WWW Wednesday (02-14-18)

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?

I made modest progress this week withmy reading goals. I have been in a bit of a slump as things continue to pile on top of my plate. This past week I have started my classroom observations in the middle school, which has taken out a pretty hefty chunk of my free time.It’s hard to believe that at this point the semester is  quarter of the way over already when it seems like things just got rolling. No complaints here!

Last night I finished Molly Ringle’s The Goblins of Bellwater. It was a cozy fantasy and I enjoyed picking it up in quiet moments to escape for a little bit. It was a bit predictable, but the goblins premise was a unique one for me, and I was drawn to the natural elements and the prominence they held throughout the story.

On audio I got through Not A Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters by Brian Donovan. I had a conference over the weekend tan hour and a half away, so the short book was the perfect thing to listen to during the commute. Packed full of anecdotes and brief chapters, while the book may not have made me LOL Donovan’s frank tell it like it is approach was refreshing, and made me recall my own awkward dates before I met my husband. Oh man.


What are you currently reading?

I am proud to say One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey has finally moved to the top of my book stack. I am only a few chapters in, and so far the book has reminded me of the 2011 film Sucker Punch with similar themes and a not necessarily reliable narrator. Chief Brombden is the teller of this tale, and his mental perception gives a color to the events that take place in the psychiatric hospital where he’s institutionalized. The cast is colorful, and the novel is a gritty one, you can almost feel the layers pulsing through the pages.

I also am wrapping up my Hoopla copy of The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene on audio. The book has been moving achingly slow, and I feel bad because even though I know it’s a classic Catholic work, I just haven’t been able to get into the book. Book club is in a week to discuss the story, so that is what’s motivating me to finish the last hour or so in the book.


What do you think you’ll read next?

I anticipate One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to take me another week to get through, so I don’t really have a book lined up for the week. On audio I have Courage to Soar by Simone Biles waiting on me. Inspired by the 2018 Winter Olympics, the book has long been on my TBR shelf. As a woman of color and an accomplished gymnast, I am looking forward to hearing Biles’ voice, and getting a closer look at the experiences and faith that has shaped who she is now. The gymnastics is one of my favorite parts of the Olympics, and I am always held in awe by these athlete’s strength and grace.

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Any books this week that have stood out to you? Watching the Olympics? What is your favorite event to watch? We are figure skater fans here!

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9 Comments

  1. I love figure skating but haven’t been able to watch anything this time around 😦

    I really liked Sucker Punch so I think I will try One Flew… My mum loves the film.

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  2. We’ve been watching some of the Olympics too. I like the freestyle skiing / snowboarding and Mogul. I enjoy seeing sports you only see every four years.

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  3. I’ve been wanting to see the film of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for a while now, but I hadn’t realized it was also a book. Now I’m not sure where I should start!

    Here’s my WWW post 🙂

    https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-2018-02-14/

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  4. I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t watched the Olympics at all yet. That’s a gorgeous cover of The Goblins of Bellwater. https://teripolen.com/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-what-am-i-reading-amreading-2/comment-page-1/#comment-12050

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  5. I hope you enjoy One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest…and the movie, too, with Jack Nicholson. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

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  6. All of these books are new to me. I love your choice for your next read! The Olympics are a great and motivating time to read a book by an Olympic gold medalist! Have a great week! Here’s my WWW post https://www.boundtowriting.com/www-wednesday-february-14/

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  7. COURAGE TO TROUBLE has a lovely covsr. It draws you into the book. My link is
    https://wordpress.com/post/idahobluebird50.com/24455

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  8. Not a Match sounds like a right laugh. I bet it was made all the better by listening to the audio version!
    Thanks for visiting my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/02/14/www-wednesday-february-14th

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