Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WWW Wednesday

• What are you currently reading?
Current bookmarks in these:
What Women Want: The Life You Crave and How God Satisfies by Lisa T. Bergren & Rebecca Price. I'm almost finished with this one and it's really good.
A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen. I'm almost finished with this one too but my interest has petered out and it keeps getting pushed down the stack.
Introverts in the Church by Adam S. McHugh. Just started this one but it seems like something I'll enjoy.

• What did you recently finish reading?
The Sea King's Daughter by Barbara Michaels. (Who also writes, as Elizabeth Peters, the Amelia Peabody mysteries). This one was one of those quick, easy, beachy kind of reads. Originally written in 1975, it's a little dated but that might add to the charm for some. Volcanoes, buried treasure, pagan cults, hidden former Nazis...a little bit of everything in this one.
The Introvert's Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World by Sophia Dembling. Loved this one. Continually read bits of it out loud to my husband. ("This is it - she's talking about me!" Or, "This sounds just like you!") Our culture defers to the extrovert and this book is a nice antidote to that bias. Recommended for introverts and extroverts so we can all learn to get along.

I tried to read the latest Ian McEwan novel but it was definitely not my cup of tea. I skimmed a lot and then I ended up bailing.  I get sucked in by hype, sometimes. But there are too many other books to read for me to spend time with something that is a) boring, b) offensive in some way, or c) just not clicking with me. McEwan's book was all three for me.

• What do you think you’ll read next?
These three are calling me:
Deconstructing Penguins by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone. (And "Mr. Popper's Penguins" is our current read aloud so I really want to read this soon.)
Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent. Mystery, funerals, and Victorian society. What could go wrong?
Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life by Emily Freeman.

So, what are you reading this week?

This post is linked to WWW Wednesdays at Should Be Reading.
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