WWW Wednesday July 10, 2013

WWW Wednesday. 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?

After all this time–over a year!–I am finally reading Timeless, by Gail Carriger. And I’m finally meeting the most adorable, destructive, ferocious toddler ever–Prudence. Why did I wait so long to read this delight? And does anybody know if Carriger’s new YA series involves Prudence or any other of this cast of characters?

I’m also reading a short story collection. I’m not much of a short story reader, so when I say that so far every single story has captivated me, I’m really saying something.  Female Science Fiction Writer by Amy Sterling Casil is wonderful. I’m on the third story and what a delightful case of creative whiplash, as I bounce from one amazing world to the next. Hopefully I’ll finally get my keyboard fixed and will be able to put more images in here again soon.

• What did you recently finish reading?

I listened to Broken Harbor: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad) by Tana French. Like her other books, it required a certain suspension of disbelief to accept some of the manipulations of plot. Like her other books, her stunning prose and rich worlds and characterizations make it worth such suspension of disbelief. And unlike The Likeness, I felt this book actually worked and didn’t require me to swallow a premise that she made absolutely no effort to sustain. I really liked this book a lot, and thought the way it resolved was true to the main character and his situation.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

I just bought the third and final book in Kate Elliott’s trilogy that I have dearly loved. [I might have actually stalked Kate on twitter and facebook, wanting to know when this book, Cold Steel,  would finally, finally, finally be released.] Now that it’s on my Kindle, will I actually read it? Or like many other series, will I leave the last one dangling out there, a promise of something long-awaited that I can’t bear to see end?

checkmateIn case you’re wondering (and you probably aren’t) I still haven’t read Dorothy Dunnett’s last Lymond book, Checkmate.

What about you? What have you been reading lately? Put the link to your WWW Wednesday entry in comments, or just tell me!

I’m keeping a running total of my reading challenges–the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge (see banner at the bottom of the right sidebar) and my own challenge, the Embarrassment of Riches Challenge.

This entry is cross-posted at Book View Cafe.



Filed under Books, Reading, WWW Wednesday

4 responses to “WWW Wednesday July 10, 2013

  1. Pingback: WWW Wednesday July 10, 2013 | Book View Cafe Blog

  2. I have only read the first of the Parasol Protectorate and the first of the YA books but so far there doesn’t seem to be any cross-over (except that it seems to be the same world and time period). I need to read the rest of those! Maybe work on my TBR pile a bit 🙂

    • I really love the Parasol Protectorate series, and it seems to be ending well so far, meaning, I’m admiring the turns of the phrases and am greatly amused by some of the characters.

  3. denise

    Apologies for not hanging around the blog much lately. boys off from school need my chauffeur skills.

    Congrats on the G-baby.

    Reading Autumn Duchess by Lucinda Brant. Won it–she mailed it from New Zealand! Georgian Historical. Liking it.

    New laptop arrived! YAY for me.

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