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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading…it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following three questions…

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?
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What are you currently reading?

I started this retelling of Pride and Prejudice on Monday night and am already 50% done. Lots of fun, nicely written with good characters that are ‘shades of Austen’ rather than carbon copies. It’s good easy reading and would definitely suit people looking for some light, summer reading – it’s girlie enough (you’d probably guess from the cover) and expect plenty of boy talk, gossip and fun.

What did you recently finish reading?
I expected more from this, I have to say. The idea is strong and the writing is good enough, however the execution in plot and characters I found to be a bit lacking. I’d say 3* being kind. (Review is here if you’d like to hear more). I cannot imagine what happens in the subsequent books having found very little in this one (there’s something like eight books!)
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m thinking either another ‘Angel’ book to get me along on the Heavenly Challenge or a Vampire one for the Olympic Goodreads Challenge (I’m all about the challenges this summer!) They’re quite good as they’re helping me tackle my burgeoning TBR pile. The two most likely candidates are below – perhaps I’ll go for ReVamped first: good reviews, lovely author and it’s a ‘Canadian’ book and so I’ll get a double-whammy reading it in July for Marie Landry’s Canadian Month! (It all depends on how quick I get through Fall For You).

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading…it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following three questions…

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?
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It’s been a while since I did a WWW Wednesday, so here’s how my reading week looks today 🙂

What are you currently reading?

I’m about a quarter through The Goddess Test and after a promising prologue I have to say, I’m not really loving it. The writing style is fine and the premise of the story was one I’d normally really like (the Persephone myth), but the initial set-up of meeting someone who has the ability to bring back the dead and who shows you this very obviously within the first couple of chapters, isn’t something I’d expect someone to just say “Oh, OK,” to. The lack of reaction and realism in the characters has left me a bit cold, but will see how it goes.

What did you recently finish reading?
I’ve just finished Underneath by Michael Cargill. It’s the third of his I’ve read this year and like his short stories, I really enjoyed the characters and plot. This is a thriller, so a different type of story to the others. You can check out my review on here if you’re interested.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’ve got a few challenges running this year and vampires, angels and dystopian will all count towards one of those, but I’m not too sure… Perhaps some light reading with a modern telling of Pride and Prejudice? I’m not normallyplea romance girl, but might be a nice change before more blood and death in the other books in my tbr pile!
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WWW Wednesday – 5

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading…it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following three questions…

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?
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What are you currently reading?

Little Zombie 🙂

I’ve just started Zed by Stephen Herfst – really good so far…I’m a sucker for zombie films/shows, but this is the first time I’ve read a zombie book. I’m also still plodding along with The Passage by Justin Cronin – but it’s been relegated to my ‘lunchtime’ read and I don’t often get a ‘proper’ lunch so I think it will be a slow burn.
What did you recently finish reading?
I’ve just finished Shade of Grey a series of short stories by Michael Cargill. Although the stories aren’t specifically linked they have a particular flair and style that is recognisable in each. Overall, I loved the set and will definitely be reading more by this author – he draws such fantastic and beliveably real characters that I frequently found myself lost in the worlds he created. There is something particularly immediate about the way he writes and I love the realistic flaws and personality traits each of his characters exhibit – he does a good job of crawling around inside people’s heads.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Next up in my tbr pile is Last Stop This Town by David Steinburg and Fall for You by Cecilia Gray – both are YA books and the authors are featuring in the Indie Author Month in May on my other blog http://asidefromwriting.wordpress.com Take a look at the site and see who’s featuring as there are a whole range of different YA authors covering romance to horror and dystopian to vampires – there are daily freebies and competitions, as well as the chance to meet new authors and books in time for summer!
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WWW Wednesday – 4

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading…it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following three questions…

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?
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What are you currently reading?
The Passage by Justin Cronin – as it’s a pretty big book I’d put off starting it in March because I had a lot going on at the time and needed to meet my target of reading five dystopian books for a Goodreads challenge – so even though (I think) it is going to be dystopian-ish, it would have killed my chances in the challenge. Now I just have to read it and give it back to my friend at work and so I’m jumping right in now!
What did you recently finish reading?
Shadowland by C.M. Gray – fantastic YA/adult historical adventure (the male protagonists are both young men). It’s a fast paced, interesting read set in Arthurian England and has some nice twists and turns, mystical elements as well as action. It’s also really well written, lovely description and scene-setting, in-keeping with the historic setting, as well as plenty of witty dialogue between the boys.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m really need to start Zed – the zombie with a brain – by Stephen Herfst, as a broken kindle held me up last week (now replaced by the lovely peeps at Amazon) and then I’ve got some other lovely books I can’t wait to get to (but you’ll see those in Friday Finds over on Aside from Writing!) 🙂

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WWW Wednesday – 3

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading…it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following three questions…

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
I’m still reading Shadowland by C.M. Gray because I took a break over the weekend to read a couple of different books. I’m about halfway through though now and enjoying it still – lots of dark ages adventure and mystery set against a backdrop of Saxon invasions and the decline of the Roman Empire – the main characters are both interesting and well-written – reads a little like a book springboarded out of a film like King Arthur with Clive Owen.
What did you recently finish reading?
I read The Tower by Jade Varden, which is Book 2 in the tarot inspired Deck of Lies. Really good mystery-thriller contemporary YA and I enjoyed it as much as the first book Justice. You can read my review of it here https://melcj.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/just-finished-the-tower-by-jade-varden/ and if you like the sound of it there’s a giveaway running this week to win both books so you can enter off my review too.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m thinking Zed by Stephen Herfst – I’ve never read a zombie book, but I love zombie films (guilty pleasure) and so I’m looking forward to this 🙂

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WWW Wednesday – 2

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading – swing by there if you want to join in…Anyway – back to WWW Wednesday…it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following three questions…

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?
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What are you currently reading?
I am about 10% into Shadowland by CM Gray – loving the olde worlde Aurthurian-style setting and its really well written. The only thing I find odd about Kindle reading is saying things like ‘I’m 10% in rather than – on page 94’ 🙂
What did you recently finish reading?
I read Bites by Ninfa Hayes this weekend and Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis – both were good, especially liked Demonica short story in Bites. 
What do you think you’ll read next?
Well I’ve started The Passage but ignored it for a week or so now – it’s just so big it’s putting me off! 🙂 Just got The Outsiders through from Amazon for the classic YA read in April on one of the Goodreads groups, so will probably try that.

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted over at Should Be Reading I saw it on Confessions of  a Bookaholic a couple of weeks ago and liked the sound of it. Anyway – back to WWW Wednesday…it just takes a few minutes: to play along, just answer the following three questions…

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
I am literally about to turn the first page on The Passage, I’m still doing the dystopian March reading challenge with Never Too Old for YA group on Goodreads and have another two to do before the end of the month if I’m to get there. This does look good and sounds like it might be an interesting mix of post-apocolyptic with something a little monstrous…
What did you recently finish reading?
Last night I finished The Long Walk by Stephen King – really good (if gruelling) look inside the minds of 100 young men taking part in a 400+ mile walking marathon, which ends with bullets to the head if you fall below pace or can’t go on. This was for aside from writing’s book of the month – you can see my review there now.
What do you think you’ll read next?
It will either be the first book in the Patrick Ness trilogy, which is in my TBR pile beside the bed, or The Running Man, not sure yet, although I think after The Passage, which is pretty long, I’ll be looking for a shorter book, which would be the Stephen King 🙂

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