WWW Wednesday 4-3-13

WWW Wednesday. This meme is 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 did you recently finish reading?

Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. I am pleased to see a very successful women who is willing to use the F word — feminist, that is. I’ll have more to say about it in an essay I’m doing for  the next issue of the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall. This is an exquisitely written book and one that turns conventional history on its head. Thomas Cromwell is its hero; Thomas More its villain. But it left me feeling depressed. I find myself tired of kings who believe their subjects have a duty to them rather than believing that they should take care of their people.

• What are you currently reading?

Deb Taber’s Necessary IllThis is a fascinating and very disturbing world, making it excellent science fiction. Jin, a neut — a neuter person — is spreading disease germs in an effort to reduce population. I find myself on Jin’s side, even as I am freaked out by its mission. I can’t wait to find out where all this goes.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

I have a stack of books on hold at the library, so to some extent it depends on what comes in first. But high on my list right now is The Great Gatsby. I haven’t read it since high school, and I don’t recall being terribly impressed by it back then. But recently I heard people waxing rhapsodic about it on the radio, talking about Gatsby as a dreamer. Me, I always thought he had flawed dreams. I decided I needed to read it again to find out if my take on it is the right one.

What about you? What have you been reading lately? Put the link to your WWW Wednesday entry in comments, or just tell us!



WWW Wednesday 4-3-13 — 11 Comments

  1. In process, a big fat tome on the history of Venice, that I am loving, more on Ernst Lubitch, a hefty one on the romantic comedies of the thirties, which gets into cultural evaluation, a bio of the Barrymores, and two or three fiction goodies.

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  3. Read: Patricia C. Wrede’s Thirteenth Child
    Reading: Patricia C. Wrede’s Book of Enchantments
    To Read: Paul S. Kindstedt’s Cheese and Culture