Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WWW Wednesdays

MizB sponsors this weekly event so we can share what we are 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?

Currently Reading:

Little Bee by Chris Cleave
I'm about halfway through this and it is so much more than what the back of the book says:
"This is the story of two women. Their lives collide one fateful day, and one of them has to make a terrible choice, the kind of choice we hope you never have to face. Two years later, they meet again-the story starts there..." So good.....

Freedom by Jonathan Frazen
Still plugging along with this one and since I have been home from work since last Friday with bronchitis, I haven't been riding around in my car!

Recently Finished:

The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok
I bumped this one up because it was due at the library and I couldn't renew it! I read this for the Memorable Memoirs challenge and really liked it. It's about a woman who's mom is a paranoid schizophrenic and how it affects her and her sister, to the point they move away and change their names, and how it all comes full circle when the author reached out to the homeless shelter where she beleived her mom was living and found out she was dying.

Coming Up:
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
My son just read this in school and highly recommended it (he's in third grade). He keeps telling me they read the "kid's version" but it's a version of it, right? My version is definitely not the kid's version. I'll have to see how it goes, I loved Around the World in 80 days but wasn't so crazy about 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

The Red Queen by Phillipa Gregory
Because someday I really will finish listening to Freedom!


  1. Classics, or versions thereof, in elementary school! That's terrific!! I haven't read any of those you've listed though I believe I tried 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea many years ago but it didn't get my interest. Perhaps it is time to try again.

    Here's my WWW Wednesdays. Have a good one!

  2. Oh - Little Bee is on my TBR list as well. I quite enjoyed The Other Hand (if enjoyed is the right word!), so would really like to read Cleave's other one!
    Here's my WWW:

  3. The Memory Palace sounds great.

    Here's mine:

  4. Little Bee and The Memory Place sound really good!

  5. I wish we had to read the classics in elementary school. It might have sparked my love of reading sooner.

    Here's mine:

  6. They also read Fantastic Mr Fox this year which I hadn't read yet and really enjoyed. Last year I got hooked on Kate DiCamillo after reading Edward Tulane. I guess having a pretty open reading curriculum is a good thing!