WWW Wednesday from Jonestown to Journalism

Today I’m participating in Sam’s WWW Wednesdays 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?

What are you currently reading?

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The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple Hardcover – April 11, 2017

 

 

 

What’s your WWW Wednesday look like?

Friday Fun: Time for Some More Home Libraries

Library Lust! A favorite blog–enjoy!

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‘Tis the season to hide away from reality and snuggle up in some beautiful home libraries, with a woollen blanket, a fireplace, a cup of tea or mulled wine, a cat purring and, mais bien sur! a book or two or three. Most of them feature a stair or ladder, because it really does enhance every library, don’t you think?

Using the wasted space above the doors, from visbeen.com Using the wasted space above the doors, from visbeen.com

NoMad Spiral Staircase in Library, from Pinterest. NoMad Spiral Staircase in Library, from Pinterest.

Plenty of room for lolling about and reading together. From home-designing.com Plenty of room for lolling about and reading together. From home-designing.com

It's the leather sofas which get me every time... and what's with all those empty shelves? From homemydesign.com It’s the leather sofas which get me every time… and what’s with all those empty shelves? From homemydesign.com

Why only on one wall? Still, teh atmospheric light filtering through the window is a nice touch. From homeozoic.com Why only on one wall? Still, top kudos for multiple lighting effects… From homeozoic.com

That's what I'm talking about: cushions, plaid, sofa and books close to hand. From interiorexteriorideas.com That’s what I’m talking about: cushions, plaid, sofa and books close to hand. From interiorexteriorideas.com

For the finale: the mother of all spiral staircases and a double-decker library. From houzz.com For the finale: the mother of all spiral staircases and a double-decker library. From houzz.com

Some day, when…

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week sponsored by the Book Date at http://bookdate.blogspot.ca/.
Last week I read:
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Inherit the Bones: A Mystery (Detective Gemma Monroe Novels)Hardcover – November 1, 2016

 

 

It’s Monday, What’re You Reading?

Postcards from my bookshelf (or A year of sending the world books)

Another favorite blog. Sign up to have a book sent to you as part of the Postcards from my bookshelf giveaway. Enjoy!

A year of reading the world

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Exactly five years ago today, I did something eccentric. Sitting in my living room in south London, I decided to spend 2012 trying to read a book from every country in the world.

To this end, I registered the domain name ayearofreadingtheworld.com and posted a short appeal online asking the planet’s book lovers to suggest what I should read from different parts of the globe.

On that dank October day, I had no idea whether anyone would be interested. Yet within hours of my request going live, I had numerous comments and messages from people I’d never met offering all sorts of ideas. Just four days later, a stranger in Kuala Lumpur had volunteered to go to her local English-language bookshop to choose my Malaysian book and post it to me.

What followed was an extraordinary quest that challenged and remade me in ways I could never have imagined…

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Friday Fun: Artists’ Studios

I like Tove Jannson’s studio. But the others are interesting and inspiring. This is from one of my favorite blogs, Finding Time to Write. Enjoy!

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You’re allowed to laugh. The thought of me craving an artist’s studio is ludicrous, as I am profoundly ungifted at any kind of artistic endeavour. My clay ponies looked like dachshunds in primary school; in secondary school I used the eraser more frequently than the pencil (with predictable results, torn pages and tears). Art was the only class I ever failed. But I love looking at art and of course the light, airy artist’s studios, with their picturesque clutter, look very tempting. Even though I would probably have to tidy everything up first before I could start writing…

Light, light everywhere, and high ceilings, from passionvoyage.eu Light, light everywhere, and high ceilings, from passionvoyage.eu

Cezanne's studio in Aix en Provence, from artistsandstudios.tumblr Cezanne’s studio in Aix en Provence, from artistsandstudios.tumblr

Unknown artist's studio, from Reddit. Unknown artist’s studio, from Reddit.

I prefer the more minimalist spaces, as you can see, from theinvisibledog.org I prefer the more minimalist spaces, as you can see, from theinvisibledog.org

... but creative mess can be very endearing and inspiring as well, as in this Istanbul studio, from decoratorsnotebook.co.uk … but creative mess can be very endearing and inspiring as well, as in this Istanbul studio, from decoratorsnotebook.co.uk

This is La Boheme romanticism, utterly beguiling - except that it's a miniature. From itmovesmemorelol.tumblr This…

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WWW WEDNESDAY

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The Three Ws 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?

Flip to back

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Inherit the Bones: A Mystery (Detective Gemma Monroe Novels)Hardcover – November 1, 2016

 

 

What did you recently finish reading?

Flip to back

See all 2 images

Bitter Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers)Paperback – November 1, 2016

World bookshopper: #10 Aida Books&More, Valencia

I loved this post about a charitable book Store in Valencia, Spain. Check out the favorite blog!

A year of reading the world

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A while ago, Miguel left the following comment on this blog:

Hi Ann,

If you ever come to Valencia (Spain), I volunteer in a second-hand bookstore called “AIDA Books & more”. It is fully run by volunteers, all books are donations and all profits go to support the projects of the charity organization AIDA. The projects are mainly focused on countries like Guinea-Bissau, Bangladesh, Cambodia and more. And there are more AIDA bookstores in Barcelona, Madrid, Segovia and soon in Castellón.

You are warmly welcome!

Well, in September I spent two weeks in the city and so, one glorious afternoon when the sun shone done more warmly than we ever experience in the UK, I made my way to the shop where Miguel volunteers.

Situated north of the Jardines del Real, an offshoot of Valencia’s Jardines del Turia (one of my favourite places in the world), AIDA Books&More is in…

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Dewey’ s Read-a-thon Mid-event Survey

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Time for some caffeine!

 

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

Still reading Bitter Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff thanks to a lengthy nap! I’m coming off a 3 day stomach virus so my energy was waning a bit.
2. How many books have you read so far?

1–see lengthy nap above
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

Not too many. See lengthy nap above.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

How relaxing it is. See lengthy nap above.

Dewey’ s Read-a-thon Update 2

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I’ve had a stomach virus for the last few days so I’m not at my book reading ideal. If this were a sleepathon, I’d be killing it! I did manage to get some cleaning done while listening to:

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Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing Audible – Unabridged