WWW Wednesday! March 21, 2018

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Hi all! I hope that everyone is having a fantastic and a wonderful reading week! And it is finally spring, yay!! I hope wherever you are that it is finally warming up…it’s a only supposed to be a lovely 42 degrees (Fahrenheit) here in NC today, which is totally not normal, lol!!
WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Here’s how it works: all you need to do is answer the following three questions and link back to her, or you can put your answers in the comments on her blog!

The three WWW questions are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently, I’m reading:

 

 

I’ve been leaning towards reading more contemporary, literary, cultural, or family fiction recently and The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer checks the boxes for contemporary and literary. It’s been on my radar for a while since it explores some very relevant feminism themes. I’m almost halfway in, and I can say the writing is brilliant. I’m loving it!

I finally started The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson, and it is amazing so far! It is probably the best book that I’m lecturing about in my Interpreting Lit class this semester! I can’t wait to finish it…fingers crossed it stays as good as it has been!

I could not be more excited that my daughter and I are reading (well, rereading for me for the millionth time) Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene! I love, love, love…I can keep going on…Nancy Drew, and these books are why I love mysteries as much as I do now! I hope my daughter enjoys it as much as I did when I was her age 🙂

Since last week I finished reading:

 

 

I completely fell in love with The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin! Oh, my it was just gorgeous, and every book blogger who told me to read it, THANK YOU!! 5 plus stars!

I enjoyed The Broken Girls by Simone St. James and it was a 4 star read. The first part was better than the second part, in my opinion, but I would recommend it if you like an eerie ghost story slash mystery!

Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman was enjoyable, and I gave it 4 stars. I’m really enjoying family dramas right now, and this definitely was one!!

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl was a 3 Star read…not Dahl’s finest, and I had to question some of the morals of Mr. Fox. I was able to use the story as a teaching moment about not trying to shoot people, act nasty, steal, etc, so I guess that worked out…my daughter and I are taking a Dahl break for now.

Next, I plan on reading:

 

 

Macbeth by Jo Nesbø and After Anna by Lisa Scottoline are both ARCs that release 4/10, so I need to get them read!

I love Nesbo’s Harry Hole series, so I’m interested to see his take on my favorite Shakespearean tragedy…if it’s done well, I plan on using it in my British Lit class when we study Macbeth.

Scottoline is one of my favorite authors-I’ve been reading everything she has published, without fail, for almost 25 years and adore her as an author and person…she is just such a sweet person! After Anna is one of my most anticipated reads for spring!

I’ve had 11/22/63 by Stephen King on my TBR for years, so I’m going to read it this year no matter what! My fascination with JFK and Jackie needs to be fed!

Well, that’s what my reading currently looks like! How about yours? What good books are you reading this week or have you recently finished? What wonderful books do you plan on reading next? I’d love to hear what you’re reading so I can have more ideas for my ever-growing TBR pile! 🙂

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28 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday! March 21, 2018

  1. The Female Persuasion is on my wish list….and I loved 11/22/63. After Anna and Other People’s Houses are upcoming reads for me, from NetGalley. I also loved that Nancy Drew book, the first in the series (I think) and have a copy of it.
    Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    1. I think you’ll enjoy The Female Persuasion; it’s very well written. It’s on Edelweiss as a review copy you can download without request if you use Edelweiss. I can’t wait to read 11/22/63. Other People’s Houses was good, but I did have a few issues with it-every page was filled with really bad language, and I’m no prude, but it was a bit much. I finally just overlooked it, but it was not needed in almost every sentence. However, the story was really good! It was my 1st time reading anything by the author.

      Yes! It is the 1st in the Nancy Drew series! And it’s my copy from when I was 8, so that makes it 33 yrs old, lol! Have a great week too and thanks for sharing your WWW post!

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  2. I need to try a Nancy Drew mystery.

    I’m reading Meet Me on the Midway by Amie Denman, a Harlequin Heartwarming romance. Watching Glass Shatter by James Cudney and Deep in the Valley by Robyn Carr. I’m listening to Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine.

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    1. You really should!! I still have all my Nancy Drew books..maybe missing 2 or 3…from when I was younger!

      Oh, Watching Glass Shatter is superb! I just reviewed it the beginning of the month; Jay is so talented! I need to read Stillhouse Lake! I have it and the sequel. I’ve read one Robyn Carr and enjoyed it, I can’t remember which one though but it was the 1st in a series. I should continue the series! Sounds like you’re reading some good books! 😊

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    1. Yes, I did!!😊💗 I had my mom’s Nancy Drew books when I started reading them, so they were from the late 50s! I was always afraid I’d tear them, but definitely precious memories!! I’m glad I’m not the only one who had dog-eared paperbacks. 😘

      My daughter is almost 8, so I’m almost not sure if she’ll get into the story…but she loved The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe so this has got to be lighter reading, haha!! 😀

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      1. Well a girl detective in itself is a big thumbs-up. Plus if your daughter is getting those lovely old copies from the 50s’, she should be enthralled, no? I used to adore those old copies that I first laid my eyes on in my library back home. xx

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      2. That is a definite thumbs-up although if she were a girl detective on horseback, I think my daughter would be more impressed since she is all into horses at the moment. She’s trying to talk me into buying one, but I think the neighbors would disapprove. Ugh, sadly, no! She isn’t. My mother still has those locked away-and I do mean literally under lock and key. She realized at a later date that her old copies might be worth something since they were in excellent shape, and I had to buy my own Nancy Drew set. So every week with my allowance, I would have my Dad take me to the mall and I would buy one or two-so my copies are 80s prints, which still makes them practically ancient, hahaha! But those old copies are definitely lovely. xxx

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      3. Hahaha I love your mother’s love for her old copies 😀 😀 Also that you had to buy your own copies! ROFL
        I think the daughter has a point there. If I made Bambi eyes, my parents would just ignore it and carry on. Actually make it my mother. She would ignore me. My father might have caved in. I hope your daughter has one such gullible elder 😉 xx

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  3. That top line of book covers is so pretty and colourful! You’ve had a great reading week!
    I’m new to this meme! Love your blog. Will follow 🙂 I’m hoping to play every week now. It’s so much fun seeing what everyone has been reading.
    Here is what happened in my week: http://bit.ly/2u7YVOP
    Happy Wednesday!

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    1. Oh thank you! I didn’t really pay attention to that until you mentioned it, but they are pretty 🙂 I did have a good reading week, but I think it will probably slow down until summer although I hope not! Thank you for the follow 🙂 I’ve followed your blog as well! You have a wonderful blog set up!!

      Yes, WWW is very fun! It’s always interesting to see what everyone is reading although that usually means that I add more books to my TBR, lol! 🙂 Happy Wed to you too!!

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    1. Oh yes, she certainly did! My daughter is almost 8, so I’m hoping she will enjoy the book! She is impressed that Nancy can drive, lol! And that she has a blue convertible! I guess that’s a start 🙂

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    1. It really is very good! I’m very impressed with it since it’s a debut novel, and Naomi Jackson’s books will be on my radar to read from now on. The cover is very striking! It’s gorgeous in person.

      Thanks for sharing your WWW post!

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    1. You would love The Storied Life of AJ Fikry I think! It’s just so lovely. The Star Side of Bird Hill is quite good. It’s a coming of age story set in Barbados; all the books I’m teaching this semester have a common theme of migration or of the character’s bildungsroman; this novel fits both. I am! My reading is going to slow down in April though since it will be final exam month and just too much going on, sadly!

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  4. Its wonderful that you are rereading Nancy Drew. I used to love that series and I still remember that particular title though I can’t recall the story. I loved loved 11/22/63. It was my first time travel story and it reminds one of my favourite reads. I hope that you will enjoy it too.

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    1. Aww, thank you! I love it so much, and I’m so happy that I have a little girl who wants to read them with me! With my boys, I couldn’t do that lol! I haven’t had a chance to start 11/23/63 yet, so it looks like it will have to wait until April or May! I love all things JFK and Jackie, and I watched the series on Hulu and enjoyed it, so I’m hoping that I love the book…I think I will 🙂 I’m glad to know it’s one of your favorites!!

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