Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WWW.Wednesday: What I Am Doing (Reading) When I Should Be Doing A Million Other Things!

*** Update: The Fall by Albert Camus. Finished, and it was wonderfully written. It's about moral dilemmas, core values, and how someone handles themselves especially when no one is watching, or they aren't held accountable for their behavior. It's about secrets and confessions. I would recommend this book if you like to ponder such topics.

It’s Wednesday again, and I'd like to know how it happened so quickly.

What are you currently reading?

Yikes! It is so unlike me, but I have three books going at once. I need some focus in my life because this is a sign, for me, of a scattered brain.

Halfway through, and the narration is extremely different. We hear only one side of an extended, over the course of many meetings, conversation. I sense a confession coming on.

I have wanted to read this book for a long time, and I can’t wait to find out “the secret”.

Listening to this one. It is one of those novels in which each chapter is told by a different character. It seems, in the audio version, that a different person is reading the chapters, or it is a really good reader disguising his voice extremely well. It is giving each character more definition in my mind, and I like it!

What have you recently finished?

I love Steve Martin. While I really liked this book, I wish it had a little more depth. I did not get to know him as well as I thought/wished I would have. Still a great, and quick, read.

If you liked Quesadillas by Juan Pablo Villalobos, you will also like this. It is just as whacky and fun while hinting at, or flat out describing, the isolated and privileged life of the young child of a Mexican kingpin.

What will you read next?

I am increasingly unsure what will come next (see scattered comment above), but I recently found my old (OLD) copy of this book. 

I should reread it before I send it off to a friend.

Thanks to Should Be Reading for providing book lovers a place to recommend and share the love.


Anonymous said...

I should really read 'The Princess Bride.' The movie is just so good!

Gina said...

I have seen the movie a BILLION times (I have the DVD). I love it more each and every viewing. You should read it. I read the book so long ago. I'm definitely going to revisit its pages very soon.

Anonymous said...

Great books Gina! Can't wait to hear what you think of The Husband's Secret, I loved it! Here's my link

Gina said...

I just commented on your link that I will report back on the "secret".

Anonymous said...

Your in the middle of alot of books i barely read two boos at a time here's my list. /CX

Gina said...

I NEVER read more than one at a time. Don't know who or what's come over me. Feels unnatural yet unstoppable right now.

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

gorgeous princess bride cover!
I'm gearing up for the May long ARC clean sweep challenge -
have posted my mosaic of titles to remind and inspire!
HapPy WWW!

Gina said...

I know! Hoping to love the book all over again, and soon!

I don't know what ARC challenge is, but I will after I visit!

Unknown said...

I ADORED The Husband's Secret but my favorite of hers is What Alice Forgot. That one I didn't want to end.

Kir said...

are you enjoying The Husband's Secret? I loved it. I was simply lost in that book.

and you know that I love Steve Martin, in all forms.

I look forward to your list every week. I am finishing Andra Watkin's "To Live Forever" and Jennie's "A Lady in France" right now and I encourage you to pick both up. They are divine.

Gina said...

I am enjoying it very, very much though I haven't had a whole lot of time to devote to reading lately. This must changed!

Yes, I know you love him like me. I have An Object of Beauty. I should read it soon and will definitely report back.

Will add these two to my Goodreads list! Thanks for the recommendations!

And thank you for always visiting me. XO

Gina said...

I read What Alice Forgot and liked it a lot! This book is proving to be great fun as well!