WWW Wednesday – Aug 13, 2014

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 are you currently reading?

As usual I have at least 2 books going at once. In the breakfast nook I keep non-fiction. “Finding Merlin” by Adam Ardray. I read his companion book “Finding Arthur” and loved his research and his methodology. A lot of historians will object to his obvious prejudice against the way the early Christian church re-wrote history to fit their political agenda. Every author has his prejudices. Ardray’s opens up some interesting paths to making all the pieces fit just by shifting Arthur’s location from southern England to central Scotland. “Finding Merlin” takes much of the same approach with some very interesting conclusions.

On my e-reader I have “Guidebook To Murder” by Lynn Cahoon. Another cozy that sucked me in with style, attitude, and characters. The first in a new series to me. Small town on the southern California coast, an ex-lawyer running away from stressful job and a bad marriage, a bookstore/coffee shop and a sweet little old lady sitting on a valuable piece of property. I’m hooked.

 

• What did you recently finish reading?

Chaz Brenchley’s “Rotten Row.” Humanity is fascinated by the grotesque, to the point we turn it into art. At what point to we cross the line between art and horror? When do we lose our humanity by immersing ourselves into the art of the grotesque and become the horror? A short read  that provokes deep thought and chilling shudders.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

Considering my TBR pile is taller than I am, I’m not sure. Thinking about Mary-Robinette Kowal’s alternate Regency books.

 

What about you? What are you reading, have you been reading, wanting to read next?

 

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About Phyllis Irene Radford

Irene Radford has been writing stories ever since she figured out what a pencil was for. A member of an endangered species—a native Oregonian who lives in Oregon—she and her husband make their home in Welches, Oregon where deer, bears, coyotes, hawks, owls, and woodpeckers feed regularly on their back deck. A museum trained historian, Irene has spent many hours prowling pioneer cemeteries deepening her connections to the past. Raised in a military family she grew up all over the US and learned early on that books are friends that don’t get left behind with a move. Her interests and reading range from ancient history, to spiritual meditations, to space stations, and a whole lot in between. Mostly Irene writes fantasy and historical fantasy including the best-selling Dragon Nimbus Series and the masterwork Merlin’s Descendants series. In other lifetimes she writes urban fantasy as P.R. Frost or Phyllis Ames, and space opera as C.F. Bentley. Later this year she ventures into Steampunk as someone else. If you wish information on the latest releases from Ms Radford, under any of her pen names, you can subscribe to her newsletter: www.ireneradford.net Promises of no spam, merely occasional updates and news of personal appearances.

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WWW Wednesday – Aug 13, 2014 — 4 Comments

  1. Read:
    The False House by James Stoddard
    The Light Princess and Other Fairy Tales by George MacDonald
    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Reading:
    Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    The Book of Joby by Mark J. Ferrari
    To Read:
    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
    The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
    Writing Down the Dragon by Tom Simon — as soon as my paperback copy arrives.