WWW Wednesdays (Should Be Reading) Sept 5

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?

1. What are you currently reading?

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley (not loving it so far, but not HATING it either) and Murder of the Cat’s Meow by Denise Swanson (a cozy- predictable generally, but light and easy reading).

2. What did you recently finish reading?

Labor Day weekend was all about some books: 1. Guilty Wives by James Patterson, 2. The Postcard Killers by James Patterson, 3.Back at Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber, 4. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, and 5. Wallflower in Bloom by Claire Cook.

3. What do you think you’ll read next?

I think I’m going for some light cozy reading for my next few books: Death in Four Courses by Lucy Burdette and A Brew to a Kill by Cleo Coyle are the 2 newest books I’ve ordered and want to enjoy them soon.

Musing Monday (Should be Reading) August 6

This week’s musing, courtesy of http://readbookswritepoetry.blogspot.in, asks:

What attracts you to a book blog? What puts you off in a book blog? Do you share personal stuff on your book blog?


What attracts me to a book blog?

If I see that we are enjoying similar books, I check that blog often to get recommendations.

What puts me off in a book blog?

A blog with way too many graphics- it takes forever for the page to pull up and that’s bothersome. Also a blog that has an immature voice about it- it’s great to like books that “tweens” are currently digging, but I don’t want to read a bunch of immaturity. Harsh, but true.

Do you share personal stuff on your book blog?

Not really. My reading choices are about as personal as I get. I split my time between a book blog and a small town travels blog for my personal one- I don’t put anything on the blog that I wouldn’t up-front tell a room of strangers.


Musing Mondays (Should Be Reading) July 16

Should Be Reading hosts a variety of weekly bookish memes: Today is Monday so it’s Musing Mondays!

This week’s musing asks…

What are you currently reading? Is it any good? Would you recommend it?

I began Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks yesterday. It’s very good if you like a story with some romance, some sadness, and a teensy mysterious side ( the woman who found the message in the bottle has not let him know that is why she is there)

Nicholas Sparks are good for a couple of things- a good cry usually and a few pages of a romance that makes you feel warm and fuzzy and happy.

The downside of most Nicholas Sparks books is that someone usually dies and it’s very sad.

Nicholas Sparks is good for a quick read when you want to take your mind off heavier reads. He’s the book equivalent of chicken soup for the soul, in my opinion.