Wednesday, December 23, 2009

WWW Wednesday

 I thought this looked like a lot of fun...

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
                                                                                                                              Gathering Blue* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?

Here are my answers:
I am currently reading: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry as a follow up to The Giver...see my review here.
I am also reading Wuthering Heights

What did you finish reading?
The Giver - Highly recommend!

What do you think you will read next?
After Wuthering Heights I am going to treat myself to The Bottoms

Review taken from Goodreads: Joe Lansdale, author of several horror novels, Westerns, and some outrageous thrillers, is something of a cult writer. The Bottoms, which may be the breakout book that moves Lansdale beyond the genre category, is a resonant and moving novel. Though there is a mystery at its core, it is at heart a coming-of-age story, with a more literary bent than Lansdale usually demonstrates.
Harry, an elderly man, tells the story of a series of events that occurred in his 11th year, when the mutilated, murdered bodies of Negro prostitutes began turning up in the county where his father was the local constable. Harry and Tom, his younger sister, find the first one. Only their father, Jacob Crane, seems to care about finding justice for the victims, who are dismissed out of hand as unimportant by the local branch of the Ku Klux Klan, which warns Jacob off any further investigations. Harry and Tom think they know who's responsible: the Goat Man, a creature who's said to lurk beneath the swinging bridge that crosses the Sabine River, where the first body was found. In fact, the Goat Man has something to do with the murders, and the secret of who he is and what he really did is the key to the unsolved slayings. But that takes second place to the artfully explicated character of Jacob and Harry's changing relationship with him in the course of the loss of his boyish innocence. This is a masterfully told story and a very good read. --Jane Adams

I also have a few Janet Evanovich books books in her Stephanie Plum Series! 

I am so thankful that I am afforded a Christmas break at my work! It really helps to have this time with my family and my books and a bit of relaxation. :)

As always, Happy Reading, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Bella said...

Enjoy your holidays. Family and books sound like a recipe for heaven :)

I think I'm going to re-read the Stephanie Plum books in the new year. I got up to Book 11 I think, but they are so great that a re-read is in order :)

Alli said...

I actually just reviewed The Lost Symbol right after you posted your comment!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I am majoring in History with a concentration in Secondary Education so I will be certified to teach History/Geography/Economics to 6th through 12th grade. What grades are you planning to teaching when you get your certification?

I hope you like Gathering Blue!
Happy Holidays

5peasinapod said...

I'm majoring in Special Education (Emotional Impairment) with a Language Arts minor. The EI certification is K12 the language arts is 6th through 12th.

I would actually get paid to study books!

SariJ said...

Enjoy your time off. I have three more weeks of winter break. I am trying to get through some chunksters before school starts up again. Having said that, I just finished 12 Sharp, a Plum novel. You just cannot go wrong with one of her books.