WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.
Hallo, all – Pati Nagle here. My turn to play WWW Wednesday.
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim. I have loved the movie based on this book for many years. Own it, watch it when I’m feeling blue. Recently I nominated the book for my historical fiction book club, and it was chosen as our next read, so I’m currently enjoying the author’s version of the story. Von Arnim’s prose is as lush as the flowers of the Italian countryside. Having a lot of fun with it, and will probably look into her other titles. Bonus: her work is in the public domain, so free and inexpensive ebooks are available.
• What did you recently finish reading?
Also for the HF book club, our last selection was I, Jane: In the Court of Henry VIII by Diane Haeger. This is a fictional memoir of Jane Seymour, Henry’s third wife. Not bad but a few anachronisms kicked me out of the story now and then (the click of silverware on china … um …). Haeger portrays Anne Boleyn as rather a harridan, which given other accounts seems a little unfair. Had it not been a book club title, I might have set this one aside.
• What do you think you’ll read next?
Probably Steven Gould’s Reflex. There was recently a special on the ebook of his newest title, Impulse, so I snatched that up and picked up Reflex so I could read them in order. Steve is a great science fiction writer and a good friend, and I’m remiss in having waited so long to catch up on the adventures of Davy from Jumper. For those unfamiliar with the series, or who only know the film based on Jumper, go grab the books and start reading. Excellent stuff – reminiscent in some ways of Heinlein’s earlier novels.
What about you? What have you been reading lately? Put the link to your WWW Wednesday entry in comments, or just tell us!