WWW Wednesdays – April 4, 2012

WWW Wednesdays

My bookshelf

My so-called freelance life by Michelle Goodman– What I’m currently reading
Tonight I will start My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire by Michelle Goodman. I’ve read several books on freelancing as a professional writer already, but few of them were written by women, so this one could be interesting.
– What I recently finished reading
The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) by Michael Scott. This series just keeps getting better and this book was no exception. I can’t believe they haven’t made movies out of this series.
– What I think I’ll read next
Mermaids in the Basement by Michael Lee West. I read Gone with a Handsomer Man a few months ago and loved it. It was definitely one of the funniest murder stories I’ve ever read, so I’m hoping this book won’t disappoint either.
My kids’ bookshelf

Max's chocolate chicken by Rosemary WellsWhat they’re currently reading
Lots of books with an Easter theme!
Max’s Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells. We love Max & Ruby and this has to be one of our favorite stories. Max and Ruby go on an egg hunt, the prize for the most eggs gathered being a chocolate chicken. Max can’t find any eggs but he really wants the chocolate…
The Easter Bunny That Overslept by Priscilla and Otto Friedrich. Poor Easter bunny sleepts past Easter so he tries to distribute his eggs on Mother’s Day, the Fourth of July and Halloween. Nobody is interested until dear old Santa Claus manages to get him back on track.
Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs by Janet Morgan Stoeke. When she notices several unattended, colorful eggs, Minerva Louise decides to gather them and keep them warm. Can you imagine the surprise on the faces of the East egg hunters when they can’t find any eggs?

What they recently finished reading
Too busy Marco by Roz Chast. Marco the parrot is way too busy having adventures to go to bed. My five-year old and Marco share the same aspirations: they both want to be deep sea diver artist-inventors when they grow up…
Where Is The Cake? and Where Is The Cake Now? by T.T. Khing – two wordless books with many stories within the story. And only sharp eyes will figure out what really happened to the cakes in both books.

– What I think they’ll read next
I have no idea but the surprise effect is part of the fun.

What about you? Any books you or your kids are reading you’d like to share?

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9 responses to “WWW Wednesdays – April 4, 2012

  1. The Necromancer series sounds intriguing. I haven’t heard of it? Is it young adult fiction, or am I just behind the times? (I’m guessing I’m behind the times)

    • It’s the fourth one in a series of six books (the last one is coming out in May). The first one is called The Magician (the secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flammel) and all the books are excellent. I guess they would be considered young adult novels because two of the characters are teenagers but there’s a tremendous amount of mythology in all the books, so it’s really for all ages. You should try it and tell me what you think. The first one has a little slower pace because it has to set up most of the characters and plots, but after that, it moves on very quickly. Each book actually covers about two days only.

      • Okay, I’ll put them on hold at the library once I turn my others in. I have to read 5 books for a writing conference in the next few weeks to get my teaching credit, so will probably be good and ready for some entertainment after that. Thanks for the good suggestions.

      • And entertainment is what you’ll get! I’ll want to hear what you think. You can’t go wrong with mythology and magic…

  2. You get through books quicker than I get through chocolate. :)

    I’m finally reading “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain. It took me forever to get it from the library, and once I did, it was so good I went out and bought it anyway! I wanted to make marks in it to use for future reference.

    I’m also almost finished Barbara Kyle’s “The Experiment”. Is very good, and like her other books, well-written with a tight plot and rich characters.

    • Have you tried eating chocolate while reading books? They make a great combination! There are still 142 requests in front of me for the Introvert book, so I’ll have to be patient but I’m glad to hear you really liked it.

  3. That Freelancer book sounds intriguing. Let us know what you think.

    I’m re-reading Gulliver’s Travel . . . Swift’s satire is brilliant.

    • I’ll have a longer review on Wednesday but the book was OK, although I don’t think I learned something I didn’t know already. As for Gulliver’s Travels, I’ve never read the book so I’ll put it on my to-read list right now.

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