WWW Wednesdays – October 31, 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 did very little reading this week and weekend between work and travel. This past weekend, I took a trip to Austin, Texas for the 2018 Texas Book Festival. (See my post about that event here.) The festival kept me so busy with all the things to do and authors to meet, that I did not get much time to read. It was worth it though.

Currently Reading

Recently Finished

The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman – audiobook

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Sarah Weinman explores the theory that Nabokov’s Lolita was based off of the true story of the kidnapping of Sally Horner. This book provides an in depth analysis of Lolita and the story of Sally Horner, which I admit that I had not heard of before. I, overall, enjoyed hearing the comparisons between the two. However, I found two things rather annoying. First, trying to not spoil anything by giving away too many details, the author glosses over the fate of Sally Horner early on in the book and makes you wait until almost the end to find out exactly what happened to her. She should not have mentioned her fate at all until it was time to actually explain that. The second thing that I did not really enjoy was the end section that goes into details of what happened to characters in the book, many of whom were not very relevant to the story, so I cared little about what happened to them. It is a captivating read for readers like me who love true crime and also classic fiction.

Reading Next

I’m hoping to get a lot more reading done this week and weekend. What have y’all been reading this week? If you have a WWW post, please share the link if I haven’t commented already.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

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13 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays – October 31, 2018

  1. I’m hoping to get to The Library Book soon too! And I hope you liked Sadie, I really enjoyed it a couple weeks ago.

  2. I keep seeing The Real Lolita everywhere. I read Rust and Stardust earlier this year, based on the same case. It’s not strictly speaking “true crime,” as it’s written more like a novel so there’s a lot of speculation and filling in the blanks, but it was a wonderful read.

  3. OMG I had never seen the final cover for Tiffany Blues! This is gorgeous. And I hope you’ll enjoy Sadie as much as I did ! Happy reading.

  4. The Texas Book Festival sounds great! I really need to get to more bookish events.

    The Real Lolita sounds quite interesting, but I should probably actually read Lolita first.

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