WWW Wednesday 4.5.23

This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. All you need to do to participate is answer the following three questions.

What are you currently reading?

I picked up The Night Shift this morning and I’m already 40% through it. I feel like I know what the ending is going to be which is why I’m moving through it so quickly. One, I like the way the story is unfolding and two, I want to know if I’m right.

The Last Olympian is my favorite Percy Jackson book so far. There is a lot of action and we are finding out the answers to things that have been left hanging in past books. I have eight chapters left and I’m anxious to see how it all ends.

The Last Word is a thriller that is bordering horror with a lot of elements that I love. An unreliable narrator with an isolated setting and a enthralling premise. I’m purposely going slow with this one because I want to draw out the story as long as possible. And I think this post is really showing how I go about reading. If I am confident of the ending I speed through and if I’m not sure I want to draw out the reading experience as long as possible.

What have you recently finished?

The Deadly Affair was a fun collection of stories surrounding the theme of romantic partners. Since this is an Agatha Christie most of the stories were about love gone wrong. I love everything Christie writes so this was a great read. I think my favorite story was the excerpt from Christie’s memoir about the two times she turned down an engagement.

Cry Wolf

The Perfumist of Paris

What do you think you’ll read next?

The buzzword for the month of April is an emotion. And one of my prompts for the Orilium readathon is to read a book from my top shelf. So I might read Love & Other Disasters. But there are a lot of really good books on that shelf so I might change my mind.

Recently divorced and on the verge of bankruptcy, Dahlia Woodson is ready to reinvent herself on the popular reality competition show Chef’s Special. Too bad the first memorable move she makes is falling flat on her face, sending fish tacos flying—not quite the fresh start she was hoping for. Still, she’s focused on winning, until she meets someone she might want a future with more than she needs the prize money. 

After announcing their pronouns on national television, London Parker has enough on their mind without worrying about the klutzy competitor stationed in front of them. They’re there to prove the trolls—including a fellow contestant and their dad—wrong, and falling in love was never part of the plan.

As London and Dahlia get closer, reality starts to fall away. Goodbye, guilt about divorce, anxiety about uncertain futures, and stress from transphobia. Hello, hilarious shenanigans on set, wedding crashing, and spontaneous dips into the Pacific. But as the finale draws near, Dahlia and London’s steamy relationship starts to feel the heat both in and outside the kitchen—and they must figure out if they have the right ingredients for a happily ever after.


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