WWW Wednesday 30-Mar-2022

Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words.

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As usual, just answer the three W questions:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Recently Finished

The Ride of a Lifetime turned out to be a very inspiring read. I’m giving it 4 stars! And The Kaiju Preservation Society was a very delightful read. I loved how fast-paced and entertaining it was. 5 stars!!!

Currently Reading

theauthenticityproject

I am halfway through The Authenticity Project and while it has an interesting premise, I’m starting to get bored.

Up Next

For my next reads, I hope to start soon with The Girl Who Fell Beneath the SeaHell of a Book and The Diamond Eye.

How was your reading week?

Top 5 Tuesday – Books with Books

Happy Tuesday, Homo sapiens! Welcome to this week’s Top 5 Tuesday!

Top 5 Tuesday was originally hosted by Shanah at Bionic Bookworm and now found its home with Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

Books with Books

The Book Thief – Living with foster parents, Liesel tried to learn how to read from stolen books.

The History of Love – A long-lost book reappears and affects the lives of a young woman and an old man.

The Shadow of the Wind – Set in 1945 Barcelona, the discovery of a forgotten book that lead to a thrilling adventure.

The Thirteenth Tale – Eerie, unsettling and a clever mystery with unforgettable characters.

The Book of Lost Names – Eva Troube, now in her 80s, was shocked to find an article about how the Nazis stole or destroyed invaluable books during the WWII. In the article was a book Eva thought she’d never see again.

Six for Sunday – Books with Nature Themes

Hello, everyone! It’s time for Six for Sunday!

Six for Sunday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot.

Books with Nature Themes

If you crave to read about nature, adventure and the wild, here are a few books you can enjoy…

What’s on your list? Please share!

Quote of the Week

You’re nobody’s doorway but your own and the only one who gets to tell you how your story ends is you.

~Seanan McGuire

WWW Wednesday 23-Mar-2022

Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words.

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As usual, just answer the three W questions:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Recently Finished

Ariadne – 3 stars

At Night All Blood is Black – 3.5 stars

Daughter of the Moon Goddess – 4 stars

The Golden Couple – 4 stars

Currently Reading

Up Next

How was your reading week?

Top 5 Tuesday – Books with Clocks

Happy Tuesday, Homo sapiens! Welcome to this week’s Top 5 Tuesday!

Top 5 Tuesday was originally hosted by Shanah at Bionic Bookworm and now found its home with Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

Books with Clocks

thehousewithclocksinitswalls

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

the13clocks

The Thirteen Clocks

thecuckooclock

The Cuckoo Clock

thesecretoftheoldclock

The Secret of the Old Clock

theclockwinder

The Clock Winder

Six for Sunday – Books to Get People Out of Reading Slumps

Good day, Homo sapiens. I’m doing Six for Sunday for the first time! Yey! 

Six for Sunday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot. I’m excited to do this so let’s get started, shall we?

Books to Get People Out of Reading Slumps

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman – This is a fun, touching and heartwarming book with the best characters!

Gone Girl by Jillian Flynn – A psychologically twisted portrait of relationships gone wrong.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Beautiful book and I love the sweet and simple love story of Hazel and Augustus. 

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden – I find this book really memorable and special.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune – Absolutely wonderful story!

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck – Great classic!

Have you read any of these books? Let me know!

Quote of the Week

Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.

~Fyodor Dostoevsky

WWW Wednesday 16-Mar-2022

Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words.

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As usual, just answer the three W questions:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Recently Finished

The Violin Conspiracy – 5 stars

The Paris Apartment – 3 stars

Every Heart a Doorway – 3.5 stars

Currently Reading

At Night All Blood is Black is bloody and brutal. I’m halfway through it.

Daughter of the Moon Goddess is becoming so predictable, like I’ve already heard a story the same as this before. I hope there’s more excitement and surprises and twists in it.

Ariadne, so far, is so-so.

And so far so good with The Ride of a Lifetime.

Up Next

The Golden Couple and The Leviathan are both recommendations so I’m looking forward to reading both.

How was your reading week?

Top 5 Tuesday – Books with Jewels

Happy Tuesday, Homo sapiens! Welcome to this week’s Top 5 Tuesday!

Top 5 Tuesday was originally hosted by Shanah at Bionic Bookworm and now found its home with Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

Books with Jewels

With this week’s topic, books with jewels, the only book that came to mind was The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant. Ha! So I decided to ask some friends for titles. Luckily enough, I was able to complete five. I haven’t read any of these books yet but I’m adding all these on my TBR…

thelostjewels

The Lost Jewels

allbymyselfalone

All by Myself, Alone

thesecretoftherubyring

The Secret of the Ruby Ring

girlwithapearlearring

Girl with a Pearl Earring

blackopal

Black Opal

Have you read any of these? Which one should I read first?

Quote of the Week

There are three things you can do with your life: You can waste it, you can spend it, or you can invest it. The best use of your life is to invest it in something that will last longer than your time on Earth.

~Rick Warren

WWW Wednesday 09-Mar-2022

Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words.

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As usual, just answer the three W questions:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Recently Finished

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers is a beautiful, gentle and hopeful story about one’s purpose in life. 4 stars.

The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen started quite well for me but I ended up a little disappointed. The writing felt impersonal somehow as I read on considering she’s a poet. So maybe I’ll give this a second read. But still I’m giving it 3 stars.

A Lullaby for Witches by Hester Fox was not as good as I was expecting it to be but it was still a good read. 3 stars.

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb is my favorite read of the week. Wonderful story. Definitely 5 stars!

Currently Reading

Both books started out excellently so I hope to enjoy both to the end.

Up Next

I am interested to read Robert Iger’s The Ride of a Lifetime after reading a lot of good reviews about it. Also, Pandora by Susan Stokes Chapman looks like an exciting read as well, so I hope to get to it next.

How was your reading week, Homo sapiens?

Top 5 Tuesday – Books with Thrones

Happy Tuesday, Homo sapiens! Welcome to this week’s Top 5 Tuesday!

Top 5 Tuesday was originally hosted by Shanah at Bionic Bookworm and now found its home with Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

Books with Thrones

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire,#1) – Seven hells! The hype was real! The never-ending war for the iron throne.

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The Jasmine Throne (Burning Kingdoms, #1) – The first book in the trilogy that I hope to read this year.

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Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) – Reviews about this book are very mixed so I can’t really make up my mind to read this.

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Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne – This has been on my TBR for like forever so I hope to read this soon.

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Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages – I’ve heard very good things and praises for Mr. Jones’ works so I’m very eager to get my hands on this and because it is always very interesting to read about the Middle Ages.

Quote of the Week

Appreciate every little beautiful moment in every day of your life. Give it a try and you’ll see the world from another perspective.

~Thea Kristine May

Spell the Month in Books – MARCH

Hi there! How time flies! February is gone. Hello, March!

Spell the Month in Books time again! The idea is to spell the month in books using the first letter in the first word of a title and it was originally created by Jana @ Reviews From the Stacks.

Today, I’ve decided to only include books I’ve already read with one-word titles.

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M – Marina

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A – Almond

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R – Rage

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C – Cain

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H – HHhH

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Have you read these books? What book titles did you use to spell March?

WWW Wednesday 02-Mar-2022

Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words.

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As usual, just answer the three W questions:

  1. What did you recently finish reading?
  2. What are you currently reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Recently Finished

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Currently Reading

Up Next

How was your reading week?

Top 5 Tuesday – Books with Doorways

Happy Tuesday, Homo sapiens! Welcome to this week’s Top 5 Tuesday!

Top 5 Tuesday was originally hosted by Shanah at Bionic Bookworm and now found its home with Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

Books with Doorways

As a reader, magical doorways is one of my favorite tropes. When a character finds a magical door and a different world on the other side very much intrigues me and sets my imagination at work. Here are the five books I’ve read with magical doorways:

alicesadventureinwonderland

As a child, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was a top favorite. Alice passed through several doorways starting with that rabbit hole!

alibabaandthefortythieves

The Tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves was a book shared to me by my elder brother when we were children. “Open Sesame” and the door will open to a cave full of treasures!

thefellowshipofthering

Remember the doors of Durin? Now I’m not quite sure if it was first mentioned in The Fellowship of the Ring (forgive me!) but as Gandalf translated it to the others, “The Doors of Durin, Lord of Moria. Speak “friend” and enter.” This is one of my favorite doors!

thelionthewitchandthewardrobe

One of the most well-known magical doorways — the wardrobe door to Narnia!

coraline

Coraline and her family moved to a new house where she discovered a key to a locked door in their living room. Spooky story but makes us realize that an imperfect world is a fine thing.

What magical doorways have you encountered while reading?

What I Read in February

Oh well, February is over! It may be the shortest month of the year but I am delighted I was able to read 10 books! Here they are:

5-Star Reads

4-Star Reads

3-Star Reads

What did you read in February?

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