WWW Wednesdays September 11, 2013

Posted: September 11, 2013 in WWW Wednesday
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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 September 11, 2013:

What are you currently reading?  I am reading Atonement by Ian McEwen.  It is not the style of reading that I am used to, so slow going right now, but I do like the story.

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From the Publisher:  On a summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant.  But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives and her precocious imagination bring about a crime that will change all their lives, a crime whose repercussions Atonement follows through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century.

What did you recently finish reading?  I just finished reading The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King.  See my review here.

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From the Publisher:   The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted.  Trisha McFarland discovered this when she was nine years old.  At ten o’clock on a morning in early June she was sitting in the back seat of her mother’s Dodge Caravan, wearing her blue Red Sox batting practice jersey (the one with 36 GORDON on the back) and playing with Mona, her doll.  At ten thirty she was lost in the woods.  By eleven she was trying not to be terrified, trying not to let herself think, This is serious, this is very serious.  Trying not to think that sometimes when people got lost in the woods they got seriously hurt.  Sometimes they died.

I also had the pleasure of receiving a dual-language children’s book called Bosley Goes to the Beach from author Tim Johnson.  This is part of a great series of educational children’s books helping introduce other languages to children.  See my review here.

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From Goodreads:  Designed to teach your child new words and phrases in a new language while enjoying a beautifully illustrated, wholesome bedtime story.

Bosley Bear gathers his toys and goes to the beach to make lots of new friends and learn lots of new words. Discovering that other animals at the beach have interesting capabilities like flying or swimming, Bosley realizes that he has something that makes him special in his own way.

What do you think you are going to read next?  I received a review request from author Jamie Baywood for her book Getting Rooted in New Zealand so that will be my next readAlong with with a review, I will be hosting an online interview with Jamie.  Stay tuned!

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From the Publisher:  Craving change and lacking logic, at 26, Jamie, a cute and quirky Californian, impulsively moves to New Zealand to avoid dating after reading that the country’s population has 100,000 fewer men. In her journal, she captures a hysterically honest look at herself, her past and her new wonderfully weird world filled with curious characters and slapstick situations in unbelievably bizarre jobs. It takes a zany jaunt to the end of the Earth and a serendipitous meeting with a fellow traveler before Jamie learns what it really means to get rooted.

Tell me about your WWW’s!

Related articles:

WWW Wednesday #17 by bibliobeth.wordpress.com

WWW Wednesday (September 11) by cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com

WWW Wednesday #35 by chrissireads.wordpress.com

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Comments
  1. ChrissiReads says:

    I took a while to get into Atonement too. It’s not my usual reading style at all. I thought it was okay, but I wasn’t blown away by it 🙂 I hope you enjoy your books this week! Happy Reading!

  2. Thank you so much for linking to my post – hope you continue to enjoy Atonement

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