WWW Wednesdays March 20th

Happy Wednesday!  I have been reading like a crazy person these last few days but seem to have more books started than I can finish!  I hate when I get like this, not productive at all.  It is like adding to-do items on your list and never getting to cross anything out.  Lame!  What are you all reading this week?  Log in with MizB of Should Be Reading and play along. I linked the book names to goodreads.com if you are interested in checking them out.

enemyetiquetteI did finish a quite a bit more than I expected thought once I start looking.  Bossypants by Tina Fey was enjoyable, easy and funny.  The Enemy by Charlie Higson was tense and rocky, kids surviving in a zombie infested world, gross and icky but compulsively readable.  Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger was a great YA steampunk, it skimmed the surface of the steampunk so it didn’t bog down the story, was about training girls to be spies and was fairly safe and fun – I want a mechanimal! And I just now finished Steel by Carrie Vaughn which is a YA book about a girl who ends up back in time on a pirate ship.  Adventure on the high seas.

night circusI am currently reading quite a few things, but I will focus on what I am actually making headway on.  I am reading The Outer Rims by Clint Morey and just got a notice that I received the third installment of the serial. Things are heating up! And, I am around 150 pages into The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. The book goes backward and forward in time and things aren’t fully explained but it is atmospheric and odd and I like the quirky characters.

masque red deathpatient zerioNext up, I have a couple bummer future books to read. I just started Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin which is a YA book post plague and it seems good, I want to read Poe’s short story while I am reading this too. Fun!  I am also going to pick up Patient Zero (Joe Ledger #1) by Jonathan Maberry, another zombie world book – ew and yay!  I returned those library books, I just have way too many books collecting dust on my shelves to focus on those.  Also, Jennifer B just reviewed the new Gin Blanco book, Deadly Sting and I realized I have some serious catching up to do on that series (and most if not all are on my shelf waiting patiently!).  I still have Origin, Unbroken, The Chaperone and Clara & Mr. Tiffany started which I need to get back to.  The crazy thing is, I am enjoying them all, I just keep picking other books up. See what I mean?! I can’t seem to focus.  gah!

What are you all reading this week?

About ocdreader

I love to read! I always have a book or four going, I have more books in my to-be-read pile than I can read in a year and yet I continue to haunt the bookstores. I have a problem, but I somehow soldier on. I enjoy talking books, so pass on your recommendations and thoughts - I would love to hear them.
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26 Responses to WWW Wednesdays March 20th

  1. I’ve heard great things about The Night Circus, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet! I’m having a slow month with reading. I blame my friend’s spring break because I spent hours on the phone with her last week! lol

  2. ChrissiReads says:

    I didn’t enjoy The Night Circus as much as I’d hoped I would. I think I built it up to be better than it was. I really fancy reading Etiquette and Espionage. Hope you have a great week!

  3. Great reading list. I loved The Night Circus. I hope you are enjoying! Steel sounds like an interesting premise. I may have to check that out. Masque of the Red Death looks really good, but for some reason, I end up buying another book at the store. I’ve held it in my hands 3 times and each time I decided on something else. I don’t know why…
    Here’s my WWW Wednesdays Post
    Megan @ Love, Literature, Art, and Reason

    • ocdreader says:

      That is so funny! That happens where I circle around a book for a while. I am not far enough into it to tell you to go for it or not (next week). lol
      I am enjoying Night Circus, moody and odd, it has me guessing! Steel was just fun and pretty easy. Nice cause I wanted to read something I could enjoy without too much difficulty. I am lazy lately.

  4. I enjoyed The Night Circus! Would love to read Tina Fey…is she as funny when she writes as when she acts? You certainly have a lot on your plate! I’ve lost the ability to read more than one book at a time…just can’t manage it any more 😦 Good Luck and Happy Reading 🙂

    • ocdreader says:

      She definitely was pretty funny, not as screwball as the show, but it was her voice, that is for sure. I never could read more than one book at a time, but lately my brain just gets unfocused, so some weeks are worse than others. Right now I am freaking out about too many books on my shelves…so I have been trying to read too many at once, which slows everything down, but I can’t seem to help it. Dumb

      • I know what you mean!! I’ve given up trying to do battle with my TBR shelf 😛 what’s the point? I can’t stop buying more books even when I know perfectly well that I have enough reading material at home!!! I haven’t read anything on my List for the last two weeks and don’t feel like this week either 😛 in fact have just downloaded the latest book in the Flavian de Luce series by Alan Bradley! The series has grown on me and I’m quite addicted! Have you read it?

        I think I’ll download a reading sample of Bossy Pants from Amazon and have a look see! Thanks!

      • ocdreader says:

        No, not yet. I have recently had them come to my attention though and I can’t remember why. Will have to put them on the “try it” list. 🙂 I love addictive books

  5. Layla says:

    I’m reading Anna Karenina, some Poe stories (Masque of the Red Death is good! – the Poe story :p) and inching my way through David Copperfield. 😀

    • ocdreader says:

      Nice! You have really committed yourself to those classics! I am so impressed.
      that is it, cracking open my monster book of Poe stories tonight to read that one. As for Dickens, I think I have three on my shelf that are waiting oh so patiently to be read. I should do a chapter a week or something…something to get me started. It might take me all year, but at least there would be movement! lol

      • Layla says:

        Ya, what I do is read a couple of chapters at night before I go to bed…

        The one that I really, really like I’ll read in the morning with my coffee :p

        Good luck! Keep at it!

  6. Kwizgiver says:

    I listened to Tina Fey read Bossypants and loved it–she made it feel like we were having a conversation. And I also enjoyed The Night Circus for the same reasons you mention. I thought it was a very creative book.

  7. Now we know where the OCD reader comes from! The Night Circus is on my shelf too. I was looking at it today thinking that I should get stuck in. Looking forward to your review.

    • ocdreader says:

      I was thinking about that, glad someone else noticed 🙂 Hope you enjoy it if you decide to pick it up soon. We are reading for a bookclub, I am curious what everyone else will think too, people seem to love or hate it. It doesn’t have huge action, slower and moodier so some folks don’t like it.

  8. Brittany says:

    I hope you end up enjoying The Night Circus! It wasn’t quite stellar for me, but it was really unique and very creative! I loved the real magic masked by illusion 🙂

  9. diannegray says:

    I haven’t read The Night Circus, but I’ve heard a lot of differing opinions about it. You make my head spin with the amount you read – keep up the good work! 😀

  10. Susan @ The Book Bag says:

    I listened to Tina reading her book – so funny! It was great on a road trip. And I soooo want to read Night Circus. I loaned my book to someone. I sure hope I get it back. 😦

    Here’s my WWW.

    • ocdreader says:

      Uh oh! I hate when I do that. I have a couple loaned out that I haven’t read yet and I am not sure they are going to returned.
      That might be the way to read memoir, listen to the author…I am sensing a trend 🙂

  11. jenniferbielman says:

    I am dying to read The Night Circus. I did hear the back and forth in time was annoying though. I’ve always been interesting in Red Death too.

  12. beckyday6 says:

    I’m so excited to see what you have to say about The Night Circus. That one has been calling to me for quite a while now, but I’m saving it for the summer holidays when I can really enjoy it more. 🙂

  13. Haven’t read your books yet, but I loved The Night Circus!

    Thanks for droppin by my WWWWs!

    Michelle Shouts Random

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