WWW Wednesday (12-26-12)

BVC members have picked up this meme 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?

Fool’s Fate (The Tawny Man, Book 3) by Robin Hobb. This is book 3 in the Tawny Man trilogy, which follows the Farseer Trilogy. I love all of them. Filled with magic, dragons, war, intrigue, love, sacrifice, and redemption. Hobb is a wonderful writer, and these fantasies are gripping, heartbreaking, and un-put-downable.

• What did you recently finish reading?

Caleb’s Crossing: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks. Read this for a book club, and while I probably would not have picked it up otherwise, I did enjoy it. Brooks’s lush descriptions of Martha’s Vinyard in the 17th century and her turn for interesting historical detail are captivating. The story of the first Native American to graduate from Harvard is interesting, and Brooks lends it plenty of verisimilitude.

Scandalous by Patricia Burroughs. I loved this story of an eclectic expert in vintage fashion who imagines herself a bad girl when she is really anything but. A delicious romance, perfect for holiday reading.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

Probably Reggiecide (Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries) by Chris Dolley – I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while and I love Dolley’s steampunk-a-la-Wodehouse. If you haven’t encountered it before, start with What Ho, Automaton! (Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries).


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WWW Wednesday (12-26-12) — 5 Comments

  1. Having a Nook means you’re never out of something to read; I’ve been re-reading (or in some cases, discovering for the first time) a lot of should-have-read-this-in-college lit, as well as new things.

    Currently reading: Marmee & Louisa (about Abba May Alcott and her slightly more famous daughter. I’m fascinated by the Alcotts), by Eve LaPlante

    Just finished reading: Kim, by Rudyard Kipling. Liked it a whole lot better than the first time I read it in high school, but I still think it starts out slow; my HS English teacher thought I was blasphemous.

    Probably going to read next?: not counting two manuscripts of fiction written by friends? Very likely Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies, which I got for Christmas.

    • I still haven’t read Wolf Hall. Arrrrgh, I keep letting good books slip through my fingers while I’m reading… well, other good books. Win/win, I suppose.

  2. Thanks so much for giving Scandalous a thumbs up!

    The Martha’s Vineyard setting sounds fascinating. I love historical novels so will need to check that one out.

  3. Been a bit behind, what with Real Live [tm].

    Nearly done: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano

    In process: Third Sex, Third Gender, Gilbert Herdt

    Tom Simon’s first in the Eye of the Maker series–terrific voice, epic fantasy.

    Jennifer Stevenson, It’s Raining Men–funny and sexy.

    Isaac’s Army, Mathew Brezezinski.

    And a couple others. Not sure what next!

  4. Let’s see.

    Now reading Michael Flynn’s In The Lion’s Mouth and Sarah A. Hoyt’s Darkship Thieves.

    Recently finished Sarah A. Hoyt’s Draw One In The Dark.

    Probably going to read either John C. Wright’s The Hermetic Millenium or Johan Huizinga’s The Autumn of the Middle Ages next.