Wednesday, October 20, 2010

WWW: Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.

To play along, just answer the following three questions....

*What are you currently reading?
*What did you recently finish reading?
*What do you think you'll read next?

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The War of the Worlds by Manly W. Wellman & Wade Wellman: Sherlock Holmes, Professor Challenger and Dr. Watson meet their match when the streets of London are left decimated by a prolonged alien attack. Who could be responsible for such destruction. Manly & Wade Wellman's novel takes H. G. Wells's classic story of Martian invasion and throws Holmes into the mix, with surprising results.

Finished Since Last Wednesday (click titles for reviews):
The Divine Comedy: Paradise by Dante Alighieri (trans by Dorothy L Sayers & Barbara Reynolds)
The Chocolate Cobweb by Charlotte Armstrong
The Art of the Sonnet by Stephen Burt & David Mikics
Blameless by Gail Carriger
Lay On, Mac Duff! by Charlotte Armstrong
The Conference of the Birds by Jean-Claude Carriere & Peter Brooks

Up Next (from my latest garage sale book-haul):
The Woman in the Woods by (Charity) Lee Blackstock [book blurb: She had been an odd little woman, but harmless and quite delightful. Why would anyone want to kill her?]

Police at the Funeral by Margery Allingham [Synopsis: The imperious Caroline Faraday runse her house like a Victorian fiefdom, unconcerned with the fact that it's 1931. The Faraday children--now well into middle age--chafe at the restrictions, but with no money of their own, they responde primarily by quarreling amongst themselves. Their endless squabbling is tedious but nothing more until one of them turns up missing and then dead, followed shortly by his petulant, whining sister. Though neither will be much missed, decency demands that Caroline Faraday hire the nearly respectable Albert Campion to investigate their untimely ends.]

Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh [Synopsis: Often regarded as her most interesting book...Ngaio Marsh herself considered this to be her best-written novel. It was a horrible death--Maurice Questing was lured into a pool of boiling mud and left there to die. Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn, far from home on a wartime quest for German agents, knew that any nubmer of people could have killed him: the English exiles he'd hated, the New Zealanders he'd despised or the Maoris he'd insulted. Even the spies he'd thwarted--if he wasn't a spy himself...

Killing the Goose, Death of a Tall Man, or Hanged for a Sheep by Frances & Richard Lockridge


CMash said...

Another great week. It always amazes me how many books you can read and such an eclectic mix.

Unknown said...

Looks like a great reading list!

Alayne said...

Happy reading! My WWW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Doesn't look like you are stuck in any slow books. Egads! How do you read so much?

shaunesay said...

I hadn't heard of the Sherlock Holmes/War of the Worlds mash up, that sounds interesting!

My WWW is here if you'd like to visit!