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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WWW Wednesdays

It's WWW Wednesday as hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. And it's easy to take part: 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?

Current reads include Kate Morton's The Distant Hours, a huge throwback of a novel to the days of du Maurier and gothic family secrets, and Paul Murray's brilliant, funny and sad Skippy Dies, about the denizens of a Dublin secondary boys school.

Latest finished read is Jennifer Brown's Hate List. This YA novel about the aftermath of a Columbine-style shooting is tailormade for book discussions. Brown's debut novel gives readers space to think about how they feel about what various characters are doing. Me, I'm incensed at the main character's parents.

Up next? The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. Three sisters named for Shakespeare characters by their scholarly father come back home to a small Midwest town when their mother is stricken with cancer. I have the feeling lighter notes will be struck as well as the more serious ones about sibling relationships.

4 comments:

  1. Gothic reading like Du Maurier, have to check out The Distant Hours for myself some day... Happy reading Lynne, My WWW and WoW this week

    jackie >_<

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  2. Wow, have you ever been busy, Jackie!

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  3. Glad to hear you're enjoying SKIPPY DIES. I'm reading it in March during my Irish Month! :-)

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  4. It's a perfect Irish book. Some parts I laugh at, then feel abashed for doing so. Know there will be sniffly times before I'm done.

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