Reading List, WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday (12/12/18)

Hello, bookish friends!  It’s time for another installment of WWW Wednesday!

To refresh your memory, WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words!  (You can see my last WWW Wednesday post here.)

It’s a fun way to keep up with what everyone is reading.  To join me, read my answers, then answer the same questions about your reading in the comments below, as well as in the comments on Sam’s WWW Wednesday post!  Simply use these three questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you plan to read next?

Presenting… WWW Wednesday!

 

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What are you currently reading?

I’ve just started a new cozy mystery called Wine and Punishment by bestselling (but new-to-me) author Sarah Fox.  I was able to request this book through Net Galley and look forward to digging into it!  Here’s a summary:

Book lover Sadie Coleman knows that in life, as in fiction, the right setting can make a world of difference. The small town of Shady Creek, Vermont, seems like the perfect place to start over after losing her Boston job to a merger and her relationship to her ex’s gambling addiction. She’s bought and redecorated the old grist mill pub, transforming the Inkwell into a cozy spot where tourists and regulars alike can enjoy a pint or a literary-themed cocktail, or join one of several book clubs.

Little by little, Sadie is adjusting to the rhythms of her new home. Fall in Shady Creek is bookmarked by the much-anticipated Autumn Festival, complete with a pumpkin catapult competition and pie bake-off. Unfortunately, the season also brings an unwelcome visitor — Sadie’s ex, Eric, who’s angling for a second chance…

Before Sadie can tell Eric to leave, he’s found dead near the Inkwell. When the local antique shop catches fire on the same night, it’s clear the town is harboring at least one unsavory character. Now, with her Aunt Gilda, her friend Shontelle, and the pub’s patrons all in the mix, Sadie must uncover the truth . . . before a killer declares last call.

 

I’m also still finishing the reading lists in Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson, that I featured in my last WWW Wednesday post!

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What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished a lovely holiday read called The Christmas Company by Alys Murray.  Not only did I feature this in my last WWW Wednesday, I also just posted a review of this, along with an author interview… see it here!

 

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What do you plan to read next?

Next up will be my second featured Hallmark Publishing bookA Timeless Christmas by Alexis Stanton.  This one sounds so fun…

Megan Turner is in love with the past. As a tour guide at a beautiful historic mansion, she tells visitors about its original owner, Charles Whitley. An inventor and businessman in the early 1900s, he rose from poverty to wealth…only to disappear without a trace.

Charles was always intrigued by the future. He just never expected to go there. But when he repairs a mysterious clock he bought on his travels, he’s transported to the twenty-first century, with his home decorated for Christmas and overrun by strangers.

Charles is determined to find a way back to his own era, especially when he learns about what happened after he left. But as Megan introduces him to the wonders of smartphones, pizza, and modern holiday traditions, they both feel a once-in-a-lifetime connection. Could it be that, somewhere in time, they belong together?

 

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I’m also planning to start Anne Bogel’s I’d Rather Be Reading.  This one has been on my list for a couple of months… I think I’ve been waiting to be able to savor it!  Here’s a bit more about it:

For so many people, reading isn’t just a hobby or a way to pass the time–it’s a lifestyle. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can’t imagine life without them.

I’d Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, the place where they first fell in love with reading, and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today. Known as a reading tastemaker through her popular podcast What Should I Read Next?, Bogel invites book lovers into a community of like-minded people to discover new ways to approach literature, learn fascinating new things about books and publishing, and reflect on the role reading plays in their lives.

The perfect gift for the bibliophile in everyone’s life, I’d Rather Be Reading will command an honored place on the overstuffed bookshelves of any book lover.

 

So, that’s what I am, have been, and will be reading!  How about you?  What great books have been on your list lately?  Let me know in the comments, or post your own WWW Wednesday list!  Happy reading!

December on my blog will bring lots of fun content… I’m participating in #Blogmas which is a big deal in the blogging world, as well as Bookending Winter through Bookend Events.  Look for gift guides, Christmas book recommendations, holiday favorites, and more!

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Featured on Jo’s Booktastic Thursday linkup!

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