WWW Wednesday (October 17, 2012)

Again, 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?

What are you currently reading?

As I said Monday, I’m reading The Casual Vacancy, and blogging my reactions, section by section. Guess what, the further I get into it, the more I like it. This is not magic, it’s not “nice,” it’s not fun, it’s not kid stuff. And I finally got far enough into it to see that it’s a timely subject, the needs of the haves vs the have-nots. Or at least that’s how it seems right now. Join me here if you want to start the ride with me. I look foward to your reactions, whether you hate it, love it, or are somewhere in between.

I am also reading a book that is classified as the “New Adult” category. Easy, by Tammara Webber. This is another one of the self-published books that became a huge success on Amazon, and now is being picked up by Penguin and published in print. I wanted to see what it was like. So far I like it and can see why it’s popular with its target audience.. What it’s like is… hmm, a young woman gets almost raped in the opening, and doesn’t call the cops because she’s at a house where a lot of her underage friends are drinking and she doesn’t want them to get in trouble. I have a feeling this will come back to haunt her, don’t you?  She’s a college sophomore which is where the “New Adult” theme comes in. I don’t know how explicit it might get, but so far we know that she has been sexually active with her longterm ex-boyfriend, she drinks on occasion, and her friends toss around profanity a bit. I’ll let you know what I think when I finish.

Also, I’m listening to a medieval thriller, Martyr: A Novel of Tudor Intrigue, by Rory Clements. It’s the first in the “John Shakespeare” series.  I don’t yet know why the hero’s name is Shakespeare. So far, no references to Will that I’ve picked up on. This has some graphic violence against women (alas that seems to be a defining characteristic of most thrillers, including the one on my own back-burner). So far I like it. The story, not the violence against women. Just in case I needed to clarify that.

• What did you recently finish reading?

I finished The Ringed Castle, the fifth of six books in the Lymond Chronicles. So many things happened in this book that I wanted to happen and now I want to see what happens next, but–I’m postponing the sixth book because it is the last and I want to savour it. I also think I’m going to start buying this series in hardcover for my personal library which (other than research materials) is a collection of books I want to possess and caress, not just any book I happen to buy. Those days ended when I bought my Kindle and started using it for those kinds of reads. Building my library is becoming a truly enjoyable hobby.



• What do you think you’ll read next?

I don’t know. I don’t know if I’ll move onto the last of the Lymond books or if I’ll grab something else. Only time will tell.

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Filed under Books, Building My Library, Giveaways, JK Rowling, Kindle, Reading, Review, WWW Wednesday

18 responses to “WWW Wednesday (October 17, 2012)

  1. I have heard good things about Easy, I am looking forward to your review and am really enjoying your comments on Casual Vacancy as you read through it! Fun stuff. My WWW:

  2. I read Easy not too long ago and found that I really enjoyed it. I had trouble putting it down once I really got into the story. Martyr also sounds like an interesting read so I’ll be curious to see what you think of it once you finish.

    My WWW Wednesday is here.

  3. Your reading/listening to some great stuff right now! I’m not sure if The Casual Vacancy is my cup of tea but I’m glad your enjoying it 🙂

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

    • Yeah, I really am liking it more and more. “Like” is an odd word to use, because I’m really worried about my favorite character and JKR doesn’t pull any punches with them.

  4. It took me a little while to get into The Casual Vacancy, but once I did I found it hard to put down. So, I stayed up late last night to read the final 200 pages or so! My WWW Wednesday

  5. I’m glad you’re enjoying JK Rowling’s book–I’m looking forward to reading it.

  6. First good thing I’ve read about The Casual Vacancy. I may have to read this book yet. =) Glad that you’re starting to enjoy it!

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