WWW Wednesday 9-12-18

Today is a WWW Wednesday. A weekly meme originally started by Miz B but now hosted by Taking on a World of Words.  

Feel free to join in the fun and let the world know what you are reading.

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

Lowcountry Bonfire (Liz Talbot Mystery … Homicide for the Holidays (Viv and Char…

I am listening to Lowcountry Bonfire by Susan M. Boyer. I’m not a huge fan of audio books and it took a while to get into the reader’s voice in this one. But the story is wonderful. I love the Liz Talbot Mystery Series.

I am reading the paperback of Homicide for the Holidays by Cheryl Honigford. This is the first time I’ve read a book by this author. So far so good. And let me say this, the paperback is an odd size. Bigger than the traditional paperback but smaller than a hardback. I’m one book off from finishing the Mother-Daughter Reading Challenge and this book fits 😉

What did you recently finish reading?

TimelineThe technological starting point for Timeline is the emerging science of quantum mechanics, a field of study so abstruse, so “nonintuitive” that, in Richard Feynman’s words, “nobody understands [it].” Crichton, of course, has never been one to allow complex technologies intimidate him, and quantum theory provides him with the speculative basis for Timeline‘s central conceit: That we live, not in a finite universe, but in a “multiverse” composed of an infinite, constantly expanding series of parallel universes in which all past moments continue to exist. Crichton then posits an imaginary technology that uses quantum computers that are literally capable of “faxing” human beings to selected target areas of the multiverse. The result is a kind of de facto time travel, a phenomenon around which Crichton constructs an exciting — and ingenious — story.

This was my first Michael Crichton book. I enjoyed it more than I expected. Now I get to watch the movie and throw popcorn at the screen during the inconsistancies.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I think I am going to read Regeneration by Laura DiSilverio. This is book 3 in the Incubation Trilogy. Might as well finish it off. I enjoyed the first two books.Regeneration (The Incubation Trilogy Book 3)

What are you reading this week?

-CK

 

Top 5 Character Driven Books

Top 5 Tuesday

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bionic Book Worm. Click here for July topics.

Before I could choose my top 5 character-driven books, I had to find out what that was 😉

Character driven books have characters are the focus through deeds and emotions more than the plot.

To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee- One of my personal favorites. I’ve read it several times. The characters are rich as is the setting. A true classic.

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan – This pulls the reader into the lives of a group of Chinese Americans, allowing us to see a glimpse of their lives and relationships with their daughters.

The Joy Luck Club: A Novel

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd- Another book centering on the lives of a group of women. This one set in rural South Carolina.

The Secret Life of Bees

The Martian by Andy Weir- the only book on my list centering on a male protagonist. Also, the only one focused on a single character for much of the book. It’s incredible.

The Martian

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg- Can I just say I love this book and fried green tomatoes.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel

Read one, read them all. You won’t be disappointed.

-CK

20 Books of Summer Check-In

Thank you 746 Books for hosting this challenge.

20 books

Surf over to Cathy at 746 Books to find out more about this reading challenge. Basically, from June 1 to September 3 I will read 20 books.

  1. Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

2. Shades of Earl Gray by Laura Childs

3. Dracula by Bram Stoker

4. Change of Fortune by Jana Deleon

5. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (Illustrated Edition) by J.K. Rowling

6. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

7. Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur

8. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

10. A Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan

11. Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey

12. The Marmalade Murders by Elizabeth J. Duncan

13. Vamparazzi by Laura Resnick

14. Blade Runner by Phillip K. Dick

15.  Cry of the Sea by D. G. Driver

16. My Diary from the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Andrews

17. Shark’s Tooth by Michael Guillebeau

18. Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath

19. Kingdom of Ashes by Elena May

20. Hook by K.R. Thompson

WWW Wednesday 6-20-18

Today is a WWW Wednesday. A weekly meme originally started by Miz B but now hosted by Taking on a World of Words.  

Feel free to join in the fun and let the world know what you are reading.

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

I finally got in a little reading time 🙂

What are you currently reading?

Blade RunnerIn print, I am reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. I’m not a huge fan of reading Sci-fi but I’m trying. “Blade Runner” is one of the most famous movies from my childhood, but I’ve never watched /read it. I’m 30 pages in <sigh> Let’s just say it’s not an easy read.

 

 

 

 

Change of Fortune (Miss Fortune Mystery, #11)On my kindle, I am reading Change of Fortune by Jana DeLeon, book 11 in the Miss Fortune Series. If you haven’t read one of these, pick it up. They are hysterical. I’m making plans now to be Gertie when I’m retired.

 

 

 

What did you recently finish reading?

I finally finished Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Yes, it was worth all the hype. Much better than A Court of Thorns and Roses. Just my opinion.

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I know I didn’t get to the book I had planned last week. But I feel the need to mix it up.

Dracula [Kindle in Motion]It’s time for Dracula by Bram Stocker. This could take a while and I want it read by August. Again, I bought this just because it moves 🙂

 

 

What are you reading this week?

-CK