WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
I only have about 50 pages left in this book, and I have found it to be very interesting. Jon Ronson interviews people who have been publicly shamed, particularly on Twitter, and how it affected their lives, what they have learned, and why some people were shamed more than others. He also does some self-reflecting on the times he shamed people online, and I found that to be very compelling. It is a very interesting look at today’s culture as well as the history and affects of shaming.
The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
I am about a third of the way through the audiobook for The Feather Thief and I am really enjoying it! Who knew that fly fishing could be this interesting!? I love that Johnson including some history about not only fly fishing, but also about the birds whose feathers are being used. He talks about how these birds ended up in the British Museum of Natural History in the first place. It is all very fascinating and I am just getting to the part about the thief himself, so looking forward to learning more!
The Water Cure by Sophie Macintosh
I just started this book because I realized I was currently reading any fiction! (I have not yet finished Serious Moonlight. I am taking a break from it, but I will come back to it soon!) So far, I am very much enjoying the writing style, and the atmosphere is very dark. I can’t wait to see where the story goes!
Peter and Alice by John Logan
I watched Jen Campbell’s video about the best books she read in the last five years, and one of the books she mentioned was actually a play called Peter and Alice. Now, I am not someone who reads plays. but I was instantly intrigued. The woman who inspired Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the man who inspired Peter Pan once met in real life, and this play is how John Logan imagined that interaction went. It was so beautiful and surprisingly devastating. I really wish I was able to see the play! Here is a trailer:
If you know of any other plays similar to this one I would love some recommendations!
No Exit by Taylor Adams
On Monday, I included No Exit in a post about books I recently added to my TBR. The fact that I am already finished it will tell you just how much of a page turner it was. That said, I have very mixed feelings about it. I think I was looking for more mystery and less gore. I am not usually sensitive to violence but I found it pretty graphic. I think I wanted a little more character development, and a little less action. That is definitely a ‘me’ thing though! I also felt that it kind of dragged at some points but I kept reading to see what happens in the end. My favourite part was probably the epilogue!
I am not quite sure what I will be in the mood for next, but I know I want to pick up The Dreamers ASAP! It has been everywhere lately and I am very much intrigued by the concept. I enjoyed reading dystopian/Sci-fi novels this time of year!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
15 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (January 23rd, 2019)”
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed sounds really interesting. I definitely want to check that one out.
It is! It really makes you look at Twitter in social media much more critically.. which I think is a good thing!
Oh, I’ve been super excited about The Dreamers! I can’t wait to see what you think about it!
I am excited about it! I will let you know!
Peter and Alice looks really good! I love Dame Judy Dench so I’m going to have to watch the play too.
It was excellent!! And she is amazing!
I hope you’ll review Publicly Shamed, I read it a few months ago and really liked it (still need to post the review!) I thought it was really interesting, I love his journalistic style. I also want to read your review of The Feather Thief, I tried that one last year and couldn’t finish it!
I finished it and really enjoyed it. I would love to read more from Jon Ronson. I love his perspective on things. Definitely making me think!
I am really liking The Feather Thief but I definitely wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. It’s on a very niche topic!
I think you can’t really go wrong with Jon Ronson, I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by him!
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Happy Reading 🙂
I read Water Cure and was not so impressed by it, but lots of people find it fascinating. So, I wish you’re among them 🙂 The Dreamers is also my next read when I finish one of the many books I’m reading. I’m also intrigued by The Feather Thief, I’ll check it out. I watched Jen’s video too and was looking for Peter and Alice, it was funny I read it here too 🙂 x
I never heard of that play before, but I love theater so I’m going to try and check it out. I would have loved to have seen that production. I am such a fan of Ben Whishaw from his TV projects. One of my favorite stage plays is The Glass Menagerie, a definite recommend. Also, the musical fun home was based on the graphic novel of the same name, both were really amazing and sad.
I really think you’ll love Peter and Alice. It is beautiful! Fun Home has been on my radar for awhile. This is a great reminder to get it! I am definitely going to look on to Glass Menagerie as well. Thanks!