W…W…W…Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading
To play along, just 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?
What are you currently reading? Yesterday I started A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I was surprised when I started to research Betty Smith, because I could have sworn that this book was recommended to me by an Aussie friend of mine as a great example of Australian Literature. As it turns out, there is nothing the least bit Australian about Smith, who was born, lived and died in the United States. I also thought the book was recently published, but now I see it is copyright 1943. Not that any of this deters me from reading the book, I am still very much looking forward to it, but it is yet another reminder that I need to pay more attention to books before I slip them into my book bag at Chapters. 😀
What did you recently finish reading? I just finished up a non-fiction book yesterday, The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History by Jason Vuic. I don’t read a great deal of non-fiction, but this one caught my eye. Living in the former Yugoslavia with my Croatian boyfriend, I had no choice but to pick up this book when I saw it. The Yugo is an historical icon and a symbol of a former identity for Croatians and as such is looked upon quite favorably. Such is not the case outside of the Balkans. This was a fascinating read that outlined the failure of a communist built car in a capitalist country during the Cold War. I hope to have a review up on Friday.
What do you think you’ll read next? The book I am reading now is borderline chunkster, so I think I will probably opt for something a bit shorter after I am through. I am thinking about Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner.