WWW Wednesday

August 5, 2015 Blog, Guilty Pleasures, WWW Wednesday 4

WWW

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! Hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

 

The Three Ws are:

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

rose seperator doneWhat are you currently reading?

    • Soft wiredSoft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life by Michael Merzenich. Going to school for Psychology has really opened up my mind. I am loving the books that I have gotten a chance to read! This particular one I found on Kindle Unlimited about the neuroplasticity of the mind and how we can heal our brains just by changing our thoughts! Super excited to read this!
    • I’ve been jumping around lately. I just started The Complete Guide to Crisis and Trauma Counseling which is a counseling for trauma from a biblical perspective. It is fantastic and can be used from a biblical standpoint or secular. This does delve into how Jesus helped others and one complete chapter is based completely around his works and how he helped everyone around him so if you are not religious, this may not be for you. Or you may want to check it out but with an open Crisis & Traumamind. Being a healer means having teachers that really could be in the midst of trauma and knew what to do. Jesus is not the only person that could do that, I could name many just off the top of my head, but he is the focus for this particular book. Very interesting so far!
    • Upside: The New Science of Post Traumatic Growth by Jim Rendon This book started me on my PTSD craze. Thank you NetGalley for such awesome books! This led me to a few others (see above) so I need to get back to it and finish this one up before I delve into anything else!!! Brilliantly written. Definitely for anyone, not just for those interested in psychology but also those that have been through traumatic experiences.

What did you recently finish reading?

STrong Enough
  • Strong Enough by M. Leighton – While it was a good (ish) read I got bored with it. I am in a reading funk and I admit it. I know there are so many that absolutely love M. Leighton and she is a good writer but for some reason this story did not do it for me. Maybe it’s partially because I do not like it when a woman is attracted to someone when she is (maybe) fearing for her life. It just never makes sense to me. Especially when said man is obviously dangerous!
The Haunted
  • The Haunted by MichaelBrent Collins – This was a pretty good horror. He seemed to get a LOT into three days. It’s three days of intensity that just keeps getting worse and worse. Sadly I listened to this on audible and he has a propensity to add in a lot of words when someone is freaking out… like “It’scomingit’scomingit’scomingit’scomingit’scomingit’scoming!” On and on and on and on. This is my second book of his and I was hoping when I heard the same type of thing in the first that it would just be in that book, but nope, it’s here too. I get it when you’re reading and the author is trying to really grind the terror into your mind but when listening to it, well, it just gets annoying. The plot was good and horrific with a nice twist at the end though. YAY!

 

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

Melt down
  • Your Best Happily Ever After by Ginger Kolbaba – About reaching the fairytale life through God’s love. A new one for me as I am still learning about how to have a relationship with God and saw this on Netgalley. I wanted to jump at the chance of hopefully understanding more. Especially through the medium of reading!

 


4 Responses to “WWW Wednesday”

    • Christina

      Non-fiction is amazing but fiction definitely has it’s fabulous place in my heart! While I was writing the post I realized I was currently reading all non-fiction, which is a new one for me. I normally try to read multiple of both. It’s just so much more fun that way! Unless you’re completely obsessed, which I am for trauma counseling. 😀

  1. Sam

    I think it’s so great that you read books in your major! I tried to read business and leadership books for a while, but I got bored of them kind of quickly. I wish I could get into it again. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!
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    • Christina

      My pleasure! That was fun and a great way to keep track of progress!