Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WWW Wednesday: 25 April 2012

WWW_Wednesdays icon One advantage of these weekly memes is that it provides a stimulus for writing a more thoughtful post. I'm very good at keeping the home page and books read this year pages up to date, but I developed a dislike of writing book reports back in elementary school and although I've tried from time to time to get over it and use this blog as a place to post reviews, I just can't enjoy it enough to keep it up. So, it's up to the memes and read-a-thons to motivate me to post anything at all.

Now, MizB hosts the WWW ... WEDNESDAY meme from her Should be Reading blog, and the last time I participated was back in October. Each week, MizB asks three simple questions:
   1. What are you currently reading?
   2. What did you recently finish reading?
   3. What do you think you’ll read next?

and bloggers all over the world post their answers and link back to her blog.

Here are my answers:

1:  I'm currently reading two books: Kiss at Your Own Risk by Stephanie Rowe and Command Decision by Elizabeth Moon. Kiss at Your Own Risk is the first of a series and I'm not sure whether I'm going to continue with it or not. I'm on page 114 and it's reading fairly slowly. That may be because I'm more interested in Command Decision. This is the fourth of five books in Moon's Vatta's War series—a series that I am REALLY enjoying. I will be moving on to the fifth book as soon as I finish this one.

Now, my home page shows a few other books that I've started reading. I'm only a few tracks away from finishing The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman, but I didn't bring the CDs with me on this vacation trip. It's delightful, and I was very happy to discover that one of the disks in the set contains the cookie recipes in computer readable format. And, when I pick up my Kindle again, I'm going to resume reading The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham. He's quickly becoming one of my favorite authors!

Kiss at Your Own Risk by Stephanie Rowe Command Decision by Elizabeth Moon The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham

2:  Last Friday, I finished reading Third Watch by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. This is the third (and final) book in their trilogy featuring the children of Acorna, the unicorn girl. I read the first two books back in 2007 and had put the third book onto my wishlist, but never got around to getting a copy and reading it. I wish I had read it 'way back when—perhaps I would have enjoyed it more. Don't get me wrong, it was a pretty good story, but I was continually annoyed by one of the twins. Seemed like all she did was whine and act out her petulance. Well, it helped move the plot along, but I just didn't like her or even care what happened to her by the time the book got to the end.

Next up, during Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon, I read Shattered by Karen Robards—a terrific mystery/suspense novel that kept me guessing all the way until the end. Then, I read another mystery, A Face Turned Backward by Lauren Haney. This one is the second in a series set in ancient Egypt. I'm enjoying the books and looking forward to reading additional ones in the series.

And the most recent book I've finished was One Night at the Call Centre, a somewhat funny book set in a call center (duh!) in India. The best part of the book was a look at the American callers from the point of view of the people working at the help desk.

Acorna's Children: Third Watch Shattered by Karen Robards A Face Turned Backward by Lauren Haney One Night at the Call Center by Chetan Bhagat

3:  Next up, I'm definitely going to move right on into Victory Conditions, the fifth and final book in Elizabeth Moon's Vatta's War series. Great military science fiction, with well-developed characters, and a continuing story line that—in my opinion—could support another five books! I'm also going to be reading Infernal Affairs by Jes Battis, the fourth in his Occult Special Investigators series.

The last book that I KNOW I'll be reading in the next couple of days is Something Wicked This Way Comes, a Halloween classic from Ray Bradbury. I owe this book to Anne-Marye who won it in a swap over at BookObsessed. And, I think it's a very good fit for the Spring Horror Read-a-Thon which is going on this week.

Given that I have over 1000 books on my Kindle and a box of over a dozen paperbacks in the back seat of my car, I should have plenty to choose from for something to read during the next week. I plan to be back next week with another WWW ... WEDNESDAY post.

Victory Conditions by Elizabeth Moon Infernal Affairs by Jes Battis Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury


  1. Oh, I adored The Christmas Cookie Club!

    I love your description of One Night At The Call Centre, I'm going to check it out.

  2. Nice mix of books! :)

    Here you can find my WWW for this week:


  3. I really enjoyed 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'. I just finished Bradbury's 'The Martian Chronicles' and really need to read more of his stuff. My WWW: