WWW Wednesdays – 2

WWW Wednesdays is a tag hosted by MizB at her blog – ‘ShouldbeReading‘. I participated once last week, and really enjoyed it, so here I am, at it again.

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?
I’m reading Diane Chamberlain’s ‘The Courage Tree’. It has started off really well. Has me completely hooked! Click on the image below to know more about this book.

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• What did you recently finish reading?
I’ve just finished reading ‘India was One’ by An Indian. Review coming up soon. Click on the link if you want to know more.

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• What do you think you’ll read next?
Now this is the tricky one. I might pick up something I’ve got downloaded on my Kindle. I don’t have anything planned as of now. Unless I happen to go into the library and chance upon a really cool book which I can’t but start reading.

So tell me, what you guys been reading?

Shakespeare

A book blog would be incomplete without a mention of Shakespeare, wouldn’t it?

Well, I have been lucky, to get to do more than just a mention. But, lets  come to that later, shall we?

When I think back on the various books I’ve encountered in my life, I also like to look back in wonder at the ways in which they came into my life. While in school, most of them came recommeded by teachers and some from excerpts or mentions in Reader’s Digest. Yes, these were those days before the internet. And some that I picked up on a lark from my school library, which by the way, has to be among the best I have been to. Or atleast in those days, it felt like that, and it did have a wonderful selection of books.

Shakespeare, on the other hand, was something I would have never picked up in a library. Of that I am sure. I really have the ICSE board to thank for introducing me to the Bard. And what an introduction it was! Julius Caesar and the Macbeth! Making me fall in love with his plays. Some I read in the original form, some I read in the abridged version. And enjoyed them all. Of course, I did have amazing English teachers who brought Shakespeare’s words alive and made me yearn for more.

Those days came back to me yesterday. Walking through Stratford-Upon-Avon, the place where Shakespeare was born, lived and died. It made me want to go and read Shakespeare again. I can only hope that Daughter gets to enjoy Shakespeare’s works as much as we did.

It was a fascinating experience. Complete with restored houses from the time Shakespeare lived here, to actors enacting portions from some of his plays. More of it coming up in the travel blog, but for now, let me leave you with this.

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Any guesses what it might be?

New Discovery – Dorothy Koomson

Starting a new book blog seems to have got all my creative ideas flowing. I seem to be bubbling over with ideas. I just hope they stay in my brain long enough for me to jot them down.

One of the things that I want to do is have a section on the new authors(new for me), that I have come across and have loved. I might even do mini reviews of their books in the post. Or maybe link up the reviews I have already done.

Dorothy Koomson is today’s author. I came across her books in Goodreads. Somehow they had never crossed my path before. Needless to say, I’ve loved her writings. So far, I’ve read two of her’s Marshmallows for Breakfast and The Cupid Effect. While I enjoyed Marshmallows For Breakfast far more, both stories had been different, and page turners in their own way. Gripping storylines, very interesting characters.

I’m reading The Ice Cream girls by the same author, and am finding it just as gripping. I’ve just started the book though.

So tell me, have you read her books? How have you found them? And which book would you recommend of hers?