Just a Little Book Chat

I usually participate in these book blog memes (ways for writers, readers, book lovers all to connect and talk books) from my personal author blog but no harm in talking books here too occasionally, even if it’s what’s in my personal stash (increased today – which is why I thought of mentioning it here – by two: Home Alone by Lisa Allen-Agostini and The Art of White Roses by Viviana Prado-Nunez, both Burt Award winning titles sent by publisher Papillote Press. Papillote is an independent press out of both Dominica and the United Kingdom. The package included their brochure *sigh* which listed more books I haven’t read.). Seriously, somebody needs to pay me to just read books…and write. Until them I’ll continue to squeeze reading time in to real life and from time to time participate in memes like WWW Wednesdays which you can find on Taking on a World of Words. The rules of the meme are answer three questions and link up the post with other participants; and, of course, check out their posts and hope they’ll check out mine (like a book club multiverse). Don’t you just love the internet?

Home HomeThe Art of White Roses

Question 1 – What are you currently reading?

Freedom Song by Amit Chaudhuri (just plucked it from the shelf of books unread because it was within easy reach and got drawn in), The Black Rose by Tananarive Due (should be done with this already, the slow reading is not a reflection on the book), Singles Holiday by Elaine Spires (almost done…but then I’ve been saying that for a few weeks), Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal (in the active reading pile but not really read it in a minute, no real reason, though the pacing seems a bit slower, as I’ve enjoyed the other books so far in the Glamourist series), Straight into Darkness by Faye Kellerman (about a quarter of the way in), and currently listening to audio book recording of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (if I finish this one – odds are good – it’ll be my third audio book completed…this year…and ever…I haven’t warmed to the medium but I figure it might help me get through more of the books on my books I’d like to read list if I could read while doing other things…like blogging ha!).

Question 2 – Recently finished?

World War Z – an Oral History of the Zombie War and since this is an audio book, I’ll add the last book-book (lol) I finished, Outliers – the Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. Click on the links for my review.

world_war_z_book_coverOutliers
Think those two books have ever been side-by-side before? When it comes to books, I don’t have a type.

Question 3 – Reading next?

Don’t know. I have an unread books shelf to which Home Home and The Art of White Roses have been added, and my next pick is never pre-determined. I like to surprise myself.

So what about you?

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4 responses to “Just a Little Book Chat

  1. Sam

    I’ve been meaning to read The Hate U Give after my sister in law raves about it. I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

  2. I know what you mean about audio books. I’ve tried, but it just doesn’t feel the same to me. And yet, if I listened to more audio books, I’d definitely get more reading done. Oh well.

    You’ve got a lot of books going at the moment! Hope you are enjoying them all, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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