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W…W…W…Wednesdays – January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011

W… W… W… Wednesdays are hosted by MizB at Should be Reading and asks the following three questions:

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers …

What are you currently reading?

I am halfway through this collection of essays:  King Kong Theory by Virginie Despentes

King Kong Theory

Excerpt from Goodreads:

With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentes—in her own words, “more King Kong than Kate Moss”—delivers a highly charged account of women’s lives today. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling against. Using her own experiences of rape, prostitution, and working in the porn industry as a jumping-off point, she creates a new space for all those who can’t or won’t obey the rules.

What did you recently finish reading?

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James → Remarks on the book can be found here.

    The Turn of the Screw

Eleanor the Queen – A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Norah Lofts → Remarks on the book can be found here.

Eleanor the Queen

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller → Remarks on the book can be found here.

Catch-22

What do you think you’ll read next?

Well I went to the library yesterday so I have a few books to pick from, but I imagine it will be one of the following two books:

Agaat by Marlene Van Niekerk

AgaatExcerpt from Goodreads:

Set in apartheid South Africa, Agaat portrays the unique relationship between Milla, a 67-year-old white woman, and her black maidservant turned caretaker, Agaat.

So Vast the Prison: A Novel by Assia Djebar

So Vast the Prison

Excerpt from Goodreads:

In So Vast the Prison, Assia Djebar takes full advantage of the novel as a flexible art form, moving majestically between narrative and history, bending the book’s shape to reflect its concerns. In rich, poetic prose, she describes the women of Algeria and their inner lives of faith, longing, and grief.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 26, 2011 9:42 am

    I looked at your sidebar and I see that you’re also reading Alison Weir’s Six Wives of Henry 8th. Do you read all these at the same time? Just curious how you go about reading them all.

    🙂

    • January 26, 2011 1:24 pm

      I’ve been reading Alison Weir’s Six Wives of Henry the 8th on and off again for about a month now … it’s a great book, but easy to put down and come back to. I’ve been reading other books in between for some reading challenges and then I got side tracked by some other great looking books. But to put it simply … no I usually try to keep it simple and read one book at a time 🙂

  2. January 26, 2011 6:47 pm

    My! I think Agaat needs to go on my wish list! It looks like a fantastic read.
    Thanks for stopping by today.
    *smiles*

  3. January 27, 2011 6:12 am

    I haven”t read any if your books,but I like the covers a lot.

    from the description,I’d love to read so vast the prison too

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