Wednesday, 4 April 2012

WWW - What are you reading Wednesday!


I saw this post last week on Should be Reading's blog and wanted to join in this week. You can play along with this little 'tag' (a.k.a meme) style post by just answering the following three (3) questions
  1.  What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you will read next?
I think I am going to do one of these 'tag' style posts a week, I have seen some good ones for Tuesday's and Friday's too. So let me know what you think and if you want to see more of them.

So lets get going!!

What am I currently reading?
I have been reading The Hobbit now for well over a month. It is one of the books I mentioned in one of my previous posts about books I have never got round to reading along with the rest of the The Lord of the Rings series, and was recommended to read this one first. I have to say I am enjoying it, Bilbo Baggins is adorable (in a Hobbit sort of way), and I know its considered a classic now, but I just can't commit to reading it. It is so different to the other more YA fantasy I have been reading, so I have been flicking back and forth reading a few pages here and there every few days. I also started this week Marked from the House of the Night series by P.C & Kristen Cast. I am only 7% (chapter 3) through on my Kindle as I type this post but I am already enjoying it. I even read a sneaky chapter whilst I was eating my breakfast this morning, which is when I can tell I am enjoying a book. Its a slightly different concept to the other YA Vampire (which is spelt Vampyres in this book), with the whole concept of being marked sounds like an interesting read!

What did you recently finish reading?
Over the weekend I work in my local Garden Centre, so don't have as much time to read as I would like. But as I was in between books (other than The Hobbit) I decided to read a few short stories which I could read in my tea or lunch breaks. This weekends entertainment was some of Kelley Armstrong's free online fiction which she gives away on her website. These accompany her adult fantasy series Women of the Otherworld, and her YA series Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising, and I read six just this weekend. I particularly enjoyed Checkmate, Case of the Half Demon Spy and Framed. However I warn those of you that have not read some or all of the series these shorts do contain spoilers to some of the later books. I am planning on doing a post about these soon so watch this space!

What do you think you will read next?
There is loads of books that I want to purchase which I have heard about recently, but I also have a very long TBR collection on my Kindle that I will be tackling first. It is a toss up between The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson or the second book in the Hunger Games series Catching Fire . Decisions, decisions!

Let me know what you are reading at the moment in the comments below, and what you think I should be reading next!

Thanks as always for reading,

Love Rie x

12 comments:

  1. I love The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

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    1. I do love The Hobbit just wish I could commit to finishing it! Bilbo Baggins is a fab character.

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  2. I haven't read The Hobbit yet, either :)

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/04/www-wednesday.html

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    1. I have just checked out your blog, so pretty! Thanks for the comment Valentina :)

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  3. Hi!
    here’s my WWW for this week:

    http://www.peekabook.it/2012/04/www-wednesday-apr04.html

    Valentina
    www.peekabook.it

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  4. Both of your next reads are very good! Don't give up quickly on GWDT like I did the first time. It takes a bit to get into it, but you will love it by the end.

    Mine is at http://katybrandes.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/www-wednesdays-apr-4/.

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  5. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is on my TBR pile. I want to read it before I see the movie :)

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2012/04/www-wednesdays-4412.html

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    1. That's part of the reason I want to read it now, I am awful when books are made into to movies. I have to read the book, watch the movie, then get angry about how they weren't good enough. In a way its a cycle I have come to love!

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  6. The Hobbit continues to be one of my all-time favourite books. I never tire of it. I'm dreading the movie after what Peter Jackson did to the LOTR books. Happy reading!

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  7. I've read up to book 7 I think of the House of Night series. It is really fun easy reading, thought be warned each book just ends with no wrap up so make sure you have the next one ready to go otherwise you can be left quite frustrated!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

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    1. I am finding it is super easy reading :) Thanks for stopping by to comment!

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  8. I've heard that Tolkein's style is quite difficult for some people to get into and it does feel quite stilted in some places, especially LoTR. Just see it as reading YA fiction for Anglo-Saxons. ;)

    GWDT is a pretty hard-core book, but I did like it. The way that Larsson decided to take on sexism and abuse is commendable.

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