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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: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts, He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly, and The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Recently Finished Reading: Revenants by Scott Kauffman, The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling, and The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Reading Next: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton

What is your WWW Wednesday?

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This weekly meme is brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post and, if you want to, add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s posts (typically put up midnight EST on Tuesday) so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

April 25:  Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Buy/Read A Book

  1. Any talking animals/narrated by animal
  2. Tie-in movie covers – they’re too shiny AND not the original!
  3. Biographies/History Books/Textbooks – too many dates and doesn’t read like a story
  4. Cliche cover/title – self-explanatory
  5. Priced too high – most hardbacks, sorry
  6. Errors – grammatical, format, etc.
  7. First 100 pages don’t engage me
  8. Names/Places I can’t pronounce – I get caught up in reading it correctly that I miss what is happening
  9. Too many stories/plot lines – confusing!
  10. Unable to understand the fictitious world created – most sci-fi

What are your Top Ten  Things That Will Make You Instantly NOT Want To Buy/Read A Book?

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This weekly meme is brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post and, if you want to, add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s posts (typically put up midnight EST on Tuesday) so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

April 18: Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Buy/Read A Book

  1. ON SALE!! – which may also mean at a book fair
  2. The trailer for a Film/TV adaptation that intrigued me
  3. Paperback – very simple but something about them
  4. Engaging cover/book jacket
  5. Author that I trust – have read their work before and enjoyed it
  6. Won/Given as a gift – FREE
  7. Multiple appearances on social media/reviews/blogs – got to see what the hype is all about
  8. Love story – tragic or happy, I’m a sucker
  9. Memoirs!!! – of common folk, maybe some famous people
  10. A Classic – that section in Barnes and Noble is my weakness

What are your Top Ten Things That Will Make You Instantly Want To Buy/Read A Book

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This weekly meme is brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post and, if you want to, add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s posts (typically put up midnight EST on Tuesday) so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

March 21: Read In One Sitting Theme: Ten of the Shortest Books I’ve Read and/or Read in One Sitting

  1. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  2. King Lear by William Shakespeare
  3. Othello by William Shakespeare
  4. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
  5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. Food Whore by Jessica Tom
  7. It Started with Paris by Cathy Kelly
  8. The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
  9. The Maze Runner by James Dasher
  10. Four by Veronica Roth

What are your Top Ten  Shortest Books You’ve Read and/or Read in One Sitting

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This weekly meme is brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post and, if you want to, add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s posts (typically put up midnight EST on Tuesday) so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

February 28th: Top Ten Most Intimidating Books (To me that means number of pages as well as challenging content!!)

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  1. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
  2. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  3. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  4. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  5. A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
  6. The Bible
  7. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  8. Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
  9. The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
  10. Feminine Mystique – Betty Friedan

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What are your Top Ten Most Intimidating Books?

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This weekly meme is brought to you by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post and, if you want to, add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s posts (typically put up midnight EST on Tuesday) so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

February 21: Ten Books I Loved Less Than I Thought I Would (recently or all time)

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  1. After You by Jojo Moyes
  2. Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
  3. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  4. When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke
  5. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  6. Four by Veronica Roth
  7. House of Cards by Michael Dobbs
  8. Smoke by Dan Vyleta
  9. Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
  10. The Girls by Emma Cline

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What are your Top Ten Books that You Loved Less than You Thought You Would?