WWW Wednesday 7-2-2014

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.

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?

• What are you currently reading?

silkworm

Note: This is the cover of the UK edition.

I am finally reading the new Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling novel, The Silkworm.  Maybe you’re one of those people who never read the Harry Potter books, because, you know, kid stuff. I suggest you dip your toes into this mystery series set in London, and see what all the hooplah is about.

Jo Rowling writes fabulous characters, descriptions, and has been known to throw some awesome plot twists in the reader’s path. There’s a reason she’s so successful, and I have yet to read a book she wrote that I didn’t love.

Okay, correction. Sort of. I couldn’t bear to read that stupid Tales of Beedle the Bard so didn’t. So I guess it still stands true that I haven’t read a book she wrote I didn’t love, because I didn’t read that one. Or, for that matter, the Hogwarts textbooks. So let me correct my statement: I have yet to read a novel she wrote that I didn’t love.

• What did you recently finish reading?

masqueraders audiobook

Since this book was written in 1928, it has had a gazillion covers. This one is simply the most recent, and specifically for the audiobook.

I just finished listening to The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer. Delightful tale of cross-dressing Jacobites and in pure Heyer fashion, the ‘gentleman’ always know all, see through all pretenses, and appreciate the heroine for everything that sets her apart from the crowd, good and bad. I’ll admit, that one aspect of Heyer does get on my nerves from time to time, the omnipotence of the heroes in her books, but it’s minor in the general scheme of things, and I presume she was writing the kind of hero she likes, since she was so consistent.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

foxglove summer

Note: After the first book, the publishers are now using the same covers on US and UK editions. Good for them!

I just pre-ordered the new Ben Aaronovitch/Peter Grant mystery from the UK, which I am sincerely hoping drops prices between now and September, because the exchange rate is going to kill me. It’s expensive being a purist on such things. But I am. If they would release it in the US at the same time I’d simply download the audiobook and wait for a sale to purchase the hardcover, but the only way I can read the book in September is pre-order, so I have.

PatriciaBurroughs_ThisCrumblingPageant_800pxAnd of course, I’m doing constant re-read of This Crumbling Pageant, since I can’t write the sequel without dipping backward to check details!

 

What about you? What have you been reading lately? Put the link to your WWW Wednesday entry in comments, or just tell us!

 

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15 Comments

  1. Melanie
    Jul 2, 2014

    Have you listened to the Heyer audiobooks narrated by Richard Armitage? They are some easy listening, let me tell you.

    • pooks
      Jul 2, 2014

      I haven’t, but only because he has only narrated abridged versions and I want unabridged. So many people have praised them I may finally break down, though.

  2. Chrissi
    Jul 2, 2014

    I need to read Cuckoo’s Calling. I fully intend to soon. I hope you enjoy your books!

    • pooks
      Jul 2, 2014

      I’ve been on a roll lately, enjoying them all. Of course if I’m not, I don’t mind DNFing and moving on. Life’s too short to spend time reading books I don’t like.

  3. Alena Murguia
    Jul 2, 2014

    I really like Cuckoo’s Calling so I’m looking forward to The Silkworm. My weekly reads are here.. http://alenaslife.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/w-w-w-wednesday-or-confessions-of-a-stuck-reader/

  4. bookmammal
    Jul 2, 2014

    I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Silkworm–I only read the first Harry Potter and I thought it was fine, but that’s not really my favored genre so I didn’t continue. I did like her writing style, though–so I may need to give Silkworm a try at some point.

    • pooks
      Jul 2, 2014

      Read the Cuckoo’s Calling first. It’s the first in the series. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. bibliobeth
    Jul 2, 2014

    Hiya, happy Wednesday! Am looking forward to your thoughts on The Silkworm, I’ve read the first and loved it but am trying to wait until it gets released in paperback. Here’s my link for the week http://wp.me/p32hC2-Ld

    • pooks
      Jul 2, 2014

      Silkworm is out in paperback but it’s expensive. I’ll let you know what I think!

  6. Holly Kerr
    Jul 2, 2014

    The Harry Potter books are some of my favourite so I jumped as soon as Casual Vacancy came out, but it disappointed me so much I haven’t gotten over it, and haven’t given Galbraith a chance! Maybe it’s time to move on and start on Cuckoo’s Calling…
    Here’s my WWW http://hollykerr.ca/www-im-reading/
    Happy Reading!!

    • pooks
      Jul 2, 2014

      You need to give Cuckoo’s Calling a shot. The Casual Vacancy is a difficult book and I understand why so many people didn’t like it, even though I did [painfully] feel it was a 5-star.

      But these mysteries are super! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Cheryl Malandrinos
    Jul 2, 2014

    My mother-in-law loves Georgette Heyer. I really want to read her books one day.

    Hope you’ll visit http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2014/07/wwwwednesdays.html

  8. Elisa
    Jul 2, 2014

    I will get to JKs mysteries at some point. They sound great. I didn’t read Beadle either, seemed totally for kids. meh.
    I should pick up the next Aaronovich, loved the first one!!!
    Currently reading Pageant as well. Boy, I wouldn’t wan to have Persephone mad at me!! lol

  9. Cynthia Stacey
    Jul 3, 2014

    I am sad to say that I haven’t read any of the Harry Potter books. I loved the movies, just never got around to reading the books. Someday :) The Masqueraders sounds great, I’m putting it on my TBR list. Thanks for stopping by my site earlier. Happy reading.

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