WWW Wednesday – August 28

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WWW Wednesdays is a weekly book meme hosted over at Should Be Reading.

It asks three simple questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you just finish reading?
What are you going to read next?

homebasedwritingStudy in Silks

I am currently working on two books, which is rare for me. I think what makes it easier is that one is non-fiction and one is fiction.
Non-fiction selection: How to Start a Home-Based Writing Business. Not very far into this one, but really looking forward to it! The fiction selection is from my NetGalley catalog: A Study In Silks. I really love this one, even though I am only like, 30 pages in. The main character is everything I want in a female main character. I hope it stays awesome.

Life Disrupted

I just finished Life Disrupted by Laurie Edwards. OH MY GOODNESS. This was an amazing book to read as a chronically ill person. While I don’t have the same intensity of illness as the author (mine won’t inherently kill me) I still identified a lot with pretty much everything she said. I got this from the library, read it from cover to cover, and I still want to own it… and that is rare for me. If you are chronically ill, FIND THIS BOOK. It is wonderful.

Broken Angels V-Wars

Up next? I have two coming up to be deleted from my NetGalley catalog, and I need to get them read.
Broken Angels by Harambee K. Grey-Sun and V-Wars by Jonathan Mayberry

So, what is your WWW for the week?

Top Ten Tuesday: July 2

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It’s that time again! Top Ten Tuesday!
(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the awesome folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. You should totally check them out!)

This week’s top ten? Top Ten Most Intimidating Books

This should be relatively easy for me. Books very rarely, if ever, intimidate me due to size. Most of the time I find classic books the most intimidating to read, because I worry that I won’t “get” them on the same level that everyone else does. Yay for cognitive dysfunction due to illness! I also get intimidated because I tend to be really progressive and liberal and… I don’t even know what else. I think that classics have their place, but I also think that there is room for new books to be given the hallowed mantle of “classic”. And a lot of the time, I hate classic prose.

Without further ramblings, though I know you all enjoy those SO very much, and as always in no particular order…

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Lolita Les Miserables Journey To The Centre of the Earth Divine Comedy

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey (Goodreads)

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (Goodreads)

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (Goodreads)

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (Goodreads)

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Goodreads)

Anna Karenina Pride and Prejudice Schindler's List The Wind Up Bird ChronicleSophie's Choice

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Goodreads)

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Goodreads)

Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally (Goodreads)

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami (Goodreads)

Sophie’s Choice by William Styron (Goodreads)

So, what books do you find intimidating? What makes a book intimidating for you?
Thanks for reading!

Top Ten Tuesday – June 18

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It’s that time again! Top Ten Tuesday!
(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the awesome folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. You should totally check them out!)

This week’s top ten? My Top Ten TBR Summer Reading List

Finally! One that won’t be hard! OK, it will be hard in the sense of having to narrow it down to JUST ten books, because I want to read ALL THE BOOKS EVER. I don’t know if this is supposed to be new releases or what, but mine will be a mix, because I don’t have the funds to support a new-release-heavy reading habit. Unfortunately. I think this list will serve as a goal of sorts. I will read these 10 11 books by summer’s end, so help me! Even better, I already own them all, so it means no trips to the library or the book store.

Without further ramblings, and as always in no particular order… My list!

Written In Red Garden Spells The Shadow of the Wind  The Eyre Affair Crossroads of Twilight

 

 

 

 

Written In Red by Anne Bishop (Goodreads) – This sounds SO GOOD!
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen (Goodreads) – I loved The Sugar Queen (review), so I would like to read something else by Sarah Addison Allen.
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Goodreads) – Mystery about books? Count me in!
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (Goodreads) – My book club read Shades of Grey (review) by Mr. Fforde earlier this year, and I LOVED his writing style.
Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan (Goodreads) – I have been meaning to finish this series for a long time. This is book 10 in the series, so avoid the Goodreads page if you haven’t read the others.

Graceling World War Z Game of Thrones Drums of Autumn A Great and Terrible Beauty

 

 

 

 

 

Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Goodreads) – I have owned this book for forever and keep meaning to read it, but it keeps getting pushed aside. Not this summer!
World War Z by Max Brooks (Goodreads) – My husband and I are planning on seeing this in theaters, so I need to get it read and soon. But I love zombie books, so it is OK.
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (Goodreads) – I would like to see what all the hype is about.
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon (Goodreads) – Another series I need to finish. This is book four, so stay away from the Goodreads page if you haven’t read any of the others. They tend to be extra spoiler-y.
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (Goodreads) – I bought this at the last used book sale and I really would like to read it. I have heard many good things.

Bonus: This one doesn’t have a cover on its Goodreads page, but I found it years ago at a used book sale. And I really want to read it. So this summer I will. The book?
Thorn: An Immortal Tale by Frances Gordon

So what do you plan on reading this summer? Share in the comments, or link me to your TTT post! I promise to visit.