W… W… W… Wednesdays

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?

My answers:
What are you currently reading?

Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe:
Love defies all obstacles in Edgar Allen Poe’s 1838 story Ligeia, though not in the way you might think. The tale’s narrator, a young man, is deeply in love with his beautiful wife Ligeia. She is bold and intelligent, a most unusual woman. Tragically, Ligeia dies suddenly one night. Before she breathes her last, Ligeia makes a cryptic statement to her devastated husband about the difference between life and death being a matter of sheer willpower. Not taking much comfort in his wife’s last words, the inconsolable man buries her and moves abroad. Years later, he comes to marry another woman, although not with the same sense of passion and connection that he enjoyed with Ligeia. When his second wife, Rowena, also dies unexpectedly, the narrator sadly wraps her cold and lifeless body in cloth, in preparation for the grave. To his great amazement, however, Rowena’s body seems to stir, as though somehow coming back to life. As only the bravest of readers will find, the narrator is in for a surprise that can only be called out of this world.

Join me for a month of mystery and thrills by Poe – information HERE.

I’m also still reading The Arabian Nights by Anonymous – I’m receiving this in installments direct to my email inbox from DailyLit.  There are 633 parts and as of this morning, I am up to part 60 (I get 4 parts sent every morning). As you can see, I have a long way to go yet, but it’s wonderful so far.

I’ve put Vanity Fair and Persuasion on the back burner for a little while and only reading them sporadically when the mood takes me (which, at the moment, isn’t very often, I’ll confess!).

What did you recently finish reading?
The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe. You can see what I thought of it HERE.

I’ve also just finished reading Denied by Pat Brien, which was rather unusual. You can see my review HERE.


What do you think you’ll read next?

I’ve been dying to get started on Remix by Lexi Revellian. I have a copy for review and it’s been waiting so patiently for me to finish Denied! I’m three chapters in and so far, so good – I hope it delivers…

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29 responses to “W… W… W… Wednesdays

  1. I suppose for me this concept would be something of a busman’s holiday, but it’s a great idea!

  2. You’re on a classics kick! Happy reading. My WWW is at The Crowded Leaf.

    • Yes, I like to delve into a classis now and then. I only really got into reading them a couple of years back when I set myself a challenge of reading at least one each month, as before then I’d never really paid them much attention.

      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. I read Poe when I was very young-he’s too scary for me now though. lol I’ve never read the Arabian Nights- I should check into that site. Anything delivered to my email to read would be easy and inexpensive too. My WWW post is up.

    • It’s better than inexpensive – it’s absolutely free – hurrah! 🙂

      And so far I’m finding Poe very far from being scary. By today’s standards he’s positively tame (at least, The Pit and the Pendulum was – I’ll find out about Ligeia this week!).

  4. I have Remix on my wishing to read, be glad to see what you thought of it soon!
    My Reading and WoW this week

    jackie

    • I’m a few chapters in and it’s grabbed be from the start. The writing style is nice and light so it’s very easy to get into. I hope it continues as well as it’s started. 🙂

  5. 1. What are you currently reading?
    The Trophy Bride’s Tale by Cyrilla Barr

    2. What did you recently finish reading?
    The White Queen by Phillippa Gregory

    3. What do you think you’ll read next?
    Expiation by Greg Messel

  6. You are way more energetic than I am! I’m trying to read outside my comfort zone, so maybe Edgar Allen Poe is something that I should tackle! My list is much lighter reading and can be found here: http://sugarbeatsbooks.com/2010/11/10/whatcha-reading-wednesday/

  7. I’ve never read Poe, I think he would be to dark and moody for me.

    Happy reading, and thanks for visiting me.

  8. Classics…I have promised myself once caught up with requests, I will pick one up. Enjoy.

  9. Interesting selection of books. Enjoy them!

  10. The Pit and Pendulum is an odd story. I read it about 12 years ago and had the sensation of constantly falling.

  11. I haven’t read Poe since 8th grade! I’ve been trying to read more classics and he’s definitely on my list!

  12. I love Poe. It’s been a long time since I read him, but he’s one of the few classic American authors I do like. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Ligeia sounds very interesting, I had not heard of that one by Poe before!

    Thanks for stopping by my WWW today!

  14. I want to try Poe for a long time but never had a chance to do it yet.

    Thank you for stopping by earlier 🙂

  15. I’ve always liked Poe, but it’s his short stories that do it for me – high on that list would be The Cask of Amontillado.

  16. Remix by Lexi Revellian looks good!

  17. Great choices of books! Happy reading!