Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WWW Wednesdays

MizB of Should be reading nicely hosts this weekly event.

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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?

I had a hysterectomy last Monday and while recovering (very nicely, actually), I have had the chance to catch up on one of my all-time favorite passions: READING!!! (and get a good start on the reading challenges I signed up for!) I finished three books this week! I can't remember the last time that happened (pre-Tucker (my son), of course!) So here's what I've been up to!

Recently finished:

Small Island by Andrea Levy (for What's In A Name 4 Challenge: linked to my review); The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (for Back to the Classics challenge; again linked to my review) and The Pit and the Pendulum and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (for Celebrate the Author Challenge). I haven't read Poe since Junior High and enjoyed revisiting him. I do have to say for a book of less than 200 pages, it took me awhile with all his lengthy, wordy descriptions but I suppose that's who is he is. My favorite that I re-read was The Tell-Tale Heart. I do hope to read more of his work in the future.

Currently Reading:

I enjoyed The Girl Who Played with Fire so much more than the first one so I put the final one on hold at the library and it became available a lot faster than I thought it would so I'm taking a "break" from the challenges to read since I can't renew it! I'm about a quarter of the way through...

Coming Up Next:

I'm participating in the Oliver Twist Read-Along at A Literary Odyssey and since Charles Dickens was born in February (think: Celebrate the Author challenge), I though I'd take the opportunity to read two other classics of his: Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. I'm planning on buying all three so I don't have to worry about due dates! I think that should do it for February-lol!!! I do go back to work in mid-February so I will be resuming my audio books.


  1. I haven't read Poe since high school - this reminds me to read some of his classics again :)

    Here's my WWW Wednesdays contribution!

  2. Enjoy The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest -- I loved it!

  3. Oh, I love Edgar Allan Poe, but I haven't read him since college!