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WWW Wednesdays

WWW: Wednesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

To play along just answer the following three questions in the comments or on your own blog:
*What are you currently reading?
*What did you just recently finish reading?
*What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently: I’m reading Among Others by Jo Walton. It’s a bookish book where the young schoolgirl telling the story mentions all the science fiction and fantasy books she’s reading while taking the magical elements in her own life for granted. I saw this mentioned on another blog; I’m not sure, but it might have been Sea of Books.

Recently Finished: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. This one’s bookish in a different sense, explaining how a illuminated Hebrew manuscript survived through wars and neglect from 15th-century Spain to present-day Sarajevo.

Reading Next: Planning to goof off a bit and relax over the weekend with Changeless, Gail Carriger‘s next book after Soulless. Vampires and werewolves mingle with polite London society. Funny and fun to read.

4 Responses

  1. How are you enjoying “Among Others” so far? It sounds good!

    Here’s mine:

    • Around a third of the way through, I’m enjoying Among Others. It’s quietly chilling — reads like a diary or memoir from a 1979 in Wales and England. So far, the narrator refers to the traumatic event that caused her to run away from her mother, but doesn’t give the full story. There’re a lot of mentions of favorite, classic SF and fantasy authors, because the narrator is a big reader. She sees fairies, and interacts with them, comparing the real ones to the ones she’s read about in books.

  2. Ohhhh, it sounds good! Kind of a bummer about the “tramatic event” part, but I love fairies in an English setting!

    The Alienist was quite the graphic novel (The Angel of Darkness too), but if you like tv shows like Forensic Files and The New Detectives (which I do), you’ll love Calab Carr’s work!

    • The fairies in Among Others aren’t what you normally think of when you think of fairies, though. I haven’t tried the TV shows you mention, but I’m currently watching Homicide, waiting for Season 5 to come in for me at the library.

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