WWW Wednesday {3.18.2020}

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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What Am I Currently Reading?5989453

📚 The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom; Nonfiction – Autobiography, History – WW2

This book has completely sucked me into its world! I am so invested in 1940s Holland and the lives of these dear, moderately quaint people and how they deal with extraordinary difficulties.

📚 Calling From the Sky by Mike Copple; Contemporary/Recent History (late 1900s) Fiction Inspired by True Events

I’m finding that I don’t believe I am the target audience for this book. It’s well written, but I’m struggling to stay engaged and motivated to keep reading.

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

For a textbook, it’s easy to read, but for a pleasure read, this is rather redundant.6631792

📚 The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern – Fiction, Magical Realism, Young Adult?

Unfortunately, I’m very disappointed in the start of this book, so I’m not sure if I will be continuing it. The amount of language is already annoying and I do not like the protagonist.

 

What Did I Recently Finish Reading?12233

📚 Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw; Drama, Historical Fiction; ⭐⭐⭐⭐

George Bernard Shaw is from Ireland, so this was my first pick for the two Ireland-themed reading challenges I’m participating in this month. The play itself is set in England.

📚 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows; Historical Fiction – post-WW2; ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

With a few small exceptions, I loved every moment of this book! Hopefully I’ll write a full review soon. 36129622

📚 Disruptive Witness by Alan Noble; Nonfiction – Christianity/Modern Life/Technology; ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I don’t think I can do this book justice. It is so good, but it’s the kind of book that needs to find the right reader at the right time. I wish every genuine modern pastor would read this book.

 

What Might I Read Next?

This question is more tricky than usual this week, since my library is closed for at least two weeks! Granted, there are still ebooks…and my entire shelf of books to read or donate in 2020…but still! Here’s my prediction:16088359

📚 Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger; Middle-Grade Fantasy

I already have this audiobook checked out from the library. I was planning to start listening to it on my drive to and from work, but I’ll have to either find another time for it or wait a while!

📚 re-read either Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery or Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

What better time could there be to re-read one (or more) of the childhood favorites I always have on hand?

1026029📚 Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Poetry/Fiction

This is from my Read or Donate shelf. I’ve tried to read it before, but it has never made much sense. Maybe while I have more time to sit and think about what I’m reading I could understand it more?

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Have you read any of these books? How is your local library responding to the COVID-19 situation? I’m fascinated by the thought processes various leaders and institutions are developing. Each community is unique even in the face of the same (or at the least a very similar) opposition, and I’m glued to the latest updates and changes.

Stay safe, Readers, and don’t forget to check out the linkup on Taking on a World of Words to see what others are reading!

Until the next chapter,

Jana

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