WWW Wednesday September 2, 2020

I’ve decided to “take the challenge” by other book bloggers and start WWW Wednesday. This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and brought back by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

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

1. What I’m currently reading:

I’ve got my hands on a fairly recent release in Historical Fiction, The Woman Before Wallis. As I’ve mentioned before on the blog, if there’s a book that even circles around the Royal Family of Great Britain, I’ll read it. And this about Lady Furness, the Prince of Wales’ special friend before he met Wallis Simpson. If you don’t know the time period, it’s the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Lady Furness was actually American Thelma Morgan of the Marvelous Morgan girls. Her identical twin sister, Gloria, married a Vanderbilt, and had a daughter, THE Gloria Vanderbilt of the fashion empire and mother to cable news anchor Anderson Cooper.

I knew something of Thelma from the reading of Little Gloria, Happy at Last (review to be found here), and of course, I’ve read just about everything about Edward VIII, later the Duke of Windsor and his wife Wallis, so of course, when I found out this book was going to be published, I promptly put my name on the hold list and just had to wait for contactless pickup to begin at the local library so I could get my hands on it. So far, so good,

I’ve also been listening to audio books at work, and am finishing up Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by astronaut Scott Kelly. He does his own narration, and even though I just read the book last year, I am still sucked in by his life story and 340+ days on the International Space Station. Review to come on both those books in the coming weeks.

2. What did you recently finish reading?

That’s an easy one: a Nancy Drew book! Every other Friday I compare the Original Text (OT) and Revised Text (RT) of the original Nancy Drew stories, but reading a similar book twice in a row can become somewhat of a chore, so on the opposing Fridays, I read one of the Nancy Drew Diaries, the current series. This week was Sabotage at Willow Woods, book 5 in the series. And boy, do I have a lot to say about it, so watch for the review in the coming Fridays.

3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Well, I’ve got a couple of Advanced Reader Copies of books from NetGalley that I have to get to, but they don’t publish until November and December, so I’m working on several recently-released books that I finally got from the library, including Beach Read, the audio book of Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family . Then there’s the Kindle book I won on Goodreads, A Strand of Hope( Librarians of Willow Hollow #1). I’m hoping it is good, because the other books in the series are only $.99 right now on Kindle and I could get them, too. And of course, there’s a book to pick for Amazon First Reads that I haven’t selected yet.

The main trouble is that I’ve been called back to work 32 hours a week, so my blogging time has been cut into severely. I usually don’t read during the day, so that’s not a problem, just carving out time to write about it. But since I worked 15 years in the news business, and blogged for five years previously (on two different blogs at once at one point), I know how to get it done. I may not post five days a week anymore, and Kindle Deals posts may only come on the weekends, but I hope you continue this journey with me. It’s been a lot of fun using my writing skills for fun again (I also write for my work, but it’s a little more clinical and serious.)

That’s it for this inaugural week of WWW Wednesday. Let me know if you like this feature. Thanks for stopping by!

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    • I’m lucky that I have an office where it is really quiet and most people wear earphones to listen to something. So I just bring my Kindle and my 200+ audio books with me. Then I read an actual book or Kindle book for two hours before bed every night (unless the kids bug me, that is.)

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      • I was only going in to work to teach but since virus cases are on the rise in a big way, I’ve been able to teach from home this week. It’s still a lot of time in front of a computer and grading and designing lessons so audiobooks keep me occupied. I can read in the afternoons sometimes and then work again at night after dinner. I’m thankful for the flexibility, for sure.


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