W…W…W…Wednesdays – September 8, 2010.

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? Today I started reading Emma Donoghue’s Room. It is my second read for the Man Booker this year. I was terribly disappointed by the last Booker nominee I read, Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey. so I am looking for a recovery novel. I have heard a lot of wonderful things about Room and I learned a couple tidbits about Donoghue today that made me even more excited to read her. She is a lesbian writer and she lives in Canada.

What did you recently finish reading? Last night I finished Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man. This was the book sent to me by Rikki at the Bookkeeper for the Crazy Book Swap. Hopefully I will have a review up for it tomorrow. Earlier this week I finished reading The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and was absolutely bowled over. It is one of the best books I have read this year.

What do you think you’ll read next? A friend recently lent me The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I haven’t read anything by Zafon yet, but I understand he is supposed to be an exceptional writer, so I am considering reading him next. I am also mulling over Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler and Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips.

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About Robbie

Hi there, my name is Robbie Burns (no,really, that’s my name…hold the haggis jokes please) and I would like to welcome you to the Pink Sheep Cafe. I started this blog as a means of discussing books and all things literary in light of my perpetual isolation. At the time I began writing, I was living in Split, Croatia. There wasn’t much here in the way of English book clubs and I couldn’t work, so I badly needed something to help me bide my time. My partner and I have since left Croatia and returned to Canada to live in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. When we first moved back here, my blog writing sort of fell by the wayside, but now I seem to be back on track. I try to read and review a little bit of everything here; I think everyone can find something to their liking here. I find myself tending more towards more literary reads these days, but I also enjoy a lot of YA and children’s fiction. One of my ongoing goals is to work my way through all of the Nobel Laureates. My two most favorite authors are Timothy Findley and Halldor Laxness.
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2 Responses to W…W…W…Wednesdays – September 8, 2010.

  1. Shaunesay says:

    I keep hearing how good the Time Traveler’s Wife is, I may have to give it a try! Come on by and visit my WWW! http://shaunesay.blogspot.com/2010/09/www-wednesdays.html I love the pink sheep background!

  2. TheBookGirl says:

    I will be very interested to read your review of Room; it’s gotten such good reviews, but I was afraid it would be a little too creepy-intense for me.
    I love your blog, both the content and the design! I really enjoyed your review of Felix Krull 🙂

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