W…W…W…Wednesday

After the long weekend, Wednesday has come earlier than usual. But here I am ready to talk books.

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I welcome you to play along. Just answer the following questions:

  • What are you reading?
  • What did you just finish?
  • What do you plan to read next?

What are you reading? I am just about finished with Vampires in the Lemon Grove  by Karen Russell. At first I wasn’t sure I was going to like these stories. I thought I should, but they didn’t really click for me until about a third of the way through. Then they just kept getting better. I like her odd sense of the world and the strength of her female characters. On audio, I’m listening to The Secret Keeper, my first Kate Morton. I’m a little intimidated by its length, but it’s off to a great start.

What did you just finish? Finished The Family Fang for the second time. I could rhapsodize about how much I love this quirky look at modern family and the true meaning of art, but I like to keep this Wednesday post rolling along. (You can check out more of my Fang fandom on Goodreads.) On audio, I finished The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted by Elizabeth Berg. Listening to her was like having a good friend in the car telling me entertaining stories. I wasn’t blown away, but it was a very pleasant way to pass the commute.

What will you read next? I’m not sure, but I would really like to be blown away by a book. It hasn’t happened to me yet in 2013. The top two books on my To-Read list are Mudbound and Me Before You, which have both received stellar reviews and high recommendations from readers I trust.

How about you?

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  1. I am reading Life after Life and also Wash and The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards. Just finished Fuse. Next up is probably Z.
    You will love Me Before You.

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    • Oh I hope you’re right. I have not heard of any of the titles you’re reading so it’s a good think I follow your blog!

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  2. I’m reading In the Shadow of the Banyan which took a little while to get into for me but now I’m totally invested and had to stop reading on the way home today so that I wouldn’t cry in front of other commuters. I’m only half way! I just finished The ABC Murders – you know how I like my Agatha Christie. And next…I don’t know! Am thinking it should be a classic but not sure if it should be Villette, Scoop or The House of Mirth.
    I’ve also heard good things about Me Before You – if you decide to go for it, I can’t wait to hear what you think! And you’ve inspired me to finally add The Family Fang to my list.

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    • You gotta love a book that makes you cry. In the Shadow of he Banyan is good for that.
      I’m not reading anything right now, which is just so strange, but I’m just in one of those places where I can’t find 10 minutes to sit down with book. I’ll snap out of it soon, I hope.

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      • I hope so too!
        I just finished In the Shadow of the Banyan and I finished it with dry eyes. Which surprised me. But maybe because I was anticipating a hysterical ending, the anticipation killed the actual feeling?
        Just picked up Villette so that will be my next read I guess!

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