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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?

What are you currently reading? “The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter” by Mark Seal                  I am about 3/4 of the way through this book and expect to finish it tonight some time….I first heard about it over on Milka’s Blog and found it at our library. Very interesting…I can’t help but wonder what this man could have become if he had used his intelligence for good instead of bad.

What did you recently finish reading? “Welcome to the World, Baby Girl” by Fannie Flagg….Loved it! I noticed a new book by her at our library when I was there this past weekend. I didn’t check it out because I already had planned to get 2 other books that were 7 day check outs and still had to finish THIS book at the time first. I am definitely going to put in on my To Read list for checking out some time in the future, though! 🙂

What do you think you’ll read next? “Great House” by Nicole Krauss….I read her book, “The History of Love” in the past and really liked it and the description of this one sounds really interesting so I figured I would check it out. This is my other 7 day check out so I should know by the end of the week whether I like this one or not!

I recommend that everyone goes and reads James Patterson’s article on about getting your kid to be a fanatic reader. GREAT article about how EVERYONE should encourage others, especially kids to read. He also makes it a point to provide ways to get your kids reading, with a special emphasis on boys, who can tend to get overlooked when teaching how fun reading can be. Even if you’re not a parent and never going to be, it’s good to read, like AND share! We ALL should make it a point to show others that reading is not only educational, but FUN! 🙂

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?

What are you currently reading? Still reading “Welcome to the World, Baby Girl” by Fannie Flagg

What did you recently finish reading? Nothing recently, BUT I forgot to post a few weeks back when I finished a daily reading book called “The Women’s Book of Confidence: Meditations for Strength & Inspiration” by Sue Pattom Thoele. I had been reading it since about March, either daily or every other day, just a page or two. It had some really good little confidence boosters in there!

What do you think you’ll read next? Last week, I put down “Relentless” by Dean Koontz as my next read and I still plan on doing so BUT this weekend, I will be going to a Half Price Books a couple hours from where I live. Therefore, the next book I read could be subject to change depending on what books I find there! I am so excited! Going to the book store for me is like waving candy in a little kid’s face. 🙂

Coming up, starting the day of my birthday, Sept. 24th, is Banned Books Week. I have never known much about it before but I have read a little now. It seems that it’s more about books that have been challenged this year instead of actually banned. In fact, in the U.S., we are pretty lucky in that not many books are actually banned here anymore. Other countries still do so but here, they are just more challenged. Schools can refuse to carry books and stores can choose which ones to sell, but overall, you can go somewhere and find any American made book, even if you have to go online. I think, as long as we have people, books will ALWAYS be challenged. The books that people choose to challenge are sometimes strange, though. For instance, I was shocked to learn the top 10 challenged books of last year and the year before had the infamous “Twilight (Series)” by Stephenie Meyer. I have read those books and found nothing bad about them, personally, so this still seems odd to me.

What do you think of Banned Books Week? Do you have any strong opinions on any of the books that have been challenged over the years? Do you agree with some of the ones that were? And do you think a book anywhere should EVER be banned? I would love to hear your opinions! 🙂

If you would love to hear more about Banned Books Week, I really suggest checking out my friend Dayle’s blog during it, Sept. 24th-Oct. 1st. She is doing research on it and plans to do a blog daily discussing some of the books! I can’t wait to read them! 🙂

{September 14, 2011}   WWW Wednesday for September 7th,2011

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?

What are you currently reading? “Welcome to the World, Baby Girl” by Fannie Flagg…She also wrote the book based on the movie, “Fried Green Tomatoes”, which I also own but haven’t read yet. So far I’m really liking this book and I must warn people that the book goes from one time period to the next back and forth so if that kind of things bothers you, then you probably wouldn’t like it. I, myself, do not mind it but I definitely have to pay close attention to the time periods as I read so as to not get confused.

What did you recently finish reading? “Tales for a Stormy Night” by Dorothy Salisbury Davis (This was an older book I got for either a dime or a quarter one year at our Annual Library Book Sale. The cover and the title seemed interesting and as I am a huge fan of Agatha Christie, I figured I would check out these short mystery stories. Some stories I liked and some were just so so. I’m not really sure why I didn’t LOVE it, it was just OK for me.

I also started and finished “Blessings” by Anna Quindlen. I really liked the male character in this book and was really rooting for him. I loved the way this story was told from two main character’s point of views and I also loved the way things developed, but I will say the only reason I just really liked instead of loving this book was because I wanted things to end differently than they did. I definitely recommend reading this and would love to hear what some of my blogging buddies think of it. 🙂

What do you think you’ll read next? “Relentless” by Dean Koontz…..because I haven’t read a book by him in too long and he is one of my fav. authors

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