WWW Wednesday December 2

It’s Wednesday, so it’s time to take a look at what I’ve read, what I’m reading, and what I’m planning on reading.

The Three Ws are:

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

What are you currently reading?

I’m still working on Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy (Amazon) (AbeBooks). Instead of reading it I’m listening to it.

From the publisher: “The definitive biography of the most dangerous demagogue in American history, based on first-ever review of his personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently unsealed transcripts of his closed-door Congressional hearings

I’m also listening to When We Believed in Mermaids, which is a fabulous price on Amazon Kindle or Audiobook.

An Amazon Charts, Washington PostWall Street Journal, and USA Today best seller

From the author of The Art of Inheriting Secrets comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth.

Her sister has been dead for 15 years when she sees her on the TV news….

Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It’s what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit’s world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. And unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotions – grief, loss, and anger – that Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who’s been living a lie.

After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who’d become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives.

Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything.

I’m also reading She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs (Amazon) (AbeBooks). Dolly Parton is a musical goddess: singer, songwriter, performer, LIVING LEGEND. She also has a great program called Imagination Library in many cities to get books into the hands of kids who wouldn’t normally have access to them (sadly, not in my town, but our county library runs a similar program every Christmas). In my eyes, Dolly is a rock star. Just a few months ago I reviewed another book on Parton called Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton (Amazon) (AbeBooks) (you can read that review here) and couldn’t wait to read more about her.

What did you recently finish reading?

I finally finished His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life by Jonathan Alter (Amazon) (AbeBooks) I have no idea why it took me so long to read this presidential biography, the first in-depth look at the 39th president. The publisher provided me with a copy so I knew I had to finish it, but I kept getting distracted by other books. Review to come later today!

I also finished both version of Nancy Drew #17, The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk. Once again, the Original Text (Amazon) (AbeBooks) is different than the Revised Text (Amazon) (AbeBooks), so really, it’s reading two books that just happen to have the same title. Review to come on Friday.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I have an ARC from NetGalley that must get done by next week, and after that I have two ebooks I won on Goodreads that I must get to before the print book that I also won on Goodreads arrives at my door. (I should probably stop entering giveaways until I’m caught up!) Now that I’m working 40 hours a week, and not at a desk job, listening to audiobooks isn’t as easy as it used to be, so my currently reading pile may not change much from week to week. So I’ll be reading and listening at night when I normally just read.

What are you reading? Do you have any recommendations? Drop your list in the comments. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. I just finished The Thief ( The Queen’sThief book #1) by Megan Whalen Turner easy read, I liked the characters. Fantasy genre
    Currently ready Percy Jackson the Lightning Thief. Both books Are because that’s what the kids are reading at school

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    • How did you like The Thief? I put it on my TBR list a while ago, and today two fellow bloggers mentioned they were reading the latest book in the series.

      The whole Percy Jackson series is on my TBR list. The older kids read them when they were the appropriate age, and then we have the movies, so I’ll probably do a comparison. I never got the chance to read them at the time because of the two younger ones.


  2. You always have a great range of memoirs that you’re reading! I just started playing Jolene in my band and I’ve always heard amazing things about Dolly Parton as a person; I’d love to learn more about her. Happy reading!


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