WWW WEDNESDAY- 12 May 2021

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words. WWW Wednesday is a quick look and current update in the life of a reader, by answering three simple questions.

The three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you finish reading recently?
  • What do you think you will read next?

It has been a hectic week for me. Despite having every single one of my fingers crossed, elementary schools shut down this week, and my daughter is back to learning at home. I can’t express quite how much I appreciate our elementary school and Lottie’s teacher. I can barely get one seven year old to sit still long enough for a twenty minute zoom call, I have no idea how the teacher manages to do it with 20 kids daily. As of right now, it’s only supposed to be temporary (two weeks), but to be honest, I’m not holding my breath. I don’t think we’ll be back before summer. My province is being ridiculous about rolling out the vaccines (I still have no idea which phase I’m in, but it hasn’t come up yet), and restrictions change every day to the point I have no clue what’s going on. The brightside of all this, however, is that I have had plenty of time for reading, which is always good news!

What are you currently reading?

The Juggle by Emma Murray. I read Time Out by Emma Murray a few months ago, so when I found The Juggle I leapt right in. This one is just as good.

Eat The Rich by Andrew Rivas. This is a different kind of book for me. It’s Hannibal Lecter meets social media, a concept that intrigued me when I found it on kindle. It is a little violent in places, but otherwise it isn’t too bad. It isn’t super long, so I will probably be finished with it soon.

Pax by Sara Pennypacker. This is the book I’m reading with Lottie this week. She’s 7 and adores foxes, so when I saw this I knew we had to do it.

What did you finish reading recently?

God Of Manna by Daeus Lamb. This was a very short book. Loosely speaking, it’s a dark fairytale inspired story, but it is a bit deeper than that. It is a short read, and I felt like I wanted a little more to sink my teeth into, but overall I wasn’t disappointed. You can see my full review of God Of Manna here.

What If? by Shari Low. This is incredibly funny. Set in 1999, before facebook and social media, Carly sets out on a mission to seek out all of her past boyfriends to determine whether one of them had been her Mr Right all along. Her various exes are spread out throughout the world, which leads her on an international endeavour to track them down, reconnect, and see if any old sparks could be rekindled. Check out my full review of What If?

The Bird Way by Jennifer Ackerman. I stumbled across this while searching for something else. I decided to read it anyway, and actually it was quite interesting. I learnt a fair bit about birds from it. Everything from birdsong, to parenting and relationships. The author had a quirkiness in the way she wrote about the subject, which added a bit of humour in some places. You can read my full review of The Bird Way here.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I generally prefer to read the book before watching the movie, but I had actually watched the film version a few years ago. It’s a memoir, but I have to say, Cheryl is a lot more likeable in her book than she is in the movie.

Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce. I always seem to have a lot of historical fiction on my TBR list, but I always seem to forget to actually pick it up and read it. Dear Mrs Bird is a mix of emotions set during the London Blitz. Emmeline is a very funny narrator and she had me laughing hysterically during several moments. I don’t often laugh out loud at books, so that’s something for me.

What do you think you will read next?

I am slowly working my way through my TBR list, while simultaneously adding more to it all the time.

The Operator by Gretchen Berg. In a small Ohio town in the 1950s, Vivian Dalton works as a switchboard operator for Ohio Bell. This allows her to eavesdrop on a lot of private conversations, enabling her to learn all about the residents of her tiny town. But when she overhears some secrets being revealed about her own past (and family), things change. I’ve been on a historical fiction kick lately, and this one has an element of mystery to it, so this is definitely up next.

Scary Stories For Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker. I’ve been struggling to decide on the next book to read with Lottie. It can be hard sometimes to find something that will interest her without boring me to death. She loves foxes (her favourite animal besides unicorns – although yesterday she was telling me her favourite animal is dragons), and we have been enjoying reading Pax together this week. So I managed to find Scary Stories For Young Foxes for us to check out.

Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult. I’ve read a few Jodi Picoult books, and I’ve had this in my pile for ages, so I’m hoping to get to it soon.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I bought this book back when the first season of the show came out. It has been chilling out on my bookshelf ever since.

Have you read any of these books? What are you reading at the moment?

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