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? Holy crap!! Somebody shoot me already! Will it never end? I am STILL reading Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey. I have been reading some others at the same time and every time I pick this up to continue reading it I feel like I am drowning. I am hereby making a pledge…if I have not finished this book by next Wednesday, then I will give it up for good. Sound like a plan or what?
What did you recently finish reading? I just finished the Young Reader’s Edition of Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this so much. I was worried I would feel that things were being simplified a bit too much for a younger audience. I occasionally felt that way, but for the most part I loved the book tremendously. I am sure there are bits and pieces that I missed out on not reading the original version, but I was still very moved by Mortenson’s story. This was my final book for the August Social Justice Challenge on Education and Illiteracy. Look for a review on Friday.
What do you think you’ll read next? I am really not sure about this. I am scared if I think about it too much that Parrot and Olivier in America will never end. If it does, however, then I have some options. I have been saying for weeks and weeks that I wanted to get to Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner which was the winner of the Canada Reads 2010 challenge. Room by Emma Donoghue just arrived in the mail the other day and it is long listed for the Man Booker. I would really like to get to it before the short list is announced in a couple of weeks. There is also the chance that my book for the Crazy Book Swap might arrive. I got paired up with Rikki from The Bookkeeper and I am really excited to find out what he’s sent for me. Whatever I choose, it will undoubtedly be better than what I am reading now!!