WWW Wednesday: May 16th, 2018

Hello, friends! How’s your reading coming along? It’s time for another WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam@Taking on a World of Words.
To participate, just answer the three questions below and link back to her or put the link to your post in the comment section of her blog so that others can look at your answers!

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next? 

Now onto this week’s 3Ws…

I’m still toiling away at The Passage and I am literally reading at a snail’s pace. So slow that I can only make progress by 2 to 3 percent every day.  How depressing is that lol
The thing is,  it’s really dense in every sense of the word – from the character buildup to the world setting… Justin Cronin’s depictions are thorough and I don’t want to miss a thing, so I am taking my sweet time (I’m putting a positive spin here) trying to wrap my head around what is going on in the book.

As a matter of fact, I had a bit of a hiccup with this book when I plunged into Part Four (or Five?) where I had so many new characters popping up and the story went on about First Colony – a society (more like a sovereign state?) founded after the pandemic of lethal virus. There was just too much to absorb and process, I was completely at a loss and felt stuck. So much so, I was a bit demoralized and actually set this book aside for a while, this explains why I haven’t made much progress 😦
But I’ve started reading this again and hopefully I can get through this book in another couple of weeks!

I’m also listening to The Perfect Neighbors and reading The Public Image by Muriel Spark. 
Some of you might know this, but I recently won a Muriel Spark Giveaway hosted by Mementomori and as you can see, I was officially entrusted with the important mission of spreading Muriel Spark love! lol  Hence this book.

I finished these books since last Wednesday.

Click the title to read my thoughts 🙂

Strawberry Cream Cupcake & Murder
Footprints in the Frosting
Crimes Against a Book Club

The winner of the week is definitely Footprints in the Frosting. It was a fast-paced, entertaining cozy-mystery!

I think I’ll continue to be plugging away at The Passage for some time and I am not quite sure if I can handle any serious, heavy reads in the meantime.
So, I think I’ll read mainly cozy-mysteries and if I can, I’ll read either Memento Mori by Muriel Spark or The Collector by John Fowles.  Winning the giveaway seemed to have put me in a Modern Classics mood so I think I’ll pick up some books from that genre.

My TBR is completely thrown out of the window… scratch that lol
This is a curse of a mood reader, is it not?

That’s it for today.
What are the books that you’re currently reading?
Have you finished any books recently? What books are you planning to read next?
Comment below and let me know!

Thank you so much for dropping by as always and I’ll see you all in my next post! 😉

27 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: May 16th, 2018

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  1. Mood reader, that’s the word! I’m a mood reader, too, but I have to take responsibility for my ARCs so sometimes I have to read stuff I’m not really in the mood for😥

    Your post jolted me to the fact that it’s already WEDNESDAY and I didn’t post a Tea Tuesday post yesterday!!

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    1. Thank you for commenting 🙂 Yeah, ARCs are tricky… and that is actually the reason why I stopped requesting books from NetGalley. Besides, being an international reader, the odds are against me to begin with lol

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  2. OMG, Congratulations for winning. 🙂 🙂

    And oh God, I don’t how you do it, reading/listening all those books.. I can only read a book at a time and finish it before starting another,. 🙂 I’m about to read your reviews, because of course, I missed them when you posted them…hehe..

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  3. Congratulations on winning. I am not familiar with Muriel Sparks, so you have succeeded in spreading the word. I am going to check her out. I am also a mood reader, I like that term. My May THE was decimated the first week. I think I Ned to stick to weekly TBR posts.

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    1. Thank you, Carla! Yay! I’ve already succeeded in spreading the words about Muriel Spark, hehehe! I actually just bought another book from Muriel Spark – Memento Mori and I cannot wait to read it. I’m enjoying The Public Image so far!

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  4. Congrats on winning the Muriel Spark award!! That is fantastic! I really enjoy her books although I haven’t read any since my university days, so 20 years. But Memento Mori was a fave, and I hope you enjoy it. Your book pictures have made me want dessert, lol. I’m like you this past week…pretty much everything that I planned to read I didn’t except one book, and all my ARCs (and I have piles of them) are largely being ignored because of my mood! I’m not normally such a mood reader, so I have no idea what is going on, lol. I think now that it is almost summer that I just want to relax and read what I ever I want to. I’m banning myself from NetGalley…

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie! I ordered Memento Mori from Amazon and it’s supposed to be arriving today! So excited. As for the ARCs, I am a notorious mood reader, so I started to realize NetGalley might not be for me for having to force me into reading something I might not want to… lol

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      1. You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy it when you read it! I’m normally not such a mood reader and generally only request books from NetGalley by authors I’ve already read of books I’ve planned to read anyway when they were released, so I’m not sure why I’m so blah about my TBR right now and being so moody. It’s not me at all, lol. I think it’s more the pressure to write the review on time when I want to be doing something else that’s affecting my reading mood.

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    1. Oh, Pachinko! My Twitter friend recently finished that book and she said it was something she wouldn’t normally pick up but that was actually good and pretty thought-provoking!
      I have never heard of You Go First… and oh, I still need to read Far From the Tree! lol

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      1. It’s about a medical student who gets killed while in St. Lucia with his girlfriend (who he intended to propose to) attending a good friend’s wedding. The girlfriend is charged with the murder and put away in a St. Lucia penitentiary. It’s 10 yrs. later and a documentary is being done real time to prove the murder was pinned in the girlfriend, but we don’t know if she’s really innocent or not. There are clues and secrets and characters that are undisclosed as to identity. All sorts of interesting stuff. I’m loving it so far. Not sure how to classify it, so I had to give a brief description. Hope you don’t mind.

        I’ve read another Charlie Donlea book that I loved so that’s why I’m reading this one.

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  5. Right now I’m reading All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda and next I’m not sure what I’m wanting to read next. I’m like you. More of a mood reader so I’ve gotta wait to see how I feel after I finish All The Missing Girls!

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