Hello there! It’s April! Welcome to another WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words.
As usual, just answer the three W questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Have you read any of these books? Or is there anything you want to recommend? What have you been reading this past week? I’d be delighted if you share your WWWs, too. Leave a link or share your lists on the comments section so I can check them all out!
Happy reading and keep safe, homo sapiens!
Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday!
Let’s get started!
I bought the next three books because they were highly recommended:
- Recommended by my boss – Demian by Hermann Hesse. I’m still not quite sure whether I really liked it or not but it was okay as a whole.
- Recommended by a stranger – City of Djinns by William Dalrymple. I was in the bus reading on my way home one night when the lady beside me started a conversation. She said she also likes to read and her favorite so far was the City of Djinns and she thinks I will enjoy it, too. So I’m currently reading it know and yeah, so far so good.
I bought the next three books because of the cover:I bought the next book because it’s been showing both in my WordPress feeds and in Goodreads quite a lot:
I bought this book because of the best sidekick ever:
Yes, the one and only Fermin Romero de Torres in The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Fermin is my favorite character in The Shadow of the Wind and it is said that he will be taking center stage in this book. I’ll be reading this maybe next month.
Lastly, I bought these two books because they were on sale:
Have you read any of these books? What were your reasons for buying them? Share a link of your TTTs so I can check them out, too, or simply share your lists on the comments section. I’d be delighted to read them all!
Happy Tuesday, homo sapiens!
Hello there, homo sapiens! It’s time for Top 5 Tuesday.
This tag is hosted by Shannah over at Bionic Book Worm.
It’s April and Shannah has prepared some positive and motivating topics for us this month, perfect for the current situation the world is in at the moment. Thanks, Shannah. Now let’s get started. 🙂
Top 5 Sanity Savers – Things I’m Enjoying While in Isolation
The thing is, it’s work and business as usual for me even after the lockdown and partial curfew were announced. There were no changes in my work schedule.
However, if I were to be in that situation, here are my sanity saver ideas:
This would be a good chance to catch up on my reading. I would really love to spend my time reading for long hours and finish more books than usual.
I would love to try cooking some new dishes and food I miss eating in my favorite restaurants.
I don’t really watch that much series or movies but it would be an option as I’ve heard many great stuff to watch these days.
4. Learn the guitar
I’ve tried learning how to play the guitar early last year but I wasn’t able to continue with it because of work and life. So a time in isolation is a great chance to get back to it as I’ve already forgotten the few things I’ve learned last year.
5. Think and reflect
It’s the best time to think and reflect about my life. In a way, I’d have more time to think about things and wouldn’t have to rush on making decisions and at the same time reflect on my actions and think about what changes are necessary or what steps I should take next.
Are you in isolation at the moment? What activities do you do? I’d be delighted to read your sanity savers so feel free to drop a link of your posts or share them in the comments section.
Keep safe, homo sapiens!
I love the fact that I can make people happy, in any form. Even if it’s just an hour of their lives, if I can make them feel lucky or make them feel good, or bring a smile to a sour face, that to me is worthwhile.
A heart like yours is rare.
I’m not very sure what to make of this novella just yet even after reading it months ago. The plot and ending didn’t really make sense to me. Perhaps a reread would help?
A reread, indeed. Thankfully, it’s a short read.
One can tell from the beginning that there’s something wrong with Lise. I can’t say I was enjoying it. Lise was actually getting into my nerves. I spent the whole time reading it wanting to slap her hard.
To summarize the story, Lise is crazy and she will be murdered. And yes, she was. I couldn’t see any point in the characters or the story itself so it was definitely a good thing that it’s a really short read.
This was the weirdest book I’ve read as far as I can remember. Weird in a way I didn’t really like or enjoy.
Apparently, I wasn’t satisfied in my first foray of Muriel Spark’s works but I’m still inclined to familiarize myself more of her. The more perceptive readers could probably get more from this book. Any suggestions for a better one, please?
Rating: 2/5 stars