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www Wednesday (June 5)

This meme is 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?
I’m currently reading
book KH
Recently I finished
book DE
and reviewed it on goodreads.
And I plan to read
book NG
which is apparently a prologue to his new book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane.  I love Neil Gaiman so much!
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What are you reading?  Share it here or link back to MizB’s original post.  Happy reading!

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www Wednesday (May 8)

This is a weekly meme hosted  at Should be Reading.

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?

Having perhaps previously set the bar for all future post-apocalyptic stories, I am currently reading Earth Abides by George R. Stewart.  It is barely dated from its 1949 copyright.

Our current book club read is State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, which I am enjoying on CD.  Its premise is not one I would usually pursue — a doctor’s death in the Amazon jungle is investigated by his colleague — so I’m glad being in a reading group broadens my choices.

What did you recently finish reading?

Long ago a friend recommended The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, which I just finished reading and liked very much. It was a bittersweet story of a kind-hearted misfit.

I also just finished The 25th Hour by David Benioff and loved it!  There is a movie version with Edward Norton as the main character, Monty, who is in on the verge of seven years in prison.  Norton’s face was my mental image throughout the whole book, which was definitely not a bad thing.  I loved the book and guiltily loved Monty’s bad boy persona.

What do you think you’ll read next?

In staying along the same old post-apoc vein, I’d like to read Ursula Le Guin’s The Lathe of Heaven next.  It’s been on my “tbr” list way too long.

Join in the fun and link your list back to MizB’s original post!

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www Wednesday (March 20)

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?
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.

Join in the fun and link back to MizB’s blog.

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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 (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 Wednesdays (Aug.29)

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This reading meme’s host is the irrepressible MizB at 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?

I’ve barely cracked A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, currently at 5% on my Kindle.  It’s a book I’ve intended to read since last year but have put off due to the differing opinions I’ve heard about it.  Even though I may never follow through with the second in the series, I’m gonna try it!

What did you recently finish reading?

A Kindle freebie I happened upon, Elephant Girl: A Human Story, was written autobiographically by Jane Devin.  It’s about her difficult upbringing and trying to prevail over those circumstances.  Jane’s story provoked me to think about the story’s delivery much more thought than I thought I would (as evidenced here).  I now follow the author on Twitter.

What do you think you’ll read next?

My fellow book clubbers chose Molaka’i by Richard Brennan as our next read, historical fiction I would not normally pick but might like.

What are you reading this week?  Please, share!

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WWW Wednesdays (June 27)

Thanks for the incomparable MizB at Should be Reading for this weekly meme.

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 recently started Smoke & Mirrors by Neil Gaiman, which is great!  He’s a master of word play.  Some of the shorts are repeats from M is for Magic, but they’re great.  Especially The Goldfish Pond & Other Stories.  I’m also reading The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, as I had never done so as a child.

• What did you recently finish reading?

A nice Kindle freebie from a new favorite author, Hugh Howey, jumped up and caught my attention.  It is The Plagiarist and has a very funky futuristic concept that I enjoyed.  Download it free on Amazon.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

My book club has pegged In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson as our next group read.  He is said to be a hilarious travel writer, with other works like A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering American on the Appalachian Trail.  Should be fun!

Please feel free to comment with a link to your list!

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wwwWednesday (June 20)

This is a weekly meme hosted by the Incomparable MizzB at ShouldbeReading.

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?

So here goes:

What are you currently reading?

I’ve just begun reading a paperback copy (can’t believe it myself) of short stories titled Smoke & Mirrors by one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman.

What did you recently finish reading?

Our book club is meeting tomorrow night to discuss We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver, which should be an interesting conversation.  It was quite bizarre.  I told my fellow book-clubians that I can’t wait to purge my soul about it.  Not much bothers me, but it was greatly disturbing to contemplate your son being a mass murderer.  Don’t get me wrong, though, because I liked it in a weird way.

What do you think you’ll read next?

My “tbr” list keeps getting switched around, but I think I’m moving Legacy: First Shift to the top of it.  I recently finished Hugh Howey‘s Wool Omnibus (1 – 5) and want to read this prequel while the series is still fresh in my mind.  Dystopia at its best!

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WWW Wednesdays (June 13)

Thanks to MizB at Should be Reading for this weekly meme!

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?

A short book I’ve borrowed from a friend is 420 Characters by Lou Beach.  It began as a project from Facebook “status” posts (hence, 420 characters).  Very clever concept.

Embarrassing to say, but I’m also still reading We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver (heavy and slow) and listening to Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs.

What did you recently finish reading?

As per my previous shame-faced admission, I count children’s books in my overall read “count.”  Instead of regurgitating what I said last week, I’ll thrown in a couple kid titles.  My son and I just finished reading The Adventures of Baby Jaimie: Baby Jaimie Gets Stage Fright by Leigh Anne Lagoe and The Sneezing Christmas Tree, which were both cute little bits o’ fluff read with a five-year-old.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Even though my current “tbr” list stood at 420 (how serendipitous), I just added Smoke & Mirrors by Neil Gaiman when I picked it up at the library today.  He’s one of my faves!  So I will most likely start on it next.

Looks like Uglies by Scott Westerfeld is going on the back burner.  There’s, unfortunately, a pattern building here.

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WWW Wednesday (June 6)

This is a weekly bookish meme from MizB at 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?

I am reading We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver right now.  It’s disturbing enough that I can only stand it in little chunks.  Every parent must somehow at some time in their parenthood worry that their child might not grow up to be the angel you hope they continue to be.  That’s why I can only take this book in small doses.

Otherwise, I’m listening to Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs on CD.  It adds a little humor to my drive after I’m depressed from reading the book listed previously!

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished Wool 5: Stranded by Hugh Howey, an excellent dystopian climax to the Wool series.  There is a “prequel,” First Shift – Legacy, I intend to read, too.  I hope many more post-apocalypse and dystopia fans discover Howey’s work!

What do you think you’ll read next?

Even though I’ve had this title on my Kindle since I first bought it three years ago, I still have yet to read Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.  It kicked off a YA series that I’m not sure about following, but this one was free.  Why not?

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