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!!!

My Must Read List for 2021

What books are you excited about reading in 2021? Here is the list of books I would like to read in 2021:

  1. The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
  2. The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection by Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
  4. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  5. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  6. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  7. Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh
  8. Sanditon by Jane Austen
  9. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  10. Tiny Habits by B.J. Fogg

HAPPY 2021!!!

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

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!!!

WWW Wednesdays – December 2, 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

Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
The Stand by Stephen King – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 
Buddy Readalong: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
The Clue in the Diary by Carolyn Keene = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 

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.

STAY SAFE AND KEEP READING!!!

WWW Wednesdays – November 11, 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

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
The Secret of Red Gate Farm by Carolyn Keene – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Book Club: The Desert and the Drum by Mbarek Ould Beyrouk – 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.

STAY SAFE AND KEEP READING!

WWW Wednesdays – October 28, 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 had a great week of reading thanks to Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon. Check out my readathon wrap-up. I always have such a good time! This is the second time in a row that I stayed up for the full 24 hours. I am happy with the results. I completed 5 books and read 1,200 pages. I’ve been needing to jump start my reading life again, and this definitely helped. 

Currently Reading

Finished Reading

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Book Club: The Theban Plays by Sophocles – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Piu Eatwell – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Book Jar Pick: The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
Too Much and Never Enough by Mary Trump – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ½

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.

STAY SAFE AND KEEP READING!

Hour 12 of 24 Hour Readathon – October 2020

20201024_183558I’m halfway into Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon and thoroughly enjoying my peaceful day of reading. I’m making a slight dent in my TBR pile that includes print books, ebooks, and audiobooks. 

I started the readathon at 7am local time, wearing cozy bookish apparel (pictured above) and drinking a good portion of a pot of coffee. Besides having comfortable reading apparel and cozy reading spots, delicious food and snacks always help make it through the full 24 hours. I had some french toast for brunch and had some melon as a snack.

20201024_183409I recently needed to get up and move a bit so decided to go for a long audiowalk. The weather is perfect here right now. It just got cool enough here to go for nice long walks. I decided to walk by the lake.

Books Completed:

  • The Radium Girls by Kate Moore – audiobook
  • The Theban Plays by Sophocles – print book

Currently Reading:

  • The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale – print book
  • Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Piu Eatwell – audiobook
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb – ebook

If you are participating, leave me a comment letting me know how you are doing. Very excited for the second half of the readathon!

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24-Hour Readathon Begins! October 2020

readathon1_lgIt’s almost time!!!! Just a few hours until the semi-annual Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!!!! As always I’m super excited and ready to go! This is officially my 7th time participating in this readathon. I have been thoroughly enjoying the time I have spent preparing my TBR pile, snacks and some cozy ready spots. I am very much looking forward to this readathon and am going to try to read for the full 24 hours!

Goals

  • Complete 5 books
  • Read 800 pages
  • Read at least 18 hours – though it would be great to make it the full 24 hours
  • Post at least 10 times to social media
  • Get Bingo

TBR Pile

  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote – book
  • Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery – book
  • The Theban Plays by Sophocles – book
  • The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale – book
  • Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump – book
  • 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff – book
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb – ebook
  • Girls of Brackenhill by Kate Moretti – ebook
  • The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene – audiobook
  • Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Piu Eatwell – audiobook
  • The Stand by Stephen King – audiobook

Social Media

I will be posting updates on multiple social media outlets:

Are you participating in this readathon? If so, let me know in the comments what you are most looking forward to and let me know what you plan to be reading.

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WWW Wednesdays – October 7, 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

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
Cursed Objects by J.W. Ocker – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
The Monsters We Make by Kali White – 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.

STAY SAFE AND KEEP READING!