WWW Wednesdays – August 4, 2021

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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.

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
The Home Edit Life by – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½

Reading Next

What are y’all reading? Feel free to leave a comment below on the books I’m reading, the books you are reading, and/or your own WWW link.

HAPPY READING!!!

A Day in Corpus Christi, TX – April 2021

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We got to take a day trip to Corpus Christi and what a full day it was! If you have a day to spend in Corpus Christi, this is what we recommend experiencing:

Texas State Aquarium

U. S. S. Lexington

Selena Memorial

Libation 

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Stop at Nueces Brewing Company for some local beer.

Seafood

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To get some fresh gulf coast seafood visit Landry’s Seafood House.


Beach

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There are a lot of beaches to visit in and around Corpus Christi. We chose to end our visit to Corpus Christi by walking along the beach at Mustang Island State Park.

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WWW Wednesdays – July 28, 2021

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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.

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦
Mount TBR: Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½

Reading Next

What are y’all reading? Feel free to leave a comment below on the books I’m reading, the books you are reading, and/or your own WWW link.

HAPPY READING!!!

WWW Wednesdays – July 21, 2021

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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.

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

Mount TBR: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn – book = ♦ ♦ ♦
Mount TBR: Missoula by Jon Krakauer – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
IRL Book Club: A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong’o – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ½

Reading Next

What are y’all reading? Feel free to leave a comment below on the books I’m reading, the books you are reading, and/or your own WWW link.

HAPPY READING!!!

WWW Wednesdays – July 7, 2021

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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.

Currently Reading 

Finished Reading

The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦
D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦
IRL Book Club: Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦   

Reading Next

What are y’all reading? Feel free to leave a comment below on the books I’m reading, the books you are reading, and/or your own WWW link.

I will not be posting next week, as I will be out of town on vacay and trying to go as tech-free as possible during that time. 

HAPPY READING!!!

WWW Wednesdays – June 30, 2021

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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 finally back on a normal work schedule. It is looking like I will actually get to enjoy my summer. I’m taking a few days off over the next two months and will get working on my Summer Reading list. A big shout out to my husband, whose birthday is today! 

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Summer Reads – 2021

Summer is almost officially here! I hope to read some fun books off my bookshelf and continue with my Reading the Classics Challenge and other challenges that I am trying to do in 2021. I am doing terrible with my reading challenges for the year, so hopefully I will start tackling that What are y’all reading this summer? Any reads you are most looking forward to? Here is my list:

BOOK CLUB READS

  • A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
  • Solutions and Other Problems by Allie BroshSummer is almost officially here! I hope to read some fun books off my bookshelf and continue with my Reading the Classics Challenge and other challenges that I am trying to do in 2021. I am doing terrible with my reading challenges for the year, so hopefully I will start tackling that What are y’all reading this summer? Any reads you are most looking forward to? Here is my list:

    BOOK CLUB READS

    • A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
    • Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh
    • There There by Tommy Orange
    • A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong’o
    • Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong

    BUDDY READALONG

    • The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

    NETGALLEY

    • Two Spies in Caracus by Moisés Naim
    • The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones
    • Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman

    2021 READING CHALLENGES

    • Sherlock: The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Sherlock: The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Bible Old Testament: Genesis – Deuteronomy 
    • Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

    BOOK JAR PICKS

    • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    • Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

    OTHER

    • The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Susan McBride
    • The Home Edit Life by Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin
    • The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg
    • Badass Habits by Jen Sincero
    • The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
    • The Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman 
    • The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale
    • D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton
    • E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton
    • F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton
    • The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

    Feel free to leave a comment about any of the books I’ll be reading or the ones y’all will be reading.

    HAPPY SUMMER READING!!!

  • There There by Tommy Orange
  • A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  • Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong

BUDDY READALONG

  • The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

NETGALLEY

  • Two Spies in Caracus by Moisés Naim
  • The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones
  • Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman

2021 READING CHALLENGES

  • Sherlock: The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Sherlock: The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Bible Old Testament: Genesis – Deuteronomy 
  • Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

BOOK JAR PICKS

  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

OTHER

  • The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Susan McBride
  • The Home Edit Life by Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin
  • The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg
  • Badass Habits by Jen Sincero
  • The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
  • The Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman 
  • The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale
  • D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton
  • E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton
  • F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton
  • The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

Feel free to leave a comment about any of the books I’ll be reading or the ones y’all will be reading.

HAPPY SUMMER READING!!!

Reading the Classics 2018-2022

I have been seeing that a few other book bloggers are challenging themselves to reading more of the classics. I attempted to do the same this year with my 2018 A-Z Classics Reading Challenge and failed. It was just too much, when I’m reading so many other books as well. I am going to try something a bit different. I am creating a list of 50 classics that will consist of the ones from my A-Z challenge and additions. However, I will be giving myself 5 years to complete this challenge. I think that will be much more manageable.

Here is the list (the books in red are the ones that I have completed):

  1. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
  2. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  3. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
  4. Dubliners by James Joyce
  5. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  6. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  7. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  8. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  9.  I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  10. Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
  11. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  12. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  13. Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  14. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  15. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  16. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
  17. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  18. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
  19. The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
  20. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  21. Utopia by Thomas More
  22. Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
  23. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  24. Xingu by Edith Wharton
  25. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  26. Zeno’s Conscience by Italo Svevo
  27. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  28. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  29. Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
  30. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  31. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  32. Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
  33. Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz
  34. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  35. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  36. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  37. The Odyssey by Homer
  38. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  39. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
  40. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  41. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  42. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  43. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  44. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  45. Dune by Frank Herbert
  46. Death Come for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  47. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
  48. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
  49. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  50. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Classics not on the list but also read during this time:

  1. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  2. The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
  3. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  4. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
  5. Adam Bede by George Eliot
  6. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  7. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  8. Stuart Little by E. B. White
  9. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  10. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
  11. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  12. Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  13. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

I am very much looking forward to reading more classics, especially the ones that have been on my bookshelves for years and years. Have any of you read these? Any favorites on this list? 

WWW Wednesdays – June 9, 2021

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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 at the end of the roughest work period I’ve had in years. I’ve been working long hours for weeks, so I haven’t had a lot of free time. The finished books below are a couple weeks worth of whatever reading I could fit in. I’m excited to get my normal reading time back again.

Currently Reading

Recently Finished

Book Jar Pick: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Grit by Angela Duckworth – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦
The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
C Is for Corpse by Sue Grafton – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
Book Club: A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Book Club: The Vegetarian by Han Kang – book = ♦ ♦ ♦

Reading Next

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HAPPY READING!!!

WWW Wednesdays – May 12, 2021

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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.

Currently Reading

Recently Finished

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Book Club: The Plotters by Un-su Kim – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½

Reading Next

What are y’all reading? Feel free to leave a comment below on the books I’m reading, the books you are reading, and/or your own WWW link.

HAPPY READING!!!