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www Wednesday (January 23rd)

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme held over on Should be Reading. To play along just answer the following questions.

What are you currently reading?

My audio experience with Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Luis Za’fon has been a good one, and I’m almost done with it.  Highly recommend!

What did you recently finish reading?

I am finishing How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran and love what she has to say.  Any feminist “worth her salt” (as Moran would say) should read this book!  I think she’s a happy British mix of Chelsea Handler and David Sedaris.

What do you think you’ll read next?

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe is my book club’s next pick. Our friend Kay gave us all a copy for Christmas, so we’re reading it together for February.  It’s about a son’s experience getting to know his mother better through their mutual love of reading that they discuss while she lay dying of cancer.  I know I’m gonna cry my eyes out.

What are you reading?  Join in the fun of this meme and let us all know!

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www Wednesday (January 2)

This is a weekly reading meme hosted by MizB at Should be Reading. Join in the fun by linking your list back to hers.   Image

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

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

What are you currently reading?

My pick for January bookclub is How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran.  A reader must be able to handle the raunch factor (think British Chelsea Handler), but it’s worth it.  This author/comedienne is something else!

Another one I’ve finally started that’s otherwise been sitting on my Kindle waiting to be read is Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonegut.  My other two experiences with his work have not been great, but I think we’ve reached a happy turning point.

What did you recently finish reading?

It takes a little fictional disconnect to finish Girlchild: A Novel by Tupelo Hassman, but it’s well worth it. I read it in no time at all, and my four-star review is on goodreads.  Perhaps it’s odd that I like something this dark so much, but it makes me realize that we may not know about other people’s lives, and why we should care.

I’m also finishing Wolf Hall by Hilary Mandel no matter what, damn it!

What do you think you’ll read next?

With such great deals on Amazon lately, I couldn’t resist buying Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth about Parenting and Happiness by Jessica Valenti (omg, for only $2). The introduction gives no indication that it’s against having kids but more a feminist look at societal pressure on being perfect when it’s virtually impossible to do so. I love Jessica Valenti’s work, both her writing and activism.

The audio version of The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Luis Zafon is waiting for me at the library now … can’t wait!

What have you been reading? Post your list and link back to MizB’s blog.

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www Wednesday (Dec. 19)

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Hosted by Should Be Reading

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?

• What did you recently finish reading?

• What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

My choice for next month’s book club meeting is How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran. Her work created an internet buzz , and I’ve been wanting to read it for quite awhile.   

I’m also bound and determined to finish Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, but that’s a sore subject after a month of trying.

What did you recently finish reading?

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk was good, but I only gave it three stars because it was so trippy.  There’s much more to it than the movie shows, yet it’s still hard to understand.  Maybe it’s just me.

What do you think you’ll read next?

It bums me out to have over 400 titles on my “to be read” list and then find out a random book that lands right at the top!  There are so many other good ones waiting, too.  I just picked up Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman, about a young girl who has to raise herself with only the Girl Scout handbook to help her.  Daniel Woodrell “light” comes to mind.  The description is dark, but that’s how I like ’em.  I’d read it just for the author’s cool name.

What are you reading this week?  Join in and link your list back to the meme originator, the famous MizB!

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www Wednesday – December 12

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme held over on Should be Reading. To play along just answer the following questions.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?www_wednesdays

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

What are you currently reading?
My book club meets on Sunday evening, but I still haven’t gotten through Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.  If you are sick of reading that title in this weekly meme, imagine how I feel.  All I can say is, “Aaaahhhhh!”

Otherwise, I’m still reading Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.  It’s good but hard to squeeze in with the other.

What did you recently finish reading?

My son and I are re-reading our favorite Christmas or Christmas-related books.  A really good one is Bunny Wishes by Michaela Morgan, which is not too sappy but still cute.  Unfortunately, the book listed first has robbed of time for reading anything else.

What do you think you’ll read next?

My library copy of How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran is patiently waiting to be read.  I can’t wait – ’cause she’s a stitch!

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www Wednesday (Sept. 12)

Thanks to MizB for her weekly inspiration to many online readers, including me.  Link back to ShouldbeReading and post your list for the week.  There are many great books described there.

To play along, just answer the following three questions…

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

My answers:

What are you currently reading?

I am still slogging through A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, although I am neither a fan of books about vampires nor witches.  My reserve off the book club pick,  Molaka’i  by Richard Brennert, is not at the library yet, but I’ve read the sample on Kindle.  Seems like it will be sad but interesting historical fiction set in Hawaii.

What did you recently finish reading?

I haven’t finished anything else since  A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle, which is about a supernatural meeting of a young Irish girl and her ghostly great-grandmother.  Doyle is an amazing linguist.  Good stuff.

What do you think you’ll read next?

My tbr list is so long, where do I start?  I want to read How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran.  She is super funny on Twitter!

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WWW Wednesdays (Aug.22)

This is a weekly meme by the Miraculous MizB over at Should be Reading.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…  Image

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

What are you currently reading?

I have started Blame by Michelle Huneven, which is very good so far.  Some speed reading is in order to finish it for book club on Monday.  The other book I’m mid-way through is Elephant Girl by Jane Devin.  It is a mesmerizing sort of personal story of a difficult upbringing and survival that I will definitely finish.

What did you recently finish reading?

Vonegut’s Breakfast of Champions was my last title finished, same as last week.  A crazy whirlwind of Kindergarten starting and early bed-times has made for little reading by anyone!

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’ve read many reviews of How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran lately, and it sounds like it’s right up my alley (so to speak).  Other people’s opinions have drawn me in, but I want to form my own impression of her philosophies.  The author is pretty funny on Twitter!

Please comment and share your reads, too!

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