WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.
As y’all know, every Wednesday one of us answers three questions about our reading habits. This is akin to a genie’s three wish quota. We answer three questions, and only three questions, the third of which cannot be: “If you could answer three more questions, what would they be?”
So since the lot fell to me today, here are my answers to the three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Ghost Story, a Harry Dresden Novel by Jim Butcher. This is one of three books a cagey friend gave me before I had even read one Harry Dresden novel. It was a cheap and blatant attempt to get me to buy Book One (Storm Front) thus getting me hooked on the series.
It worked. I have since either purchased—or checked out of the library—every Harry Dresden novel between Storm Front and Ghost Story. (There are about eight or nine of them.) I have bought paper backs, hardbacks, and eBooks. I have gotten my entire family hooked on the series, as well, and they are filling in any blanks left by my desperate library checkouts.
My current non-fiction read is Monopolizing Knowledge by physicist Ian Hutchinson, and my current morning devotional reads are The Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh and The Promulgation of Universal Peace, by Abdu’l?Bahá.
I’m also reading my own first novel, The Meri, to my 10 year-old daughter. She reads voraciously on her own, but still insists on the bedtime ritual.
- What did you recently finish reading?
I recently finished reading Jane and the Stillroom Maid by Stephanie Barron and Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire. I liked the Jane Austen mystery well enough, though it wasn’t the my favorite of the series I’ve read so far. Whereas Ashes of Honor is definitely my favorite of Seanan’s October Daye series. A truly satisfying ending.
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Since my husband an I are a members of Seanan McGuire’s Traveling Circus and Snake Handling Show, which performs music at her San Francisco Bay Area book events, and since I had gotten into a lovely pattern of alternating Toby Daye and Harry Dresden novels until I ran out of Toby novels (pick up the pace, Seanan!), I intend to start on Seanan’s InCryptid series, starting with Discount Armageddon. Then I shall read the most recent Harry Dresden novel and wait, impatiently, for the next one. On the non-fiction side, I hope to finish Bertrand Russell’s Essays on Mysticism and Logic one of these days, as well.
And somewhere in there, I will find time to write.