sounds like a book to be put on the TBR list! Also, the cover of My Oxford Year is so sweet!
    Great post and great books, happy reading for what’s left of this week and for the beginning of the next one! xx

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