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www Wednesday (March 20)

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

What are you currently reading?

So many people have bragged up Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn that I’m listening to it on my commute.  I’m also reading Mothers and Sons by Colm Toibin, as it was listed as one of The End of Your Life Book Club picks, and I usually love reading about lives in Ireland.

What did you recently finish reading?

It was a long one, but I finally finished She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb.  He’s usually always a weeper, and the story of Delores stayed true to his M.O.  I’d hope for more for the main character after all her personal tragedy, but I supposed the true lies in the fact that not everything turns out the way we wish.

What do you think you’ll read next?

My library hold for The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery hasn’t yet been delivered.  It’s our book club pick for April and is about two French characters who live in the same building and aren’t who they seem to be.

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www Wednesday (March 13)

This post follows a weekly reading meme hosted by Should be Reading,which you should also be following. Join in and link your post back to her blog.

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  • What are you currently reading?www_wednesdays
  • What did you  recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?  

What are you currently reading?

I am nearly done with Second Shift – Order (Wool 7) by Hugh Howey and would have been done by now had I not started too many books at the same time.  🙂  I’m also very near the end of the audio version of She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb.  All I can say at this point is that Delores is a hot mess.

What did you  recently finish reading?

My book club picked The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe for last month.  It was a great discussion of a somewhat downer of a book, although my crying at the end was in an odd I-don’t-want-it-to-end sort of way.  You know all along that Will’s mother has fatal cancer, but that knowledge does not soften the blow.  His perspective was a unique and poignant testament to his mother, as viewed through their mutual reading choices read in the midst of her illness.

What do you think you will read next?

We are reading The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (set in France) for next month’s book club, as it was one of the titles suggested in the Schwalbe “book club.”

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www Wednesday 2/27/13

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

What are you currently reading?

I am still trying to get through the book club pick (upcoming discussion on Sunday…ahhh), The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe and Second Shift – Order (Wool #7) by Hugh Howey.  They’re both good books, but I have too many “reading irons” in the fire!

What did you recently finish reading?

The last few dreary days spent inside allowed me to finish The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.  I’m sure my cabin fever was nothing like that experienced by the characters in this mesmerizing story, but I was glad to have time to listen to the audio version in the warmth of my own cozy home instead of a rustic cabin in Alaska.  While I enjoyed the enigmatic story, I’m unsure how I feel about the ending.  It was hard to digest its ambiguity, even though I don’t normally like things tied up too nicely.

What do you think you’ll read next?

It’s daunting to approach 16 discs, but I’ve just started She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb.  So many people have recommended it that I have to give it a try.  The title gives me an earworm of the song by the Guess Who song, so I hope it’s worth it!

 

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