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WWW Wednesday (2/20/2019)

Hello, and Happy Wednesday bookish friends!

Nothing different to report here… it’s been snowing.  It’s still snowing.  It may snow forever.  So… I will just keep reading!!  Let’s see what books I have in hand… time for WWW Wednesday!




WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words!  This is always a good mid-week status check of my reading list.  (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, and if you like, 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?

And now… onward to WWW Wednesday!





What are you currently reading?

My goal is to read one non-fiction book a month in 2019… there’s so much out there I’d like to explore, and I think this broadens perspectives.  To that end, my selection this month is Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.  This book is all about exploring creativity: why it’s important, how to overcome fear and embrace your creative side, and the attitudes and habits that help you reach your aspirations.  I’ve just started it, but I’m looking forward to gaining some inspiration for my writing, photography, and more!


Find Big Magic at:

Barnes & Noble    ~    Amazon



Animal farm

What did you recently finish reading?

A couple of days ago, I sat down to read Animal Farm by the great George Orwell… and I finished it all in one sitting.  It’s a short book, to be fair, but it’s just that good.  I’m going to share my review from Goodreads:

“All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.”

I can’t believe I waited so long to read this book. I’m a big fan of Orwell and liked 1984, but this one was an incredibly short and fast read, and somehow more accessible. A timeless allegorical classic. While this is a commentary on Stalinist Russia and a cautionary tale about power, propaganda, and freedom…. its nearly chilling how one can still see these themes mirrored in modern times. If you haven’t read this, add it to your list.

Seriously, if you somehow missed this one in high school… go pick it up!


Find Animal Farm at:

Barnes & Noble    ~    Amazon





What do you plan to read next?

I have Criminally Cocoa, the next book in Amanda Flower’s Amish Candy Shop Mysteries, waiting for me on Net Galley!  This novella is an Easter-themed addition to this series centered around a chocolate making family of Amish heritage.  This time, Bailey and her cousin Charlotte are hitting New York City to film Bailey’s new TV show… but have to discover who seems to be sabotaging things!

This is a really fun series that I’ve featured before (see my review of Premeditated Peppermint).  I also just reviewed the latest in the Magical Bookshop series, also by Amanda Flower; check out my review and author chat here!


Find Criminally Cocoa (e-book only) at:

Barnes & Noble    ~    Amazon



That’s my list this week!!  I have a lot of great reading ahead of me… in addition to a full Net Galley shelf, I recently won a couple of paperback ARCs.

I hope today finds you curled up with a great book!  As always… happy reading!!



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My thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for a complimentary digital review copy of Criminally Cocoa.  All opinions are my own.


Midwest writer. Avid reader, coffee addict, wife, mother to a human and a canine. Blogging about books, the writing process, life's journey, and whatever else catches my attention like a shiny object.

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