The WWW Wednesday meme This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and was revived by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do an update on your reading and plans. I know lots of people do this one every week, but my being such a slow reader, you’d all get bored seeing the same thing week after week. Plus, I’m usually scheduling post far ahead of time, so they’d go out of date if I tried to schedule these in advance. However, my trip abroad left me with holes in my schedule, so here I am. Even so, the last one I did was in July of 2020, and it may be a quite while before my next one!
To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
As my regular readers know, I usually read one book on my Kindle and one book in print, so you get two for the price of one with this meme. So, here we go!
What am I currently reading?
On my Kindle: “To Capture His Heart” by Nancy Campbell Allen. This book will be released TODAY, and I hope to finish reading it in time to put up my review by Friday. In Print: “The Marriage Portrait” by Maggie O’Farrell. Well, my regular readers know I’m a HUGE fan of O’Farrell, and I would have finished this book by now if it wasn’t too big to take with me on holiday abroad (I wasn’t willing to pay extra for a heavier checked-in suitcase)!
What did I recently finish reading?
The last one on my Kindle: “In the Shadow of a Queen” by Heather B. Moore (my review went up on Sunday). In Print: “Keys to Harmony” by Margalit Jakob, which is the only non-fiction book I’ve read this year. A brave choice, because I know the author personally!
What do I think I’ll read next?
On my Kindle: I’ll will certainly read “The Color of Ice” by Barbara Linn Probst. Barbara sent me the ARC for her third book, after enjoying her first two novels so much! It is going to be released on October 18, so I hope I can read it and write my review in time for its birthday!
In Print: When I realized I couldn’t take the O’Farrell with me abroad, I was hoping to find a reasonably priced, paperback copy of “Cranford” by Elizabeth Gaskell for the #CCSpin during my vacation in England. Alas, all they had was a very expensive, fancy hardcover edition. No matter, because I have this on my Kindle downloaded from Project Gutenberg. However, I did pick up FIVE books while I was there! Two of them are certain classics, so I’ll put those on my next #CCSpin list. One is a novella I’m going to save for Novellas in November. But I now have to decide between either reading “Good Bones” by Margaret Atwood or “The Inseparables” by Simone de Beauvoir. Now, technically, I should hold out with the latter book for Women in Translation for next year, but I’m not sure if I can. I suppose I could add it to my classics list, but it was an undiscovered manuscript first published in 2020. I didn’t hear much about it, so I’m not sure if it would be considered a classic or not. As for the Atwood… I love her short stories; hell, I love her writing. It would be hard to hold off on this one!
So… which one of these two should I read next? Let me know in the comments! Thanks.