Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading

To play along, just answer the following three 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? 
I've got a couple of books on the 
go at the moment: Blink, by Martin Gladwell, which is about trusting your instincts. It's an ok read - he certainly includes some interesting case studies for examples but then waffles through his explanations. It's likely to get mixed reviews at this stage! The other book I'm totally engrossed in is Goodbye Sarajevo, by Atka Reid and Hana Schofield. This is the story of two sisters, separated during the Bosnian War. It's absolutely gripping!

What did you recently finish reading? 
My latest completed book was Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan.  The story of Lauren, a
 30-something-year-old whose husband moves her and the children to the Mississippi Delta to see his dream of becoming a farm owner through to fruition. An easy, but enjoyable read. The review will come - I just have to get through my stockpile of others first! But in the meantime, if you see it, grab it! Barbara Kingsolver says "This is storytelling at the height of its powers"!

What do you think you'll read next?
I don't know! I have so many books I want to read immediately. The Tapestry of Love, by Rose Thornton is still on my TBR pile, and I've just added The Villa Girls, by Nicky Pellegrino as well. Then last week I managed to come home with two more historical entertainment works by Carolly Erickson - one on Marie Antoinette and another on Mary Queen of Scots, and having seen Should Be Reading's mention of Ciji Ware's A Race to Splendor,  I really want that one too! I think I might have to pick a name out of a hat at this rate! 


  1. I love that cover for Mudbound!

  2. I like the title, "Mudbound" sounds like how I feel sometimes :-) These are all new to me, I'm glad you shared them.

  3. These books are all new to me but I'll be looking into The Villa Girls.

    Here's my WWW Wednesday

  4. Goodbye Sarajevo looks so good. I have to add it to my TBR pile.

  5. I would be interested in the Mary, Queen of Scots book! I recall doing a report on her for school way back when! ;)

    Please stop by to read my WWW My Bookshelf

  6. Thanks for the visit! I am reading the Harry Potter books again and am participating in a Harry Potter marathon. More details are on my blog.

    This other book you mentioned, My Forbidden Face, sounds good. Have you reviewed it? If so, I'd love to read your thoughts on it.

    My Bookshelf

  7. I have read the Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson and really enjoyed it!

    You asked on my blog how I managed reading 4 at a time? Mostly that's because I'm indecisive and have trouble committing! ;) I may have one on my phone, and one as an audio in the car too.

    Enjoy your reading, and thanks for stopping by!

  8. I have Mudbound waiting in the tbr pile. The Villa Girls looks very good and I enjoyed Tapestry of Love very much. I'm thinking you can't go wrong with either book!