WWW Wednesday 25-Nov-2020

It’s the last Wednesday of November and the cold season is here! Work has been keeping me busy the past couple of weeks but thankfully, I’ve had some reading done.

Welcome to another 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

What the Wind Knows will have a special place in my heart! It was a very beautiful story and one of my best reads this year. 5 stars!

With the Beatles is a short story from my favorite author, Murakami. It’s a  beautiful and quietly sad story. 3.5 stars.

The Year of the Witching started off quite well for me but I didn’t like the last quarter of the book that much, I think I was expecting something more and something else but still a good read. 3.5 stars.

Currently Reading

transcendentkingdom

I’ve started reading Transcendent Kingdom and I find the pace too slow for my taste. I think I need some patience if I want to get through this book.

Up Next

I’m eyeing these two books at the moment but we’ll see what happens next!

Have you read any of these books? 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!

WWW Wednesday 04-Nov-2020

Hello, Homo sapiens! Welcome to another 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

Currently Reading

Up Next

Have you read any of these books? 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!

WWW Wednesday 28-Oct-2020

Hi there, Homo sapiens! Welcome to another 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

As I have mentioned last week, I find The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue a bit slow for my taste but I must say, I’m glad I didn’t abandon it. I enjoyed the last third of the book so much so I’m giving it 4-stars. I also read Pigeons from Hell, a short story and it was a good one, too, so another 4-star read.

Currently Reading

Both What the Wind Knows and The Turn of the Key are interesting reads, so far, so I hope to enjoy it to the end. I thought I could finish them quite quickly but there’s just too much work to be done these days so I have less time for my reading.

Up Next

I hope to start with The Ten Thousand Doors of January soon which I have been wanting to read for some time now. The Year of the Witching was a recommendation, while Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 was an unexpected find.

Have you read any of these books? 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!

WWW Wednesday 21-Oct-2020

Hi there, Homo sapiens! Welcome to another 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

The Deal of a Lifetime was a really quick read but moving in many ways, 4-stars.

Sadly, I didn’t find The Makioka Sisters as engrossing as I hoped it to be but I’m still giving it 3.5 stars.

And 3-stars for My Cousin Rachel. I think I was expecting more from it because I very much enjoyed Rebecca but still, I consider it a good read.

Currently Reading

theinvisiblelifeofaddielarue

I have read 30% or so of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and I’m finding it a bit slow-paced for my taste and I’m starting to lose interest but I’ll try to continue with a few more chapters and see whether I’ll read through the end or abandon it instead. 

Up Next

What the Wind Knows piqued my interest by the title itself so I didn’t have second thoughts getting a copy while The Ten Thousand Doors of January has been on my TBR for months so I hope to start with it as well. The Turn of the Key was a recommendation from a good friend so I hope to get to it this month.

Have you read any of these books? 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!

WWW Wednesday 14-Oct-2020

Hi there, Homo sapiens! Welcome to another 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

All three books I’ve finished were firsts for me from these authors.

I’m giving Apeirogon 4-stars, a great blend of fact and fiction.

While I’m giving 3.5 stars for both The Death of Vivek Oji and Mexican Gothic.

Currently Reading

I’m halfway through The Makioka Sisters and I hope to finish it before the weekend.

I’ve also started reading The Deal of a Lifetime from one of my favorite authors, Fredrik Backman.

Up Next

These three books I hope to read next were recommendations from fellow readers so I am really enthusiastic getting my hands on these ones.

Have you read any of these books? 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!

WWW Wednesday 07-Oct-2020

Welcome to another 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

Currently Reading

Up Next

Have you read any of these books? 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!

WWW Wednesday 30-Sep-2020

Hello there, Homo sapiens! It has been quite a while since I did this. The past weeks has been totally busy not to mention moving our office for the third time in four years. Thankfully, I was able to squeeze in some reading in between.

Anyway… welcome to another 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?

Let’s get started, shall we?

Recently Finished

Currently Reading

Up Next

Have you read any of these books? 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!

WWW Wednesday

Hello there, Homo sapiens! Welcome to another 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

theunlikeypilgrimageofharoldfry

Currently Reading

Up Next

Have you read any of these books? 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!

WWW Wednesday 05-Aug-2020

Hello there, Homo sapiens! Welcome to another WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words.

After some six-week reading hiatus, I am so glad that I am back to my books and reading at last! I don’t know what happened but once in a while, it just happens. It’s good to have a break from reading but it’s far better to be back on track.

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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

nada

Currently Reading

I am almost halfway through The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and I find it a bit slow for my taste but I am enjoying the characters so that’s alright. As for Angela’s Ashes, it’s kinda sad and a bit funny at times. I really hope for a happy ending on this one.

Up Next

I have been wanting to read The Girl with the Louding Voice and The Dutch House for quite some time so I really hope to read them next. Also, a friend recommended We Need to Talk About Kevin since she recently finished it so, yeah, there it is on my list. 🙂

Have you read any of these books? 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!

WWW Wednesday

Hello there, Homo sapiens! Welcome to another WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words.

I haven’t posted my WWW for the last couple of weeks because of work and I’m currently on a reading hiatus. After finishing A Dance with Dragons almost 3 weeks ago, I was able to read just one more book and decided to put reading to one side for the moment.

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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

These are the last two books I’ve read two or three weeks ago. Both good reads.

Currently Reading

I am currently not reading any book. I don’t know how much longer this reading hiatus will take but I’m still really not back in the mood to read just yet. I’m not really sure why but well, yeah…

Next Reads

These four books are what I’m looking forward to reading next and I really, really hope soon. I need that reading mood back!

How about you guys? What are you reading this week? Feel free to share in the comments section or drop a link of your WWWs so I can check them all out!

Happy reading, Homo sapiens!

 

 

WWW Wednesday 17-Jun-2020

Hello there, Homo sapiens! Welcome to another 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

I recently finished these three wonderful reads and all of them received 4-⭐️ ratings from me.

Currently Reading

adancewithdragons

I decided not to read other books at the moment so I can focus and hopefully finish A Dance of Dragons soon. To be quite honest, there’s not that much action happening so far in the book that’s why I always end up reading something else but I haven’t reached half of it yet so hopefully it gets better.

Next Reads

I hope to start with these two books after I finish A Dance with Dragons. I think these are going to be great reads!

Have you read any of these books? 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!

WWW Wednesday 10-Jun-2020

Hello there, Homo sapiens! Welcome to another 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

I gave 4-star ratings for all four books.

Currently Reading

I haven’t really read much from A Dance with Dragons so I will try to put a little more time for it this week because it’s still a long way to go! Just started with Little Women yesterday, it’s been on my TBR for years. I’m enjoying The Book of Night Women so far so I really hope this ends good.

Upcoming Reads

I was supposed to start with Near to the Wild Heart but opted for Little Women instead so I hope to pick this up next. Also, I was browsing my Kindle for what else to read next and found The Member of the Wedding and Augustus. I almost totally forgot about these two books already so both will be priorities for my upcoming reads.

Have you read any of these books? 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!

WWW Wednesday 27-May-2020

Hello there, Homo sapiens! Welcome to another 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~

~Currently Reading~

~Up Next~

Have you read any of these books? 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!

WWW Wednesday 20-May-2020

Hello there, Homo sapiens! Welcome to another 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

Currently Reading

Up 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!

 

WWW Wednesday 06-May-2020

Hello there, Homo sapiens! It’s the month of May! How are all of you doing? I hope you’re all safe wherever you are. I’ve been kind of busy the past couple of weeks, I moved to a new apartment and have to arrange stuff here and there plus work, of course. Well, thank God everything’s almost in place now. So…

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

Currently Reading

Recently Finished

Up 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!

WWW Wednesday 22-April-2020

Hello there! It’s April! Welcome to another 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 are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading

Out by Natsuo Kirino is interesting so far while I’m not very much enjoying A Scarred Legacy, maybe it’s too early to give up on it so I’ll continue reading a few more chapters then decide.

Recently Finished

I recently finished Permanent Record which was a very eye-opening and educational read. Wayward Son was a good read though it wasn’t what I was expecting. It didn’t give any closure to Carry On. But I think it was meant to be like this to make readers look forward to the third book. I’m giving both reads 4 stars.

Up Next

These three books are on top of my TBR this week. So let’s see if I’ll get to them as planned.

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!

WWW Wednesday 08-April-2020

Hello there! It’s April! Welcome to another 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 are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading

I’m halfway through Permanent Record and I find it fascinating so far. Also, I’ve started with Wayward Son. I haven’t read a Rainbow Rowell for quite some time now and it’s really nice to be reading about Simon, Baz and Agatha again.

Recently Finished

I’ve finally finished City of Djinns and it was a really informative and interesting read. A mix of history, myth, religion, travel, etc. I don’t know what to say about On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. I managed to read this in the office and would’ve finished it in a day if it weren’t for some urgent work. It was brutal. It was devastating. It was beautiful. It felt so real. One of my best reads so far this year.

Up Next

I’m thinking of reading Kokoro first among these three but a friend recommended The Alice Network and two others suggested the The Secret Keeper.

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!

 

WWW Wednesday 01-April-2020

Hello there! It’s April! Welcome to another 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 are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

Recently Finished:

thecaketreeintheruins

Up 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!

WWW Wednesday 25-Mar-2020

Hello there! Welcome to another 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 are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

I finally got back to reading City of Djinns so I hope to finish it in a few days. I’ve also started reading The Cake Tree in the Ruins, a collection of short stories based on the experiences of the author, Akiyuki Nosaka, during the World War II.

Recently Finished:

These two are 4-star reads for me. The Silent Patient was a page-turner with unexpected twists and Greek tragedy. Bridge to Terabithia on the other hand is the kind that will make you realize that books can hurt.

Up Next:

I hope to start with any of these 5 titles next. Fingers-crossed I’ll have more time for reading this week.

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!

WWW Wednesday 18-Mar-2020

Hello there! Welcome to another 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 are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

I honestly haven’t gotten back to reading City of Djinns so I’m stuck to 65% at the moment. I, however, started reading The Silent Patient and Bridge to Terabithia; the former I read during my mini breaks in the office while I try to read a few pages of the latter before going to sleep.

Recently Finished:

The Travelling Cat Chronicles and Circe were great reads, 4-stars for both.

Up Next:

I still haven’t decided which of these five titles I should read next so I’m open to suggestions.

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, homo sapiens!

WWW Wednesday 11-Mar-2020

Hello there! Welcome to another 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 are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

I made very little progress with all these three books I’m currently reading but I’m enjoying all three so far.

Recently Finished:

nada

Yes, I didn’t finish any book this week. I really wish I have more time for reading. 🙂

Up Next:

I’m inclined to start next with either of these titles here but not sure which one to pick first. We’ll see next week.

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, homo sapiens!

WWW Wednesday 04-Mar-2020

Hello there! Welcome to another 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 are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

I’m still not finished with City of Djinns but hopefully I’d get it done within the week. I’ve also started with The Travelling Cat Chronicles, a first for me from Hiro Arikawa.

Recently Finished:

thecaskofamontillado

I didn’t finish anything this week except for the short story The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe. This is actually a reread as I’ve read this way back in elementary school.

Up Next:

I’ve decided to take on these three next based on friends and other bloggers’ recommendation.

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, homo sapiens!

WWW Wednesday 26-Feb-2020

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Hello there! Welcome to another WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words. As usual, just answer the three W questions:

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

Currently Reading:

cityofdjinns

 

I’m still only halfway through the City of Djinns but I am learning a lot from this one. I hope to finish this by weekend.

 

 

 

Recently Finished:

thestoryofmylife

 

Interesting and inspiring story though I couldn’t really say I liked it a lot. I’m giving this book 3 stars and Helen Keller herself 5 stars.

 

 

Up Next:

In my last WWW post, I’ve decided to read next The Master and Margarita and also The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. But I feel like I’m not in the mood for both at the moment and my eyes are on these 5 books. Help me decide which among these five titles should I read next.

And there goes my WWW this week. Have you read any of these books? What were your thoughts on them?

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, homo sapiens!

WWW Wednesday 12-Feb-2020

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Hello there! Welcome to another WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words. 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:

The Last Lecture was okay. If you’d read the book for what it is then I guess you won’t be disappointed. I kind of find the author a little bit full of himself but his courage to share his story is admirable. May he rest in peace.

A Dog’s Purpose was amazing and heartbreaking at the same time. It’s a beautiful book. Worth all the tears and giggles.

Currently Reading:

I’ve started with The Story of My Life just the other day and couldn’t continue because of work but so far so good. As for the City of Djinns which I started last night, it’s becoming more interesting every time I turn a page. I think I’m going to enjoy this one.

Up Next:

The Master and Margarita looks as interesting as the book cover so I hope to get to it next. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was a recommendation from a friend who has recently finished reading it and she likes it so much it got me intrigued.

And there goes my WWW this week. Have you read any of these books? What were your thoughts on them?

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, homo sapiens!

WWW Wednesday 05-Feb-2020

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Hello there! Welcome to another WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words. 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:

I enjoyed Half of a Yellow Sun so I’m giving it 4 stars and The Tattooist of Auschwitz was okay so I’m giving it 3 stars. As for Demian, I must say the first several pages hooked me to read it but as I went on, it started to bore me.

Currently Reading:

I checked my Kindle TBRs and found these two titles. I checked some reviews on Goodreads for these two and I was convinced I should read both right away so there!

Up Next:

These two were my next reads in last week’s WWW but apparently, I ended up reading somethings else again. So I’m putting them next once more and hope to really get my hands on them once I finish the other two.

Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts about it?

I’d be glad to know what you’re reading, what you’ve just finished and what you plan to read next so drop a link of your WWWs so I can check them out or you can share your reads on the comments section.

Happy reading, homo sapiens!

WWW Wednesday 29-Jan-2020

img_1384-0Hello there! Welcome to another WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words.

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:

Currently Reading:

Up Next:

Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts about it?

Also, I’d be glad to know what you’re reading, what you’ve just finished and what you plan to read next so drop a link of your WWWs so I can check them out or you can share them on the comments section.

Happy reading, homo sapiens!

WWW Wednesday 15-Jan-2020

img_1384-0Hello there! Welcome to my first WWW Wednesday this year, hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words. The last time I did this was a month ago, I was, and I am still, very busy at work and life that I  only get to read on whatever little free time I get. By the way, happy new year homo sapiens! I hope you all started the year great! Anyways, let’s get started.

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:

I enjoyed A Christmas Carol and I really think this story is Christmas. Wonderful read. Kitchen is my second Banana Yoshimoto work, The Lake being the first. Character-focused and great writing. The Setting Sun is a first for me from Osamu Dazai. A very interesting read despite the absence of action. Lastly, The Driver’s Seat, another first, from Muriel Spark. I’ve got mixed feelings on this one, it was suspenseful and funny, but there’s something ugly about it, I don’t know. Let’s see when I write a review later. 😉

Currently Reading:

It’s taking me too long to finish The Russian Concubine. It’s an interesting story but it gets slow on some part that I somehow lose interest reading. I’m 80% through it, though, so hopefully, I could finish it this week. I’ve also started with a few pages of Half of a Yellow Sun and I think I will greatly enjoy this book.

Up next:

I’m supposed to include A Dance with Dragons here as I plan to resume reading it but thought it better to put it on hold for now. Maybe I’ll get to it around the second quarter of the year. One of my reading goals this year is to read at least 5 non-fictions because I seem to neglect this genre. And so I think, The Story of My Life by Helen Keller is a good start. Also, I am looking forward to another historical fiction (my favorite genre), The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

I’d be glad to know what you’re reading, what you’ve just finished and what you plan to read next so drop a link so I can check them out or share them on the comments section.

Happy reading, homo sapiens!

WWW Wednesday 11-Dec-2019

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Hello there! Welcome to WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words. I didn’t really have the time to read as much as I usually could the past couple of weeks but I’m somehow back to it now so here we go. 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:

The Princess and the Penis was a hilarious read. I’ve read it while on lunch break alone. This was a cute and silly read that made me giggle and smile like an idiot for a good half an hour!

I’ve completely forgotten that I have a copy of Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes if not for a friend’s reading update on Goodreads. So I’ve decided to start on it a few days ago. I tried to read a few pages in between my work and glad to be able to finish it. It was captivating but heartbreaking as well.

I was also able to finish Cream, a short story by Haruki Murakami. A beautiful and refreshing story.

Currently Reading:

I haven’t gotten far from A Dance with Dragons and I don’t think I still have enough time to finish it before the year ends because I’ve just started with The Russian Concubine and A Christmas Carol. I have both on my Kindle so I can possibly read in between my work again or while commuting.

Up Next:

Not sure what to read next as I am having a really busy time at work (and even after work) these days so it’s not very easy to find time to read but my eyes are on Out by Natsuo Kirino and The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark. I’d be glad to hear some suggestions, though, so feel free!

Some book reviews I’ve managed the previous weeks:

Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata

The Princess and the Penis by R.J. Silver

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

I’d be glad to know what you’re reading, what you’ve just finished and what you plan to read next so drop a link so I can check them out or share them on the comments section.

Until next time, homo sapiens!

WWW Wednesday (20-Nov-2019)

img_1384-0Hello there! Welcome to WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words. I didn’t really have the time to read as much as I usually could the past couple of weeks but I’m somehow back to it now so here we go. 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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A Monster Calls is a very emotional story and so vivid in pain and suffering that will break your heart. It just broke mine a thousand times.

Currently Reading:

 

I haven’t gone far with A Dance with Dragons but I’m delighted to read the first few chapters that featured Tyrion, Daenerys and Jon Snow.

I’ve also started The Forgotten Highlander by Alistair Urquhart, a 19-year-old soldier in the Gordon Highlanders who was captured by the Japanese in Singapore. This sparks a great interest on my part quite a lot so I hope it won’t disappoint.

Up Next:

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I’m still very inclined to read this next so I won’t be checking other books for the meantime.

Also, I was able to write a few reviews about the books I’ve finished reading a few months back and you can check them here:

 

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin 

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Therese Raquin by Emile Zola

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

I’d be glad to know what you’re reading, what you’ve just finished and what you plan to read next so drop a link so I can check them out or share them on the comments section.

Until next time, homo sapiens!

WWW Wednesday (23-Oct-2019)

Hello there! Welcome to WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words. 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?

You can leave a link of your post in the comments section so I and other readers can check it out.

Recently Finished:

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I’ve finished Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant and I liked it. I think it was the right choice as an introduction to Anne Tyler’s works for me. I’m looking forward to more.

Currently Reading:

I’ve finally started with A Dance with Dragons and what a delight to start with Tyrion’s chapter! I’ve also started with A Monster Calls during my coffee break yesterday. Both books started quite good.

Up Next:

I’m still not sure what to read next since A Dance with Dragons is a lengthy read and I don’t have much time to read these days. I am considering The Russian Concubine, though.

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By the way, I have also recently reviewed Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. You can check it out here. I’m always late with my reviews but I’ll add them here from now on whenever I get to write something.

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How about you? What’s on your WWW this week? Drop a link on the comment box, I’d be very delighted to read them all!

Happy reading, homo sapiens! 🙂

WWW Wednesday (09-Oct-2019)

Hi there! Welcome to WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words. Just answer the three W questions:

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

You can leave a link of your post in the comments section so I and other readers can check it out.

Let’s get started…

Recently Finished:

Hotel Iris started out quite well and interesting for me but turned out to be a bit weak. But I’m still inclined to read more of Yoko Ogawa’s works.

The Unexpected Guest was a quick and exciting read though I guessed who the culprit was quite easily. Probably because I’ve read too much of Agatha Christie’s Ms. Marple stories. It’s a perfect light read on a very hectic work week.

Currently Reading:

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This is my first Anne Tyler read. I’m enjoying the book so far, the characters and her observations on everyday life. The pace is a little bit slow for my taste but I’m surprisingly okay with it.

Up Next:

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I didn’t browse my TBR shelf this week because I should really get started with this. It’s been long overdue. 🙂

 

There it is! How about you? Have you read any of these books? What have you read, reading or will read this time? I’d love to know!

WWW Wednesday (02-Oct-2019)

Hello! It’s that time of the week again! It’s WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme introduced by Sam from Taking On A World of Words. You simply have to answer the 3 W-questions:

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

It was a pretty slow reading week for me actually. But here we go:

Recently Finished:

The-AssaultThis is my first Harry Mulisch read and I look forward to reading more of his works. The book was fast-paced and interesting.

Currently Reading:

irisThis is my second Yoko Ogawa, the first one was The Housekeeper and The Professor which I enjoyed so much. Hotel Iris is very different from it, though. But so far, so good.

What I hope to read next:

Every week or whenever I finish a book, I change my mind what to read next but I am determined to finish A Dance with Dragons before the year ends.

Anne Tyler’s Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant caught my attention with the title itself so I’m looking forward to it as well.

Have you read any of these books? Or any suggestions what to read next? The comment section is yours once again, homo sapiens!

Happy WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday (18-Sept-2019)

Hello! It’s time for WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme introduced by Sam from Taking On A World of Words. You simply have to answer the 3 W-questions:

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

So, I recently finished two books:

I rated both books 5 stars. I loved and enjoyed both and would gladly recommend to everyone.

My current reads are:

I’ve mentioned A Dance with Dragons to be one my next reads last week but I still haven’t started with it yet, my mind didn’t seem to be in the mood to start reading it so I have these two for now.

What will I read next?

I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to finish my two current reads until the next WWW Wednesday because of work and you know, life, but yeah, next in line are:

But of course, my choices could still change. 😉 Though at the moment, I’m looking forward to reading both next.

I’d be delighted to know what books you have read, what you’re reading or what you’re about to read so the comment section is yours again, homo sapiens! I’d be really glad if you’d recommend books, too!

Happy Wednesday!

By the way, all photos are downloaded from Google so credit to all the owners.