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 Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey. The book has been shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize. Unfortunately, it is the only nominee I happen to be in possession of. I am eager to get this one read before the short list is announced in a few weeks.
What did you recently finish reading? I just finished Promoting Reading in Developing Countries by the International Reading Association. This is the first of my reads for the August Social Justice Challenge. The book is a collection of academic articles published in 1996 that provides “views on making reading materials accessible to increase literacy levels” in the developing world. I was expecting this to be horribly dull, and in some parts it was, but for the most part, I found it to be a very engaging read. I enjoyed learning about the difficulties faced in implementing reading programs and establishing libraries all over Africa, Asia and Latin America. Look for my review next week.
What do you think you’ll read next? Well, I certainly hope that I am reading something else for the Social Justice Challenge. I would have launched into another one of my chosen books for the challenge, but none of the others have arrived yet 😦 If none of them arrive by the time I get through with Peter Carey, then I imagine I will start into Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner.