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WWW Wednesday reads

 WWW Wednesday, as hosted by should be reading:

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?
I’ve just started Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and so far I’m not too enthusiastic about it. To be fair, I have somehow contracted man flu and find reading with a headache a bit of a drag. I’m also reading Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin in the hope that I can overtake the television series.

What did you recently finish reading?
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I’ve started to like steampunk literature against my will recently and this series is one of my favourites so far.
 
What do you think you’ll read next?
L’Amant [The Lover} by Duras (for class) and L’Etoile de Kazan [Star of Kazan] by Eva Ibbotson. It’s a YA book about an orphan called Annika who is raised by a family in Vienna. Only her mother isn’t dead and turns up out of the blue to take her back to her home in Germany. It looks really good.

What are you reading? Or hoping to read? Any reading woes or wins recently? Feel free to comment and say! 🙂

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Posted by on April 4, 2012 in Books

 

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WWW Wednesday reads

WWW Wednesday, as hosted by 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?
I’ve just started 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. As the only English-language version I could find was an e-book, I feel quite twitchy. There’s something about being told I’m 12% of the way through 21,994 pages that scares me.

 I’m just finishing The Arabian Nights (Lang’s translation). The interweaving of all the stories is genius.
What did you recently finish reading?
Cahier d’un retour au pays natal by Aimé Césaire. Expect a review soon!

 
What do you think you’ll read next?
I think I’ve got enough reading to do for the moment, but I’ve just bought the most beautiful copy of Le Tour du monde en 80 jours  I’m going to start that one as my ‘Foreign Language Bed-time Book’ as soon as I’ve finished the my book on the Teutonic Knights.

What are you reading? Or hoping to read? Any reading woes or wins recently? Feel free to comment and say! 🙂

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2012 in Books

 

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WWW Wednesday reads

WWW Wednesday, as hosted by 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?
I started The Coming of Hoole by Kathryn Lasky this morning. I adore the Guardians of Ga’Hoole series and find this book a brilliant addition to it. It tells the story of Hoole, the founder of the Great Tree of Ga’Hoole (which plays an important role in all the other books).

I’ve also begun The Knights of the Cross by Henryk Sienkiewicz as part of the Eastern European Books challenge. This book is particularly significant in Poland as parallels have been drawn between beating back the Teutonic Knights for the last time and the defeat of the Nazis, indeed it was the first book republished in Poland after the end of WW2.

 
What did you recently finish reading?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The less said about this reading experience, the better…

 
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m waiting for my copies of Murder at Manfield Park by Lynn Sheperd and Peter the Great by J. Massie and should be trying to fill the time by reading The Arabian Nights and Cahier d’un retour au pays natal by Aimé Césaire.

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2012 in Books

 

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