Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at
To play along, answer the following three questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Just found this great idea on someone's blog and thought 
I would play along.
What am I currently reading?

I am reading this with my book group and I have only just begun, but enjoying it so far. 

What did I recently finish reading?

I absolutely LOVED this book. It is so funny. I laughed so much that at times a little bit of wee escaped!! Anyone who has kids, and in particular, teenagers will completely relate to this. Dawn French is a comedy genius and I can’t wait to read her memoir.

What do I think I will read next?

This looks really interesting and has won a load of Awards.

I'd love to know what you're reading :)


  1. Hi, I'm from the campaign and thought I'd say Hi. I am currently reading "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving and just finished "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave for my bookclub. It was fantastic and I highly recommend it. My next book will be "Stones from the River" by Ursula Hegi and I heard that's real good too. It's an Ohpra pick.
    I write memoir and am having a PB published in 2012 called "Annie's special Day" by my pen name Clarike Bowman-Jahn. If you go to my about page you'll see why I write with that name.
    Hope to see you around.

  2. Hi Clar, thanks for commenting. I will have a look at the books you mentioned. Gosh, what fun ... new authors :) Lovely to connect with another memoir writer too - heading off to your page now ...

  3. I am currently reading Leonard Woolf, a biography by Victoria Glendinning. Outstanding. Just finished Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Also OUTSTANDING (even better than Leonard). What will I read next? Probably The Partner by John Grisham. I figure after all that highbrow nonfiction I'm entitled to a little slumming. :) Happy reading!

  4. Great books here on your list - I will have to check them out. This weekly meme is a lot of fun but it makes your TBR pile grow to unbelievable heights.

    I am a new follower - your blog looks like it could be a fun one to read. :)

    Here's my WWW if you want to stop by -

  5. Cindy - I know what you mean, sometimes I have to read what I call 'a candy floss book' (cotton candy in America!) in between other, heavier reads.

    Susan - will head over to your blog and look at your selections. Thanks for following.

  6. Hey, stopping by on the WWW blog hop. New follower. I think all of those titles look interesting. I will have to put them on my TBR pile. Here's my WWW post, check it out when you get the chance

  7. Hi, Claire! I'll play along:

    1. I'm currently reading "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline, which is a debut full of '80s pop culture and geek nostalgia. I love it, but I can easily see how the appeal might be limited.

    2. I just finished "So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish," because I'm rereading the Hithhiker's series. Douglas Adams is a personal hero.

    3. I'll probably reread "Mostly Harmless" next to round things out, and I am thinking about "Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes" next.

    Have you ever heard of If not, you should give it a look. It's a booknerd version of facebook that lets you create virtual bookshelves of "read," "to read," "reading" and however else you want to organize your mental and/or physical library. I think you'd love it.

  8. Thanks for playing, Scott. Oooh this is much more fun than I'd imagined! So interesting to see what other people read. I have not yet discovered the delights of but sounds right up my street. God, when would I have time to sort that as well??!

  9. Hi Claire! I'm just saying hi as I am in your Adult Fiction group on the Campaign. It's great to meet you and discover your blog. This hop sounds like a lot of fun, I'm an obsessive reader so I am going to have to check this out.

    See you around on the Campaign! :)

  10. Julie - how funny. As you were commenting on my blog, I was commenting on yours! Great minds ...

  11. Hi, Claire, I'm in your Adult Fiction group in the Campaign, but I also write kid's fiction, so my reading tends to be all across the board.

    I'm currently reading "Crooked House" by Agatha Christie; I've recently finished "Sold", a haunting and intense YA novel by Patricia McCormick; and my next read will likely be "The Amber Spyglass" by Philip Pullman (or one of any number of picture books!)

  12. Hi Claire. I'm in your non-fiction group. I have to figure out what to put down for the list (I always have so many books going). But I think you just gave me an idea for my blog post tomorrow. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging.

  13. Elizabethanne - thanks for commenting. Ooooh I loved Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy. Such imagination. Lucky you :)

    Julie - Lovely to connect with you. I will head over to your blog over the weekend and see what you blogged :)

  14. hi claire, i have no mind left to read! its destroyed by 3 under 6 in the house and the fact the minute i open a book i fall asleep! hence a newly developed passion for writing! i can write without sleeping! i am in your memoir group on rach writes and so happy to stop by and say hi. jane xxxxx

  15. I'm reading Journal of a UFO Investigator by David Halperin, which I randomly picked up from the library. I just started it so I don't know if it is good yet. I'm also reading Robopocolype by Daniel H Wilson. That one is good. I don't remember what book I read last (two small kids usually keep me from it) and I have no idea what I'm reading next.

  16. Jane - lovely to meet a fellow memoir writer. Look forward to reading some of your work.

    Jen - oooh would be interested in hearing what the David Halperin book is like.

  17. Hello! I'm hopping by visiting fellow Campaigners in Group 17!
    Currently reading Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan. I think I'm going to be adding that Dawn French book to my list. Love her! Thanks for the tip. :-)

  18. Fun! I'm reading A Mango-Shaped space by Wendy Mass. I want to read the final book in the Eragon series!

  19. Junebug - thanks for commenting. Will pop by your blog this week.

    Kerri - I read the first Eragon book with my son and then he lost interest.

  20. Wow, Claire! This is the first blog post I've read (by ANYBODY!) where the comments were as fun to read as the post!

    Currently reading:
    If Life is A Bowl of Cherries, What am I Doing in the Pits? by Erma Bombeck
    The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

    (because one is REALLY heavy and one is NOT)

    Just finished:
    Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress (LOVED IT)

    Reading next:
    French Lessons by Ellen Sussman

    I LOVED Tanya's book and the Dawn French book sounds like a good pick for my sister-in-law.

    thanks for sharing!

    (see you Sunday!)

  21. Hey Janine, thanks for commenting. This was really fun and so great to get so many book recommendations. I read your write up of Georgia Bottoms. Can't wait to hear how Squaw Valley went on Sunday - are you around for coffee before?