Thursday, October 06, 2016

WWW Wednesday - On Thursday (1)

WWW Wednesday is a blog feature I discovered yesterday and decided to cheat and post today because I am trying to find posts that make blogging easier. This is hosted over at Taking on a World of Words and is a way to discuss what you are reading, recent reads, and what you hope to read next. I talk about this a bit on my week in review posts, but not in the same way. We will see how this goes!

~ I am currently in the midst of a few things. I am reading two of the books I received for my birthday, Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake and The Geek Feminist Revolution by Cameron Hurley. I have read Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood and really liked it. I was excited to see a new series by her with so much buzz, so had to grab a copy. I am really liking it so far, but just need to find some time to read more from it. Then, The Geek Feminist Revolution is my first time reading Hurley. This poor book has been in my shopping cart and then deleted several times this year, but I am excited to finally settle in with it. I have just been reading an essay here and there and it is really good so far. She has a really fun way of writing and I really need to read her fiction!

~ I added this in because it made more sense to me than running on forever in question one. I actually am listening to 2 audiobooks. I have Scribd and I do not like the fact that you cannot speed up the audios on the Android app, so I have not really been listening to audios. I decided to see if some short audios would work to start getting my moneys worth from the app, so I went with Brown Girl Dreaming. I listen to it on my tablet while I am in the same room and I find that the slower speed works while I am doing other things, but I always find it too slow for the treadmill. I think the conversational way the book is written helps, too. I am so glad to finally be getting to this and really am enjoying it so far! Then, for my rest of the time audio I am reading The Last Days of Magic, which Beth Fish recommended to me on Twitter. I really like the narrator, but for some reason it took me a while to get into this book. It jumps around a bit and I got lost and had to start over, so now I am only listening when I am not distracted by other things... Which is why two audiobooks this week!

~ On Sunday I had a bit of a reading day and read Star Wars: Chewbecca, A Game for Swallows, and I Remember Beirut. A Game for Swallows was my favourite of the three, but I enjoyed them all. It was nice to get to some comics because I frankly have not been reading them like I normally do!

~ That is always the question, huh? I am the worst for not sticking to my plans when I say I am going to read such and such. I think my next audio will be Black Rabbit Hall and then on Scribd Another Brooklyn to check out Woodson's other new book. In print, I have received so many books recently that it is really hard to pick! I want to read everything, so we will see how it goes!


  1. The Geek Feminist Revolution sounds really good to me. I hope you love it!

  2. I'm not much for reading plans, either. Sometimes I get on kick about a period in history or a particular topic, but mostly my reading is impulsive and eclectic. I love certain genres, but don't have long range plans. :)

  3. Love the sound of Geek Feminist Revolution! I am going to look for it. For whatever reason, I've been reading plenty of feminism-related books this year.

  4. Lately I've been listening to books on 1.5x speed! Very rarely do I listen at regular speed. I really enjoyed Brown Girl Dreaming on audio but was also glad to have a print copy as well.



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