WWW Wednesday – July 6

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WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words

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?

the longest rideThe Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

Ira Levinson is in trouble. At ninety-one years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together – how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can’t possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage.

A few miles away, at a local rodeo, a Wake Forest College senior’s life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward — even life and death – loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans — a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he’s keeping doesn’t destroy it first.

Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

The problem I have with Nicholas Sparks books is that I’d much rather be watching the movie.

What did you recently finish reading?

before i fall

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—”Cupid Day”—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

It’s hard to like a book when you hate the characters. The writing was good but I really don’t understand the hype that was surrounding this book.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Um I really don’t know. After I finish The Longest Ride, I will be done with all the stand-alones that I own. So I can either:
-Re-read the Nightshade series before reading Snakeroot
-Re-read the Evernight series before reading Balthazar
-Finish the Cutler series finally (the most likely option right now honestly)

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2 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – July 6

  1. Claire | Art and Soul says:

    It’s funny what you say about Nicholas Sparks books and the movie versions. I’ve only read one of his books (The Wedding, I think), and all I could think was, “This would make a much better movie because I wouldn’t have to listen to all these repetitive thoughts going on and on inside the point of view character’s head”! It didn’t convince me to pick up another one, but I’ll keep watching the movies 🙂

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/www-wednesday-6th-july-2016/

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    • Stephanie says:

      Yes! I’m addicted to the movies but the books aren’t my thing. I only bought this one because it was an incredible bargain. There was a reason it was on the bottom of my TBR list though lol

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