WWW Wednesday on Thursday

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’ve been out of town and then playing catch up on work, so I couldn’t even manage a WWW on Wednesday! Hoping to catch up on reading all your posts this weekend too.

The Three Ws are:

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

Currently: 

I’m about 40 % into the audio book version of The Feather Thief and it’s fascinating. I heard about this book from Rebecca from Bookish Beck. I prefer nonfiction when I listen to audio books, do you?

Recently Finished:

I took the Anne Tyler on the plane (my tradition/superstition,) but managed only to read about 25 pages the whole trip. If I’m going on a sightseeing kind of trip, I just don’t find time to read and I’m wiped out at night. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t my favorite of hers. The Halloween Tree was the perfect read for this time of year! I’ll post about it and Mr. Mercedes in a different post since they’re my picks for the R.I.P. Challenge. El Deafo was great – a graphic memoir for kids (and grown-ups) about a little girl who was left hearing impaired after a brief illness when she was four. This was the 1970’s and hearing aid technology was more primitive, so she had to wear a piece of machinery with earphones and cords at school. Cece Bell draws all the characters as bunnies and explores how her hearing loss impacted her friendships and school work. I can see kids really liking this book and being able to put themselves in Cece’s shoes.

Up Next (Maybe:)

I’ll definitely get into Quicksand soon since it’s my Classics Club pick for the Spin. I’m very much interested in 24/6 because I think my family needs a day to totally unplug from screens every week. I hope it provides some real life solutions to technology addiction.

I’m not sure what else I’ll get into next. I’m feeling the urge to both be spontaneous in my reading choices and also to read something off of my own bookshelf. I hope your week has been great – happy reading!

16 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday on Thursday

    1. Yes, thank you for writing about The Feather Thief! With the Tyler I wish the whole story had been about the family with a Denny and his sisters and parents. Going back in time to Red’s parents wasn’t as interesting for me.

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  1. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of Quicksand. It’s been on my wishlist ever since I read Paasing but needless to say I haven’t got to it yet. It doesn’t seem to be as famous but sometimes I find the best known books aren’t necessarily the best…

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    1. It really is… the story is fascinating as well! I’ve learned a lot about this whole world of fly tying and how valuable and rare these certain feathers are to that community. It was a segment of society of which I was ignorant.

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  2. Can’t wait to hear about the Nella Larsen book! My sister read Passing in college and really loved it, but I’ve never read anything by Larsen (yet). Right now I’m taking the leap and starting a big fat giant nonfiction book from my own TBR shelf — it’s a book about American foreign policy and genocide, so it’s going to be a heavy read. My plan is to read one chapter a day.

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  3. I missed the spin for the classics club but Quicksand is on my list for next month. I’m even thinking about reading Passing again based on a couple books I’m reading right now.

    I can listen to audio for all sorts of books (I think) but nonfiction is a good choice for audio. I remember another book friend saying the same thing. I’m curious about 24/6- I just told myself I need to have a screen free day too.

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