WWW POST…

Today I’m participating in WWW Wednesdays, at Taking on a World of Words Here’s how it works:

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?

CURRENTLY READING:

The Lost for Words Bookshop, by Stephanie Butland

“In The Lost for Words Bookshop, Stephanie Butland has created a bibliophile’s delight. Witty and irreverent, funny and sad, this is a charming tribute to stories on the page and in our lives–and the powers they can hold over us.”—Matthew Sullivan author of Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

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BOOKS READ SINCE MY LAST POST ON OCTOBER 13, 2020:

Rage, by Bob Woodward

Remain Silent, by Susie Steiner

Return to Virgin River, by Robyn Carr

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:  Are We There Yet, by Kathleen West, will be released on March 16, 2021

Synopsis:  Alice Sullivan feels like she’s finally found her groove in middle age, but it only takes one moment for her perfectly curated life to unravel. On the same day she learns her daughter is struggling in second grade, a call from her son’s school accusing him of bullying throws Alice into a tailspin.

When it comes to light that the incident is part of a new behavior pattern for her son, one complete with fake social media profiles with a lot of questionable content, Alice’s social standing is quickly eroded to one of “those moms” who can’t control her kids. Soon she’s facing the very judgement she was all too happy to dole out when she thought no one was looking (or when she thought her house wasn’t made of glass).

Then her mother unloads a family secret she’s kept for more than thirty years, and Alice’s entire perception of herself is shattered.

As her son’s new reputation polarizes her friendships and her family buzzes with the ramification of her mother’s choices, Alice realizes that she’s been too focused on measuring her success and happiness by everyone else’s standards. Now, with all her shortcomings laid bare, she’ll have to figure out to whom to turn for help and decide who she really wants to be.

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That was my week. What did yours look like?

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31 thoughts on “WWW POST…

  1. Ooo Laurel-Rain, I really like the sound of The Lost For Words Bookshop – I really hope you are enjoying it! My own reading is still a little slow, but I did finish the stunning dual-narrative, hisgtorical-fiction, The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley, this past week. Take care and happy reading! 👋📚😃

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  2. First, I owe you a big THANK YOU for turning me on to Confessions on the 7:45! I placed a request for it after seeing it here on your blog and soon received that satisfying PING, a message from my library saying it had just been returned. So thanks! So many layers to that story!

    And here’s my RAGE story: Last spring, a friend of mine lost her son. Suddenly, a heart attack. He was just 23. Naturally she is inconsolable. I recently spent some time with her and husband and when he and I were alone, he said that the audiobook of RAGE (they were listening to it together) was the only thing that got through to her and she began getting involved with the Biden campaign. If Trump is voted out, I will credit her son’s heavenly hand for helping to make it happen.

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    • I loved hearing that story, and I hope for her son’s heavenly hand helping us in these troubling times!

      Thanks for stopping by, Gal, and I am also glad you really loved Confessions on the 7:45! I literally couldn’t put it down.

      Enjoy your week and your books.

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