WWW Wednesday #3

WWW WednesdaysWWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. It’s a chance for us all to talk about books we’ve just read, books we’re reading now, and books we’re planning to read next.

Just Finished

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter

I finished this Friday? Saturday? In my antibiotic-induced haze I can’t quite remember. But I did enjoy it. I’m trying to go back through and finish the series. I do love a good spy story, and the Gallagher Girls are one of my favorites.

Reading Now

Branded by Abi Ketner

I started this over the weekend and I liked it but I’m just like mehhh so I haven’t touched it in a few days. It won’t take me long to finish so I’ll probably read the last of it this weekend.

What's Next

Don't Judge A Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter

Loved #2, so I’m looking forward to this one. As a celebratory, oh-my-God-finals-didn’t-kill-me-dead huzzah, I might just marathon the rest of the series over the weekend. (Well, I’ll have to buy the last two books first, but whatevs.)

I must confess, the only thing I’m actually reading right now is Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, and it’s for my lit class. I think it’s supposed to be about the Belgian colonization in the Congo, but so far all he’s talking about is a bunch of dudes with names that start and end with lots of vowels. Oh, and there’s a lot of polygamy going on. And giving of virgin girls.

Education is a marvelous thing.

Anyway, after this week’s finals I have a milestone birthday (okay fine, it’s not much of a milestone, all I can really do is smoke, vote, and join the army) on Saturday to kick off winter break, so hopefully I will not be sneezing, coughing, and/or sleeping on my birthday cake.

How’s your reading going on this fine and festive day?

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WWW Wednesdays #2

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. It’s a chance for us all to talk about books we’ve just read, books we’re reading now, and books we’re planning on reading soon.

Just Finished

Defy

(thanks @ Scholastic)

I really enjoyed this one! Alexa was a fierce protagonist and I’m so glad I was approved to read this!

Reading Now

Jane Eyre

I’m halfway through this and I cannot believe I waited this long to read it. It’s quickly becoming just as much of a favorite as Pride & Prejudice, which is really saying something.

What's Next?

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

I’m so excited to read this one! I ordered it from Barnes & Noble last week and I’m rather desperate for it; I have a mighty need for holiday books at the moment.

WWW Wednesdays #1

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. It’s a chance for us all to talk about books we’ve just read, books we’re reading now, and books we’re planning on reading soon.

Ash by Malinda Lo

In case you aren’t following me on Twitter and are thus spared my daily intellectual wisdom (in which I talk about highly sophisticated topics such as butts and how many ways one can use a particular swear word in a sentence), I was drooling over this book the second I saw it, and when I finally got it, I had to wait to read it for nearly a week because of stupid life, and it just sat there on my shelf looking seductive and alluring until I couldn’t take it anymore and I scrapped all my work to curl up with it for the afternoon.

“Why, Sam, what makes this book such an irresistible temptation?”

1) It’s a Cinderella retelling.

2) Cinderella’s a freaking BADASS.

3) How can I NOT love a book which is basically a gay version of a traditional fairytale? I mean, you guys, let’s be real here. This is the good stuff. There’ll be a review coming up next Wednesday (November 20) so check back in if you’d like to know what I thought. Hint: I loved it.

This was really a neat coincidence because the book was set in Philadelphia and I was actually on a flight bound for that very city when I read this. There should be a review up within a few weeks.

Reading Now

This one is nice and light, so I’ll probably finish it in like 30 minutes. All the coffee talk is making my mouth water, and I don’t even like coffee.

It’s taking me a while to get through this one, but I like it. Ophelia’s got spunk.What's Next

Book #5 on my Netgalley November list, because the Easy Level was too, well, easy. :)

What are your reading plans this week? I’d love some recommendations for my TBR list to liven things up a bit. Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading!