Welcome to another week of WWW Wednesday, in which I do have more progress to report but I am still wildly behind on reviews. Life has been really hectic lately and, admittedly, the stress of everything has been getting to me which has cut into my productivity. I’ve really tried to take some time to focus on family stuff that has been bubbling up lately. I will try to get around to catching up on reviews soon.
WWW Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. In it, bloggers share their reading progress and plans for the coming week. Let’s get started!
The Three Ws are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What have you just finished reading?
- What will you read next?
What am I currently reading?
Since I have not made much progress at all with hard copy books, I’m still working my way through Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty. It’s very engaging, and I wish I’d had more time to devote to it lately, especially since my library copy is due tomorrow. Eek. On audio, I have just started The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, a book I’ve been looking forward to picking up for a really long time, ever since I read Miller’s Circe, which I positively adored. I’m really enjoying both of these current reads so far.
What have I just finished reading?
Just yesterday I finished the audiobook version of My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones. I finished it just in time to meet him at the Springfield-Greene County Library system’s author signing event for their October horror series. Last week I went to a similar event with Grady Hendrix. Both men were extremely pleasant, gracious, and quite funny despite writing some seriously disturbing stuff. I’m thrilled to have picked up copies of their books and gotten to chat with them a bit while they signed my copies. My review for Jones’ book should be up in the next week, as I’ve tacked it onto the end of my long list of reviews to write.
What will I read next?
I have got to finish Apples Never Fall because I’ve GOT to start on our book club read for this Halloween month, The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. Beyond that, I really don’t really have a planned audiobook. I’ve been taking those sort of one at a time and choosing on a whim when I peruse either Hoopla or Overdrive. Since I am down to two months to fill all the slots in the reading challenge, I probably need to be narrowing down my final choices for categories so I can make sure to hit my mark.
That’s it for me for this week. I hope to have lots of progress to report next week. Until then, happy reading and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
I didn’t realize Grady Hendrix had an event in Springfield this month! I’m slowly in the process of moving away from the area, but I totally would have gone. Hopefully things calm down for you in the coming weeks. Don’t stress the reviews—I’m almost embarrassed to admit how far behind I’ve gotten…
Didn’t realize you were also from the area! Where are you heading when you leave here?
Yes! I did my undergrad in Springfield, but I’ve spent the past little bit in Lebanon. I’m heading up toward Kansas City if I can ever get in gear and finish moving.
Fabulous! Well if you’re ever back in Springfield let me know and we can meet up for a coffee and talk about books 🙂 Nice to meet a fellow local blogger.
Definitely! And same to you if you’re ever up this way. I always hit up the Friends of the Library sale at the Springfield-Greene County Library, so I know I’ll be back.
Sounds like a plan 🙂