WWW Wednesday (02-07-18)

Hi friends! WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Game plan is simple – answer the three questions and leave a link on Sam’s post. Kind of like Goodreads but more intentional.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


What did you recently finish reading?

Life has been moving on at a decent clip, with reading tucked in between my more important studies. This past week I finished a grand total of one audiobook, Burmese Days by George Orwell. Set in 1920’s Burma, the story explores the ideas of racism and class in the pointed way well known of Orwell. It was February’s selection for the Goodreads Group 1000 Books Before You Die and a book I may not have picked up on my own, but was glad I did. A review will be posted sometime in the coming week, when I have the time (ha ha) to really sit and reflect on it.

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What are you currently reading?

Book wise I am still making my way through The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle. I am about halfway through and have found it to be a nicely written tale. Perhaps a bit sluggish in the middle (the plot is at a transition point), but I hope to have it done by the end of the weekend.

Audio wise is The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene. It’s the February selection for Well Read Mom and is set in 1930’s Mexico. This was a time when the Catholic Church was under persecution, and in the novel the last living Catholic priest is on the run. It is considered one of the greatest Catholic literary works, and sadly one I had never heard of until now. It is a time in Mexican history I am unfamiliar with, and may be one I have to switch to book form for to gain a true appreciation for.


What do you think you’ll read next?

My list remains unchanged from last week. In books I would like to finally get to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. It is time to renew the book at the library, but I know the book will be fantastic if I would only give it a chance. Maybe that’s why I’m scared to pick it up: because I won’t want to put it down.

And because Valentine’s Day is Wednesday I plan on listening to Not A Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters by Brian Donovan. I am attending the Midwest Fit Fest conference for group fitness instructors and with a 1.5 hour drive figured the comedy would be the perfect way to sandwich a day of more serious workshops and professional development seminars. The book is about four hours long, so I could easily finish it in the one trip. Thank goodness for audiobooks!

How is everyone doing with their New Year’s Resolutions?? This is the time when they start to lose steam, and I have noticed a marked difference as numbers in my yoga classes begin to reduce back down to normal sizes.

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5 Comments

  1. I found The Goblins of Bellwater to be a bit sluggish in the middle too, but the ending had some interesting parts. Hopefully you enjoy it. 🙂

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    1. I just got right into the action bit! I wasn’t surprised about how it went with Livy at all, though the part of her on the lake and the kayak was a nice surprise!

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  2. I need to read Burmese Days, I’ve got it from the library. Did you like it?

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    1. fran pintos

      Si

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