WWW Wednesdays (May 2)

To play along with this weekly book event, hosted by Should Be Reading, 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?

My answers this week are:

What are you currently reading? I am currently reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I’m almost finished it and it has been a great read so far. GoodReads says:

Australian-born Markus Zusak grew up sitting at the kitchen table, glued to his chair, listening to his mother’s tales of her childhood in Nazi Germany. Such tales would later serve as a springboard for his unusual novel about the power of words to both destroy and comfort. A daring work in the adventurous spirit of The Shadow of the Wind, this novel has a bizarre narrator: Death. Drawn into a tense and dangerous historical era, readers discover how Liesel Meminger first learns to read and is transformed into the “book thief,” stealing books before they can be burned by the Nazis or confiscated from personal libraries. When her family decides to hide a Jew in the basement, Liesel holds out hope to him in the form of her two most precious commodities: words and stories.

What did you recently finish reading? I recently finished The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan. I really enjoyed this one and am tempted to look for other books in the Richard Hannay (the hero of this book) series. I’d imagine that they are probably available free in e-book format.

What do you think you’ll read next? I am undecided on what I’ll read next, but I’m looking at The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman as a possibility. Either that, or I’ll finish off some books that I already started a while back!

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