Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WWW Wednesday ~ 5/30/12


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?

(FYI, click on the book for a link to amazon)

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• What are you currently reading?
Hooked on Murder (Crochet, Bk 1)

I'm just getting ready to start this first book in the Crochet Mystery Series by Betty Hechtman.  I've never read anything by this author but I love to crochet, so I thought I'd give the series a try.  It even has a crochet pattern in the back for a Granny Square Washcloth that I'm excited to make :)
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• What did you recently finish reading?

Book #1:
A Walk with Jane Austen: A Journey into Adventure, Love, and Faith

"A Walk With Jane Auten"
Author:  Lori Smith
Rating: 5/5 (If you are a JA fan, you will love this book.  The author traces the steps of JA and learns more about JA and herself.  I learned a lot.  This also counts as Book #1 of my "Thirty Five by 35" Non-Fiction goal.)


At thirty-three, dealing with a difficult job and a creeping depression, Lori Smith embarked on a life-changing journey following the life and lore of Jane Austen through England.

— With humor and spirit, Lori leads readers through landscapes Jane knew and loved -- from Bath and Lyme, to London and the Hampshire countryside -- and through emotional landscapes in which grace and hope take the place of stagnation and despair.

Along the way, Lori explores the small things, both meanness and goodness in relationships, to discover what Austen herself knew: the worth of an ordinary life.

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Book #2:

Design on a Crime (Deadly Decor, Bk 1)


"Design on a Crime" Deadly Decor Book 1
Author: Ginny Aiken
Rating: 4/5 (This was a nice, fun read.  I don't know if I'll read any more of the series though.  Time will tell.)

 
Haley Farrell is taking a chance on herself. After receiving her interior design certificate, she quits her job at the local furniture store and decides to open her own interior decorating business. But with all the advantages of her new career -- meeting new people, and decorating new and old homes -- comes a huge pitfall.
 
Her new job allows her access into her clients' homes and their lives . . . but also their deaths. When Haley's mentor, Marge Norwalk, is murdered, Haley becomes the prime suspect. Armed only with the confidence that Marge instilled in her, Haley sets out to find the real murderer. But as she sets forth, she has no idea what twists and turns will bring her face-to-face with her long-hidden past.
 
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Book #3:
Belonging (Where the Heart Lives, Bk 1)

"Belonging"  Where the Heart Lives Book 1
Author:  Robin Lee Hatcher
Rating:  5/5  (I love Robin Lee Hatcher's books and this one was no different!  I can't wait for Book 2 to find out what happend to Felicia's brother and sister all those years ago.)
In the high desert town of Frenchman's Bluff, Idaho, Felicia Kristoffersen has set out to create a future for herself that is better than her painful past. Alone in the world with only her faith to sustain her, she must prove herself as this tiny community's new school teacher. She cannot, must not, fail. But, there are those who never wanted her there to begin with.

 
 
Five years after the death of his wife, local merchant Colin Murphy cares about just one thing: raising his daughter, Charity. Colin wants to give her the educational advantages he never had. The new schoolmarm's inexperience doesn't sit well with him, and if this teacher up and marries like the last one did, Charity's heart will be broken once again. A woman who hasn't known love. A man who lost the love he had. In the midst of the wide, sage-covered plains, each is about to discover that life's bitterest circumstances truly can work together for good.
 
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• What do you think you’ll read next?

Out of Control (Kincaid Brides, Bk 1)

I'll probably read "Out of Control" by Mary Connealy.  I acutally started it during Bout of Books but wasn't in the mood to read it at that time.  I'll probaby give it another go next.  Or maybe another non-fiction book toward my goal.  If I find one that interests me.
 
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Have a great Wednesday!

6 comments:

  1. I've yet to read any Jane Austen but think about it every time her picture pops up on my Kindle. My list is at http://katybrandes.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/www-wednesdays-may-30-8/.

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  2. A Walk With Jane Austen sounds wonderful! I will have to ad it to my TBR list!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!
    Dani

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  3. The Jane Austen book sounds interesting.

    I am listening to an autobiography (Rob Lowe's) as an audiobook and really enjoying it. That might be something to consider for your 35 Challenge.

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  4. Glad you enjoyed A Walk With Jane Austen! It sounds really interesting. Thanks for visiting my WWW!

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  5. A crochet murder mystery? sounds interesting! Your other books sound interesting as well. Thanks for sharing.


    My WWW Wednesday is here.

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  6. Recommended non-fiction reads:
    The Professor and the Madman - Simon Winchester
    Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
    In the Garden of Beasts - Erik Larson
    My Traitor's Heart - Rian Malan
    Wildflower - Mark Seal
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
    Dark Star Safari - Paul Theroux
    Born to Run - Christopher McDougall

    Happy Reading!
    http://wellreadfish.blogspot.com/2012/05/www-wednesdays.html

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