WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays are hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.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?

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What are you currently reading?
Sarah Singleton – Heretic
One I picked up from the library and have just started. Literally just started, so I can’t really make any comment on what I think of it just yet. I’ve enjoyed both the other books I’ve read by this author, though, so I expect to like this one too. The subject matter (a young girl being accused of witchcraft during Tudor reign) is one that interests me a great deal.

Philippa Gregory – The Women of the Cousins’ War
This one’s non-fiction, which I don’t usually read, but I adored the Cousins’ War trilogy and found the women featured in them to be very interesting and wanted to find out more. As I also love Philippa Gregory’s writing, the publication of this book seemed the perfect opportunity for me to delve a little deeper.

Bettie Sharpe – Ember (Kindle e-book)
A different view of the Cinderella story which turns what we think we know upside down. I’m about 30% of the way through this and I have to say it is utterly brilliant! I’ve always loved reworked fairytales, but this one really is excellent. If it continues as well as it’s gone so far, Sharpe will become a new favourite author of mine! It’s under a quid, so if you have a Kindle, download it NOW! If you don’t have a kindle, you can also read it free on the author’s website.

What did you recently finish reading?
Maureen Johnson – The Name of the Star (Shades of London 1) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
This one was a zippy-fast read and I loved it! I’m a bit of a Ripper-ologist (not an expert, but I know an awful lot about the Ripper case and have read many books on th subject as I find it so fascinating).  It’s a rip(per)-roaring read (sorry, I couldn’t resist a very poor pun there) and it lends itself well to short bursts of reading without losing anything by it. An excellent start to the series – I’ll be picking up the others for sure!

Julia Golding – The Middle Passage (Cat Royal novella) (Kindle e-book) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
I’m quite sad to have finished all the Cat Royal books as I’ve enjoyed them a great deal. I sincerely hope Golding decides to write Cat’s further adventures at some point, as I’m sure she’ll continue to have an exciting life packed with all manner of adventures. This one occurs between the last two books and is available for free download.

Michael Mullins – 8 (Kindle e-book) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
Did I already mention I adore reworked fairytales? Well, this one does just that – and it rhymes! It’s incredibly short, but incredibly funny, and tells the untold story of the 8th dwarf (called Creepy) who was forced to live in the cellar but managed to save Snow White’s life several times (not that he ever got any thanks for it!). Mullins is an author to watch in the future if this is anything to go by!

What do you think you’ll read next?
Marissa Meyer – Cinder (Lunar Chronicles 1)
Bought with some of my Xmas money – I intend to continue on my reworked fairytales bent with this one. I’ve seen it all over the blogosphere and all reviews have been very positive. And it has an awesome cover too!


10 responses to “WWW Wednesday

  1. You have some interesting reads there yourself. I envy you being able to read multiple books at one time!

  2. Ooh these books sound great. I want to read Cinder too.

  3. All of your books are “new to me books” especially since I’m a more mystery/suspense genre type person. I will be moving to wp this week, am a bit frightened since am not computer savvy, but love how you showed your books for W.W.W. Is that a plug in?

    • It’s a regular feature on WordPress, Cheryl. You upload all your pictures and save them, then you insert slideshow and that’s what you get. Dead simple. If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t be able to do it as I’m not at all techno savvy – LOL! 🙂 WordPress is pretty easy to use – very intuitive, so I hope you’ll find it quite simple to post. 🙂

  4. I really like the cover on Middle Passage!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Can’t wait to read Cinder! And the Name of the Star! Some great books 🙂 Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by!

    Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

  6. I also recently read The Name of the Star and loved it. I have no idea why Jack the Ripper is still such a big name, but I don’t think the public will ever tire of thinking about him and wondering who he was.

  7. I have not heard of any of those books, but they all sound great. I’m going to add some to my TBR list!

  8. Ember sounds intriguing — I may have to check it out. I love twisted fairytales. I also can’t wait to get a copy of The Name of the Star; such a cool premise.

    Here’s my WWW for the week. Happy reading, and happy New Year!