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WWW… Wednesdays!

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I found this reading meme. I thought it was neat and plan to be involved with as, it allows me to show what I am actually reading and asks these three questions: W hat are you currently reading? W hat did you recently finish? W hat do you think you’ll read next? My answers W hat are you currently reading? I am currently reading "Gretzky's tears" by Stephen Brunt. I just started it and its an interesting view of the NHL and hockey culture in the last 30 years surrounding the NHL and hockey in Canada and the United States. W hat did you recently finish? I finished "The White Queen" by Philippa Greggory. Excellent book. I really liked how the book was narrated. Highly recommended. W hat do you think you’ll read next? Anything on the side bar of my blog; more likely I am going to be reading "The Secret" by Beverly Lewis.

The White Queen

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I requested this book with absolutely knowledge as to what the book was about and simply because of the author and also because I had seen the book in a local bookstore and also because I didn't want to spend the $34 CDN for the hardcover and for a book that I probably wouldn't pick up for at least a year or more. In any case, I really enjoyed it. What I liked about the book was that not only was it very lyrical, but I found it rather enjoyable, especially since it is about a period in English history that was filled with upheaval. I have no prior knowledge of the period about the War of the Roses, except that it was fought between the Houses of York and Lancaster and that it involved a family called the Pastons. So basically I went into this book with very little knowledge of this period of English history and having not read any of Gregory's books. But after reading this book over the past 2 weeks has made me want to know more about this period of English histor

Christmas Reading Challenge

Don't have a book chosen yet; will post it as soon as I have a choice or two. I have to see what I can get through a library until about Christmas or whatever I can find at home.

Why I love reading

I was reading a book on the way home from work today and I started to think about why I love reading. There are many reasons why I love reading but I suppose the main reason is that I enjoy escaping to a different time and place; to be transported to a place or a time that doesn't exist in my own world, that is a part of my daily routine. I sometimes love being transported to a warm, summer's beach on one of the many cold and rainy evenings during the fall and winter. I like being transported to a time that I couldn't possibly even go back to and to a place that I can only dream of visiting. I sometimes get a little sad when I have to part with characters that I have grown to love and cherish, almost as though they are a part of my own family and circle of friends.

Books and Libraries

I love reading, don't get me wrong, and I love libraries and exploring them and I have found gems that I wouldn't have otherwise have found had I not explored the bookshelves of my local library (if you can count the online catalogue as bookshelves, but I have found books by just picking them up from the library). Anyways, it seems that whenever I step into a library or a bookstore, I can't help but come out with a bunch of books in my hands. I know that I am taking more than I can possibly read, but some of them are so good that I don't want them to slip from my hands. I suppose you can call me a book whore and maybe I should try to control my urges to get my hand on a new book. I guess this isn't the time of day to decide.

Additions to 2010 Books I want to read before I die

There are six books that I want to add: • Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold • A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews • The Russlander by Sandra Birdsell • Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult • My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult • Unless by Carol Shields Hopefully I will be able to read them

Books I want to read before I die for 2010

Here are the books I wish to read for the challenge, Book I want read before I die for 2010: • The Reason for God by Tim Keller • Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas • The Devil wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger • The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels • Marie Antoinette: the journey by Antonia Fraser • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover • Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood • Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult • Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell • Life of Pie by Yann Martel • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

First Post

This is a blog about the books that I read. I will likely link to my LiveJournal account, where I have also posted about the books I read. If I post there, I will post a link here and vice versa.