Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WWW Wednesday 6/15/11



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?

Then head on over to Should be Reading and leave a comment with a link to your post so others can see!

I'm currently reading:

Free image hosting at imagecave.comImperium by Robert Harris -- The story of Roman Senator Cicero as told by his slave and secretary Tiro. I'm listening to this one and love this narrator already, Simon Jones, who also read the Bartimaeus books by Jonathan Stroud. I also just discovered he reads the Charlie Bone books, so I may have to get those too! He's great!
Free image hosting at imagecave.comNarcissus in Chains (Anita Blake #10) by Laurell K. Hamilton -- It's been awhile since I've checked in with Anita, and I've got quite a few to catch up on now!
Free image hosting at imagecave.comAn Uplifting Murder (Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper #6) by Elaine Viets -- A fun cozy mystery series where the main character is a mystery shopper by profession, and along with her friend Alyce, gets in all kinds of scrapes on the job. This time she's mystery shopping an upscale lingerie store where she runs into her old gym teacher, and receives another blast from the past when a not so friendly girl she went to school with appears, and is later found murdered.
Free image hosting at imagecave.comKraken by China Mieville -- I picked this up to read along with the Fantasy Faction Book Club for June, it's the first by this author for me, and not something I normally would have chosen. It sounded interesting in an odd way though, so I'm giving it a try! Billy Harrow is conducting a normal every day tour through the museum he works at, ending with the prize exhibit of the facility, a giant preserved squid. Only, it's not there, and there's absolutely no way anyone could have taken it without someone seeing, or leaving behind some sign. This sounds like a fun mix of Mystery and Fantasy/Sci-fi!


Since last Wednesday I finished reading:

Free image hosting at imagecave.comSomething Rotten (Thursday Next #4) by Jasper Fforde -- Thursday is back from the world of fiction, taking a break from her stint as head of Jurisfiction, with her son Friday in tow (and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark). She wants to get her husband Landen reactualized, from when he'd been eradicated by Corporate behemoth Goliath, who is now recasting itself as a religion, in order to avoid a prophecy coming true. This is a hysterical series, full of literature references and action, I just love it! I'm listening to this one as a download from Audible.com. I have to say that the ending on this one was quite emotional, a little unexpected in a series that I've come to associate with intelligent humor. Wonderful, highly recommend!
Free image hosting at imagecave.comSpeed Dating by Nancy Warren -- A light, fun NASCAR themed romance that I got free off Amazon for Kindle, it may still be there if you're interested. Kendall's fiance dumps her right before a big work banquet at which she is an honoree, announcing that not only had he been seeing someone else, but that she's pregnant. Kendall then throws caution to the wind when she accidentally winds up locked out of her room, in her underwear, and finds herself in the room of NASCAR driver Dylan Hargreave who believes she's an actress that's been hired to help him get through his ex-wife's latest wedding. This was a sweet read, just the thing for light romance, being in the accounting profession myself, I can relate to Kendall in some ways!


Probably up next:

Free image hosting at imagecave.comKiss of the Rose by Kate Pearce -- Druids and vampires in the time of Henry VIII... interesting, no?
Free image hosting at imagecave.comNylon Angel by Marianne de Pierres -- Fantasticfiction describes it thusly "Quentin Tarantino meets Blade Runner in an ultra-violent future world controlled by the media" Sounds fun and action packed, we shall see!

8 comments:

  1. I love Anita Blake :)

    Here's mine:
    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/06/www-wednesdays_15.html

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  2. Sounds like some good reading!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my WWW.
    I read Speed Dating and thought it was a cute story. I've got Kate Pearce on my list.

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  4. Haven't heard of any of those but the NASCAR one looks good!

    Thanks for stopping by...

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  5. Love seeing what you and others are reading:) Thanks for stopping by my bloggy:)
    "Cover to Cover...and Everything in Between"

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  6. Thanks for checking out my list.

    My daughter has been trying to get me to read Jasper Fforde for a long time now. Maybe I should just take the plunge and do it.

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  7. Just wanted to say hi and thanks for coming by my blog!
    Nice to see another Laurell K. Hamilton reader! You MUST read the rest of the Anita Series! I just love it! :)

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  8. Jasper is a hoot, don't you think? Here is my wha wha wha Wednesday on my book buffet.

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