Wednesday, August 8, 2012

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted each week by MizB at Should Be Reading.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next? 

What are you currently reading? 

A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

I've reached Book 5 (and the last installment available for now) of the Song of Ice and Fire series and I am trying to read it as slowly as possible because I hate the thought of being finished with the series. I love Martin's universe and characters so much that I will be sad to say goodbye to the world of Westeros.

Since I got my dog Clancy nearly 5 years ago now, I've had more bad experiences with groomers than I can count. I finally decided to just give it a try myself. I got clippers and other supplies, and I'm now reading Margaret H. Bonham's Dog Grooming for Dummies. The title couldn't be more appropriate for me when it comes to this sort of thing, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that poor Clancy won't end up too humiliated to leave the house after I try my first clip.

What did you recently finish reading? 

Stopover at the Backworlds' Edge by M.Pax. This is the second installment in Mary's Backworlds series, and another great read. It was fun to get back to Craze and his adventures through Mary's imaginative world. I'm already looking forward to the next book in the series.

What do you think you'll read next?

When I first participated in this bloghop a few weeks ago, Tim at Life of Riles mentioned that he was reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. By coincidence, I had just ordered the book that same day as I had heard so much about it. Since then I've seen it popping up everywhere and I'm really looking forward to getting into it soon.

Last week my mom and I visited the Cincinnati Museum Center to see their current featured exhibit, A Day In Pompeii. I loved the exhibit and was totally fascinated by the glimpse into the lives of the people of Pompeii before the city was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius. I saw Robert Harris' Pompeii in the museum shop after viewing the exhibit and it caught my interest.

Thanks as always to MizB for hosting this fun hop!


  1. I've been talking up GONE GIRL on my blog and I'm glad you're going to read it soon. I really enjoyed her earlier novels as well. All dark and twisted but well done. :)

    I'm reading MONUMENT 14, a YA novel by Emmy Laybourne - good so far!

  2. I'm about to start Martin's third book, A Storm of Swords. That's a huge accomplishment to have reached his fifth book.

    Here's my WWW Wednesdays Post.

  3. I just finished Gone Girl (in two days). Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

    Am reading The Ultimate Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

    Will be reading...hmmm it might depend on what my book club chooses next month.

  4. Ooh, Gone Girl is awesome. One of my favorites for this year so far. Hope you like it :)

  5. M. Pax's books are great. That's one I need to tackle soon, since I read the first one.

  6. @Madeline, I love dark and twisted so I've no doubt I will love this one.

    @Chris, oh, A Storm of Swords was my favorite, I totally loved it.

    @Johanna, I haven't heard anything negative about Gone Girl, you're making me even more anxious to read it now.

    @Library Snake, I'm sure I will, I'm so curious about it.

    @Alex, I love Mary's books too, I'm sure you will enjoy this one as well.

  7. I just read A Cold, Dark Place by Gregg Olsen and it was fabulous. Now I'm reading Jennifer Hillier's Freak and after that I hope to read Gary Kassay's Murder in Silence. Fun stuff, I know. Good luck with the dog grooming! BTW, I read Gone Girl last month and it was absolutely amazing. Really addictive and brilliant! Also I have the first book in the Game of Thrones series and want to get to that soon too! Too many books, not enough time!

  8. Yes! Everyone is liking Gone Girl. That's on my soon to read list too!

  9. @Lisa, oh, I read Jennifer Hillier's Creep and thought it was great, I will have to read Freak too. And A Cold Dark Place sounds really good too. I know what you mean about too many books LOL.

    @Well Read Fish, it definitely seems to be one of the most popular books of the summer, everyone loves it.

  10. Oh, no. You're going to have Game of Thrones addiction withdrawal. Damn that GRRM for being such a slow writer! :P

    I just finished Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies. So bloody good. She's a genius writer and my idol. :)

    I think I might read The Drowned Cities next by Paolo Bacigalupi. I like his scary post-apocalyptic worlds.

  11. Yesterday I started Provex City by Michael Pierce. So far, very good. I recently finished Rise from Darkness by Ciara Knight. Also very good. Not sure what I'll read next.

  12. I'm still on a dance with dragons. Then I have some catch up reading to do on friends books. After that, I might finally get to the Hunger Games. I think I'm the last one on the planet to read it.

  13. Most of the books I read these days are Kindle feebies or cheapos! Just finished The Butterfly Forest by Tom Lowe and now started The Eden Prescription by Ethan Evers.

  14. @LG, I know, the withdrawal is going to be a nightmare haha. I definitely want to read Hilary Mantel, I have never read her work and you have me very curious!

    @Carol, Michael's book was great. And I've been meaning to read Ciara's, I'm glad for the reminder!

    @Mary, I have a lot of friends' books to catch up on too. The GoT series has pretty much dominated my summer reading.

    @Carolyn, I haven't heard of those but I am curious now. The Kindle freebies are awesome!

  15. I haven't started George R.R. Martin's boks yet. I have the first one. I think I'm scared of getting addicted to them. Will start as soon as my edits are done. In the meantime, I'm reading Daughter of smoke and! great book.

  16. @Cecilia, oh, that is such a great title for a book! I need to check that out. Good luck with your edits!

  17. Good luck with the dog grooming!

    And I really enjoyed Robert Harris' POMPEII.

  18. @Cherie, that's good to know about Pompeii, I'm sure I will like it too. And thanks for the good luck wishes, but the dog grooming was a disaster LOL!

  19. Gone Girl is my next audiobook for the commute. I downloaded it last night. My friend highly recommends it. As for the grooming, I recently purchased the rest of the tools to do all grooming at home. I'm tired of my younger dog quaking in fear from a bad experience. I have two cairn terriers. It's a real job. You should watch Youtube videos about your type of dog and grooming. It's a great resource.

  20. @Brinda, oh, I should have thought of the youtube videos before I tried grooming Clancy. I hope your grooming efforts go well!


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