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WWW Wednesday Reading Round Up

Hello Book Nerds!

I’ve been trying to come up with ideas to stay in touch in between my biweekly episodes, and luck just had it that an idea fell into my lap (or rather my email inbox) a couple weeks ago when the Jaunts & Haunts blog posted WWW Wednesday.

I’m not sure if this idea will stick, but I think it’s a perfect way to deliver some book-related content AND to give you a little glimpse behind the Book Owl curtain. And perhaps to get a conversational ball rolling?? Hmm?? Maybe??

Before we begin, a quick bit about WWW Wednesday. Note, it has nothing to do with wrestling…I bet I just lost a bunch of readers right there. Sigh.

But for those of you who stuck around, WWW Wednesday is a fun little blogging game where you share what you’re reading, what you’ve recently finished, and what you hope to read in the near future.

Anyone can play, so if you join in, be sure to share the link in the comment box below, or simply put your answers in that very same box!

Alright, let’s get started.

What I’m Reading Now

I’m listening to Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory. For a book that’s described as “laugh-out-loud funny” it’s failing to bring any giggles to my lips.

The story has an interesting premise, but the characters seem to have absolutely no motivation and the whole book so far just feels like random things happening to the family. I’m not sure if I’ll end up finishing it or not.

And as for eye-reading, I’ve just finished a book (we’ll get to that in a sec) and am still deciding what to start next (which we’ll get to in two secs!).

However, I have been thumbing through the Rick Steves’ travel guide for Sicily. It may be a loooong time before I can travel again, but you can’t fault an owl for dreaming.

What I’ve Recently Finished

Last night I raced through to the end of George Mann’s Immorality Engine, the third book in the Newbury & Hobbes steampunk mystery series. What a fun ride!! (Although the ebook was formatted HORRIBLY.)

Over the weekend I also finished up the fourth edition of Let’s Get Digital by David Gaughran. I’m part of a start-up project for a blog where we review books written to advise and guide self-published authors. As all his advice books tend to be, this latest book from David was brimming with great tips and snarky humor.

If you’re thinking of self-publishing or need a boost to your self-publishing battery, I highly recommend getting it (it’s free, so why wouldn’t you?).

What I’m Reading Next

With the disappointment of my current listen, I’ve lined up a new audiobook just in case I give up on Spoonbenders. It’s In the Company of Sherlock Holmes and features several short stories written by various authors who put their own spin on the Sherlock canon.

As for eye-reading, I haven’t quite decided. I have the Florios of Siciliy by Stefania Auci checked out from the library, but I’m also considering A Spell of Trouble by Leighann Dobbs and Death on the Dark Walk by Daryn Lake. I’ll test them out today and see which one grabs my fancy.

Okay, now it’s up to you! Any suggestions for what I should read next? Have you read any of these? What are you reading? Be sure to leave a comment and share your WWW Wednesday!

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7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday Reading Round Up”

  1. Haha, I’m so honored for all the shout outs lately and happy to help. WWW Wednesday is a great bookish light way of sharing what’s going on behind the scenes.

    I like your choice of books. It feels very diverse. Maybe I need to get outside of my box a little bit more.

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

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    1. I like to keep the algorithms confused by reading nearly anything I can get my hands on (I draw the line at Westerns and romance). And no problem about the shout out…I’m always glad to give credit to the sources for “my” ideas :))

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      1. Haha, that’s a great plan! Never thought of that.

        Yeah, I can’t do romance and I’m leery of nonfiction because I think of it like a textbook, though I’m sure eventually I’ll read something based on truth. Maybe lol.

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      1. Haha, nice, break the system! I rarely look at any recommendations made on Amazon or Goodreads. I get how it can be helpful, but if I’m looking for suggestions I’ll look to my fellow authors and bloggers for insight.

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