WWW Wednesday 10/13/2021

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?

Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age📚 Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age by Tony Reinke; Nonfiction – Theology

Current thoughts: This is a decent look at engaging with media from a Christian perspective, but it’s also kind of boring. Everything is true, but it’s not exactly compelling – there isn’t much “so what” thus far. But, I’m only about a quarter of the way through.

Succeeding with Your Literature Review: A Handbook for Students📚 Succeeding with Your Literature Review: A Handbook for Students by Paul Oliver; Nonfiction – Academic Writing

Current Thoughts: Why is there a pineapple on the cover of this book that clearly has nothing to do with fruit, tropical vacations, or anything moderately sweet?

Additional comments: Even though this is a textbook, I am including it here as a representation of all the books I’m reading for school. The nature of my current classes is that I am reading a lot of very short books, with none carrying over many days, but having only one book listed in the “currently reading” category feels deceptive since I am constantly reading a variety of books.

What Did I Recently Finish Reading?

For a full list of books I have read recently (mainly children’s picture books), see my Goodreads here.

Tables in the Wilderness: A Memoir of God Found, Lost, and Found Again📚 Tables in the Wilderness: A Memoir of God Found, Lost, and Found Again by Preston Yancey; Nonfiction – Theological Memoir

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My thoughts in a nutshell: Lots of interesting thoughts from a reasonable perspective. I’m going to be mulling over this for a while.

📚 Strange Planet: The Sneaking, Hiding, Vibrating Creature by Nathan Pyle; Children’s Fiction Picture Book

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My thoughts in a nutshell: An extremely fun picture book that I highly recommend!

Cast Away: Poems for Our Time📚 Cast Away: Poems for Our Time by Naoimi Shihab Nye; Poetry

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

My thoughts in a nutshell: Interesting! Not all were to my taste, but definitely interesting, especially since this collection is marketed to middle school and upper elementary children. I expected the author to be younger than she is.

What Might I Read Next?

In addition to a thousand more picture books…

A Nest for Celeste: A Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home📚 A Nest for Celeste: A Story about Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home by Henry Cole

What I’m looking forward to: This is a novelization of John James Audubon’s life and apparently includes a lot of aspects about art and nature. It sounds uplifting and relatively cute!

📚 A Christmas in the Alps by Melody Carlson; (Christmas) Contemporary Christian Fiction

What I’m looking forward to: This book is set largely in France! And, the story sounds encouraging.

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What books are you excited about today, Reader?

Until the next chapter,

Jana

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