WWW Wednesdays – October 24, 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.

Last weekend, I participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. It was so much fun! I got some good quality reading in. You can find my readathon wrap up here. Did you participate? Let me know and share any fun things you did during the readathon or helpful tips.

This weekend, I will be going to the Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas. This will be my first book festival. Any recommendations from those who have attended book festivals before? Will any of you be there?

We are officially one month into Fall reading, and I have read 11 books on my Fall TBR. I am feeling pretty good about that progress.

Currently Reading

 

Recently Finished

The Personality Brokers by Merve Emre – audiobook

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If you enjoy Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies and Anne Bogel’s Reading People, this will be the perfect book for you. The Personality Brokers gives the history behind the creation of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test (MBTI – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). I remember taking this test in high school and then again in college. I recently retook the MBTI and am an ISFJ. Have you taken the quiz? How accurate has it been for you? I found it interesting that the MBTI was created through the experiments and research by a mother and daughter. I was fascinated by famous people (especially authors like Truman Capote) who used personality testing. However, this book can be a bit dry, so I liked it but didn’t love it.

The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory – NetGalley ARC ebook

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Theodora is a princess in a land called Drieden. She is known for her antics of slipping away from the palace and doing her own thing. However, on her wedding day, she is not the one that runs away from the palace. It is her fiance that does not show up. Months after that horrible day, Theodora returns to her duties at the palace and again finds herself escaping the palace in the middle of the night. While out at a local pub, she meets a handsome and mysterious stranger, Nick. Turns out, Nick is not who he said he was but in reality is Theordora’s ex-fiance’s brother. Nick believes that his brother didn’t just runaway, but that there is a much bigger and also dangerous situation going on. As Nick and Theodora search for the truth, Theodora struggles with her loyalties to her royal position, her country and Nick.

If you like The Princess Diaries or the classic film Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, then you should definitely read The Royal Runaway. It is a fun romance with a thrilling mystery plot.

Kiss Me, Kill Me and Other True Cases by Ann Rule – audiobook

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This is a collection of true crime stories of “love” gone wrong like the Lonely Hearts Killer. These are crimes that occurred long before cases like the Laci Peterson murder by her husband, Scott Peterson. I love true crime and especially Ann Rule’s books, but I find this one more haunting than others, because these are crimes that could happen to any woman, who just wants to date. I myself went on a few blind dates back in the day. I would never have done that now after reading this book. Lots of trigger warnings for the descriptions of assaults. I still love Ann Rule. No true crime writer composes a story with such informative and useful information as she does. I always feel like I learn a bit more about detective work and forensic science when reading her books, but this one was a bit harder to stomach. SSDGM!

The Raven and Other Favorite Poems by Edgar Allen Poe – book

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I have had this book on my book shelves for, since I was very young. I loved poetry when I was in middle school and was introduced to Edgar Allen Poe in an advanced English class in high school. I will say his poetry really holds up for me. I still love The Raven as much now as I did then and I really remembered and loved A Dream within a Dream. I’m really glad I used the readathon to revisit Poe.

Reading Next

 

I hope you all had a fantastic week of reading! Any thoughts on the books I’ve listed? What are y’all reading? If I haven’t already commented on your WWW post, please include it in the comments below.

HAPPY READING!!!

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18 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays – October 24, 2018

  1. Great stack of books! I couldn’t stop reading Fear…and while “enjoyment” is not the right word, I felt informed. But also afraid. Sigh.

    I like Ann Rule’s books, too. Have great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    • I’m trying to read the stories without thinking of the movies. I am really enjoying it so far though. I think it was a good choice for my first Stephen King. I’m only on the first story (Rita Hayworth & the Shawshank Redemption), but it is going really fast, and I really wish I could continue reading it instead of working. My husband says that the Apt Pupil story is his favorite, so I’m looking forward to that. I’m going to visit right now!

  2. The 24-hour Readathon sounds like fun! I hadn’t heard about it, or I might have joined in.

    As far as book festivals go, here’s a few points of advice that I learned from several years at YallFest. Pace yourself! There is so much to do and see that it is easy to get overwhelmed and try to do everything, which is usually impossible. Also, watch out for food. I had that issue at YallFest – there were several little restaurants around, but they were packed. The first year I went, I was too excited to eat and then ended up feeling terrible by the end of the day. If you think that might be an issue, pack some snacks. It makes all the difference in the world. But most of all, have fun! You’ll be surrounded by book nerds, and for the most part, that’s a pretty fun bunch. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  3. I’m glad you at least like The Personality Brokers, I’d really like to read the book. I really like the MBTI. I’m an INFP and have found it to be very accurate for myself and people around me.

    • I too love the MBTI – now that I am not taking it as a high school/college student who doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life. I think my only issue with the book was that it felt a bit all over the place and boring at points. However, both those things could be a result of my listening to it on audiobook.

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