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WWW Wednesdays Oct 30

WWW Wednesday!

The meme comes from shouldbereading, and all you have to do is answer these questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? and What are you planning to read next?

currently reading

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  • Bridget Jones the Edge of Reason – cause I hadn’t, yet, and I finally heard one too many things about Mad About the Boy to not want to read it asap.
  • Hands of Flame by CE Murphy – so far, I love this series ❤
  • Morality Play by Barry Unsworth – have not actually read much more of this… maybe this week.

recently finished

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  • House of Cards by CE Murphy – loved it! I will try and post about the series when I finish the 3rd book.
  • Le Misanthrope, Molière – I had forgotten I’d started this months ago, so didn’t take long to finish. Still not doing very well on my reading French books challenge… this puts me at 3/10 for the year.

plan to read next

I have a library hold on Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy, so if that comes in… If not, possibly an Ursula K LeGuin; I have a few that I haven’t read.

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WWW Wednesdays Oct 23

WWW Wednesday!

The meme comes from shouldbereading, and all you have to do is answer these questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? and What are you planning to read next?

currently reading

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  • House of Cards by CE Murphy – I have been looking forward to reading the sequel to Heart of Stone!
  • Morality Play by Barry Unsworth – this book has a great first line: “It was a death that began it all and another death that led us on.” Not sure how I feel about the book past that first line yet; not far enough in to tell 😛

recently finished

  • Cast in Chaos by Michelle Sagara – very much enjoyed; recommended – my sort-of-review here.

plan to read next

If the ending of House of Cards is anything like the ending of Heart of Stone was… then I’ll probably dive straight into the 3rd book, Hands of Flame. We’ll see!

WWW Wednesdays Oct 9

WWW Wednesday… I haven’t played along with this meme in quite some time! But here I am again, because who doesn’t love talking about books?

The meme comes from shouldbereading, and all you have to do is answer these questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? and What are you planning to read next?

currently reading

Cast in Chaos (Chronicles of Elantra, #6)

Cast in Chaos by Michelle Sagara – the 6th book in the Chronicles of Elantra series, and so far a very good addition to the series.

recently finished

  • A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews – very good, and important. Recommended. (And yeah, I’m really behind the rest of the world on this one.)
  • The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares – posted my main reaction to this one already.
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, trans. Carol Christensen and Thomas Christensen – enjoyed it right up until the ending. Argh! I won’t spoil it, though, even though it’s not a new release. Good book, I just didn’t agree with one of the choices. Still recommended. I loved the recipe structure to the book.
  • What the Dickens by Gregory Maguire – cute, though in places a little too didactic for my liking.

plan to read next

Top of the list is currently House of Cards by C.E. Murphy–I read Heart of Stone in August, and really wanted to dive straight into the sequel but couldn’t because I couldn’t remember which box I’d packed it in. The troubles of moving! But all is well, since now all my books are unpacked and I’ve found it again. I guess this is where ebooks come in handy, eh?

WWW Wednesdays May 1

It’s May! And absolutely goooorgeous out here. I hope you have an equally lovely day, wherever you may be 🙂

Now I haven’t posted a WWW (or anything else, for that matter) for a few weeks. Real life sort of took over. Nothing bad, just busy and higher priority than blogging. C’est la vie. Anyway, here I am again.

The WWW Wednesdays meme comes from shouldbereading, and all you have to do is answer these questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? and What are you planning to read next?

currently reading

  • Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb – the 3rd book in the Farseer trilogy. I’ve barely started it, so not many thoughts on it yet, but I’m looking forward to finding out how the story wraps up.

recently finished

  • The Spirit Lens by Carol Berg – basically a medieval spy thriller, set in a fantasy land. Yeah pretty much as great as it sounds. That said, I had a couple problems with the characterization, one of which is that I felt Ilario’s character was way too over the top for the first couple chapters. The other one is suuuuper spoilery so I’ll leave it be. Overall, though, I very much enjoyed this–the first novel I’ve read of Carol Berg’s, though I’ve read her in an anthology before–and look forward to the couple other books of hers I have.
  • Enchanted No More by Robin D Owens – very much enjoyed this, the first Mystic Circle book. Looking forward to reading the second.
  • A Mapmaker’s Dream by James Cowan – if this had been a full-length novel, I doubt I’d have finished it. As it was, towards the end it was fairly interesting, existentialist philosophy, but overall not a winner for me.

plan to read next

I imagine Assassin’s Quest will take me a while to read (still have over 700 pages to go :P) so I think I’ll read some poetry or other short works interspersed with it. Break things up a bit. I have a Thomas Hardy and a Robbie Burns collection that I haven’t gotten to yet, so maybe one of those, or there’s still my Complete Works of Shakespeare to tackle… Oh, or Dante’s The Inferno (in translation). We’ll see.

WWW Wednesdays Apr 3

WWW Wednesday time again – this week’s is a quick one.

The meme comes from shouldbereading, and all you have to do is answer these questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? and What are you planning to read next?

currently reading

  • The Spirit Lens by Carol Berg – only just started, enjoying the mystery and the setting so far.
  • Le Misanthrope, Molière – yep, still…

recently finished

  • Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear – review coming soon, but short version is that I really enjoyed it.

plan to read next

probably Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb (Farseer Trilogy #3), to finish off that trilogy.

WWW Wednesdays Mar 27

Wednesday again! We know what that means 🙂

The meme comes from shouldbereading, and all you have to do is answer these questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? and What are you planning to read next?

currently reading

  • Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear – really enjoying it so far!
  • Le Misanthrope, Molière – yep, still.

recently finished

  • Heart Change by Robin D. Owens – loved it, one of my favourite books in the Celta series (that I’ve read so far). Review will be posted tomorrow!

plan to read next

I think Carol Berg’s The Spirit Lens is up next, and then probably Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb (Farseer Trilogy #3), to finish off that trilogy.

WWW Wednesdays Mar 20

Happy Spring! At least according to the calendar… It was snowing again this morning, though right now it’s beautiful and sunny out.

Here we go for another WWW post – this one’s quick.

The meme comes from shouldbereading, and all you have to do is answer these questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? and What are you planning to read next?

currently reading

  • Le Misanthrope, Molière – made a bit of progress with this.

recently finished

  • Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn – just finished this morning, soooo good. Like all Sharon Shinn books. One of my all time favourite authors, hands down. If you haven’t read any of her books, what the heck are you waiting for.
  • Double Dexter by Jeff Lindsay – review posted here
  • Livy book 1

plan to read next

Right now I can’t decide between Elizabeth Bear’s Range of Ghosts, or Carol Berg’s The Spirit Lens. We’ll see. Maybe I’ll flip a coin.