WWW Wednesdays – April 1, 2020

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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 am not reading as much as I did prior to the social distancing and working remotely. I keep trying to participate in readathons, but I haven’t been doing so well with those. Anyone have any tips for how to get my reading life back?

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½

Reading Next

What have y’all been reading? Please feel free to comment on these books and/or post your WWW link below!

Stay safe and healthy and Read On!!!

15 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays – April 1, 2020

  1. How is Anna Karenina going for you? I read that once and hated life the entire time. I felt like there was so much that was unnecessary, BUT as an avid reader I felt it was my DUTY to endure the book and somehow still like it. I just couldn’t do both though. Hopefully you are having a better experience with it than I did! The Quiet book looks good too! I am a total introvert – sounds like a winner for me!

    • I am reading Anna Karenina with a good friend of mine, so I am happy to not be going through this alone. I am about a third of the way into it and am confused what can possibly happy for another 600 pages. We shall see though. It is not holding my attention the way I had hoped it would.

    • I am a third of the way into Anna Karenina. I am reading it with a friend. Our last discussion of it took place in a park gazebo where we sat more than 6 feet away from each other. It is a weird time, but I am glad I can connect with friends in this way. I am hoping to make a lot of progress on AK this month. Thanks for visiting. I’ll stop by your post right now. 🙂

  2. The trouble with reading for so many people lately seems to be a lack of focus. Certainly, I am struggling. I could not keep track of who was who in And Then There Were None and finally I just decided to push ahead because, after all, most of them would die. Two things that have worked for me this week is (1) giving myself an “assignment” to read and (2) finding time to hide away from the virtual world and read. But, if you find something that works for you will you let me know?

    • Thank you for your insight on things I might do to retrieve my reading life. My phone is definitely distracting me right now. I look at it every time it dings, which is a lot of the time. I don’t want to mute it in case there is an emergency, as there have been a couple of deaths in my family in the last week, but it is hard to focus on anything when it keeps making noise. I might have to just give myself 30 minute breaks from it. I did find an article yesterday by the peeps at Book Riot that was an interesting read that you might like: https://bookriot.com/2020/04/01/what-to-do-if-you-cant-read-right-now/

      • I am so sorry for the loss of your family members and that certainly puts you in a different situation than so many others who are able to actually put the phone down guilt free.

        I did pop over to that article (thank you for it!) and it was super interesting. It is nice to know that we are not alone in struggling. I’ll be thinking of you and your family and hoping that you can find the calm to read again soon.

  3. Sarah, I can sympathise, I have been struggling to focus on my reading, too. My reading as upped a little since I have switched shorter, lighter books, and if I have read something longer, I focused solely on that book rather than having a few on the go. I also find comforting re-reads are a great way to get your reading mojo back. Happy reading! 🙂

    • Thank you much for your helpful tips! Shorter books is an interesting concept. I guess I shouldn’t have started Anna Karenina prior to the shutdown. Agatha Christie is one author I turn to for comfort reads (yes, murder mysteries bring comfort to me for some reason), and as soon as I finish my current reads, I will be reading her next.

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