WWW Wednesday, 17-September-2014

17 Sep

Time for MizB’s WWW meme! Not too much progress this week, but I suspected that would happen.

www_wednesdays4The Three Ws are:

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

Currently reading:  I will be picking up Canada by Richard Ford again at lunch today. I hope to make a dent in it! My audiobook is The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory. So far, this one isn’t disappointing. Gregory’s ability to throw in tons of historical detail and still move a plot is incredible. My ebook is The Domesday Book by Connie Willis and it’s moving as slowly as expected. I’m devoting a lot more time to it than I normally do to an ebook and I’m only at 13%. The race is off for Read Along #2 and I’ve finished the first section of The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar. I’m itching to start section two!

Recently finished: Only one finished this week. My book club selection for October is We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson and I finished it at lunch yesterday. This is one that was hard to read before bed because it was so creepy! Really good but not my normal style.

I’m banging out these book reviews lately. It’s been hard to catch up. Check out reviews for Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors and Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt.

Reading Next:   Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is still waiting on my library list. I don’t have much else waiting now because I just started so many! I wish it would come in soon, but I’m starting to give up a bit. If I can finish Canada, I want to read another one in Spanish and I’m likely to pick up Misterio de La Guia de Ferrocarriles by Agatha Christie. The English title is The ABC Murders. Has anyone read this one? It will be my first Agatha Christie and it will be in Spanish so it’s bound to be a good time!

Let’s see if I can get through Canada this week, but no promises! How is your WWW? Leave a comment and let me know and check out the original post on MizB’s blog!

Until next time, write on.

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10 Responses to “WWW Wednesday, 17-September-2014”

  1. Sarah Mortimer September 17, 2014 at 10:10 AM #

    A friend of mine recommend several Shirley Jackson books to me recently – I’ve not read any before. The one you mention was one of them. I really must try it. Here’s my WWW.


    • Sam September 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM #

      I also read ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ last year. Personally, I liked this one more. But if you haven’t read her short story ‘The Lottery,’ I’d start there.
      Happy Reading!


  2. lipsyy September 17, 2014 at 10:32 AM #

    I’ve always been intrigued by ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’, I’ll look out for your thoughts on it.


    • Sam September 17, 2014 at 12:09 PM #

      Interesting is a good word for it. Jackson has a way of getting under your skin. It was creepy and uncomfortable, which is good, but hard to read.


  3. amandasnoseinabook September 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM #

    We Have Always Lived in the Castle sounds really good. I love a good, creepy read in the fall so I might have to check it out.

    My WWW- http://amandasnoseinabook.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/what-im-reading-writing-wednesday-16/


    • Sam September 17, 2014 at 12:10 PM #

      Jackson is great for Halloween/creepy reads. Anything by her is guaranteed to give you the creeps!


  4. Ashley @ Sitting In The Stacks September 17, 2014 at 1:02 PM #

    On a scale of 1-10 how creepy is We Have Always Lived in the Castle?



    • Sam September 17, 2014 at 1:12 PM #

      Hm, tough to say. I’d give it around a 7.5. It’s creepy because the character has some kind of mental illness and you’re in her head and you could see the events really happening, but it doesn’t play to my primal fears, exactly. It’s very much worth reading, I hope you enjoy it if you decide to pick it up.


  5. TheSkepticalReader September 18, 2014 at 11:12 PM #

    Ohh good luck with Agatha Christie! I haven’t read that one particularly but read The Murder on the Orient Express a month ago I think. It was really good, “Endless Night” is next on my list. 😉


    • Sam September 19, 2014 at 6:03 AM #

      I’m hoping the language barrier doesn’t cause me to miss anything. It looks like a really good read!


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