Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WWW Wednesday

Once again, I missed a week. I need to keep up!!!

This covers two weeks, AGAIN!!!

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:

Wicked by Gregory Maguire

The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White (with my son)

Recently Finished:

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

I read this for my "1972" choice for The Century Challenge. A rather quick read but while I liked it, I wasn't in love with it.

The Reader by Bernhard Schlinck

I read this for the 1001 Books You Must Read Challenge. It has been on my TBR list for awhile. It's the story of a young man who has a love affair with a woman twice his age; it ends abruptly and when he next sees her, he's a law student and she is on trial for her life. I devoured this book and can't say enough good things about it!

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

I read this for four challenges: my "Banned Book" choice for the Back to the Classics Challenge, my "U" choice for the A to Z Challenge, my June choice for the Celebrate the Author challenge, and for the 1001 Books You Must Read Challenge. Aside from the use of the "n-word", I can't think of anything that would place this on the banned books list! Obviously, I didn't live back then but it seems to be a pretty accurate depiction of what happened during that time period.
(Actually, that's probably what scared so many people) I enjoyed the story of Eliza who is separated from her son and husband and her quest to be reunited with them through the help of Uncle Tom, a negro himself, who is known to help the southern slaves to freedom. A wonderful book that I highly recommend!

Coming Up:

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg


  1. I've never read Uncle Tom's Cabin but would love to!! I need to get a copy of it, along with a few more classics I've never read.
    Here's my WWW

  2. I have had Wicked on my TBR list forever! Maybe someday!

    Here is my WWW.

  3. I've got Wicked gathering dust on the shelf. lol. I've got to find time to delve back into the classics. There's so many of them floating around my Kindle it's not even funny.

    My WWW Wednesday.

  4. Heard about Wicked...I really need to check it out! Happy Reading :)