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Attention All Challengers! S0....life here on the Block has been, shall we say, challenging since I got back from vacation. I cam back to work to no computer (not hooked up after our office move) and my laptop at home has gone on strike. It looks like the Check-in Posts for the Just the Facts & Mount TBR challenges will wind up happening at the end of July instead of the regularly scheduled mid-point. But they are coming. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WWW: Wednesdays

WWW: Wednesdays is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading. This is a weekly meme that I have been participating in for over a year now.

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

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

Current:
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford: Thomas Hardy once said that America had two great attractions: the skyscraper and the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The most famous poet of the Jazz Age, Millay captivated the nation: She smoked in public, took many lovers (men and women, single and married), flouted convention sensationally, and became the embodiment of the New Woman.

Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers: When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the "Gaudy," the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obsentities, burnt effigies and poison-pen letters — including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup." Some of the notes threaten murder; all are perfectly ghastly; yet in spite of their scurrilous nature, all are perfectly worded. And Harriet finds herself ensnared in a nightmare of romance and terror, with only the tiniest shreds of clues to challenge her powers of detection, and those of Lord Peter Wimsey.


Read Since the Last WWW: Wednesday (click on titles for review):
The Yellow Room Conspiracy by Peter Dickinson

Wait...only one? Yikes! And Goodreads says I'm six books behind my goal....gotta get busy!

Up Next:
Lucky Jim by Kinglsey Amis
The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
English Music by Peter Ackroyd
An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear
(all for challenges)

2 comments:

Arlee Bird said...

This sounds like some pretty high brow reading. What? No vampires or werewolves? An admirable listing of literature.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Bev Hankins said...

I am not really a vampire and werewolves kind of girl. Will be reading Stoker's Dracula in 2012 for a challege and I do like Gail Carriger's series...but that's about my limit.