WWW Wednesday – January 18, 2017

WWW NewWWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Three questions, three answers. Go!

What are you currently reading?

Um.

Well.

Actually.

*whispers* I’m not currently reading anything.

I know, I know, that’s weird, right? But I actually finished the book I was reading last night and I haven’t even picked out a new one, let alone started it. I used to read several books at a time, but lately it’s so much easier to read just one. My brain can only handle so much these days.

What have you recently finished reading?

Several things! Since last Wednesday’s post, I finished reading The Hobbit (review can be found here). I also read and finished The Plantation by Stella Samiotou-Fitzsimons. It was pretty good. I’m a little on the fence about continuing with the series though. Hard to explain why. The book that I just finished last night was The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. Yes, I know that book wasn’t listed anywhere on my last WWW post. I ended up reading it because A). it had been sitting on my shelf for a while, and B). I needed it to help complete a Seasonal Reading Challenge task.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Oh boy, not sure at this point, and of course, it might change by next week. I have been reading along with the reviews over at Mark Reads, going back to when he started his own website. I love his reviews and didn’t realize how many books I had missed reading with him. He’s the reason I read The Hobbit this time around. He is taking a break before continuing into The Lord of the Rings by reading Looking for Alaska by John Green, which is a book that I adore. So I might do that. I might go ahead and read the next book after The Plantation if I can track it down; it’s called The Dark Legion. I also still want to read The Handmaid’s Tale, as I said last week, so it’s pretty much a toss up. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Please leave your WWW posts in comments!

Teaser Tuesday – January 17, 2017

Teaser-Tuesdays-PurpleTeaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Purple Booker. Here are the rules if you would like to play along!

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“You should stay here,” Cornelia persists, looking almost wretched. Nella turns to breathe the air of the outdoors, away from the smoky scent of the candles, her watchful face. “Wherever it is, you shouldn’t go alone,” the maid murmurs, more gently this time, putting a hand on Nella’s arm. “I’m only -”

“Unlike you, Cornelia, I can go wherever I want.”

~ The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

So this quote is from my current read. Yes, I know, it was nowhere on my WWW post last week. These things happen sometimes. I picked this one up at Barnes & Noble knowing absolutely nothing about it, but loving the cover art. I like doing that sometimes at bookstores – finding a book that just speaks to me for some reason, even if I’ve never heard of the book or the author. This one is really interesting so far and the writing is beautiful. I’ll let y’all know how it is when I finish it.

Please leave your teasers in comments!

 

WWW Wednesday – January 11, 2017

WWW NewWWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam at Taking On a World of Words. Three questions, three answers. Go!

What are you currently reading?

Still chipping away at The Hobbit, but I am hoping to finish it tonight. I did start The Plantation by Stella Samiotou-Fitzsimons, but just barely. I’ll be able to devote more attention to it once I am done.

What have you recently finished reading?

Nothing new here, since I haven’t actually finished anything yet. Grrrr.  No reading slumps this year! Please! If you’re curious, you can see my post last week.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Now that’s a good question. I had originally planned to start reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy after finishing The Hobbit, so I will probably do that. I’ve also really wanted to read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood, since there has been a lot of buzz with the new miniseries coming out. It’s been on my TBR for ages, but I’ve never actually read it. Maybe that should change. 🙂

Please leave your WWW posts in comments!

Teaser Tuesday – January 10th, 2017

Teaser-Tuesdays-PurpleTeaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Purple Booker. Here are the rules if you would like to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Everywhere I turn, all I see is black. My vision drowns in cascading waves of darkness. I tread on something soft and slippery. There’s the smell of sweat and drying mud in the air. I hear distant footsteps marching but I see nothing. That’s good, I think. It means they can’t see me either.

~ The Plantation by Stella Samiotou Fitzsimons

I haven’t actually started this one yet, but I will probably do so as soon as I can finish The Hobbit – that one’s taking a while yet. I don’t know much about this book, but this first bit sounds pretty exciting! Has anyone else read this?

Please leave your teasers in comments!

Giggles and snow . . . 

It has been a very loud weekend here at the homestead. The girl child, who is twelve, has decided she wants to be social, and since it was going to be a snowy time, she asked to have not one, but two friends spend the night. So three middle school girls, plus the boy child.

It was very loud. Lots of giggling, some arguing. 

That was Friday night. Then Saturday came around. Another friend turned up to play in the snow. One of the girls went home, the other asked to stay another night. Then the girl who came over Saturday was invited to spend the night. So we still had a houseful of kids, just a slightly different composition.

We are finally back down to one kid – all the guests went home and the boy went back to his mom’s. It is finally quiet.

The cat is most appreciative.