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WWW Wednesday, March 13, 2019

I’m participating in WWWWednesdays, hosted by Taking on a World of Words!

From that blog:

The Three Ws are:

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

What I’m currently reading: I just started The Truth Book: Escaping a Childhood of Abuse Among Jehovah’s Witnesses by Joy Castro. It’s a book that’s been hanging out on my TBR list for ages, so I’m glad to finally be tackling this one. I haven’t read too much yet, but so far, Castro’s mother sounds like a nightmare.

What I recently finished: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay (reviews to come). Both just utterly blew me away- how could they not, being as deeply honest and heartbreaking as they both were? Heavy reads, but necessary, I think.

What I’ll read next: I’ve got a stack of library books waiting for me on the shelf where I keep them (I lose SO many fewer books this way! No more gasping at that ‘YOUR BOOK IS DUE IN THREE DAYS’ email with, “But I thought I returned that!!!!”, followed by a frantic search. One stack is for stuff I haven’t read; the other stack is for what I’ve finished. Plus it’s right where everyone can see it in the kitchen, so I look super smart with all those books!). I’ve got a manga book whose title escapes me right now- not my usual fare, but one of the tasks for Book Riot’s 2019 Read Harder Challenge is to read a book of manga, so here we are. I’ve got The Cider House Rules by John Irving; I’ve read him in the past and have adored his work, so I’m looking forward to losing myself in one of his worlds again. I have two books about various aspects of food, and a really neat book about mending and repairing things at home during WWII that I can’t wait to get to. I’m excited for what’s to come, literarily speaking!

I’d love to hear what you’re reading! Leave a comment, leave a link, let’s talk about what your reading plans are. Are you searching for your next great read, or do you have a towering stack just waiting for you to make time?

4 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  1. I read Hounger last month and had similar feelings. My book club met on Monday and it was interesting to see not everyone shares our sentiments. Irving is my favorite writer and Cider is one my favorites of his. I hope you love it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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    1. I did see that when I was browsing the Goodreads reviews. Roxane Gay’s bravery at putting herself and her story out there astounds me. I can’t even imagine being that brave.

      I’ve been wanting to read The Ciderhouse Rules for years, so I’m really looking forward to this. Thanks for hosting WWW Wednesday!

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  2. Roxanne Gay’s Hunger is on my TBR pile. I am so glad you liked it. The Coates book is one I have heard of and now you have me wanting to read that one too.I’m not a huge memoir reader, but sometimes I find one or two that appeal to me. I am reading Broken Girls right now and really enjoying it. I just wish I had more time to read!

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    1. I know, I keep saying all my responsibilities need to take care of myself so I can have more time to read!!! (Seriously, a self-cleaning kitchen would be amazing. Someone needs to get on that like yesterday.)

      I do enjoy memoirs, but I think it’s because it gives my insane curiosity about other peoples’ lives an outlet, without having to come out of my introvert shell. Healthy? Ehhhhhhh, let’s just say it is. 🙂

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