I hope a lot of you respond either in comments or with a link to your own blog. This looks like fun, and I often find new books to read by doing things like this. Oh and first, credit where credit is due, this meme is from shouldbereading:
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 The Crown, by Nancy Bilyeau. A mystery set in the reign of Henry VIII (after he set aside Katharine of Aragon and off-with-her-headed Anne Boleyn, during his marriage to Jane Seymour). It is a cracking good tale with murder, blood, betrayal and crimes of passion, set amidst a world of religious peril, because the main character, Joanna, is a Catholic nun. (You might recall Henry VIII’s awkward relationship with Rome and the slight grudge he had against the Roman Church?)
Bellwether, by Connie Willis. (I listed to the audiobook read by Kate Reading.) I have loved her other work and this was totally charming, thought-provoking and typical Willis. There’s a bit of zany romantic comedy going here, which all starts with a package delivered to the wrong desk. Pop culture and chaos theory and chimpanzees, oh my!
I read the free sample of Farthing, by Jo Walton and was quite intrigued, so have bought and downloaded the rest of the book for my next read. I will choose the lazy writer’s way to lure you into this one by simply quoting, “One summer weekend in 1949–but not our 1949–the well-connected “Farthing set”, a group of upper-crust English families, enjoy a country retreat. Lucy is a minor daughter in one of those families; her parents were both leading figures in the group that overthrew Churchill and negotiated peace with Herr Hitler eight years before.” Lucy, it must be pointed out, is married to a Jewish man from London… another mystery novel, but this one might have slipped past most mystery-readers’ radar since it is shelved as Alternate History Fantasy. I’m sure I’ll have more to say once I’ve finished it.
So, your turn! What are your WWWs today? Answer in comments or post to your blog and post a link here. No need to go all fancy with it like I did. I just was
avoiding real work editing my novel taking a brief break from the day’s business!