Tuesday, November 9, 2010

WWW Wednesdays

Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading.

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



The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson (US 2010) 170/307 pages

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (Russia 1957, 496 pages) Reading Introduction now for the Doctor Zhivago Group Read...discussion posts and comments to appear on November 16.



The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson (Finland 1982) 150/208 pages
for NYRB Reading Week Nov.7-13, 2010 at The Literary Stew.
Jansson (1914 - 2001) was a very famous award-winning children's writer who is still popular years after her death. The last nine book she wrote were adult ficition. This is one of them.

What did you recently finish reading?


Blindness**** by Jose Saramago (Portugal)

for the Nobel Reading Challenge

Earth and Ashes***** by Atiq Rahimi (Afghanistan 2003) 54 pages


The 210th Day**** by Soseki Natsume (Japan 1915) 94 pages

Both for the November Novella Reading Challenge


What do you think you’ll read next?

The Stillborn by Zaynab Alkali (Nigeria 1984,106 pages) 
for the Novella Challenge.


The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger (Canada 2009) for the Governor General's Literary Awards (Winner 2009).

Comments, links to reviews, or requests for brief reviews are always welcomed.


  1. You've been busy reading! I need to get to Finkler soon. I seem to not have a sense of urgency for it, even though I'm intrigued by it.

  2. You've got some really intriguing books. My WWW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  3. Some interesting choices there. :)


  4. That Howard Jacobsen cover makes me very curious indeed.

    Usually I don´t plan my reading much, and as I got a Kindle the other day, I suddenly don´t feel very interested in my paper books. I really want to acquire some e-books so I can use my new toy.

  5. 1. What are you currently reading?
    The Trophy Bride's Tale by Cyrilla Barr

    2. What did you recently finish reading?
    The White Queen by Phillippa Gregory

    3. What do you think you'll read next?
    Expiation by Greg Messel

  6. You're always reading or have read the best books ever!!

  7. Great books collection! Just the other day I was thinking whether to buy Dr. Zhivago, but did not.

    I hope you are doing good :)

  8. I wish I read as much as you!

    P.S. I love your blog! Following you. :) www.stylocrat.blogspot.com

  9. Fascinating! I've read three of those - The FQ I didn't think all that much of. Tove Jansson is fantastic but Blindness left me feeling a little bleak and needing a happier read for next time.

    I'm reading Franzen's Freedom now

  10. how are you liking FINKLER? I'll be writing about it soon & look forward to your review!

  11. I wanted to stop by and say I'm so glad you signed up for the What's in a Name 4 challenge. Hope you have fun with it.

  12. This is fun:
    Currently reading "The Brave" by Nicholas Evans, author of "The Horse Whisperer"

    Just finished "The Likeness" by Tara French

    Next up:
    "Run the Risk" by Scott Frost

    Hope all is well and if anyone has a chance, please stop at my blog and say hi.
    Mike Draper

  13. I have Blindness in my TBR. It's been there for ages. I have read some of the author's other books and I've enjoyed them all but for some reason I cannot get myself in the frame of mind to read Blindness. I probably shouldn't have watched the movie. ;(



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