WWW Wednesday 4-17-13

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.

Jennifer Stevenson here, reporting for WWW Wednesday.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?

Uneasy Money by P.G. Wodehouse. This is a paperback Penguin edition that has regrettably been edited down.  If I weren’t such a Wodehouse geek I might never notice, because they did a pretty good job, but when you’re a geek, every lost golden phrase hurts.  That said, I reread Wodehouse probably too much.  (Like, his entire oeuvre every year.)  In Uneasy Money an impoverished young English peer learns that an act of disinterested kindness (curing a millionaire of slicing his approach shots) moved the millionaire to leave him all his money—disinheriting the millionaire’s niece. Our hero goes over to America to try to find a job, and to convince the outraged niece to accept at least half the money.  The scene in Reigelheimer’s Restaurant where he dances with a girl referred to as “the Good Sport” is worth the whole book.

• What did you recently finish reading?

Hiromi Goto’s Half World, a young-adult novel about a girl who visits a nightmare world between the living and the dead and escapes with much more than her life.  Goto does “horrible” and “nightmare” rather well.  Mr. Glueskin gets the prize for ickiest role in the book. I especially like the way the nightmare world is structured around emotion: what you want, what you fear, and the imagery that embodies those things.  Goto does nightmare right.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

The Notorious Atherton by Patricia Rice, another of her Regency romances.  And no, you can’t read it…yet…because it hasn’t been released yet.  Nya nya!  Atherton is a hunk, the heroine may be a princess, the princess may be a pain in the ass…can’t wait!

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 4-17-13 — 2 Comments

  1. Uneasy Money is such fun!

    Read: An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire
    Reading: Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire
    To Read: An Age Like This by George Orwell.