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WWW – 14th September

This is a weekly meme hosted by samannelizabeth.wordpress.com so you should totally check out the blog. The meme is easy, you just answer the three questions below.

The Three Ws are:

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

 

Currently reading…

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Goodreads synopsis: Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing – if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?

I am reading the last Harry Potter book and I am both relived and sad. I feel like I’ve had this series hanging over me for awhile but I’ve loved reading it. And I can already tell this book is going to be intense.

Recently finished…

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Goodreads synopsis: Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

This radiant novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author ofThe Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once

I was so prepared to love this book, but I did not. I mean it was an okay read although I didn’t find it as amazing as everyone else (it seems). I just don’t get what all the fuss is about and I’m sorry I don’t because I really wanted to.

What I might read next…

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Goodreads synopsis: At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled “quiet,” it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society–from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie’s birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects. She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts.

Perhaps most inspiring, she introduces us to successful introverts–from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Finally, she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a “pretend extrovert.”

This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves. 

I heard about this book from the youtuber Savannah Brown (who is not a booktuber, just to clarify)  and the videos that I first found by her, she talked about being an introvert and how to be a proud introvert. She recommended this book and I thought it sounded extremely interesting.

What is you WWW this week?

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4 thoughts on “WWW – 14th September

  1. I still need to read Harry Potter, I haven’t read one book. It’s shameful at this point lol. Sorry that you didn’t like I’ll Give You The Sun, like I always say, some books aren’t meant for everyone and that’s okay! The synopsis of Quiet is really good. I have never heard of this book!! Will you be doing a review for it once you finish?

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    1. Yeah, I think I will do a review of it. It’s very different from the books I usually do reviews about but I think it would be very interesting. And I only started reading Harry Potter last year so I know the feeling…

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