WWW Wednesday | 15 February 2023

WWW Wednesday | 15 February 2023

Thank you again to Sam @ Taking on a World of Words for hosting this weekly meme. I’m pretty sure you all know the drill by now, but in case you don’t and you want to join, here are the three questions we always answer:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you will read next?

I’m also a day late but I wanted to sayyyyyyy:

As of the moment I am drafting up this post, I am on only one book right now. How is this even possible when I typically juggle at least two books at a time? Well, that’s because I finished two books before I started writing this post. Now I’m trying to figure out which books to replace it with that aren’t on my possibility pile for the Astrology Readathon. Since that starts in March, I’m trying to make sure I don’t accidentally read anything I want to read early, so I can still count it towards the readathon.

I should be finishing this book tonight though if I play my cards right. Last I checked, I have less than 100 pages left, and I’m 90-something percent complete, so that will be another book down for February. I’m pretty proud of the progress I’ve been making so far toward my overall reading goal. I still feel like I haven’t been reading as much due to the energy I’ve been putting into my new job, but it’s a good payoff seeing as I’m still so truly happy with this new career path. So, while I haven’t had much time to dedicate to my reading passion, I’m still very much involved in books and the community.

I didn’t finish all of these books in this past week. These are all the books I’ve finished for the month of February so far. Since it’s been ten million years since I posted a WWW Wednesday, I figured I could at least recap what I’ve read for the month. If you want to know what I read for the month of January, check out my Goodreads page, or you can ask me and I’ll list them out for you. So far all of these books were audiobooks, and I’m not mad about it. Most of the books I consume are in audiobook format, and now that I’m consistently using Storygraph to actually track which formats I’m using the most, I should be able to get a better idea of just how many books I listen to in the year. I also can’t wait to review my monthly stats using Storygraph.

I’ve also gone back to using a reading journal so I can have a visual trophy to look at and use to keep track of my reading habits. It’s very minimal right now, and that’s okay since I know that I’m not very artistic at the moment. I’m just glad that I’ve been consistent with it so far, and I’m looking forward to building that habit so it becomes second nature to use.

I’m not going to talk about the fact that I literally come home with books every time I leave the library after work. Now that I work there, there’s absolutely no excuse for me not to come home with books. However. It’s becoming a bit of an obsession now. I have over 40 books checked out, not including the audiobooks from Hoopla and Libby, and I’m going to have to start returning them eventually. Not only do two of these books have holds on them, but one of them is an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) that I will HAVE to return on time if I don’t want to lose ILL privileges. So yeah, I listed these next books in order of priority because of when I have to return them by. Hopefully I can finish this current read so I can move on to the ones I need to read.

Do y’all like weekly posts like this? Recapping the books that you are reading and stuff? I know I’ve been on and off doing them for a while now, and I also see people do similar things on Bookstagram, but I was curious if people like reading them. I know for me, it’s cool to see what my friends have read or what they plan on reading, and it gives me more books to add to my TBR. I don’t always read the posts though when they happen, but that’s mostly because I don’t end up getting to them on time. Spending a few minutes a day going through posts should be a good destressor for me though, so I’ll have to schedule that in my day.

See y’all tomorrow!

8 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 15 February 2023

  1. I’ve been setting a tbr of reads for my book club & love that its making me reach out into other kinds of fantasy! Bones Of Ruin sounds so interesting, what were your thoughts on that one? I’m really looking forward to the Shadows anthology too, eager to dip into horror this year! 🤭 lovely post Leelynn ❤

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    1. I haven’t been able to keep up on all the book clubs that I *want* to actually keep up with but it’s okay. I just keep track of which books that they did end up picking and eventually read it when I get a chance and then comment and share my thoughts when I can lol. I’ll definitely have to share my thoughts on that one when I can. I want to rewrite my review on that actually now that I reread it and had more time to think about it. I really liked it though and I can’t believe how it ended! Definitely ended on a cliffhanger and I need the next book to come out like immediately! Thanks again so much ❤

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  2. You’re working at a library now? That’s awesome, Leelynn! 😍 And also, holy wow, I never knew checking out 40 books in one time is even possible, LOL! That’s pretty amazing! I do love these weekly memes and this one is my favourite cos I love seeing what everyone’s reading and adding books to my TBR (or in some cases, removing them from my TBR, lol). I hope you continue to enjoy all your reads! 😃

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    1. Yes!!! It’s been a little more than a month now, and I’ve been so freaking excited for it! This week has been absolutely crazy though with some of our department out sick, but I’ve been pushing through with it. Thank you Dini! I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my work life, and I feel like being in the library has really helped with my mental health.

      Oh my gosh, so at my library, you can check out *unlimited* amount of physical books. This is dangerous when I keep finding books to eventually read and then I have them on my shelves with the other books I have at home that I still need to read lol. Very dangerous, but also so much fun. I hope they never give a limit for physical books.

      I love weekly memes too and I’m glad that this one is one of your favorites! I feel like I like it for the same reasons. It’s fun to see what everyone is reading and see what’s been popular or at least on our radar. Thanks so much again, Dini! I hope I continue to enjoy them too.


  3. I’m not sure that I could cope with being able to take out unlimited books from the library!!! It’s probably a good job that I can’t. I hope that you enjoy The Very Secret Society as it was one of my favourites from last year.

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