WWW WEDNESDAY

Several of my blogging friends participate in WWW Wednesdays where the post tells WHAT you have just finished reading, WHAT you are continuing to read, and WHAT you are looking forward to reading. Here are my three Ws for 2/12/2020.

WHAT I have just finished is Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor’s Traveling with Pomegranates, a mother-daughter story of musings on travel and familial love.th.jpeg

WHAT I am continuing to read is Elizabeth Gilbert’s City of Girls, one of several books I’ve read set in old New York City.city of g.jpg

WHAT I am looking forward to reading (and finishing this weekend since it is due Monday at my local library) is th-1.jpegThe Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett, billed as ” a novel of obsession” and another of my own choices to read as many Books about Books as I can.

What are you reading? List the titles and authors in the reply box below and let us know what your three Ws are for this week.

WWW Wednesday

Several bloggers I follow participate in WWW Wednesdays which answer the questions:

WHAT are you reading currently?

WHAT have you just finished?

WHAT are you looking forward to reading soon?

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This is what I have just started reading and am enjoying immensely. I am not reading it for a specific challenge, nor is it a book club selection, but a novel by the author of Eat, Pray, Love was tempting enough for me to purchase it. So far, I consider it money well spent.

shopping-1This YA novel is one I recently finished as letter “A” (for the author, Avery) of my Alphabet Soup 2020 Challenge, author edition. I recently reviewed it on PWR.

A book I am looking forward to reading is Miles Moreland’s A Walk Across France . I don’t know where t came from, but there it sat on my TBR shelf, and one of my goals for 2020 s to clear, or at least make a dent in, my TBR shelves. When I will get to this promising memoir, is anyone’s guess.

WHAT are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? What are you looking forward to reading? Give us your answers in the reply box below.

WWW Wednesday

What have you finished reading? / What are you continuing to read? /What are you likely to read next?

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I am undertaking a Middle Grades reading project, where I will read many books before Christmas. My Better Half picked up 30 at the library today after I’d brought home 19 yesterday. So far I have read two books in one day.  I am continuing to read middle grade books and

I also am continuing to read:

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I have a big week of reading ahead. How about you? What have you finished? What are you continuing to read? What will you read next?

WWW WEDNESDAYS

On Wednesdays, one is supposed to answer the following three questions:

WHAT are you reading now?

WHAT have you finished?

WHAT will you read next?

I am reading currently   Americanah by Ngozi Adichie  I have this one on my laptop, and I always love an immigrant story./ Lovesick by Jacqueline L. Sullivan  This is another on my iPad, and it is an old-fashioned high school romance set in the 50s./ The Shadow of the Wind by Zafon  This is a “classic” that I am reading for my “Books about Books” challenge, which is set in Barcelona./ AHA: The God Moment That Changes Everything by Kyle Idleman is a book I purchased at Half-Price Books and have barely started.

I have just finished   This Is Not a Writing Manual by Kerri Majors, and I gave it away to one of my students today. After all, it is aimed at young writers./ God Was Here, and I Was Out to Lunch by James W. Moore is a book I checked out from my church library./ Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story by Barbara Leaming was my First Lady choice for a book club meeting that was rained out by Tropical Storm Imelda last week./ The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt was a selection for my book and film book club. I saw the movie and thus, knew the ending beforehand. LOL/ The Rosie Result by Graeme Simison  This book is the third in the Dave Tillman series, one of my best-funniest books of 2019./ Sea Scope by Debbie De Louise was featured by J. Cudney on his blog, “This Is My Truth Now. I read it on my iPad.

I am looking forward to reading The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age by Joyce Carol Oates.

Eclectic choices, yes. Electric choices, in some cases, maybe. Effective choices, I like to think so.

TRIPLE W WEDNESDAY

This meme was formerly hosted by Miz B at “A Daily Rhythm,” and more recently revived by Sam at “Taking on a World of Words.” It is called WWW Wednesday, where one answers the three “W” questions:

WHAT are you currently reading?

WHAT have you recently finished? and

WHAT will you read next?

Post the answers to these three “Whats” on your blog or simply type them into the Reply box below.  It will expand to fit. LOL

WHAT I am currently reading:

You Are a Special Heaven put out by the Conception Abbey Press, a book of memes and sayings to meditate and think on throughout the day.  I am copying many into my quotes notebook.

We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg, a large print book I picked up from our local library.

WHAT I recently finished:

Aftermath by Suzanne Morris, a novel about the tragedy of the London School in New London, Texas and its aftermath (set in the late 30s)

Coffee Poems, editited by Lorraine Healy and including a poem, “Measuring Water by Sound” by Jen Payne, fellow blogger and poet extraordinaire

I’m Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischevious Kids and Immature Grownups by Chris Harris and illustrated by Lane Smith

WHAT I am going to read next:

The Nest by Cynthia D’ Aprix Sweeney

What are you reading now? Has anyone read The Nest? It is a book club selection, so I am going in blind. Please advise.

 

 

WWW Wednesdays

With apologies to the bloggers who began and hosted this site/meme, I am flying by the seat of my pants and listing WHAT I have finished this week, WHAT I am reading now, and WHAT I am looking forward to reading.

THIS WEEK I finished: What Great Teachers Do Differently by Todd Whitaker (reviewed on Literacy Lessons/Literacy and Me)//My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Stroud, and another of her most recent books, Modern Lovers.  I have now set a goal for myself to read everything she has written.

I AM CONTINUING to read: The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin, a sci fi masterpiece, the second book in “The Broken Earth Series.” I am also reading two children’s books from the school library where I now volunteer which gives both the English and Spanish wording of the text.  Like the kids in first and second grade who picked these books out for me and are in a bilingual class, I read best from looking at the pictures and guessing than actually translating line by line. The books are helpful to me in my attempts to “pick up Spanish.” I am listening to Stephen King’s audio book Mr. Mercedes as part of the audio book challenge I have taken on for 2019. (This will be discussed in a future post on this blog.)

I AM LOOKING FORWARD to reading Evidence of Flossing by Jen Payne, a book of poetry accompanied by a photo essay, which I have looked at and randomly read a poem or two, but I would like to undertake a “study” or immersion into what I know will be a terrific reading experience.

That’s where I stand this second week in January.  Where are you, and where are you headed in your reading life?  Please comment and share with me your own experiences so far in 2019.

WWW Wednesday

This meme was originated by MizB at A Daily Rhythm, and I discovered it on my friend, Sam’s blog Taking on a World of Words. The meme seems to be spreading, and it is a quick way to give your readers an update on your reading each Wednesday.

Three questions: What are you currently reading? What have you finished lately? and What do you hope/intend to read next? If you have a blog, leave your URL in the respond section; if not, then write the answers to the three questions in that same box.

Here are mine for Wednesday, October 17, 2018:

I am currently reading several books, but the one I have to keep stopping and writing wonderful words in my quote notebook is Spurgeon’s Sermons, Vol. 2.  One of my Advanced Writing students loaned me this book, and although I will return it to her soon, I have read enough to know I want to purchase copies of both Volume 1 and Volume 2. As I read, I can hear the oratorical voice of the old, revered preacher proclaim the lovely, poetic style he writes in.  Here is one of the quotes I wrote down: “Flowers, what are they? They are but the thoughts of God solidified…” This is from the sermon “Harvest Time,” the perfect read for an October afternoon.

I have recently finished Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Lowe. Her mystery/thriller is this year’s Gulf Coast Read, and My Better Half and I both read it and had the pleasure of meeting the author in Houston. We discussed it last night at our Third Tuesday Book Club at our local library.  I shall review it on this blog soon.

I hope to finish up several books I have started next.  These include Dog’s Song, a YA novel, Evidence of Flossing, a collection of poetry by a blogging friend that seems so promising already, and Fix It, Clean It, and Make It Last, a DIY book donated to my LFL (Little Free Library) by a close friend who knows his “fixits” and “honey-do’s.” After reading these and posting reviews of them, I will tackle the November book club selection, In the Shadow of Statues, by Mitch Landrieu.

Hmmmm, let’s summarize. I am reading several books I need to finish (a novel, a poetry collection, a DIY handy-person book, and a few more sermons I shall soon purchase). I finished a mystery/thriller, and I shall read sometime before November 27th a non-fiction book. I sure have come a long way from a lit major who only read novels! I think I can officially wear the badge of “Eclectic Reader.” LOL