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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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Top Ten Tuesday

As hosted by The Broke and Bookish

Truth be told, I’m not a very fast reader… These are a list of books I can read in one sitting and become very grumpy when forced to leave to do things like go to university or make more tea.

1) Wicca/ Sweep Series – Cate Tiernan.
This was my favourite book series back when I was in school. It’s a YA series set in theUS. There is a lot of magic, romance and snappy dialogue in it. Plus the heroine isn’t a pushover.

2) Bodas de Sangre – Federico García Lorca.
OK, so it’s not a book but a play… it’s also a brilliant read with passion and heartbreak flying off the page. ‘No quiero contigo cama ni cena y no hay minutodel día que estar contigo no quiera’.

3) American Gods – Neil Gaiman.
Shhh, I’ve not read this one yet, but it’s on my kindle and its siren-song is growing stronger with every heartbeat…

4) Our Lady of Darkness – Peter Tremayne.
Let’s face it; nothing beats historical fiction that’s written by an expert in a) that period and b) human nature. The Sister Fidelma Series (which is the one this book comes from) gives us a brilliant insight into 7th centuryIreland whilst delivering the sort of story anyone who isn’t so interested in the ‘historical’ part of ‘historical fiction’ will be glued to.

5) The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende.
Parts of it are very hard to read without weeping but it’s still my favourite of all the adult Magical Realism novels I’ve read. And it’s set in Chile.

6) Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare.
My wonderful friend who’s recommended most of my favourite sci-fi and fantasy novels gave me this for my 21st birthday. I read it in a day and… darn, I want to read it again.

7) I Capture The Castle- Dodie Smith.
Forget 101 Dalmations, it’s all about I Capture the Castle. Really.

8) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime – Mark Haddon
Another book I can’t put down as soon as I’ve started reading it. The story was as close to perfect as they get.

9) L’Amant – Margaret Duras.
I’m going to have to read this in a day for class but I’m looking forward to it (we had to translate an extract into Spanish and it looked very well written).

10) Une Forme de Vie – Amélie Nothomb
To read a review, click here. I love love love her way of writing.

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2012 in Books

 

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