"No one can be lonely who has a book for company." ~ Nelle Reagan

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

W...W...W...Wednesdays 5/4/11

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?  Currently I am reading Izzy's Pop Star Plan by Alex Marestaing.  I know the intended audience is middle grade but I'm enjoying it too!  A little more than half-way through, look for my review soon.  Here's a synopsis from the back cover:

"Ever since she was six, she's dreamed of becoming the world's next singing sensation.  Now sixteen, Izzy's singing career is on the rise, and she's been selected to compete on the hit TV show International Pop Star Challenge.  As Izzy performs in far off locations such as Tokyo and Paris, it seems as if her plans are coming off without a hitch.  But God has plans of His own, and Izzy will soon discover that living for Him is "way cooler" than megastar fame.

Now you can follow Izzy on her crazy, global adventures in Izzy's Pop Star Plan, the devotional that reads like a novel.  As you read Izzy's daily blog entries, you'll enjoy discovering your own incredible adventures and learn to experience the life God has for you!"

I am also reading, from NetGalley, the following ebooks:  Cooking From the Garden by Ruth Lively.  This is a wonderful cookbook with new, exciting recipes for using what you grow.   M.C. Higgins the Great by Virgina Hamilton.  This has been a slower read that I just can't seem to get into.  I have 13 days left to review it so I best hurry up with it.

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished what may be my favourite book this year!!  Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda is a moving tribute to mothers, a touching story of lives across the world that intersect through the adoption of a baby girl, and an introduction to the culture of India. So well written that the reader comes to know the characters within and feels a loss when the book is done.  I love, love, love this book!!  If you are looking for that special Mother's Day gift, this definitely is worth considering.  See my review here.

I also read a newly released children's book,  Oscar's Adventures in the Woods by Pam Stone.  It's a cute story about the adventures of a pet turtle who goes on an adventure while his aquarium is being cleaned.  Children will love the beautiful images, vivid colour and glossy cover and will be sure to read this one again and again.  Read my review here.

Another children's book that I just finished is Birds Can Fly and So Can I by Noa Nimrodi.  It's a cute little story about a giraffe who dreams he can fly.  This story encourages children to pursue their dreams.  Review coming soon.

What do you think you'll read next?
Next up on my reading list is:
The Hounds of the Baskervilles for the Vintage Mystery Challenge.
The DoppleGanger Chronicles:  The Secret of Indigo Moon by G.P. Taylor

Also on my reading list from NetGalley:
Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark
Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest by Amos Oz
In Earshot of Water

I need to duplicate myself in order to finish all these ebooks before the time is up on them.  What was I thinking?

What's in your WWW Wednesdays?  Please comment below, because I love to know I am not alone with a growing TBR list.  Happy reading!!  Remember to link with Should Be Reading too!


  1. Awww, I love the illustrations!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. You asked about Honor's Splendour by Garwood. It was good. I have to be in a mood to enjoy a historical and overall I really enjoyed it.

  3. Oh I love the cover of Oscar's Adventures in the Woods - how delightful!!! But the Secret Daughter sounds fabulous! Not sure I'll be able to wait much longer before reading that one - there's just so many books to be read!!! What was that you were saying about duplicating yourself?! ;)

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I love the look of the one about the turtle.

  5. I've heard great things about Secret Daughter -- I'll read your review as soon as I'm done posting this comment!

    Here's my WWW:

  6. Hound of the Baskervilles - it's the book that started my love of mysteries! Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Aw, those children's books look so cute.

  8. I just finished "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson. He is so funny but there are also facts about the environment and the Appalachian Trail. I liked it enough to start another of his books.

  9. I have The Secret Daughter to read. Glad you enjoyed it!


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