WWW Wednesdays – February 24, 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 had a bit of a rough week here in Texas. Apparently, Texas is not equipped for any bit of winter weather. We just now are able to utilize the water out of our taps. I know I shouldn’t complain, as things could have been a lot worse, but it still has been a bit stressful.  

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦
The Three Mothers 
by Anna Malaika Tubbs – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Reading Next

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

HAPPY READING!!!

WWW Wednesdays – February 10, 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 did participate in the 24in48 Readathon over the weekend and did pretty well. I didn’t quite read for the full 24 hours, but I did read for 17 hours, which helped me get through a few reads. It was such a nice weekend.

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

IRL Book Club: Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Reading Next

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

HAPPY READING!!!

24in48 Readathon – February 6-7, 2021

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It’s time for the 24in48 Readathon!!! I have so much reading to do for book clubs and buddy reads, that this will be good for me and will help me buckle down. I’ve missed this readathon. It has been too long.

When does the Readathon begin?

Hour 0, aka the official kickoff of the #24in48GroupRead readathon, will be at 12:00am on Saturday, February 6th, Eastern time.

What are my Readathon goals?

Time:
I worked a lot of overtime this week, so I believe I may be a bit too tired this weekend to read the full 24 hours, but I am definitely going to try to read for at least 18 hours.

TBR:
These are the books I hope to finish this weekend:

  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  • Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez
  • The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Books I will read if I finish the above:

  • What Women Want by Fanny Blake
  • The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Modern Roman by Aziz Ansari

Social Media:
I will be posting updates on multiple social media outlets:

Are you joining me?

If you want to participate in this readathon with me, visit the 24in48 homepage to sign-up. Also visit the FAQ page for more information about this readathon.

Stay Healthy and READ!

WWW Wednesdays – February 3, 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.

Looking forward to participating in the 24in48 Readathon this weekend, as I really want to finish my book club read and an ARC. Plus, I think I really will need a nice relaxing weekend with my books after this horrific workweek.

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
IRL Book Club: Democracy by Henry Adams – ebook = ♦ ♦ ♦

Reading Next

What are y’all reading? Are you participating in the 24in48 readathon this weekend? Feel free to leave a comment below the books I’m reading, the books you are reading, and/or your own WWW link.

HAPPY READING!!!

WWW Wednesdays – January 27, 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.

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

IRL Book Club: Quicksand by Nella Larsen – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
IRL Book Club: Passing by Nella Larsen – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ½

I have never read Nella Larsen before and thoroughly enjoyed her short novels. Though short they are poignant.

Reading Next

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

HAPPY READING!!!

WWW Wednesdays – January 20, 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

IRL Book Club: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb – ebook = ♦ ♦ ♦

Reading Next

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

HAPPY READING!!!

WWW Wednesdays – January 13, 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

Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
IRL Book Club: The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson – book = ♦ ♦ ♦

Reading Next

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

HAPPY READING!!!

Top 15 Reads of 2020

Out of the more than 100 books I read this year, here are the ones I enjoyed the most:

Juvenile and Young Adult Fiction:

Eloise by Kay Thompson
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Adult Fiction:

The Theban Plays by Sophocles
Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge

Nonfiction:

Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
More Myself by Alicia Keys
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres
Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
Mobituaries by Mo Rocca

Honorable Mention:

Nancy Drew Mysteries: Book 1-7 by Carolyn Keene – audiobook narration by Laura Linney

Favorite Read of 2020:

a race

 

    So You Want to Talk About Race

                           by

                  Ijeoma Oluo

WWW Wednesdays – January 6, 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 hope everyone enjoyed their holiday celebrations. We decided to take an 18-hour road trip (safety-first) to see my folks for Christmas, so they wouldn’t be alone for the holidays. We have not seen them all year, since before COVID started disrupting our lives, so it was nice to spend quality time with them. It was a much less hectic holiday season for us than normal, but I still didn’t have much time to read unfortunately. I think I will try to make up for that in January.

What are y’all planning to read or looking forward to reading this year? I have decided to challenge myself with some longer reads like the full Sherlock Holmes collection. 

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

Christmas in Silver Springs by Brenda Novak – audiobook = ♦ ♦  
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Reading Next

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Winter Reads – 2020

Winter 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 thinking about doing in 2021. What are y’all reading this winter? Any reads you are most looking forward to? Here is my list:

BOOK CLUB READS

  • We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
  • Passing by Nella Larsen
  • Quicksand by Nella Larsen
  • The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson
  • Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez
  • The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio de Maria

BUDDY READALONG

  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville

2021 READING CHALLENGES

  • Sherlock: A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Sherlock: The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Sherlock: The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Bible Old Testament: Genesis – Deuteronomy 
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

NETGALLEY 

  • The Center of Everything by Jamie Harrison
  • The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

BOOK JARS

  • Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben
  • The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

OTHER

  • One Day in December by Josie Silver
  • The Snowman by Jo Nesbø
  • Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron
  • Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler
  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
  • A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  • Christmas in Silver Springs by Brenda Novak

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

HAPPY WINTER READING!!!