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It’s time for this week’s WWW Wednesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading blog (head over and check them out!).

This link up asks three questions

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

Here are my WWW answers!

What did I recently finish reading?

Just Kids - Patti Smith

This is one of those books I’ve been meaning to read forever. It’s been languishing on my shelves, just waiting. I kept hearing wonderful things about this book everywhere, so as I was reviewing my shelves to set my reading challenge goals for the new year, I decided I should finally give it a try. My first impression was that this is a book I wish I’d read the second I picked it up. I got the hype. I thought it was wonderful. And then… I started getting irritated with it about halfway through. Around the time she stopped being poor and shy, I stopped enjoying the book. When she began describing her outfits in detail and listing the famous people she was having dinner with for no apparent reason other than to point out that she was hanging with the popular kids, I got bored. I finished the book, and in the end I’m glad I did, but honestly I’d only really recommend the first half of it.

What am I currently reading?

Leaving Before the Rains Come - Alexandra Fuller       A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan

I’m nearly finished Leaving Before the Rains Come and I’m not really sure what I think of it! It’s loosely a memoir (thought not a particularly chronological one) but feels more like a series of vignettes and thoughtful musings strung together by family and marriage. I’m about halfway through Goon Squad, which

What do I think I’ll be reading next?

If I Fall, If I Die - Michael Christie

I’m really looking forward to this book! I’ve heard good things from those in the blogging community who’ve started it, and I like the premise.

What about you guys? Have you read any of these books? What did you read this week? Share in the comments!

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