It’s as simple as that! What I’d give to have an extra hour in the day or a little longer lunch break at work to keep reading an enticing book. But, I think that makes reading so much more enjoyable, it is a special part of your day that you can look forward to and be in the moment, letting your imagination take over. The Incessant Bookworm is a place to share love of books – whether it’s reading, crafts, quotes, characters, reflections, you name it! The goal is to keep the art of books and writing alive by conversing with fellow bookworms.
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
Currently Reading: My Life in France by Julia Childs and Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Recently Finished Reading: Evergreen Avenue by Amelia Keldan, Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, The Secret Lives of Introverts by Jenn Granneman, and Generation Z Goes to College by Corey Seemiller
Reading Next: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn and The Secret History by Donna Tartt
What is your WWW Wednesday?
Title: Evergreen Avenue
Author: Amelia Keldan
Format: Print copy mailed by author in exchange for an honest review
My rating: 3/5
For 1970s housewife Penny McVee, the decision to move back up to the lush and idyllic Adelaide Hills was a tough one to make. With her devoted husband Russell and three beautiful kids by her side, she feels ready to embrace the hometown she had left behind so long ago. The long and lazy Summer stretches out before them, promising endless days filled with pool parties, friendship and chocolate fondue. Secrets however, have a way of revealing themselves. Way down deep beneath the murky depths of her subconscious, Penny hides a memory she’d rather forget. Determined to keep it together and mindful of the shaky ground she now finds herself standing on, Penny ignores the little voice telling her to tread carefully. Will those around her be content to ignore any past indiscretions or is Penny about to lose it all?
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I am on a mission! After moving to the city, I’ve been challenging myself to get more involved in the community and the different neighborhoods. The way I’ve decided to do so is check out the local cafes and coffeeshops in hopes of finding my go-to spot where I’m a regular! The criteria I used as filters were Good for Working (I’ll be blogging and reading), Free WiFi (same reason), and $-$$ for pricing! Additionally, in this first bout of the crawl, I was ordering lunch so some of my reviews below aren’t consistent. Plus, I ordered a mix of tea, hot chocolate and coffee haha! Check out the list below to see how I fared – I feel that I am developing another filter that is based on my own preferences in terms of environment! –
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If the title hasn’t given it away, TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!
Although today I work, I still will set aside time to celebrate – and more festivities will occur over the weekend, don’t worry! In the last few years, I have started embracing my birthday by bringing my different groups of friends together on adventures. Last year was a trampoline park and watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This year will include dinner and a holiday craft fair and lights show! Now, thinking further ahead for future birthdays, I literally Googled “book themed birthday party for adults.” Try it!! This may be a lofty goal for my 30th, we shall see 🙂
As I reflect on my bookish life so far, I have worked consistently on one of my 30 before 30 goals of reading every book I own – hence the TBR Pile page! Additionally (and also ironically) I’ve thought about my minimalist lifestyle and what that means for receiving gifts. It has become increasingly more difficult to create a gift list for myself since experiences mean much more to me then objects. There are usually some gift cards on there (food, gas, clothes) and then other practical items. I saw this post on the Silent Book Club Facebook Page and thought how meaningful this idea can be for those who want to give a birthday gift. My main Love Language is Quality Time so great birthday gifts could include sharing one’s favorite book to me on my birthday, and then once I’ve finished reading it, grabbing a meal/coffee with me to discuss it – what we liked, didn’t like, have been inspired to do, felt emotional or connected to, etc.
What are your favorite books that I can enjoy on my birthday? 🙂
Because our drive for this book came from the Emmy nominations and wins for the HBO limited series of the same name, we decided that this month we would read the novel and binge watch the show as a way to debrief! One of our members pointed out an ironic quote from the book that relates to several bookworms – “It didn’t take Celeste long to realize that this was going to be the sort of book club where the book was secondary to the proceedings. She felt mild disappointment. She’d been looking forward to talking about the book. She’d even embarrassingly, prepared for book club…marking up a few pages with Post-it notes and writing a few pithy comments in the margins” (Moriarty 263). The funny part is, that is what happened haha. Beginning at 6pm, we knocked out 3.5 episodes (we met on a Tuesday and we are all avid This Is Us fans so we had to stop at 9pm!).
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