WWW Wednesday #102 | September 16, 2020

 

 

It's been a full month since my last WWW Wednesday post. I've been examining how and why I blog, tossing out all self-imposed expectations of how often I need to post, and only posting when I feel like it. And lately that's been few and far between. :) But it also means I've been happier and reading more. Win!

I hope those in the path of Hurricane Sally have fared okay. We'll get a good drenching this afternoon through tomorrow but otherwise we're far enough removed not to experience anything more than that.

How is your week going? What are you reading? Let's chat about it! :)

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

   


Currently reading: I remember reading reviews for Wild at Heart when it released earlier this year and seeing several people mention that this book wasn't really necessary. That not a lot happened. Being just past the halfway point, I can attest to the fact that not a lot has happened. Now ask me if I care? :) Because the answer is no. I'm perfectly content being back in Alaska with Calla and Jonah and experiencing their day to day life and the ebb and flow of their relationship as they settle into a new life together. Funnily enough, the day after I started this one I saw Sam share that Tucker will be releasing a third book about Calla and Jonah in December. Yes! *fist pump*
Current progress: page 248/443 (55%)

Currently listening: I'm actually pretty on the fence about this trilogy. There's a lot that bugs me about it and I am so over all the angst. But I also need to know how things are going to play out. So I'm sticking with it. I'm just over 8 hours into the 16 hour audio book so there's an end in sight. There is some crazy stuff happening right now that is worthy of any soap opera. 
Current progress: 55%

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

   


Read: Lies & Lullabies. Loved it. Absolutely loved it. Sarina Bowen has long been a favorite so I knew going in that it would probably be a hit for me. And I was right. It was so easy to slip right into Jonas and Kira's story. I was hooked from the start and completely invested. I flew through this one because I just didn't want to put it down. I wanted to soak up every scene with Kira and Jonas (and Kira's amazing brother - loved him!). 

Listened to: Maureen's book club pick for September is The One for Me which worked out perfectly for me. I had pre-ordered the audio version and was ready to dive in as soon as it appeared on my phone. While the conflict felt a little forced at times (the only thing keeping the couple apart was them), Corinne Michaels still did her magic and had me all kinds of wrapped up in Sean and Devney's story. There was a twist I did not see coming (cue the tears) and it added an emotional element that really kicked the story up a notch.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL READ NEXT?

 



After loving Lies & Lullabies I'm ready to dive back into the Hush Note world. The arc for Rifts & Refrains just arrived yesterday so it's ready and waiting. for me. Plus, my library hold for the audio of The Lies That Bind just came in so I have that to look forward to next. 

What are you currently reading?
I wanna know! :)

27 comments

  1. I love the cover for Lies and Lullabies!! Glad you've been reading (mostly) good books, and getting a lot of reading in in general. I just finished The Invisible Boy last night - it's an MG novel, but it's very good!!

    -lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I love that cover, too! All three covers for the Hush Note series are so eye-catching. I'm so glad you enjoyed The Invisible Boy so much!

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  2. *HIGH FIVE* When I read "ask me if I care?" Same. There are just some characters I just want to spend time with, and Calla and Jonah are two such characters.

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    1. Exactly. When there are characters I truly love, I don't need a major plot. I just want more time with them.

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  3. I don't think I signed up for Rifts & Refrains and that has me so sad! But I'm glad we both enjoyed Bowen's. Also, I had the same feeling about Wild at Heart!

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    1. I've got my fingers crossed that Rifts & Refrains is every bit as good as Lies & Lullabies was.

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  4. 55% is a long time for nothing to happen in a book, haha. I'm happy you're enjoying being reunited with the characters though!

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    1. When I really love the characters I'm willing to forgo plot. LOL

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  5. The one for me has a gorgeous cover, he is a stunning man! Says the happily married woman!

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    1. LOL I agree, Heather! That whole series by Corinne Michaels has the most drool-worthy covers. :)

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  6. While I didn't love Wild at Heart as much as The Simple Wild, I still gave it 4 1/2 stars and loved spending more time with them in Alaska. I really liked seeing all the adjustments she had to make and being immersed in that Alaskan lifestyle. I'm definitely looking forward to Forever Wild.

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    1. Yeah, I don't see this one (Wild at Heart) being as impactful as The Simple Wild was, but I'm still loving it. :)

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    2. That's how I felt, too! So glad you're enjoying it!!

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  7. I just finished The Simple Wild and loved it, so now I'm looking forward to reading Wild at Heart!

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  8. Wild at Heart looks fun, I like the sound of the Alaska setting.

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    1. The Alaskan setting plays such a big part in the story. I love the unique setting.

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  9. LOL your commentary on American King is hilarious but true. Its truly a soap opera romance I still loved it. But the books I have read from Sierra Simone are all so dramatic.

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    1. I'm intrigued by the story and I really do want to see how it all plays out, but I probably won't seek out more by Sierra Simone after this. Her writing style is so angsty and overly-dramatic that it's a bit much. :)

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  10. I'm all for books that don't have much of a storyline at the moment, I find they're great when feeling a little stressed and want something mindless to read that still entertains me. At the moment I'm reading an Aussie novel that's quite heavy, a pregnant teen girl, elderly grandparents with dementia, a racist and alcoholic mother, it's quite full on. I'll need something that doesn't have much of a plot after this. Phew.

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    1. Wow, that's a lot going on in your current read. I'm the same way. After something heavy and involved like that I crave something easy and more character based.

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  11. I'm so glad that you're feeling happier, Tanya! :)
    Is that a new Sarina Bowen book? I haven't read books from her in a while and I need to change that. I'm not really into rockstar romances, but I do like Sarina's writing, so maybe I would like this book too.

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    1. Yep, brand new from Sarina Bowen. I think it releases next week. What's cool is that she got Devney Perry and Rebecca Yarros to each write a book set in the same world about another character in the band. They're all three releasing really close together. If you already like Sarina Bowen I think you would enjoy it! :)

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  12. I didn't love The Simple Wild so I'll probably pass on the rest but it's absolutely wonderful to be able to spend more time with characters you love - plot be damned! lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  13. Glad to hear your new blogging plan is working out! It's nice to shrug off the pressure especially since this is a hobby! I don't like it when it feels like a job. Glad to hear you are enjoying Wild at Heart since I have an e-copy and audio as well. I just need to carve out some time and listen to it.

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  14. I'm taking a leaf out of your book with the blogging. I've posted once this week and in the past it would have bothered me but right now I'm just like, meh. I'm doing other things, I've read 3 books this week (that's my first three books of SEPTEMBER 😱) and I'm feeling less harried.

    I still haven't read the book club book but I'm hoping to start it when I finish my current read. I've been reading the Jock Row series by Sarah Ney and even though they're... Not great and kinda samey, I'm inhaling them. Total brain fluff and I'm loving it.

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  15. I am still undecided on Sierra Simone's trilogy honestly! And I so wanted to read Sarina Bowen's but I had no time!!!

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