Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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 will read next?

*What are you currently reading?


 



Man Walks into a Room by Nicole Krauss. 

The History of Love***** is an all-time favourite and I enjoyed Great House**** very much as well. This is Krauss' first novel, "a meditation on the nature of memory and loss."



*What did you recently finish reading?



A Month in the Country***** by J. L. Carr 

A wonderful post WWI story that I can't recommend highly enough. I will be buying my own copy now and rereading it as soon as I can.





Howards End is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home**** by Susan Hill

Very enjoyable. I have read several of her novels, including The Bird of Night****, Mrs. De Winter***+ (yes, it's the sequel to Rebecca), as well as her five Simon Serrailler detective series which offers so much more than the usual police procedurals do. I recommend Howards End is on the Landing and will no doubt read it again.


*What do you think you will read next?

 

The Changeling by Kenzaburo Oe

For the Japanese Literature Challenge. I have read A Personal Matter**** and Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness*****. This is a Nobel author who never disappoints.









Grace Williams Says it Loud by Emma Henderson

Orange Prize shortlist 2011





Leave me links if you've reviewed any of these, or tell me what you thought. Any plans to read some of them? I offer brief reviews by reader request. Please just ask.

14 comments:

  1. I was about to get Howards End is on the Landing last year but never did. I think I might check if they have it in the library.

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  2. All of those titles are new to me. I hope you enjoy them all!

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  3. all of these sound great to me. the oe especially!

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  4. Oh! Grace Williams is on my long list of short list winners. ;O)

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  5. These are all new titles for me, all of them look great! I'm going to add a few to my list of books to get!

    Enjoy!

    Aislynn
    http://knitpurlstitch.blogspot.com/2011/06/w-w-w-wednesday-3.htm

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  6. Really interesting list. It's been ages since I read Rebecca (purely for the novelty factor via the Ken Follett tie-in). Are they period romances sort of like Northanger Abbey?

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  7. These are all new titles to me. But Howard's End is on the Landing looks like a good read.

    Here's my WWW post.

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  8. "Howards End is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home" looks good. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  9. Love your blog name...pretty cool and creative.

    Just stopping by to say hello and to take a look around.

    I am having a Father's Day giveaway on my blog if you would like to stop by.

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2011/06/fathers-day-giveaway-from-little-brown.html

    Hope you can visit.

    Elizabeth

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  10. These all sound really good but A Month in the Country really catches my interest.

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  12. I just read one that I think you should add to your list: "Iron House" by John Hart.
    He is a multiple Edgar Award Winner and this book is excellent.
    Check out my review on Amazon.com books, it's one of the most helpful. I think you'd enjoy it.
    Mike

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  13. I bought THE GREAT HOUSE, but haven't yet read it (or anything by Nicole Krauss!). I'm hoping to get more reading time in this summer ...

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