Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WWW Wednesday

I started this blog a couple years back with the intention of writing about books and movies. I do a fair bit of reading, and I watch a lot of movies. I've kind of strayed from that original intent. Not that there's anything wrong with that (Seinfeld voice), but I've been meaning to get more books and movies in the blog.

So today I'm joining a weekly meme I came across on one of my favorite blogs, What Else Is Possible?. The meme was set up by MizB at Should Be Reading, and it's simple and to the point. Exactly the way I like things. To be perfectly honest, I'm not sure I'll do this every Wednesday, but if I do post on a Wednesday, this is what I'll be doing...........for now.

To play along, all you have to do is answer the following three (3) questions…

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

I'm reading Canada by Richard Ford right now. In fact, I'll probably finish tonight. This is literature with a capital L my friends. Big themes, metaphorical, perfectly constructed sentences, keen insights, all the things you would expect from a writer of Ford's caliber. I really can't recommend this one enough. I mean seriously, if you get a chance, just read the first two paragraphs and I bet you'll be hooked.

I recently finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This book is a twisted good time. I'm sure this one will wind up on the big screen sooner or later. I kept thinking about The War of the Roses as I read it. The couple in the book is like the Roses..........on steroids. 

Next up for me is The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. Sounds like an interesting coming of age story. The earth's rotation is slowing, causing big environmental changes, and all the while, the main character, Julia, has to deal with life's usual problems. 

If you've read any of these books, I'd love to hear your thoughts. If you're not doing your own WWW Wednesday post, how 'bout sharing in the comments. 


  1. 'Age of Miracles' was a fast read for me. Stayed up until I finished it all in one night. Not perfect, a bit depressive, stays with you for a while--a week, maybe?--like a spectre over your thoughts after it's done. Heck, even tonight I kept looking out the window thinking, 'solstice was nearly a month ago. When is that sun going to set ... ?'

    Overall, it got the job done.

    1. It's certainly an interesting premise. We'll see about the execution.

  2. I am about to start "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn and this past week I decided to read the "Game of Thrones" series by George RR Martin since I had watched the HBO version and found out the books were wonderfully long. I liked them, plus it took me an entire seven days to finish them! Not much of a "knights and princesses" type of reader but I do enjoy intricate political plots and intellectually inspired war games. I also LOVE it when the hero bites it and you're just sitting thinking, "What just happened? Where's the author going with this?" I find most books & movies a little too predictable so I like surprises.

    I am a literary glutton so I have added your three books to my reading list for the next week. I also read a lot of unpublished manuscripts for friends and friends of friends which helps them out and feeds my reading addiction at the same time.

    1. I haven't read any Martin. I know he's huge, but I don't think it's my cup of tea. I've caught bits and pieces of the GoT on HBO, and it just hasn't grabbed me.

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    1. Oh, I'll still write about sports. In fact, I'll write about anything that gets me in front of the keyboard.