WWW Wednesday – June 23, 2021 – #wwwwednesday #bookishmemes

Welcome to a new week of WWW Wednesday! You may notice I took a little hiatus from blogging last week, as my husband and I went away to Eureka Springs for our anniversary and I simply didn’t get much opportunity to read or blog. I’m back this week and have already posted two reviews which gets me caught up to now.

This meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. In it, we answer three questions and leave a link in the comments sharing our own posts for other bloggers to view.

The Three Ws are:

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

What am I currently reading?

I have a lot of irons in the fire currently. I’ve gotten myself extremely backed up with my books and am doing my best to blaze through them as quickly as possible, and it’s not going extremely well except on audio. On audio, I’m listening to The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz. This is a fascinating book with a very unique premise, and I chose it for my reading challenge in the #2 spot: Book Becoming a Movie in 2021. I’m not sure I should have, because I’ve seen the trailer. Let me tell you, from reading the book it sounds like someone optioned the rights to the book and then wrote a completely new script, changing the name, the plot, the characters. They pulled a “let’s not and say we did!!!” I positively hate it when they do that. No offense, Mark Wahlberg but I’m probably going to hate your movie.

I’m currently reading two books on paper. The first I’m very excited about, because I have my first author interview for my blog lined up. It’s a twisting psychological YA thriller called Drifting by Steven M. Cross. Cross is a local Missouri author and retired high school teacher who has pursued his writing dreams successfully upon his retirement. You can find several of his works on Amazon, and you can find Cross’s blog at The Old Goat. I look forward to finishing this book in the next couple of days and conducting my interview with Cross for posting next week.

Additionally, I’m working through the book club book for Read Between the Wines, American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. I’ve been pretty slow going on this one but not because it’s not an engaging read. It is quite engaging and I’m enjoying it very much despite its incredibly difficult subject matter.

What have I just finished reading?

Reviews went up the past two days for The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Soul of An Octopus, two very different books. I enjoyed both of them fairly well. Click on each to read my thoughts.

What Will I Read Next?

On audio, I will pick back up a book I started last week, as I had numerous things come available on audio at once. It is called In the Garden of Spite: A Novel of the Black Widow of La Porte, and is a fictional account of the life of Belle Gunness, a female serial killer in the Midwest in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Years ago, I saw a presentation on Gunness and found her story fascinating, so when I saw this novel I thought it would be an interesting read. This book was written by author Camilla Bruce.

In paperback I will pick up my choice for book from an Indie publisher for my reading challenge, The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar.

There you have it! That catches you up to speed on what I’ve been up to this week with some very exciting books on my horizon. Take care and happy reading! Feel free to share with me your WWW update this week.

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About libgirlbooks

I'm a law librarian from the state of Missouri and a graduate of Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. My real passion is in fiction, which is why I started my blog to share my thoughts with other bibliophiles. I live with my husband and two wonderful children and a collection of furry feline companions.
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6 Responses to WWW Wednesday – June 23, 2021 – #wwwwednesday #bookishmemes

  1. Astrid says:

    Drifting sounds like a fascinating read. I’ll definitely check out your author interview. The book about the female serial killer also sounds amazing.

    • libgirlbooks says:

      I’m looking forward to really getting into it by the end of the week. Because I’m familiar with the true story, I’m interested to see whether the author really follows it or diverges off into something more fictional.

  2. Drifting sounds really interesting, and I’m curious about In the Garden of Spite. That’s a heck of a title! Hope you enjoy these. Happy reading!

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