WWW Wednesday, November 18

It’s Wednesday, so it’s time to take a look at what I’ve read, what I’m reading, and what I’m planning on reading.

The Three Ws are:

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

What are you currently reading?

I’m listening to the audiobook of former President Barack Obama’s A Promised Land, A Promised Land

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  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged which was just released yesterday. I’m about half way through and hope to finish the book this weekend. Normally I listen to audiobooks at work, but for the holiday season, I will be helping out our retail division’s online order fulfillment in the warehouse and won’t be able to listen to audiobooks until after the holidays are over. So I guess I’ll be listening to the rest of the book over the weekend and giving a review shortly thereafter.

I’m also listening to Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives, and What the World’s Best Companies Are Learning from It Audible Logo Audible Audiobook – Unabridged (Amazon) (AbeBooks)

After reading just how invasive Facebook is in our lives, no matter how private you make your account (you can read my review of Facebook: The Inside Story by clicking here), I was recommended a couple of books, one on Instagram called No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram (Amazon) (AbeBooks) that is on my short list TBR pile and Bezonomics (Amazon) (AbeBooks). I’ve been shopping on Amazon since buying and selling textbooks when I was in college back in 1996, just a year after they started, so I’ve been a longtime supporter of the company. Heck, I’m even an Amazon affiliate, meaning any time you head to Amazon through my links and make a purchase, I earn a few pennies to help support this blog (seriously, PENNIES, but they are all appreciated!) But I have concerns over how big the company is getting, and how ingrained they are becoming to our society as a whole. So far this is an interesting listen.

What did you recently finish reading?

Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss by Jenna Bush Hager (Amazon) (AbeBooks). I had just finished Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life (Amazon) (AbeBooks) by Jenna and her sister Barbara when this book was announced and knew I had to read it. As you can see, I’m completely non-partisan when it comes to reading about the presidents. I didn’t always agree with her Gampy or Dad when they were president, just like I didn’t always agree with Obama, but always respected the Bush presidents, probably even more once they were out of office. And Jenna is always quick to point out she does/did not always agree with her dad/grandad’s decisions while in office. I always found it odd that the kid who was famously caught sticking her tongue out at the press when her dad, George W. Bush, was president, should become a member of the media. Her tales about her family are really interesting, and she talks equally about her mother’s family as much as the Bush family.

I also finished  Can’t Slow Down: How 1984 Became Pop’s Blockbuster Year, which is an ARC from NetGalley. It has to be one of my favorite year for music, as I am most definitely a Generation X child of the 80s. It’s released in December so look for a review in the next few weeks.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m gearing up for a new Netflix series that premieres on Christmas Day by visiting the Bridgertons. There’s a 3-volume set on Kindle for sale right now (click here for more info) It Includes The Duke and I, The Viscount Who Loved Me, and An Offer From a Gentleman. You can find the whole series at the following links (Amazon) (AbeBooks).

Set between 1813 and 1827, the Bridgerton Series is a collection of novels, each featuring one of the eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton.

I also have a few more ARCs from NetGalley that I need to get to before the new year and I’d like to get to them sooner rather than later.

What are you reading? Do you have any recommendations? Drop your list in the comments. Thanks for stopping by!

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3 comments

  1. I was just having a conversation about music and movies in the 80’s and their legacy – Can’t Slow Down sounds like it’s about just that! I may have overrequested some ARCs myself so it looks like we’ll both be reading lots of them in the coming weeks 😅 Happy reading!

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