WWW Wednesday 12-18-2013

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?

earthquake dollI’m re-reading an amazing first novel by Candace Williams, The Earthquake Doll. This is a beautiful love story about 16-year-old Miyoko, whose life is trembling beneath her feet as the entire world around her shifts into the new realities of post-WWII Japan.

The gap between the old Japan and the new is never so wide as when it tears open a young girl’s heart…

It’s 1952 Japan, seven years since the war was lost to the Americans, seven years since Miyoko lost her father and the home of her birth. Now she must earn a living caring for the children of an American family at the nearby air base.

When tragedy strikes, sixteen-year-old Miyoko is ordered to obey her family’s wishes or disgrace the memory of her father and bring hardship upon her family. Tradition says she must obey, but her secret heart whispers that the new laws can free her.

As the earth trembles and splits beneath her, Miyoko must jump forward—or back.

THE EARTHQUAKE DOLL

Complete with book club questions in the back, this is a story that will warm your heart.

Full disclosure–I am mentioned in the dedication! I first read this book many years ago and have championed it ever since. I’m absolutely thrilled to finally be able to tell everyone–go buy it, read it, love it! It’s available in print and digital from Amazon
And don’t forget to leave reviews!

Heyer_False_Colours2And to get my ear and inner voices back in the mode to write, I am slipping back into reading and listening to Heyer and Austen mode with False Colours, by Georgette Heyer. I’ve spaced out these books instead of rushing through them all, so this one is new to me and I’m loving it.

Handsome twins! Trading places!

An arranged marriage of convenience!

[Isn’t that one of everybody’s favorite tropes?]

What’s not to love?

• What did you recently finish reading?

perks of being a wallflowerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky, for the win! Another coming-of-age, but this one in the early 1990s America. A friend told me I needed to see the movie, but I wanted to read the book first, and it’s wonderful. Now I know why everybody has been talking about this one for so long.

And yes, now I have to see the movie.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

mystic-guardian-patricia-rice-paperback-cover-artMystic Guardian by Patricia Rice. This one is coming out in digital next year so I’m proofreading the text. I love my job! Reading great books and getting to call it work? I’m one lucky Pooks.

And finally, a reminder that I have a new book out as of yesterday! Check it out.

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What about you? What are you reading, have you been reading, wanting to read next?

 

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7 responses to “WWW Wednesday 12-18-2013

  1. denise

    a Christmas anthology, another Christmas book, and a regency–yes, I’m crazy for reading 3 books at once, plus there’s one in the minivan.

    finished Sarah MacLean’s No Good Duke Goes Unpunished. My TBR is a mile high–that’s just the print books. I have more than 1200 books in my kindle.

    Razzmatazz is calling my name.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. You lucky duck, reading and working at the same time! 🙂
    I still need to read Wallflower, it is on my list and that Earthquake Doll sounds wonderful, I will have to bring it up to my bookclub to see if they would like to read it 🙂 thanks for the rec!! Happy holidays

  3. The Earthquake Doll sounds wonderful. THANKS for sharing.

    ENJOY your books and your week.

    Nice blog…I don’t think I have visited before.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My W…W…W…

    Free download if you want to stop by. Free Download

  4. Glad you liked Perks. I wasn’t a fan of it, but I love Emma Watson, so I’ll probably see the movie.

  5. The Earthquake Doll looks like a good read! Hope you enjoy. Here’s my link http://wp.me/p32hC2-u8

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