Trying Out a Book Meme

So, I’m sort of tired of posting about photography so I decided to blog about another one of my favorite pastimes…reading.  I browsed through some blog posts about books and reading an happened upon the idea of book tags and book memes.  Some of the tags required that I actually ‘count’ the number of books on my shelves.  Shudder.  That would take me all day…especially since I only actually have one bookshelf….well two actually, but only one that I’m able to get to easily (long story, don’t ask).  Most of my unread books are in bins and totes or stacks on the floor.

Finally I came across a book meme that sounded like something easy enough to blog about.  Its WWW Wednesday (on a Sunday) at this blog site.

So here goes…the three “w” questions are:

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

What are you currently reading?

Right now I am reading Neighborly by Ellie Monago.   I got the kindle version for free as part of Amazon primes first reads program.  Every month amazon prime members can pick one kindle book to download for free before it’s published.  I am about 80% through the book and I’m actually enjoying it.  It’s the type of book that I don’t want to like but I do…you know the type.  Not the best writing, not the best character development, kind of chick lit….but there is enough of a story there that  I can’t stop reading it.









I am also listening to Hunger by Roxane Gay. Which is a memoir about obesity, body image etc.  I’m usually always reading something and listening to something at the same time so I try to have one non fiction and one fiction so as to not get confused.

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished reading Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.  I read it for book club and honestly even though it was not the type of book I would have chose to read for myself I enjoyed it and was entertained by it.  There was also an element of history/education that I appreciated.  I’d like to see the movie but it’s not something I will pay movie theater prices to see…I will wait for it to be available streaming or on DVD. I enjoyed the book enough but not enough to read any of the sequels.









What do you think you’ll read next?

Next up will be Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan.  This is our October book  club read.  I’ve had it on my kindle for awhile now and so I was excited when it became a choice and was picked for our book club. It has favorable reviews so I’ll let you know what my thoughts were once I’m finished with it.


More about my book club:

My book club consists of 6 women.  We’ve been together for almost 15 years.  We started with 8 members and have been at 5-6 more or less for the last 10 years.  Five of us are original members and we’ve rotated through the 6-8th members every couple of years.  We’ve used various methods for picking books.  For many years we rotated picking order among each member.  We started out where the picker would just pick a book and send the title out to the group.  Then we started having the picker choose 3 picks and the others would vote.  Then we started combining all of our “want to read books” into one big list then eliminating duplicates and books that others have already read then each of us eliminating choices that we just aren’t interested in reading-then putting the agreed upon books on a list for our monthly get togethers for Sept-Nov and Jan-May.  We then take the summer off.  This last method has worked well, all of us liking the fact that we have a list and know what we will be reading for the entire book club season.

For many years the monthly host (book picker, restaurant picker) would also pick a “secret word” and select a small inexpensive gift for the person who said this word first.  We stopped this practice a few years ago as we were all tired of it and it had lost it’s appeal.

This was fun, I will plan to do bookish posts more often 🙂


Published by: lyrehs49

am in my early 50's and enjoy writing about all of the stuff that comes up when you are in your early 50's. I am somewhat disorganized with blogging, thus I have several blogs started, then forgotten about once those "thoughts" give away to other "thoughts." This musing of a blog seems to be the one I come back to the most, so here is where you will find me.

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