WWW Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Hey, it’s the middle of the week, so I’m told–I’m having trouble keeping track of the day anymore. Theoretically, it’s time for WWW Wednesday!

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words—and shown to me by Aurore-Anne-Chehoke at Diary-of-a-black-city-girl.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Easy enough, right?

What are you currently reading?

I’m reading The Poop Diaries by Abby Ross, Cheater’s Game by Paul Levine and am listening to Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey, Jefferson Mays (Narrator).

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished Chris Whitaker’s We Begin at the End and Heartless by Gail Carriger, Emily Gray (Narrator) on audio.

What do you think you’ll read next?

My next book should be Fake Truth by Lee Goldberg and An Unwelcome Quest by Scott Meyer, Luke Daniels (Narrator) on audiobook.

Hit me with your Three W’s in the comments! (no, really, do it!)

March 2020 in Retrospect: What I Read/Listened to/Wrote About

It’s hard with work right now, but given COVID-19, Sheltering at Home—and a (no kidding!) Earthquake in Idaho (of all places)—man, I need books to escape to and lose myself in. So I’m pretty glad that despite everything going on in the world and my life, I somehow managed to finish one more book than last month—18—with 4903+ pages (one was an Audible Original, so I have no idea what the page count would be) with an average rating of 3.94. I’m guessing that’s 500 pages less than Feb, even with the higher book count. Still, not too shabby.

So, anyway, here’s what happened here in March.Books Read

False Value The In Between Avenge the Dead
5 Stars 4 1/2 Stars 3 Stars
The Starr Sting Scale Everyday Prayer with John Calvin Dead Wrong
3.5 Stars 3 Stars 4 1/2 Stars
The K Team Joker The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
3.5 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars
The Awful Truth About the Sushing Prize The Immortal Conquistador Back to Reality
3.5 Stars 3.5 Stars 4 Stars
Smoke Bitten The Identity and Attributes of God With All Your Heart
4 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars
Paradise Valley Mortal Stakes Funny, You Don't Look Autistic
3.5 Stars 5 Stars 3.5 Stars

Still Reading

Tom Jones Original Cover Institutes of Christian Religion vol 1 A Bad Day for Sunshine

Ratings

5 Stars 3 2 1/2 Stars 0
4 1/2 Stars 2 2 Stars 0
4 Stars 5 1 1/2 Stars 0
3.5 Stars 6 1 Star 0
3 Stars 2
Average = 3.94

TBR Pile

Mt TBR Mar 20

Breakdowns

“Traditionally” Published: 12
Self-/Independent Published: 6

Genre This Month Year to Date
Children’s 0 (0%) 1 (2%)
Fantasy 0 (0%) 7 (13%)
General Fiction/ Literature 0 (0%) 3 (6%)
Horror 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Humor 0 (0%) 1 (2%)
Mystery/ Suspense/ Thriller 9 (50%) 20 (37%)
Non-Fiction 1 (6%) 3 (6%)
Science Fiction 2 (11%) 5 (9%)
Steampunk 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Theology/ Christian Living 3 (17%) 4 (7%)
Urban Fantasy 3 (17%) 11 (20%)

Review-ish Things Posted

Other Things I Wroteotherwriting

Other than the Saturday Miscellanies (7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th ), I also wrote:

How was your month? I hope you are all safe, healthy and finding solace in something right now.

WWW Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hey, it’s the middle of the week, and I need to think about something other than work. Time for WWW Wednesday!

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words—and shown to me by Aurore-Anne-Chehoke at Diary-of-a-black-city-girl.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Easy enough, right?

What are you currently reading?

I’m reading Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs and am listening to Back to Reality by Mark Stay & Mark Oliver, Kim Bretton (Narrator)—I might finish it today, but am not holding my breath.

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished Carrie Vaughn’s The Immortal Conquistador.

What do you think you’ll read next?

My next book should be A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones (I’ve read very promising things about this one, and am really looking forward to it) and Paradise Valley by C. J. Box, Christina Delaine (Narrator) on audiobook.

Hit me with your Three W’s in the comments! (no, really, do it!)

WWW Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Hey, it’s the middle of the week and we could all use a distraction, so let’s go for a quick WWW Wednesday!

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words—and shown to me by Aurore-Anne-Chehoke at Diary-of-a-black-city-girl.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Easy enough, right?

What are you currently reading?

I’m reading The Awful Truth About The Sushing Prize by Marco Ocram and am hopefully wrapping up listening to The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, James Cameron Stewart (Narrator). Work has been a little crazy lately, and my reading (and listening) has taken a hit, so the turnover here just isn’t what I’m used to seeing.

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished David Rosenfelt’s The K Team and if everything went the way it should’ve, you can read my take on the book today.

What do you think you’ll read next?

My next book should be The Immortal Conquistador by Carrie Vaughn and Back to Reality by Mark Stay & Mark Oliver, Kim Bretton (Narrator) on audiobook.

Hit me with your Three W’s in the comments! (no, really, do it!)

WWW Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hey, it’s that day after Tuesday and before Thursday–must be WWW Wednesday!

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words—and shown to me by Aurore-Anne-Chehoke at Diary-of-a-black-city-girl.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Easy Peasy George & Weezy, no?

What are you currently reading?

I’m reading Dead Wrong by Noelle Holten (so different than the first in the Maggie Jamieson series, but just as good) and am listening to The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, James Cameron Stewart (Narrator)—Pro Tip: don’t start that audiobook on a day when you’ll be interrupted at work 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Never a good way to start an audiobook, but with this one, it’s worse than normal.

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished C.S. O’Cinneide’s The Starr Sting Scale and my last audiobook was Venators: Magic Unleashed by Devri Walls, Daniel Thomas May (Narrator).

What do you think you’ll read next?

My next book should be The K Team by David Rosenfelt (as part of my great NetGalley Catch-Up). I’m not sure what my next audiobook will be. Maybe Cursor’s Fury by Jim Butcher, Kate Reading (Narrator).

Hit me with your Three W’s in the comments! (no, really, do it!)

February 2020 in Retrospect: What I Read/Listened to/Wrote About

The short version: 17 books, 5715 pages, 3.6 Average. The same number of books as January, a thousand (or so) more pages (not sure how that worked), a decent average rating. Things are ramping up at work for a couple of months, and I’ll be stunned if my numbers don’t slim down a little until June. All in all, a pretty decent month (unless you compare what I did to my February Plans post…but we can ignore that, right?)

So, here’s what happened here in February.
Books Read

A Beginning At The End Bloody Acquisitions Burn the Dark
4 1/2 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars
House on Fire Academ's Fury QualityLand
3.5 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars
Hi Five Hidden Steel The Gene Wizards
4 Stars 2 Stars 2 Stars
Shadow of the Batgirl Lies Sleeping Every Day Matters
3 Stars 5 Stars 3.5 Stars
Highfire God Save the Child Dark Harvest Magic
4 Stars 5 Stars 3 Stars
Madam Tulip and the Serpent's Tree Venators: Magic Unleashed
4 Stars 4 Stars

Still Reading

Tom Jones Original Cover Institutes of Christian Religion vol 1 The Identity and Attributes of God
The In Between False Value

Ratings

5 Stars 2l 2 1/2 Stars 0
4 1/2 Stars 1 2 Stars 2
4 Stars 6 1 1/2 Stars 0
3.5 Stars 2 1 Star 0
3 Stars 4
Average = 3.6

TBR Pile
Mt TBR January 20

Breakdowns
“Traditionally” Published: 10
Self-/Independent Published: 7

Genre This Month Year to Date
Children’s 0 (0%) 1 (3%)
Fantasy 4 (24%) 7 (19%)
General Fiction/ Literature 0 (0%) 3 (8%)
Horror 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Humor 0 (0%) 1 (3%)
Mystery/ Suspense/ Thriller 5 (29%) 11 (31%)
Non-Fiction 0 (0%) 2 (6%)
Science Fiction 3 (18%) 3 (8%)
Steampunk 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Theology/ Christian Living 1 (6%) 1 (6%)
Urban Fantasy 4 (24%) 8 (22%)

Review-ish Things Posted

Other Things I Wrote
I had a post that I was very excited about, but everytime I tried to write it, it went off in another direction than I wanted and I couldn’t get it back in line. Maybe next month, maybe it’s (another) one for the Trash Heap. On the successful side, other than the Saturday Miscellanies (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th Sat), I also wrote:

How was your month?

WWW Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hey, it’s the middle of the week. Time for WWW Wednesday!

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words—and shown to me by Aurore-Anne-Chehoke at Diary-of-a-black-city-girl.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Easy enough, right?

What are you currently reading?

I’m reading the very fun Highfire by Eoin Colfer and am listening to Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Narrator) as a refresher before the release of the next Rivers of London novel next week.

What did you recently finish reading?

I was away for a few days last week and got a little extra reading in, but yesterday I finished Joe Ide’s Hi Five (I have so many things to say about it) and Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn, Nicole Goux.

What do you think you’ll read next?

My next book should be Madam Tulip and the Serpent’s Tree by David Ahern (I’ve been waiting for this for a while) and Dark Harvest Magic by Jayne Faith, Amy Landon (Narrator) on audiobook.

Hit me with your Three W’s in the comments! (no, really, do it!)