WWW Wednesday! March 20, 2019

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Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday!

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:

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (with my daughter)

Death of a New American (Jane Prescott Series #2) by Mariah Fredericks 

Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews

The Shining by Stephen King (audiobook)*

*Popsugar 2019 Challenge Prompt: a book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie (challenge book 18/50)

Since last week I finished reading:

 Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer  (3.5 Stars)

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang  (4 Stars)

Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline (4 Stars)

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center (5 Stars)

Next, I plan on reading:

This is Home by Julia Duffy

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco*

*Popsugar 2019 Challenge Prompt: a book featuring an amateur detective (challenge book 19/50)

Well, that’s what my reading has been like since last week! 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! 🙂 Have a great week!!

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39 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday! March 20, 2019

      1. Oh, wow! That is interesting! I’ve never known anyone with it although we suspected a family member had it, but that wasn’t the case; it was a totally different psychiatric disorder. I hope you enjoy this one.

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      2. She wound up dying from it. It was quite severe and we never knew what was true and what wasn’t. Made it difficult to remain friends. I would really like to learn a bit more about it because the whole thing is really sad. But it’s been a few years so I’d like to read about it and kind of get some perspective without everything feeling personal, you know? I was thrilled to get a copy.

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      3. That is awful. I’m so, so sorry. The book talks about it, but it doesn’t go very in-depth, I’m afraid since it’s used more as a thriller angle and to drive the narrative. It will give you some idea without it being personal though but I’m not sure how much info it will give you, if that makes sense? It more talks about it from the perspective of it being used (in this case) as a way to perpetuate child abuse since the mother is accused of having it and therefore making her daughter sick (whether she does, I can’t tell you as I’m completely trying to tell you what I can without spoiling it)! I think you will find it to be a great read; I’ll be interested in what you think!

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      4. That’s okay, I think it will still be interested to read it. I am excited for it partly because it a thriller as well. That kind of makes it easier because if it was more of a contemporary read I think it would just make me sad.

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      5. I agree completely. Thrillers can be emotional but tend not to make you very sad, or at least me and I’m a huge crier. I’ve cried reading some, but not this one. I hope you enjoy it. It has some very thrilling, sinister moments!

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      6. Me too! I just got Lock Every Door and am trying to control myself since I have 20 ARCS to read before it, but I want to read it asap! I love Riley Sager, so I bet I’ll break down, lol.

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      7. Ah I have that too! I read The Last Time I Lied and really enjoyed it, so I picked up Lock Every Door too. I have a TON of ARCs to get to before it though. I’m excited to see your thoughts if you do read it early!

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      8. I’ll probably wait until May to read it when school is out and I can enjoy it, but the publisher asked me to hold my review until publication day so if I read it early, I can tell everyone if I loved it or not, which I’m sure I will since his last 2 books have made it to my top ten reads of the year lists, but I have to sit on my review!

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      9. I hadn’t thought of that. I usually just write them on WordPress and either leave them in the draft folder or schedule the post ahead of time if I know exactly what date I’m posting it. But I’m bad about staying on top of writing my reviews until last minute. I’ve got 9 now that I’ve read but not reviewed and they’re coming up! But I keep reading! I’ll get them reviewed in time, but it’s a bad habit. I just hate writing, lol.

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      10. I like writing things by hand, on the computer I tend to edit too much. Plus once I started writing reviews like that I loved filling up notebooks with them. I have a few that I have read and haven’t written reviews for, but I don’t do that often. Luckily I tend to take notes on my kindle if it’s an e-copy because I do a lot of buddy reads and I refer to those notes when I go to write my reviews. Sometimes I forget what I felt and wanted to say though and have to look through other reviews to remember the book and my feelings. Funny that you hate writing yet have a blog.

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      11. I edit too much too, which is why I hate writing. I shouldn’t say that I hate writing–that’s too harsh because I enjoy writing tremendously. The problem is that I struggle with writing because I’m a perfectionist and I have severe writer’s block. It tends to take me 2-6 hrs just to write one book review, so I can’t review every book that I read and only review my ARCS, so I get very frustrated at times just trying to figure out what I want to say. I’d love to review all my books, but I wouldn’t have the time. I probably should write mine by hand because that’s the trick I tell my students when they are struggling to write stories or essays because of writer’s block or overediting since it’s easier to put it on paper because you don’t have the delete key or the intimidating white page of a Word doc (or WP screen). And I teach creative writing and English lit, but writing is my nemesis, lol. When I was writing my 300 page dissertation for my PhD, I thought I was going to never make it through, but I did. It was the most anxiety I think I’ve ever been under since I went over every word with a microscope and edited it by line instead of page, which is my tendency. I’ve gotten better though. I eventually want to write a book but feel like it will take me 20 years to get it done. I think you’ve got great ideas, and I should start using them. I never use my Kindle for notes or highlights, but I should.

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      12. Ah yes I can totally understand perfectionism. Writing by hand really makes it easiest for me to get my thoughts out. I also have a list of topics I like to touch on during reviews in my notebook and I refer to it if I don’t know what to say. It really helps.

        As for using my kindle for highlights/notes. I started doing that because I would do buddy reads but I don’t want to jump on the computer every time that I have a thought about the book otherwise I would stop reading and be on the internet. So I started doing the notes. Now I do it whether the book is a buddy read or not. Plus I love to highlight quotes that I love.

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    1. Me too! We read Little House in the Big Woods last month, which she liked, but I think she’s enjoying this one more. It’s a bit more exciting! It’s so much fun to share my favorite childhood books with her. 💜

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    1. Loved Things We Save in A Fire, which I know you did too. I didn’t plan on reading it, but it just happened. 😂 Sunset Beach is great! I loved, loved The Salt House. I think you will like it. I’ve been waiting for Duffy to write a new book since and jumped on it as soon as I saw it! You too! Xoxo ❤

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    1. I threw it across the room when I tried to read it as a teenager because it scared me so much, LOL! I’m hoping I don’t throw my phone this time 😉 He’s a weird narrator. Almost emotionless, but I’ve only listened to about an hour. Maybe that’s the way it’s supposed to be…I don’t dislike it though. I do! Thanks, Jenn! ❤

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    1. Things You Save in the Fire was so good! It was one I didn’t want to put down and do real life things for. It’s okay. The narrator is rather monotonous but I’m not sure if he’s supposed to be that way or not. I’ve not read the book past the 1st half since I was 12 or so, and I don’t remember much except being terrified. I’m only 8% in, so it might improve.

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  1. Escaping from Houdini looks like it has a picture of the Titanic on the cover! I’m liking the look of Little Darlings, will have to Google that. Look forward to hearing what you think of it! I’m currently on a Jonathan Kellerman frenzy, catching up on books of his I’ve not read. Got about 6 stacked up to devour (can’t get enough), just on ‘Crime Scene’ now. Happy reading! 🙂
    Caz xx

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    1. I know they’re on a boat headed to America from England, but I’d have to read the synopsis. I hope it’s not the Titanic lol! Little Darlings is supposed to be super creepy!! I’ve got several of Kellermans books but not read them…I think I’d enjoy them though! Hope you’re well, Caz! Xoxo

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      1. Have you read any of his books? I’d highly recommend them (only one or two I wasn’t quite as keen on, usually the ones he’s co-written with Jesse Kellerman) but even those were still good. The boat is just very Titanic-esque, let’s hope there’s no sinking involved. Definitely going to pick up Little Darlings, so thank you for mentioning it as I might not have come across it otherwise! xx

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      2. I haven’t…I don’t think! I read so many books in my 20s that I have trouble remembering them all, Haha! I need to read him though. It looks very like it after you mentioned it. I hope not either! Little Darlings has great reviews, so I’m interested in what you think. Well me too, lol. You’re welcome!

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