WWW Wednesdays


To play along, just answer these 3 questions:
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What are you currently reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?







What did I recently finish reading?
4:50 From Paddington (Miss Marple #8) by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie is my favorite mystery writer, if not my favorite author period. I always love her ingenious complicated plots of twists that keep me guessing until the very end. I'm a great fan of her Hercules Poirot books, less of a fan of her Miss Marple series, and even less of her Tommy and Tuppence series, but overall she's a magical author. My most favorite of all of her books is And Then There Were None, which I read earlier this year; this book seriously astonished me. 4:50 From Paddington is the best Miss Marple book I've read so far as it follows the investigation of a murder that a little old lady (Mrs. Macguillicudy) supposedly seen on a train.

What am I currently reading?
The Secret (Seasons of Grace #1) by Beverly Lewis
At the current time of this post, I've stopped on page 83. So far, the book is building up on the development of the characters, their relationships and their emotions. Grace's mom, Lettie, hasn't been well and she's not very good at hiding it. In this strict Amish community it is hard to force the truth of a situation out of someone, and so far, Grace is starting to feel the strain of whatever secret her mother is hiding. I'm looking forward to continuing the book.

What do I think I'll read next?
The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
A friend of mine has recommended that I read some of Alice Hoffman's works, and The Ice Queen was a favorite of hers in particular. I've already checked it out of the library and it's currently staring at me from my dresser, itching to be read :) Here's the summary from Goodreads.com:
"From the bestselling author of Practical Magic, a miraculous, enthralling tale of a woman who is struck by lightning, and finds her frozen heart is suddenly burning.

Be careful what you wish for. A small town librarian lives a quiet life without much excitement. One day, she mutters an idle wish and, while standing in her house, is struck by lightning. But instead of ending her life, this cataclysmic event sparks it into a new beginning.

She goes in search of Lazarus Jones, a fellow survivor who was struck dead, then simply got up and walked away. Perhaps this stranger who has seen death face to face can teach her to live without fear. When she finds him, he is her opposite, a burning man whose breath can boil water and whose touch scorches. As an obsessive love affair begins between them, both are forced to hide their most dangerous secrets--what turned one to ice and the other to fire.

A magical story of passion, loss, and renewal, The Ice Queen is Alice Hoffman at her electrifying best"

8 comments:

  1. Agatha Christie is great, I agree with you! :)

    You can find my W.W.W. here:

    http://www.peekabook.it/2012/07/www-wednesdays-july-11.html

    Happy reading!


    Valentina
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  2. Looks like you have some good books on your pile. I also adore Agatha Christie.

    My WWW Wednesday is here.

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  3. I'm a fan of both Agatha Christie and Alice Hoffman. I particularly enjoyed Hoffman's Blackbird House. I hope you like her.

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  4. Alice Hoffman is indeed a great writer. Though, I've not read The Ice Queen yet.

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  5. I've only read one Agatha Christie novel, but I liked it enough that I'll read more.

    Here's my WWW Wednesdays.

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  6. I really really need to read an Agatha Christie novel. I love Beverley Lewis.

    Great picks!

    Here's mine

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  7. Agatha Christie is always a good choice! My WWW is at http://www.nessasplace.com/2012/07/today-i-decided-to-join-wednesday-meme.html

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  8. ooh, I look up that book :) Thanks!

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