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WWW Wednesdays: 27 May 2020

For some reason I did not get round to doing one of these and I almost forgot today as it has been a strangely pleasant, but hectic day.

We’re having some quiet time now, with my husband watching the SpaceX launch coverage (which makes excellent white noise!).

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WWW Wednesdays’ home is at Sam’s blog Taking On A World of Words. Check it out!

The three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you will read next?

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What am I currently reading?

My main daytime book I am  currently reading is Meet Me In The Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011. This is part of my Musical May. I have been reading this since the beginning of the month and despite enjoying it I found I was not picking it up that much whilst I was reading other books. So I have been concentrating on this during the day and reading another book just before bed. It works better that way. So far it is mainly focusing on bands like The Strokes, Interpol and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Strangely enough not bands I have listened a ton to, but I am really enjoying how this book is showing the development of a scene and the ‘scene makers’.

Due to my Musical May my current audio book listen is Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography. Again, Bruce Springsteen is not an artist that I have really listened to, but someone told me that the autobiography was great. I am about 25% in and it’s such a joy listening to Bruce talk about his life and love for what he does. A fantastic listen, even if you’re (like me) not particularly a Springsteen fan.

Finally, as my evening book on my Kindle I am reading some adult romance. In this case it’s a Musical May choice! It’s a rockstar romance called Cherry Beats by Vicki James. It sort of ties in nicely with the theme! It’s a bit silly, but ok so far.

It may well be that all three of these books will roll into June. We’ll see!

What did I recently finish reading?

Hornby, Nick - High FidelityI finished two books this past week, which were High Fidelity by Nick Hornby and This Savage Song by V E Schwab. They both had some musical themes. In one book Schwab, V E - Monster of Verity 1 This Savage Songmusic is life and in the other it’s death. A nice contrast! For High Fidelity  I would definitely recommend the audio book read by Russell Tovey. He did a great job. We also ended up watching the movie with John Cussack. Has anyone seen the Hulu series with Zoe Kravitz?

This Savage Song was really enjoyable, though forgettable. I will read the second book in June probably.

What do I think I will read next?

I am not sure, since I may well be reading these three books for the next week! My reading has been a bit on the slow side.

 

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