WWW…Wednesday #1: What is a girl to do? Except continue onward!

Posted Wednesday, 28 August, 2013 by jorielov , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 5 Comments

WWW Wednesday badge by Jorie in Canva

I loved the premise of this meme {WWW Wednesdays} due to the dexterity that it gives the reader! :) Clearly subject to change on a weekly rotation, which may or may not lead to your ‘next’ read which would provide a bit of a paradoxical mystery to your readers!! :) Love the concept! Therefore, this weekly meme is hosted by Should Be Reading. Each week you participate, your keen to answer the following questions:

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

Afterwhich, your meant to click over to Should Be Reading to share your post’s link so that the rest of the bloggers who are participating can check out your lovely answers! :) Perhaps even, find other bloggers who dig the same books as you do! I thought it would serve as a great self-check to know where I am and the progress I am hoping to have over the next week!

What are you currently reading!? Such a question, this week! :) I must confess, this is my first day past my migraine, and even I am a bit surprised at how well I am doing! I had to let go of Bout of Books, 8.0 whose postings are still a bit run amuck as I haven’t had the proper chance to go back and flesh out what needs to be completed! I’ll get to it, just not today! Which is why I am still in-progress with my first Austen in August selection: “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen, of which I am hoping to conclude either tonight or on the morrow! I want to post my review of this lovely novel before September whips into view!! I have plans for how I want to read through my other selections, but those plans will be revealed at a later time! :)

I am going to forego attempting to read my first Annie’s Attic mystery, until Bout of Books, 9.0 in January! However, I may or may not dig into “The Crimson Petal and the White” by Michael Faber at some point between now and then! The reason I’m holding off on Annie’s Attic’s series, is because that is what my focus for Bout 9.0 will be! Ha! I’m going COSY!! :)

Meanwhile, I have seven! lovely books in progress at different stages of absorption:

  1. Larkrise to Candleford by Flora Thompson
  2. Bluebird or the Invention of Happiness by Sheila Kohler
  3. The Secret Papers of Madame Olivetti by Annie Vanderbilt
  4. The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland
  5. Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs
  6. Murder on Monday by Ann Purser
  7. & Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert

If you choose to click over on each title, you will be drawn back into the days of the Bout, and see what first motivated me to read each book and the progression of reading them as each day lulled forward!! I must say, it’s a remarkable chronicle of one week out of my life, of how unwellness and rollicking thunderstorms can swerve in and out of your reading hours, and cause quite a bit of havoc on your overall outcomes!! 1 out of 10 books consumed isn’t quite so bad, when you think on it!

What did you recently finish reading!? “Haunted” by Heather Graham was the 1 out of 10 books I consumed during the Bout, and “The Prayer Box” by Lisa Wingate is the book I read for review whilst taking part in my first book blog tour for JKS Communications Publicity Firm!! I had such a profound personal attachment to the book, that I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to direct my review of it, but after putting the finishing touches on that post this afternoon and evening, I must say, I am happy with where it led me to go!! :) My review of Haunted will be clustered closer to when I can finish more of my Bout books!!

What do you think you’ll read next!? A far easier answer to provide! :) You see, after I read “The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker, I wrote a very cheeky note about what I wanted to read next!! Which is why, dear hearts, as soon as I get my tail caught up with all these lovely books I am reading, I will be digging into Mistress of my Fate. However, short of that, I will be picking up my copy of Jane Eyre, as I am participating in Books of Eyre 2013 + Septemb-Eyre 2013! Evenso, there are a few books that came into my hands via the library, which I’ll be outlining in my next post, “Library Loot #1“, which surely will curtail my reading of Mistress of my Fate, a wee bit more due to the fact the books will need to be returned forthwit! And, there is the issue of Lucid Stars finally making its way to me, as there was a bit of a glitch in my ILL’ing recently, to where, I received the two books AFTER this first one! Oy! Time shall reveal!

{SOURCE: The WWW Wednesday badge created by Jorie in Canva as a way to
promote the weekly meme for those who want to take part in it.}

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I am self-educated through local libraries and alternative education opportunities. I am a writer by trade and I cured a ten-year writer’s block by the discovery of Nanowrimo in November 2008. The event changed my life by re-establishing my muse and solidifying my path. Five years later whilst exploring the bookish blogosphere I decided to become a book blogger. I am a champion of wordsmiths who evoke a visceral experience in narrative. I write comprehensive book showcases electing to get into the heart of my reading observations. I dance through genres seeking literary enlightenment and enchantment. Starting in Autumn 2013 I became a blog book tour hostess featuring books and authors. I joined The Classics Club in January 2014 to seek out appreciators of the timeless works of literature whose breadth of scope and voice resonate with us all.

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Posted Wednesday, 28 August, 2013 by jorielov in Austen in August, Books of Eyre, Bout of Books, Septemb-Eyre, WWW Wednesdays

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5 responses to “WWW…Wednesday #1: What is a girl to do? Except continue onward!

    • Hallo Rissi!

      And, how are you!? I haven’t had the pleasure of making my regular rounds,… once September begins I can ease back into my regular patterns! I am curious what you have been reading!? At the beginning, I wasn’t sure if I would appreciate Lark Rise as much as I was keen on enjoying it. Its a quiet story that stitches itself into your heart. I am not very far afield into the opening sequences, but in a short while, I am hoping to release my thoughts & impressions! Stay tuned! And, ooh! That was the driving force for me! To be able to read the book ahead of the mini-series!! :)

      Thank you, and to you in return!

      • Hello, Jorie! Wonderful to have found your blog via that cute e-card you sent out – THANK YOU for that. :)

        Been doing just fine, thanks! I hope you have been doing well also. I know how hard it can be to keep up and make those “rounds”; I haven’t checked my WP reader for a long while, so that’s what I am taking time to do now.

        Let’s see… what have I been reading? Well, just now, it’s ‘Trapped’ by Irene Hannon and WOW! It’s an excellent mystery. Next up, is either ‘Blackmoore’ by Julianne Donaldson + ‘The Merciful Scar’ by Rebecca St. James + ‘The Captive Maiden’ by Melanie Dickerson, oh yes, and another mystery novel by Lisa Harris – the name escapes me just now. Either way, I’ve got loads of novels to get through!

        Happy reading of ‘Lark Rise,’ hope you continue to enjoy. :)

        • Hallo Rissi!

          :) I was thankful to see your notes light up my blog today! :) You’ve keyed me into something I was not aware of: when did Rebecca St. James become an author!? I still remember attending one of her concerts on her Pray tour! I was able to meet her directly and I even caught the beanie of one of her band mates as a free giveaway! I have a lot of fond memories of that concert and of her grace in giving her time to her fans. I hadn’t realised that she was authoring books now! What is The Merciful Scar about!? Is it fiction or non-fiction, as it sounds like it could go either way!? I will take some time lateron today to scout out the other titles that you mentioned as I have not come across the authors who wrote them previously!

          I understand your plight! I am attempting like mad to read the last 200 pages of Pride and Prejudice [today!]; dig into the first 11 chapters of Jane Eyre; and still have time enough to enjoy settling into The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe before I need to cart it back to the library! A fortnight goes by ever so quickly, doesn’t it!? In-between these three, I am continuing onwards and upwards with all the books listed in this post: Lark Rise included! I shall keep you apprised on my progress!! I should be in a good position to write a hearty WWW on the morrow!!

          And, your quite welcome about the e-card! I only sent out a handful of those to a select group of people when I launched! :) I am thankful you have come to find my blog too! As much as I am happy to see that I am not the only one juggling her reading with her rounds! :)

          Mysteries I think are fascinating creatures,…
          one never knows quite what to expect, or
          how to unravel the clues!

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