WWW Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 (Find out what I am reading this week)

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?

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice – I started reading this way back in my high school days, but now I’m actually getting into it.

What did you recently finish reading?

A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest – I picked this up via the $.99 sale on Kindle. Really pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it.

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Maze Runner by James Dashner – I still have to get back to this one after reading the first two chapters a while ago. Now that I’ve seen the trailer for the movie, I am ready to read the book.

 

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday 2 Jul 2014 (Find out what I am reading this week)

 

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?

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

What did you recently finish reading?

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

What do you think you’ll read next?

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

 

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday 18 Jun 2014 (Find out what I am reading this week)

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?

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

What did you recently finish reading?

Crane by Stacey Rourke

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday 4 Jun 2014 (Find out what I am reading this week)

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?

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

I’ve been looking at this book for a while, especially since I’ve seen students reading it. I only went through the first chapter, but it seems very cute.

Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson

With as many books as I’ve seen to Wilson’s credit (most of them in classrooms), I figured I should pick up a few. I bought this at a £1 book sale in Asda and have just picked it up recently. This one is for upper middle grade, I’d say. It has a very distinct teenage voice that I really like.

What did you recently finish reading?

Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill by James Patterson

The Martian by Andy Weir

Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Technically, I’m still reading all of these, I’ve just set them aside for the time being.

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

I know we have this book sitting around somewhere, but I currently have the ebook version from the library. After the first page, I was ready to dive in.

The Camelot Code by Mari Mancusi

I’ve been trying to review more indie authors (because it’s so stinking fun) and this one looked really cute. I’ve read the first chapter and it’s such a cool idea. Can’t wait to read it all.

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday 7 May 2014 (Find out what I am reading this week)

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  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

I go back to this one pretty often, but I’m only half way through it. It’s one that’s kind of grown on me, I guess.

California Diaries Dawn: Diary 1 (California Diaries #1) by Ann M. Martin

I don’t know where I’ve been, but I had no idea Ann M. Martin had this series. After being an avid Baby Sitter’s Club fan as a kid, I need to read some of this series to remember what I loved about reading as a teenager. Too bad these aren’t available online through the library.

The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1) by Samantha Shannon

I’ve wanted to read this ever since I saw Samantha Shannon on BBC Breakfast last year. It’s a long book that may take me a while to get into, but I plan on eventually buying it even though I have the ebook version from the library now.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

I have checked this ebook out so many times, but I cannot get past 43% or so. I don’t know what it is, but it just drags for me. I love the premise, but even by 40% in, I thought I was almost finished with it. I just don’t know if I should put it on the Did Not Finish pile and move on or not.

What did you recently finish reading?

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Halse Anderson is one of my favorite writers, but this one just didn’t do much for me. I just didn’t have the emotional reaction I was supposed to have with the main character. It was almost like the story wasn’t told at full volume or something. I kept reading and wanting more, but it just never went anywhere. The situation with the father was obviously not going to turn out well and I really wanted him to be just be sent away so the main character could go to college and live a nice life. I don’t know – with me and contemporary fiction I either obsessively love it, or I get bored easily.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Conquest: The Chronicles of the Invaders by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard

Per my new interest in sci-fi, I bought this in hard cover last week.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

This was one of my sci-fi recommendations from Twitter. I’m not into high sci-fi or fantasy, so this seems like a good match for me.

 

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday 23 Apr 2014 (Find out what I am reading this week)

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  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

 Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

I started reading this last week. I got through a good chunk of it, and it’s good, but I found other books that interested me more, honestly. I was put off at the beginning where sixteen year old Park says that in middle school the kids talked about seeing Aliens. The book begins in Aug 1986 and the movie came out in Jul 1986, so the reference in the timeline is a bit wonky. Of course, since I’m an Alien/Aliens geek, this drove me crazy for the first chapter. I do want to finish this one, just to say I did. It’s good and all, but I’m slowly going through it.

  The Program by Suzanne Young

I really liked this, but my Kindle Fire was starting to give me eyestrain, so I had to stop reading it for a while. I’d like to finish this one soon.

  The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

This was a paperback book I bought for my Florida holiday last September. I’m usually way too distracted on vacation to read, so I only went through one chapter. I picked it up again when I had the eyestrain, and was pleasantly surprised by it, since it’s not usually my thing. I like the whole world Clare’s made. I saw the terrible movie and liked the concepts in it, so I’m on page 200 or so now, I think.

  The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

This is the book I’ve checked out of the (digital) library three times now, trying to get it read. I love Anderson’s work, and she’s definitely one of my favorite writers. This is the book I want to finish next. She just writes remarkable characters.

What did you recently finish reading?

  The Cranes Dance by Meg Howrey

I’m going to fan-girl this a bit because this is definitely one of the best books I’ve ever read. I haven’t read adult literary fiction for so long and this made me remember why I miss it so much. I saw it mentioned on Vintage Book’s Facebook page and with one quote and the mention that it was a book about ballerinas, I read the sample. Pow! The first paragraph just grabs the reader and throws them right into the main character’s world. I’m going to write a review for this because it made me even write better (in my opinion) after reading this each day. Good writing, good characters, good narration. A++ book. I even went as far as to Tweet the author and tell her how good it is – that’s how good it is.

What do you think you’ll read next?

  Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

After watching Saving Mr. Banks (one of the saddest movies I’ve ever seen, by the way) I wanted to get back to my Children’s Lit / Middle Grade roots and read something a little more light-hearted before I jump into another MG writing project.

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday 19 Mar 2014 (Find out what I am reading this week)

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?

Longbourne by Jo Baker

What did you recently finish reading?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney

What do you think you’ll read next?

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

 

Happy Reading and Happy Wednesday!