WWW Wednesday {2.12.2020}

I had planned to spend a chunk of my desk time on Tuesday working on this post, but instead I went down a rabbit hole of reading reviews for House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. It’s a book that comes highly recommended to me, but I’m hesitant to read it. I just don’t do creepy, psychological, or horror at all, but I am a fan of experimental novels and logic puzzles (even if I’m not all that good at them). If you’ve read House of Leaves, I would love to hear your take on it and whether or not you think it would be a good fit for me!

In the meantime, I’m linking up with Sam at Taking on a World of Words for today’s post, another edition of WWW Wednesday!

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. The three W’s stand for the following questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? To participate, make a post or comment answering the three questions, link up to the host (Sam)’s post, and check out what others are reading and talking about! I typically participate once a month, approximately in the middle of the month, as a halfway check-in on my monthly reading goals.

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Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper – Nonfiction: Autobiography

It’s difficult to read a book that explains how sacred scriptures have been used in wildly inappropriate and disingenuous ways, but the true story behind this is very interesting.

Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing by John R. Trimble – Nonfiction: Writing

I thought it would be beneficial to have a refresher on academic writing before going back to school in August. Fortunately or not, this book is so far pretty basic. It’s informative, but written for a much newer writer than I am. Hopefully that’s a good sign!

43884033. sy475 Castle of Concrete by Katia Raina – Fiction: Young Adult, Recent History

This book comes from my “Read or Donate” shelf! I’m excited to be finally reading it. Due to the amount of low-quality books I have read recently, I’m a little concerned about this one now that I’m actually starting it. Hopefully my concern is unwarranted.

 

What Did I Recently Finish Reading?

The Selection by Kiera Cass – Fiction: Young Adult, Futuristic, Dystopian – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This was a reread, and just as good this time around as before!

Beautiful on the Outside by Adam Rippon – Nonfiction: Autobiography (Athlete: Figure Skating) – audiobook – ⭐⭐⭐

10222388. sy475 Redemption (MILA 2.0 #3) by Debra Driza – Fiction: Young Adult, Science Fiction ⭐

This book is absolutely terrible. Look for my review soon.

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis – Nonfiction: Christianity ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book, in contrast to the one before it, is wonderful. I highly recommend it!

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett – Fiction: Young Adult, Mystery (supposedly), Romance ⭐⭐

The mystery and setting drew me to Serious Moonlight, but I was seriously disappointed when an angsty teenage romance took over the very promising plot. I don’t like the way this book played out at all, and if you’re at all sensitive to strong language or sexual content, you will not enjoy this book. The setting, however, is beautifully done. I loved the details on the hotel, island, and all of Seattle. This is pretty much the only factor keeping Serious Moonlight from being a one-star book to me.

 

What Might I Read Next?

36129622I have Disruptive Witness by Alan Noble on reserve from the library, and I think it should come in soon. Other than that, I’m not really sure! I put the audiobook of Gone with the Wind on reserve when I finished the last audiobook I was listening to, but the more I think about it the less sure I am that I actually want to start it now. I might save it for a time when I know I will have a longer drive than usual. I also have a few ARCs and ebooks to work on, but honestly nothing is too exciting to me at the moment. Several classics are high on my list of books I want to read this year, including Middlemarch, Daddy Long-Legs, and Jane Eyre, but I’m not sure I have the endurance to tackle any of them at this time. In my February goals post, I said I want to read Miracles by C. S. Lewis this month, as well as a book set in another state, a book set in another country, and a Christmas-themed book. I’ll have to look into finding books that fit those descriptions when I’m closer to finishing what I’m currently reading.

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That’s all for today! To see what everyone else is reading and talking about, check out the linkup on Sam’s blog!

Also, if you have an opinion or any sort of feedback about House of Leaves, please share!

Until the next chapter,

Jana

 

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  1. Well I cannot speak to your personal tastes, House of Leaves is definitely an undertaking of a read. I read and reviewed it back in late 2018. It plays a lot with formatting and footnotes, so the reading itself will not be straightforward. While creepy is apt, I’m not sure I’d call the story straight-up horror, if that helps. It’s more conceptually unnerving than presenting something violently scary.

    I hope that helps! Happy reading.

    http://musewithmeblog.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesday-february-12-2020/

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  2. I recently read House of Leaves. It was first recommended to me 10+ years ago, but I hesitated reading it. I’m really glad I got over that and finally picked it up. I wouldn’t describe it as horror, but it messes with you in a way you don’t expect it to. It is one of the most fascinating books I’ve read and definitely think you should give it a try. It also goes faster than you would expect. Here’s my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/www-wednesdays-february-12-2020/

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