This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and all you need to do to participate is answer the following three questions.
What are you currently reading?
One of the gifts I got from my husband for Valentine’s Day was a Barnes and Noble gift card so of course I had to immediately go and spend it this morning. One of the books I bought was Body and Soul Food which is the first book in a foodie cozy mystery series that I’ve never heard of. I was immediately drawn in by the cover and when I read the back I knew I had to get it because it’s about fraternal twins who were separated at the age of two and have recently found each other and are opening up a hybrid bookstore and cafe. I grabbed a coffee when I was done shopping and read the first chapter at the B&N cafe and I can’t wait to read more later today.
Text for You is my IRL bookclub pick for this month and to be honest I tried to return the audiobook around the ten chapter mark but Audible wouldn’t let me. And that is the only reason I’m continuing on with this story since I invested a whole credit into it. It is nonsensical and I’m hoping that whoever translated it from German did a poor job because it’s bland and boring. I’m somewhere around the halfway mark and so far there is no romance and the two protagonists haven’t actually interacted at all. This book is blowing up though because it’s being made into a movie and I feel fairly confident in saying that the movie will be better than the book.
I picked Lone Women up over the weekend and I’m loving it so much. I have an ARC copy through Netgalley and I’m so thrilled that I actually picked it up before it comes out next month. I’m so terrible at reading review copies in a timely manner and it’s something I definitely want to get better at this year. Anyways, this is a horror novel about Adelaide Henry who is leaving California in the early 1900’s to go to Montana to take the government up on the offer of free land if it can be successful harvested. The book immediately grips you with Adelaide’s leaving and the suspense and anticipation of what she is bringing with her has kept me anxiously waiting for the reveal. I’m also enjoying the glimpse into what life was like during this time period.
What have you recently finished?
Holiday with the Wongs by Jackie Lau
Juniper Holiday cozy mystery series by Leighann Dobbs
I’m planning on having a review up tomorrow for Don’t Call us Dead which is a short and powerful poetry collection. I’m behind on reviews since last month wasn’t great but I’m hoping to catch up soon and 11/22/63 is on my list. I gave it five stars and I feel like Jake and Sadie will stay with me for awhile.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Tomorrow at 4pm my time is the start of the 72 hours in a haunted house readathon hosted by some YouTubers. I like the idea of it since they have a horror wheel of prompts and a thriller one. I’m going to wait until it starts to spin the wheel but I think the first day I will do horror, the second thriller and the third day I’ll go back to horror. But there are a couple of books that I want to get to this month that I’m planning to read/start next week.
2 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 2.15.23”
Body and Soul food sounds brilliant. I’m always up for a book that contains food!!! I’m looking forward to reading your review of Don’t Call Us Dead as I’m trying to read more poetry this year. Have a great reading week.
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Haha I’m always a sucker for foodie books. Especially cozy mystery ones!
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