WWW Wednesday is a book meme run by Taking on a World of Words.www

Each week we’re asked three questions –

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

What are you currently reading?

If you haven’t watched The Expanse on SyFy you’re really missing out. And if you haven’t read the series that it’s based on… well…. um… I really shouldn’t scold because I haven’t either. I’m diving into the first book, Leviathan Wakes, right now, and I can absolutely see myself carrying on with the rest of the series over the next few years.

What did you recently finish reading?

“Recently” is an ambiguous word. Are we talking about this week? This month? Since the last time I wrote a WWW post? Oof.

If we use the most literal definition (of the word which- fun fact- was first used in 1533), I finished up Elizabeth Warren’s This Fight is Our Fight just this morning. I might be biased – as a person with a “Nevertheless, She Persisted” tank top and an investment in a Warren action figure Kickstarter- but the Massachusetts senator passionately drops the hammer. Her call to action is educated, emotional, and makes me really wish I had her as my government representative. I’m getting really drained calling and faxing Ron Johnson’s office every day.

But I should stop my political rants before they start! Save that for Twitter

Whoops. Can’t. Cause I also read Alyssa Mastromonaco’s Who Thought This Was a Good Idea, a delightfully funny memoir by Obama’s deputy chief of staff. I’ve seen her writing compared to Mindy Kaling’s, and I’d agree with that assessment. She’s fabulous, honest, and makes a deeply compelling case for why women should get involved with the political process. If this book had existed when I was an impressionable 17-year-old heading out to college I think my life would be in a very different place. And she’s a Badger alum. BUCKY FOREVER.

Finally, I read a few other things that I mention only because I’ve been slacking on a book reviews and I need to hold myself accountable. The Man in High Castle, and the final two books in the Paper Magician trilogy. The later titles will be reviewed together because I couldn’t even finish The Master Magician, making it my first DNF in 2 years. Yikes.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m gonna dive back into some fiction for a while and Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places looks like my most likely candidate.

I still have an absurd TBR shelf, which is only getting larger because the library branch I work for is closing down and handing out books to the staff like candy. At least they are mostly coffee table and cookbooks at this point, but I have added quite a few more non-fiction titles to my personal collection.

Unless I quit all of my jobs, stop marathon training, stay off Twitter, and give up my newly rekindled Elder Scroll Online addiction, it’ll be about 4 years until I finish everything I own. Yikes. Can people live without sleep?