WWW Wednesday

This meme was created by MizB at Daily Rhythms and now is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. In participating, one answers three “Whats”

What are you currently reading?

What have you recently finished?

What will you read next?

Here are my answers for 1/23/19


Currently, I am listening to Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes as part of my 2019 audio book challenge.

I am also slowly and thoughtfully still reading The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe, part of my goal to read more non-fiction.

Evidence of Flossing, a collection of poems and a photo essay by Jennifer A. Payne is another current read, which I’m more glad each time I encounter a new section that I purchased this slim, delightful, thought-provoking reading experience.


Today/Currently, I have just finished The Obelisk Gate as book “O” of my Alphabet Challenge, which I picked up halfway through the alphabet on New Year’s Day. Gate is by N.K. Jemisin and is the second book in the “Broken Earth trilogy.  It is a sci -fi masterpiece.

Last night, as part of my goal to read more non-fiction, I finished Magic Words @ Work, by Kaminsky and Penney. This book offers “magic” words and phrases that get desired results in the workplace.

This past Sunday, I finished Nutshell by Ian McEwan, a novel with a unique p.o.v, that of a fetus within the womb, the narrator, Hamlet–yes, Shakespeare’s  manic prince.

I also finished the “P” selection for the Alphabet Challenge, “The Prayer of Jesus, ” a devotional book by Hank Hanegraaff, introduced by Lee Strobel (of The Case for Christ) and recommended by my personal, favorite inspirational author,Max  Lucado.


I hope to read soon The Odessa Chronicles by Colin Chappell, whose blog meandray.com is one of my favorites.


Some reasons I was able to do so much reading recently was because I took two days to do nothing but rest and read, and the MLK holiday was observed on Monday of this week. Tuesday and today brought inclement weather, which kept me at home curled up with many good books. I hope the world was equally good to you this week. HAPPY READING!





This fun meme, hosted by MizB at the blog A Daily Rhythm is one several of my blogging friends participate in. Since I haven’t posted a Sunday (Evening) Post on PWR in some time, I thought i’d use this shortcut to update friends on my reading lately.

WHAT are you currently reading? Raising Lazarus by blogger and author Aiden Reid, whom I’ve been following for some time. His novel introduces us to a troubled young man named Lazarus; yes, that Lazarus.  It is a fascinating read from a very creative mind./ In the Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans. This non-fiction selection is the November choice by my Third Tuesday Book Club at the Alvin Library. /Max Lucado’s (my favorite inspirational writer) Jesus,which is a compilation of many of his books I have read before, but they are arranged thematically and brings back to thought some of the best of his helpful, lovely writing.

WHAT did you recently finish? Compulsion, a YA romance/mystery/semi-paranormal novel that was a good, fast read, the first in a series that will appeal to many readers on many levels. I do not intend, however, to read the other two books in the series. I also finished an audio book, For One More Day by Mitch Albom, which was a heart-wrenching    novel that had me sobbing as I was getting ready for school. (Try putting on makeup while the tears are streaming down!)

WHAT do you think you’ll read next?  I really want to get back to the alphabet challenge I abandoned last summer, promising to pick it up again in the fall. I hope to read soon Nightbird (for “N” where I left off) by Alice Hoffman. From the cover I would guess it’s aimed at a YA audience, and I can already tell it has Hoffman’s signature touch of the supernatural. I also promised Jay of “This is My Truth Now” that although I could not participate in his Cozy Mystery Marathon, I would read a cozy mystery sometime in October. I missed the deadline, but I will start Assaulted Caramel, the first book in Amanda Flower’s new series, “An Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series” this weekend.

I just have not had that much reading time this month or even in October, for that matter. But, as the holidays approach, I am going to make a concentrated effort to slow down and spend some time reading. I am hoping to get in my own little marathon to clear out a few books on my TBR shelves before the first of the year. Wish me luck with that!