WWW Wednesdays August 7, 2013

Posted: August 7, 2013 in Book Review


W.W.W. Wednesdays is a weekly event brought to you by MizB from Should Be Reading.  To play along, answer the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you are going to read next?

Here is my WWW for August 7, 2013:

What are you currently reading?  I am reading the curious case of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon.


From the Publisher:  Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057.  He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions.  He cannot stand to be touched.  And he detests the color yellow.  This improbable story of Christopher’s quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

What did you recently finish reading?  I just finished Enslaved by Ducks by Bob Tarte.  Great book!  See my review in Older Reader.


From the Publisher:  When Bob Tarte bought a house in rural Michigan, he was counting on a tranquil haven.  Then Bob married Linda.  She wanted a rabbit, which seemed, at the time innocuous enough.  But that was just the beginning.  Wouldn’t a parrot be cute?  Linda said.  Bob suddenly found himself constructing pens, buying feed, clearing duck waste, spoonfeeding at mealtime.  One day he realized he’d become a servant to a relentlessly demanding family, and a motley crew it was.  Writing as someone who’s been ambushed by the way in which animals, even cranky ones, can wend their way into the heart, Bob Tarte revels the truth of animal ownership – and who really owns whom.

What do you think you are going to read next?  I think that I am going to read Getting In by Karen Stabiner.


From the Publisher:  Getting In is the roller-coaster story of five very different Los Angeles families united by a single obsession:  acceptance at a top college, preferably one that makes their friends and neighbors green with envy.  At an elite private school and a nearby public school, families devote themselves to getting their seniors into the perfect college – even if the odds are stacked against them, even if they can’t afford the $50,000 annual price tag, even if the efforts require a level of deceit, and even if the object of all this attention wants to go somewhere else.  Getting In is a delightfully smart comedy of class and entitlement, of love and ambition, set in a world where a fat envelope from a top school matters more than anything…almost.


  1. Susan Oloier says:

    I liked The Curious Incident…
    I read it quite a while ago. Hope you’re enjoying it.

  2. Valentina says:

    I have Enslaved by Ducks though I haven’t read it yet. It looks so fun!


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