Wednesday, August 19, 2020

WWW Wednesdays: 19 August 2020

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for WWW Wednesdays! This meme was originally hosted by MizB over at A Daily Rhythm, and then revived by Sam Stevens of Taking on a World of Words. Just three questions, once a week:

1. What are you currently reading?

I've got several books started right now, which of course means that I'm having trouble actually finishing any of them. I'm hoping to finish this one this week:

The Suicide House, by Charlie Donlea

I've also just started reading an advance copy of this one:

Plain Bad Heroines, by Emily M. Danforth
(with illustrations by Sara Lautman)

Emily Danforth's historical novel is due out in October, and it's getting an awful lot of pre-publication buzz. Sounds like an interesting read, but it's a chunkster with just about 600 pages — so it's very unlikely I'll get it read before it comes out.

2. What did you recently finish reading?

I've been reading a lot of cozy mysteries and kiddie lit lately. They seem like good genres for this strange time — sort of comfort food for the mind/psyche/soul. In the last couple of weeks I've finished these:

Knot of This World, by Mary Marks
(Quilting Mystery #8)

A Death Long Overdue, by Eva Gates
(Lighthouse Library Mystery #7)

Beezus and Ramona, by Beverly Cleary
(Ramona Quimby #1)

(Second in the Happy Hollisters series, first published in 1953)

3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Well, I'm probably going to be reading those first two for a while. But once I finish those (or possibly abandon them?), I'll most likely be looking for something nice and light, with a little humor. Maybe something like this:

(Number 5 in the series, first published 1996)

Or maybe something completely different!

So what about you? Have you been reading more than ever, in quarantine? Or about as much as usual? Or maybe you just can't settle down and read as much as you'd like. That's definitely been my problem for the last few months. I guess I'm still waiting for the new normal to feel ... well, normal.

Anyway, happy reading, everyone! And have a great Wednesday.


  1. I love Beverly Cleary books - especially the Ramona series. I reread them a few years ago for fun and kind of want to revisit them again!

  2. A great mix of mysteries. I like cozies and thrillers alike...and I am wanting to read some Agatha Raisin books.


  3. I like Agatha Raisin — the books, not the tv program—it is totally miscast

    1. Yes, I've heard that about the TV show -- that the actress playing Agatha doesn't really fit the part. Haven't seen it myself, and I'm thinking maybe I'll just read the books.


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