WWW Wednesdays – March 27, 2019

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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 not have the best reading week. I keep getting distracted with household projects (trying to prepare my house to participate in the community yard sale in a week and a half), but I started my Spring Reading List and am continuing my David McCullough reads. (See my 2019 A Focus on Authors Reading Challenge). I will soon be starting my Margaret Atwood month! Here’s hoping that this weekend’s #8intwo Readathon will help me catch up a little and get a good start on the beast I have to finish for next week’s book club.

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦

*Click on the title of the book to see my full review.*

Reading Next

Anyone else participating in the #8intwo Readathon this weekend? What are y’all reading now? Please post your WWW links below in the comments if I haven’t already visited them.

HAPPY READING!

 

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21 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays – March 27, 2019

    • I too am a huge introvert and am always nervous at my first book club meetings. (I join new ones every time I move and I’ve moved a lot.) My advice is to just observe and listen a lot at your first one, so you see how things are done – maybe add things here and there once you get into it a bit. By the second time, I am sure you will be a bit more comfortable. Hope you have lots of fun! Maybe you will become a book club addict like me. 🙂

      • Thank you so much. It’s strange to feel so intimidated by it all, so baby steps. Thank you so much for the tips. I really appreciate it!

    • If you want a good book about a historical event or a biography, David McCullough is one of the best – though sometimes I think he includes too much information. I keep hoping I will implement some of Gretchen Rubin’s wisdom in my own home and life….someday. Thanks for visiting!

  1. Ooh, a Margaret Atwood month! That’s awesome. I have a bunch of her books, but I think I’ve only gotten to three. She’s fantastic; her books are so complex and meaningful that I tend to get intimidated and go, “Yeah, I’ll get to that later…” because she’s so intelligent that I worry her writing will go over my head (I do that far too often, I think!). I definitely need to move past that and read more of her.

    • Yeah…I’m really excited to dive into some of her books. I have Stone Mattress on audio and own a physical copy of Oryx and Crake, so those will be where I begin. I read Atwood really slowly, because of her language. I just don’t want to miss any of it.

  2. I have been slowly working my way through Gretchen Rubin’s books – they are all so uplifting! I have to pop over and check out your Off the Clock review – I could always need more time for the things I enjoy!

    • My library hold for Gretchen Rubin’s Outer Order Inner Calm just came in today, so I will be picking that up after work. Actually I preferred Laura Vanderkam’s 168 Hours, so you should check that out.

      • I just read that one! It was a great car to read while waiting for something (like a bus or a meeting) because it was just a list of suggestions for organizing your outer calm for inner peace. Very quick read and I hope you like it!

  3. I really like both your reviews about your just reads!

    Also, how wide would you say David McCollough’s appeal is? Looking at this post is making me miss reading historical non-fiction. I remember I was suuuper into Antonia Fraser when I was in uni.

    • Not too many people I know read McCullough just because it is more of an academic dry read, but as far as information and details, he is phenomenal. He either focuses on one event or does biographies. So far I think his biography on the Wright Brothers is my favorite.

  4. I loved McCullough’s John Adams book (though Abigail stole the show). I’ll be interested to hear how you feel about his nonfiction but non-biographical works.

    And you’re the second person in 24 hours to mention The Children to me! I feel like the universe is telling me I should pick it up.

    • I wanted to get to John Adams this month, but I just couldn’t do it. I’ll be making a full post about my McCullough books at the end of the month – so soon. Somebody recommended The Children to me a long time ago, so I have high hopes.

    • Yes and no. I would say about 1/3 of HaH are for those with a spouse or family or roommates etc. 2/3 of it can be useful even if you live by yourself. I thought it was pretty useful. I do have a spouse but no children (or cats – though I wish).

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