Today I’m sharing WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.
Interested in participating? Answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments of Taking on a World of Words’s weekly post.
The Three W questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
Pretty Face by Lucy Parker
I started listening to the audio of Pretty Face late last night (thanks, Hoopla!). After taking advantage of a price drop on my favorite contemporary romance—Act Like It by Lucy Parker–to get a copy for my Kindle yesterday, I decided to look for its follow up in the London Celebrities series. (Act Like It is still on sale for $1.99 on Amazon.)
I thought getting back to reading the London Celebrities series, which now includes five books, would provide some relaxing listening while I wound down for bed. I didn’t anticipate how thoroughly the book would reel me in–and how much comfort it would bring.
My Goodreads progress update for today says, “I am loving this book. The narrator does an excellent job.” The author does, too. Parker’s writing is sterling and her heroine witty. Already, I recommend this audiobook, and I haven’t even finished it yet.
A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian
Not too far into this novella, so I can’t comment much. I have a feeling it’s going to be a slow-ish read, as historicals sometimes are for me.
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
I’m about 20% into this fascinating and informative adventure memoir about Krakauer’s fateful ascent to the summit of Mt. Everest in 1996.
I began it while in a narrative nonfiction mood post Bad Blood. After making the mistake of reading this right before bed (and sometimes falling asleep to it), I had a few disturbing dreams. Now, Into Thin Air is a daytime read for when I have a few hours to devote to it.
Recently Finished Reads
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
A software engineer inherits the sourdough starter from her favorite sandwich shop and then discovers a secret, underground world in near future San Francisco.
I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads, as it was an enjoyable read. It took me a while to get through, but that’s probably because I’m not the biggest fan of magical realism.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
As co-moderator of a local book club (meeting virtually due to COVID-19), I chose Coraline as April’s read. I plan to listen to/watch Neil Gaiman and friends read this children’s book on Mouse Circus, Gaiman’s official site for younger readers.
I was inspired by Gaiman recently giving “blanket permission” to educators to read his books on video to each other on Twitter.
Besides Coraline, I don’t know what I’ll read next. I’m very much a mood reader.
What about you? What have you recently finished reading? What do you think you’ll read next?
Until next time, wonderful people. Stay safe out there.