Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WWW Wednesday: What I'm Reading: Now. Last. Next

What are you currently reading?
I began The Fault In Our Stars by John Green a few minutes ago! So far, so good.  At a few pages in I like the character's disdainful voice; since he has cancer I'm assuming it's faux cocky? I'm assuming it is a 'he' but at this point there's nothing, besides that tone of voice, that indicates whether it's a 17 year old girl or guy. I expect I'll know for sure soon enough. The Fault In Our Stars been optioned for the movies and I'm pretty much a sucker for movies based on books. Must read the book first! I've been warned to have a box of tissue handy which is fine by me; I love the catharsis of a good weep fest.


What did you recently finish reading?
I just finished reading The World Without You by Joshua Henkin. I loved this family drama so much I decided to blog about it - it's the first time I've written about a book that hasn't been adapted for the screen - or on its way there. And according to Joshua Henkin, there's not a screen adaptation in the works just yet. He did tell me he's taken some meetings in L.A. though, so I'm keeping the faith. This would make a great character driven film featuring a strong ensemble cast of fabulously written females! I posted 'my take' on the book yesterday, along with my casting suggestions just for fun. I'd love you to take a look at my post and let me know what you think.


What do you think you'll read next?
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker is technically next up on my list. I'm excited because it has been optioned - in fact Hollywood nabbed it before its publication date - but I haven't bought the book on my Nook yet. I just picked up The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge, Nineteen Minutes from Jodi Picoult and The Trouble with Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan from the library so I might save my $$$ and go with one of them next. I know Lathan has written a ton of Pride and Prejudice knockoffs but I've not read any of them. I do love the original though! I like the cover for The Replacement Wife but I know it's about a woman looking for a wife for her own husband. I think I might need a break from death and dying for a bit.
Nineteen? Jodi Piccoult is ... Jodi Piccoult. I know it will be well-written, but I'm not inspired.

Any helpful suggestions?

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10 comments:

  1. I'm reading The Fault In Our Stars soon! You have a great selection coming up too! Hope you enjoy them.

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  2. The Fault in Our Stars was awesome! I absolutely loved it. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stoppin by my blog. In response to your question, I did read Beautiful Creatures and plan on seeing the movie, though I'm skeptical of how good it will be. =)

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  3. I just read the Sisters Brothers and I think it should be turned into a movie :) , but who knows. I have only read My Sister's Keeper and haven't gotten back into a Picoult book (I am an emotional chicken). I have heard good things about John Green - looking forward to your review.

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    1. I have to check The Sisters Brothers out --- thanks for the stop-by and the headsup! I read that the author is a high school dropout who never took a writing class! A genius then; I'm intrigued for sure!

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  4. Oooh, Nineteen Minutes is DEFINITELY on my TBR list - just love Jodi P. and have read many of her books. Great list!

    Thanks for visiting my blog - new follower via GFC! :)

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  5. You definitely should read Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult next! I haven't read it yet, but it would be great to see your review about it :) I love Jodi Picoult's books ^^
    New follower!

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    1. Thank you Book Bunny... for the urging and for following me:)

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  6. I'm a fan of John Green and Jodi Picoult. I haven't read any of the Lathan books, but I love P&P.

    Happy reading!

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  7. I read Nineteen Minutes when it first came out and I really liked it. Its your standard Jodi Picoult fare so you pretty much know what you're getting if you've read her before. Although I do think that Jennifer Brown tackles the idea of a school shooting better with her book Hate List. So you might want to check that one out at some point as well.

    My WWW Wednesday is here.

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  8. Yep, always read the book before the movie, lol! Well, I try to at least... sometimes I there's movies that I never even knew originated from a book :/ Anywho, TFiOS is a bit of a tear jerker but hopefully you'll enjoy it :D I have The Age of Miracles on my never ending to-read list, so I'm sure one day I'll get to it as well, haha! Happy Reading!

    -Novel Reveries

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