Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WWW Wednesdays 11-14-12 - What am I reading this week?

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WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading who asks you to 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 am I currently reading?



And.... I'm still working on Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake. This is a very slow going book. I'm enjoying it, but can only read chunks at a time, as it's a very densely written book. I'm hoping that I can just hunker down this weekend and finish it up. I've got other books calling my name!



I started listening to Anne Rice's Angel Time, and seriously, I don't even know if I'm going to be able to finish it. I'm about halfway through the book, and nothing has happened yet. Nothing. The audiobook only takes up 7 CDs and I'm just finishing up CD 3, and I don't feel like I'm any more vested in the story than I was just looking at the CD cover at the library. I don't know. It's so short, I'll probably stick with it, but I'm not impressed. The book is about a serial killer, Lucky the Fox, who I'm assuming is unknowingly working for the devil, and a seraph has come to him to try to lead him away from the life he's currently living. That's basically all I've gotten out of the book so far.



I picked up Philip Pullman's Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version yesterday, and I think I'm going to work on one fairy tale at a time in this one. They are fairly short, so this won't be a problem. What I especially love about this book is after each fairy tale, Pullman also gives a short history of how the Brothers Grimm discovered the tale, and also how similar tales turn up in other cultures. For fans of fairy tales, I'd highly recommend this book!

What did I recently finish reading?



I read the collected edition of the Avengers vs. X-Men storyline from Marvel comics. Some of their stories have been a little scattered lately, but I really think Marvel got this one right. Naturally, there was some points to the story that I felt jumped around too much (I actually think this story would have benefited from a couple more issues), but overall I really enjoyed this story. It brought back one of my favorite aspects of the Marvel universe, the Phoenix force, so that was a definite plus for me. I'll be interested to see where the events of this story take the rest of the characters in the future.


What am I reading next?



My local Indie Schuler Books is hosting Cherie Priest as part of her tour to promote The Inexplicables, and I know I said last week that I was going to get around to reading this, but I've been busy with life, so I'm putting it off until this weekend. 

Well, that's it for this week. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!


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7 comments:

Megan Monell said...

I haven't heard of most of those, but the fairy tale book looks interesting. In fact, I think I saw it the other day at the bookstore. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by. I'm now following you via GFC!

LibrarySnake said...

Yeah, Angel Time was a huge dissapointment for me.

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Kwizgiver said...

Pullman's book sounds really good.

Irish said...

Looking forward to hearing about what you think about Pullman's book.

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Tracy Beth said...

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version sounds like something I would love! May have to look into this further. =) Thanks for sharing and stopping by The Coffee Pot.

Happy reading!

Tanya Patrice said...

I liked Angel Time and hope it picks up for you. I found the 2nd book less than enjoyable though.