WWW Wednesdays September 18, 2013

Posted: September 18, 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 18, 2013:

What are you currently reading?  Okay, so this has been a strange reading week for me.  I started out reading Atonement by Ian McEwen.  I also received a review request from author Jamie Baywood for her new novel Getting Rooted in New Zealand and have started that as well.  After some Fall cleaning, I have misplaced Atonement!  I am not sure if I put it into a “donate” bag or where it went, but am desperate to get it back.  I’m so embarassed as I have never misplaced a book before.  In the meantime I have started Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanner and am continuing with Getting Rooted in New Zealand.

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From the Publisher:  Vaclav and Lena seem destined for each other.  They meet as children in an ESL class in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.  Vaclav is precocious and verbal.  Lena, struggling with English, takes comfort in the safety of his adoration, his noisy, loving home, and the care of Rasia, his big-hearted mother.  Vaclav imagines their story unfolding like a fairy tale, or the perfect illusion from his treasured Magician’s Almanac, but among the many truths to be discovered in Haley Tanner’s wondrous debut is that happily ever after is never a forgone conclusion.

One day, Lena does not show up for school.  She has disappeared from Vaclav and his family’s lives as if by a cruel magic trick.  For the next seven years Vaclav says good night to Lena without fail, wondering if she is doing the same somewhere.  On the eve of Lena’s seventeenth birthday he finds out.

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From GoodreadsCraving 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.

What did you recently finish reading?  Yes, sadly, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King is still the last book that I finished.  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.

What do you think you are going to read next?   I honestly have no idea.  I am hoping to find my copy of Atonement hiding around the house!

Tell me about your WWW’s!

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WWW Wednesday #36 by Chrissi Reads

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Comments
  1. ChrissiReads says:

    Oh no! It’s always irritating when you misplace a book. I’ve recently only just found one I’ve been looking for! I hope you find it soon. Happy Reading 🙂

  2. curiousdaisies says:

    I hope you’ll find your book. Here are my answers
    http://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/www-wednesdays-september-18-2013/

    Greetings 😀

  3. bibliobeth says:

    So sorry to hear about your Atonement loss! Hope you find it because it is brilliant. It’ll turn up when you least expect it.

  4. Erin Zarro says:

    Sorry to hear about Atonement! I hope you find it!

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