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WWW-Wednesday

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This meme is currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

To take part all you need to do is answer the following questions:

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

So here’s my 3 W’s for the week.

Recently Finished

Over the weekend, I read two books on a whim. They were not really on my TBR but I just picked them randomly.

Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurtson

I have watched the movie adaptation of this book but only got to read the book recently. I loved the book though I really struggled with the dialect used in the dialogues. It was a beautiful book but tragic.

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

This has to be one of the best books that I have read recently. It tells the story of slavery and the fight towards its abolition. It had everything that I like in a book. I especially liked the fact that it has strong female protagonists.

Currently Reading

I am finally reading Beloved by Toni Morrison.

Warning: This next paragraph may contain spoilers about the book

It has been a rather weird experience. I don’t know  why I assumed that the book was about civil rights. Imagine my shock when the first thing I came across was the ghost of the baby haunting 124. The throwing of things around, the resurrection of Beloved are not things that I expected. Honestly speaking, I have always been scared of the supernatural especially  anything ghostly. Furthermore, for the first time in years I had a nightmare on Monday night and woke up too scared to go back to sleep. Beloved, the resurrected woman was the star in my nightmare although in the nightmare she looked and walked like the girl from the movie, The Ring. This is definitely not a book that I would have picked on my own. It was a challenge by my book club so I will read it to the end. I look forward to finding out how it goes. In addition, the book won some awards and is said to have been the book that contributed to Toni’s Nobel Prize award. So I am soldiering on. Hopefully, there will be no more nightmares about ghosts. BELOVED NIGHTMARES

By the way, I read somewhere that the book was inspired by a real story about a mother who had to kill her baby to save her from slavery.

 

 

The Secret We’re Keeping by Rebecca Done

I stumbled upon this book. When I woke up from the nightmare mentioned above(the Beloved experience), I decided to read something light before sleeping again and this is the book that I found nearest to me. It is a book about a taboo topic, teacher-student relationship. I have never read anything like it so just taking time to see how the story unfolds.

Reading Next

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Killa Mocking Bird

It’s about time that I finely read this widely acclaimed classic.

So what’s on your WWW this week? Have you read any of the books on my post? Did Beloved give you nightmares? Share the links to your WWW posts and I will definitely pay you a visit and see what you have been up to.

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24 comments on “WWW-Wednesday

  1. Claire | Art and Soul
    April 13, 2016

    I don’t think Beloved gave me nightmares, but it did leave a deep impression. I still remember the bits describing the conditions onboard the slave ships. Horrific. I hope you can continue to the end and your book club discussion is interesting. It’ll be interesting to hear if any of the other group members had nightmares/dreams too.

    I can barely remember To Kill a Mockingbird I read it so long ago. I really should re-read it.

    Thank you for visiting my WWW post (https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/www-wednesday-13th-april-2016/) and happy reading! (or, at least, reading with no nightmares!)

    • Diana
      April 13, 2016

      I think the horrors of how the baby died contributed to the nightmare. However, I will keep reading it and yeah can’t wait to hear what the other book club members thought about the book. TKAM has such good reviews, I have had it on my TBR pile for a while now. Hope you enjoy it if you get a chance to re-read it. Happy reading 🙂

  2. curiousdaisy
    April 13, 2016

    You’re gonna love TKAM 😀

    • audreywritesabroad
      April 13, 2016

      I agree with that 🙂

      • Diana
        April 13, 2016

        Thank you both 🙂 I can’t wait to read it. I hope I will be done by the next WWW so that I can share my thoughts about it 🙂

  3. Beyond Opinions
    April 13, 2016

    This Secret We’re Keeping sounds amazing. Heavy topic. I hope you enjoy To Kill a Mockingbird. It was one of my favorites growing up. I will have to give it a reread soon.
    Here is my WWW: https://beyondopinionssite.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/www-wednesday-april-13th/

    • Diana
      April 14, 2016

      It seems like everyone has read TKAM and liked it. I am really excited about reading it next. I am half-way through This Secret We’re Keeping. I have never read anything that featured a student-teachers relations so some bits are very uncomfortable to read but its an intriguing book.

  4. Yvo
    April 13, 2016

    It’s good to hear you really enjoyed The Invention Of Wings! I have been wanting to get a copy for a while now… And To Kill A Mockingbird is without doubt a very interesting read. I hope you enjoy your books this week! 🙂

    • Diana
      April 14, 2016

      Thanks Yvo. The Invention of Wings is such a great book. I hope you will enjoy it once you get your copy. TKAM sounds really good. Everyone seems to have liked it so much. I am even tempted to stop what I am reading and just get to it. I hope to like it as much as everyone seems to.

  5. Donna
    April 13, 2016

    I remember attending my US literature class and being confused at the plot of Beloved, it was definitely not what I had expected (it did not help that they’d decided to change the mandatory lecture the same day the class was held, I had prepared A Streetcar Named Desire…). I’m intrigued at The Secret We’re Keeping, I’ll wait for your thoughts about it before adding it to my TBR. I know I should read To Kill a Mockingbird, but I don’t feel like dragging myself into classics again.
    Happy reading!

    • Diana
      April 14, 2016

      I think Beloved takes sometime to get used to especially if you have no prior knowledge of the book before picking it. I am almost through with The Secret We’re Keeping so I will share my thoughts about it soon. At least, I know someone else who hasn’t read TKAM 🙂

      Happy Reading too.

  6. ChrissiReads
    April 13, 2016

    The Secret We’re Keeping looks so intriguing. I don’t know if I’d struggle with it because I am a teacher. I hope you enjoy these books.

    • Diana
      April 14, 2016

      It is intriguing but to be honest, some sections of it make me so uncomfortable.So I think it may be a difficult read for you given your profession but perhaps take a look at the synopsis and see if you can read it

  7. Lekeisha The Booknerd
    April 13, 2016

    Toni Morrison is one of my favorite writers, but I haven’t read all of her books yet. Beloved is one that sits on my shelf untouched. Love the movie though. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my all time favorite books. I have 5 different covers on my shelf that I’ve read about 15-20 times since I was 14. Hope you love it!

    • Diana
      April 14, 2016

      I am now really looking forward to reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Its sounds like quite an interesting book based on all the comments and recommendations. Beloved is my first book by Toni Morrison although I also have Bluest Eye on my bookshelf. Beloved was unexpected but its an interesting book though quite horrific.

  8. Sam
    April 13, 2016

    My book club is reading ‘The Invention of Wings’ in a few months. I’ll look forward to your thoughts. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

    • Diana
      April 14, 2016

      Thanks Sam. I hope you will all enjoy The Invention of Wings. Its a beautiful story.

      Happy reading too.

  9. AdoptaBookAUS
    April 14, 2016

    YES To Kill A Mocking Bird 🙂 I recently had to buy a new copy of this as mine was falling to pieces from my many many re-reads. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, can’t wait to see what your review!

    • Diana
      April 15, 2016

      Thank you. I plan on reading the book this evening. I am excited to see how it goes and I hope to enjoy it 🙂

      • AdoptaBookAUS
        April 15, 2016

        I hope you love it! 😀

  10. lbarasa
    April 15, 2016

    Looks like I’ll to finish reading To kill a Mocking bird before you beat me to it’s review….., anyhu it’s such an interesting read. I assure you that you’ll enjoy. Happy reading

    • Diana
      April 15, 2016

      Thanks, I look forward to it. Happy reading too and do enjoy your weekend 🙂

  11. cleopatralovesbooks
    April 15, 2016

    What a brilliant selection of books – I loved To Kill a Mockingbird and really want to read The Invention of Wings too. Thanks for visiting my Wednesday post and apologies for my delay in returning your visit.

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