WWW Wednesday, August 14, 2019

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words. Take a look at her page and tell us what you’re currently reading! I haven’t done one of these in a while and it’s a good way to post something after a little bit of a break.

The Three Ws are:

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

Currently:

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Only about 65 pages in, so far so good. I am nervous because I think this will make me very sad but I do really enjoy Whitehead’s books and I think he’s a brilliant writer. I love the range of his work – he really can do any genre.

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski. Y’all, I think this book might be a life-changer. Very early into it, but I find it resonating with me in a deep way. I’ll keep you posted.

Home Truths by Mavis Gallant. This was a book I was supposed to read in FEBRUARY along with Marcie @ Buried in Print as she makes her way through Gallant’s short story collections… well, here it is August and I’m still reading it. I did put it aside for a few months – whoops! Gallant’s stories are so detailed and meaty that I have to take my time with them, but they’re very good.

Recently Finished:

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The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie. There is nothing like an Agatha Christie for comfort reading in my book. This is one I hadn’t read before, the second in the Hercule Poirot series. In it, Poirot receives a letter from a man in France desperately requesting his services, but before he and Hastings can get there, he winds up murdered – in an open grave on a golf course! Of course there are multiple suspects – including a beautiful young woman whom Hastings falls in love with instantly on the train (ugh) and nicknames “Cinderella” for most of the book – because he doesn’t know her name. Hastings behaved kind of ridiculously here, but Poirot was sharp and on point with his “little gray cells,” outsmarting the young, cocky French detective on the case. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Up Next:

Hard to say, but it will be something from this bunch that I have checked out or ready to pick up at the library:

 

What have you just finished? What are you currently reading? Have you read any of these books? 

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23 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday, August 14, 2019

  1. I admire your courage, reading The Nickel Boys. I picked it up at the library, read the description, and put it right back down in a hurry. Whitehead is a good writer, which makes it especially important for me to avoid his descriptions of abuse and torture.

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    1. I understand. Did you read The Underground Railroad? There were some incredibly difficult passages there. It’s funny what I can and can’t handle. There are plenty of books that I know are good worthy books that I have avoided because I try to shield myself. I think it’s good to know your limits, especially with real life being such a crap show the past few years.

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  2. I agree, that Agatha Christie is perfect for comfort reading. Unfortunately, I have already read all her full-length novels, but I like a re-read now and then. The Nickel Boys sounds like an interesting one.

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  3. Two Agatha Christies in one post – hurrah! It’s years since I read The Murder on the Links so I don’t remember much about it except the silly Hastings love affair thing. But The Body in the Library is one of my favourites – I always love the Miss Marple ones that are set in her home village. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you! I’m definitely enjoying them. I like to sprinkle them in the mix of all my heavier reading – lightens my spirit and keeps me entertained! The Murder on the Links was interesting in that the crime you *thought* happened wasn’t exactly the crime that *did* happen.

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  4. Are you going to write a review of that stress book? I would love to know more about it! Agatha Christie is truly a comfort read, I hear ya there. And that yoga book looks interesting too-I’m so bad at yoga, I find it so challening because I am SO inflexible (physically and in life) but I realize I need to get better at that (physically and in life) ha

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    1. I think I will have to write at least a little bit about Burnout – so far it’s good and so many of y’all have commented on it.

      I have been wanting to read Every Body Yoga for a long time. I am a huge proponent of Health at Every Size and combined with my semi-regular Yoga with Adriene sessions, I think this is the perfect book for me.

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  5. I am looking forward to your post about Burnout, I think I’m going to buy it for myself for fall, a stressful season if there ever was. Imho, you can never have too many Agatha Christie in your reading queue!

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