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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 today:

What are you currently reading?  I literally just picked up The Coach’s Son by Jeffrey Hickey.  Can’t wait to get started.  Check it out:

coach

Synopsis:  Have you ever felt that your presence at a sporting event influenced the result? Are you certain your team could not possibly succeed without you at the game? Do you believe your adherence to a precise routine on game day, whether at the stadium or in your own home, is the key to winning or losing? And if you don’t hold to these rituals exactly, do you believe in your heart that your team is doomed? If you are a sports fan, you know about superstitions, curses and hexes. The sporting world is littered with these legends. Some, like the Curse of the Bambino, the Curse of the Billy Goat, or being on the cover of Sports Illustrated, are well known and documented. More recently, there has been a rising swell of evidence supporting the Madden Curse. But there are other stories similar to these that have never been told. This is one of those stories. It is the story of a boy named Mark O’Bern.

What did you recently finish reading?  I just finished reading Intermission: A Place In Time by Glenda Lee Vollmecke, Four Seasons of Patrick by Susan Hughes, and Upload by Mark McClelland.  My reviews of Intermission and Four Seasons of Patrick will be up shortly.  You can see my review of Upload here.

intermissionpatrickupload

What do you think you are going to read next?   I am going to read Morehead by Jeffrey Hickey.

morehead

Synopsis:  Morehead is an explicitly adult novel, about Dave Morehead, a young man living in San Francisco during the height of the sexual revolution, in the late 1970’s to mid-1980’s. It was a time of sexual, evolutionary, and political change, with both glorious and nearly catastrophic consequences. San Francisco was teeming with diversity, and an evolving political base that forever changed the landscape of what had always been a progressive city. Harvey Milk, Halloween in the Castro, college classes where heterosexuals are in the minority, the first Gay Games, and spiritual cults comprise just part of the terrain Dave must traverse in order to get from where he was, to what he will become. Along the way, he is challenged, assaulted, and forced to defend himself, while relying on an expanding and surprising variety of friends. At the same time, a mysterious “gay cancer” is beginning to afflict some of his new friends and the community at large. Dave has to grow up, and he has to make choices. Will he be there for his friends, or will he let them go? Morehead is a coming of age story in the first person. It is told from the perspective of journals, classroom assignments, and transcribed audio recordings. Morehead comically, bluntly, graphically, and poignantly tells the tale of a straight young man living in a gay old city.

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Comments
  1. Morehead sounds like it might well be an emotionally charged read. Great selection as always Deanna 🙂

  2. lipsyy says:

    I’m liking the sound of Morehead too! Enjoy!

  3. ChrissiReads says:

    Oh wow. I haven’t read any of these. They look intriguing though.

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  5. CandyM says:

    Wow! Morehead does sound very interesting! I’ll have to come back to read your review.

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