WWW Wednesdays: May 20th

WWW Wednesdays tealWWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words that asks three questions:

WhatSapient cover are you currently reading???

Right now I’m a little ways into Sapient by Jerry Kaczmarowski, which I received a copy of in exchange for an honest review. It’s a science fiction novel about animals who become more intelligent due to testing. I’ve never read anything like it before, so I’m really excited to get further into it!

Wonder Spanish Translation cover

To improve my Spanish skills, I’m currently reading the Spanish translation of Wonder by R.J. Palacio. I’m trying to read it without looking up a lot of words so I can see how much I really understand, and so far it’s going really well.

I’m also still reading Harry Potter y la cámara secreta by J.K. Rowling (the Spanish translation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets).

Fat Girl Walking coverWhat did you recently finish reading???

At the end of last week I finished reading Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons, which I received a a copy of in exchange for an honest review. I thought this was a fantastic memoir for numerous reasons, especially because of the writing style and the important topic it discusses. This is a book about dieting or wanting to change everything about yourself- rather, it emphasizes that we should love ourselves no matter the size clothing we wear.

Ugly People Beautiful HeartsOver the weekend I read Ugly People Beautiful Hearts by Marlen Komar, which I also got a copy of in exchange for an honest review. This short book of poetry about the many sides of love is emotional, stirring, and beautifully written.

Reviews will be posted in the coming weeks!

The Lost World by Michael Crichton coverWhat do you think you’ll read next???

Since the movie Jurassic World is being released this summer, I really want to continue on with the books. I recently read Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton and LOVED it, so next on my list is the sequel, titled The Lost World. I can’t wait to get back into this dinosaur-filled world!

What are your answers to these questions? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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14 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays: May 20th

  1. I tried to read that same Harry Potter book! Hopefully it goes better for you than it did for me 😛 I haven’t read Wonder yet, I really need to! And that book sounds really positive, being about loving yourself 🙂

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    1. Yeah, the Harry Potter one is kind of rough haha. I’ve been reading it for so long and it’s a little tricky to read in a different language because all of the magic vocab is translated too. Wonder is definitely easier to read, and I’ve been really enjoying it so far!

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  2. I wasn’t aware of the ‘Jurassic Park’ sequel. I hope you enjoy it! It’s always good to meet someone else who reads in Spanish to improve language skills. I read the first five Harry Potters in Spanish and I have the last two at home. I hope I can get to them… sometime! It takes me a long time to get through one. It’s physically exhausting and I usually only get a few pages in before a nap sounds good… Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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    1. Wow, that’s awesome! It would be so cool to read the entire Harry Potter series in a different language! I’m hoping that I can make my way through them eventually, but it’ll definitely be a while before that ever happens. I totally agree- it’s so exhausting! I usually read about an hour before bed, but when I’m reading a Spanish book I can only read for about half my usual time before either switching to English or just going to sleep.

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      1. English is my first language. I started learning Spanish at night school when I was 22 and working in London. Then, after a year of classes (and a GCSE!) I met my future husband, José, who was in London staying with a friend. He went back to Spain, and I spent the next 2 years studying for my Spanish A Level at night school while going to visit José in Valencia whenever I could. I relocated to Valencia in 2007 and we lived there until 2013 when we came back to England (no jobs in Spain!). So I knew quite a lot of Spanish before I moved there, but didn’t feel fluent until I’d been there 2 years. I retrained as a translator while I was there and got my Master’s in Translation from Alicante University.

        I think it’s a cool job… most of the time! Some of the things you have to translate are just mind-numbing, but others are really interesting and you end up learning loads of stuff about random subjects.

        Sorry – didn’t mean to bore you with my life story! Stick with the Spanish – it’s a wonderful language 🙂

        ¡Hasta ahora!

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  3. I have a copy of Wonder on my TBR shelf, although it’s the original version… I really should read that one some time soon. Sapient sounds like an interesting read!

    Here’s my WWW post… 🙂

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