Wednesday, June 08, 2011

WWW Wednesday 6/8/11



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.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!
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.
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 has been a cute one so far, but I can't get past the underwear thing, I'm having a hard time picturing much underwear that could be mistaken for just a skimpy outfit, but then I'm pretty conservative when it comes to clothes! I really wanted someone to notice and ask why she was in her underwear, but of course no one did!


Since last Wednesday I finished reading:

Free image hosting at imagecave.comLover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood #8) by J. R. Ward -- I chose this as my reading treat for the week of my birthday and I was not disappointed! J. R. Ward delivers as usual, and the story of John Matthew and Xhex was as riveting as all the others have been, even though I'm past the book of my favorite Brother, Vishous. A Lot of things are brought full circle in this one, answers revealed, and ends tied up. It's got a big ol' sappy happy ending, at least for John Matthew and Xhex, hopefully I'm not spoiling anything there, because you gotta know they'd end up together, I mean, it is their book after all! It's a painful road getting there for sure though, true?


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.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.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 ALL of your 'current' reads - the murder-mystery sounds really cute, I've heard good things about Kraken, and I've read one of the Fforde books. And Speed Dating sounds like one of those classic hotel farce plays, actually - female lead running around in a bath robe or slip, doors slamming, etc!

    I hope you enjoy the Mieville. I read my first-so-far book by him last year and it really impressed me. It definitely was a unique blend of genres.

    And druids+vampires+corsets? what's not to like? ;)

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  2. Great books and I adore your blog colors.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I am not one for romance.. I don't think I have found the right one yet but the fantasy and mystery books look interesting. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. That cozy mystery sounds super good! I'm going to have to check it out :o) And I've been meaning to read more Anita Blake and then get into the BDB series. Great list!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :o)

    Mickey @ imabookshark

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  5. All of your books are "new to me" books. Enjoy!!!

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  6. Looks like you have some great reads going this week. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  7. The cozy mystery sounds good, I haven't heard of the rest of the books. Happy Reading.

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  8. Hay thanks for visiting my blog,,and your books sound good...IM a new follower
    and I would so read The Night Huntress Series you will Love Bones,,I promise,,he will not dissapoint you,,,
    jen

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