WWW Wednesday: the long and the short of it

Cover of "Metaphors We Live By"

Cover of Metaphors We Live By

It’s WWW Wednesday, as hosted by Should be Reading.

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?

In the car: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray and read by Libba. How can one woman be so talented? The audio version is wonderful. Great production values and Libba is incredible. So. Funny.  I’m lucky I haven’t driven off the road. Highly recommended.

On the Kindle: A Clash of Kings (Book Two in A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin. This is a very long book.  Plus, I totally need to get myself a second middle initial.

On the nightstand: Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson For a writing class I’m taking, although strictly speaking, this is not a writing text.

What did you recently finish reading?

A Game of Thrones (Book One in A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin. This is also a very long book. I read, and read, and read, and my Kindle % goes up by maybe 1%. Still, it’s some good summer reading.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Uh, the next George R. R. Martin book in the series. That would be the logical conclusion. I also want to read The Liar Society by Lisa Roecker and Laura Roecker. As one Amazon reviewer billed it: It’s like Nancy Drew, but cooler, sassier, and funnier. I always wanted to be a girl detective.

And … speaking of reading: the Long and the Short of It review site is having their four-year anniversary celebration this week. As part of that, they’re doing a retrospective on “firsts.” On Monday, Marianne warned me that there was a surprise in my future (or rather, for my Wednesday).

Guess what? Their very first short story happened to be one of mine. Shall we step back to those halcyon days of 2007–before Geek Girl was even published, never mind sold–and take a road trip out to SoCal?  Don’t forget the toilet paper.

6 Comments

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6 responses to “WWW Wednesday: the long and the short of it

  1. I’ve read The Liar Society. It was a fun read. I never thought of it as a sassy Nancy Drew, but I guess that is a fitting description.

  2. Some great choices there. I have yet to read the Martin series yet, but it’s waiting for me. I also want to read Beauty Queens.

    Here is my WWW for this week.

  3. My husband just finished the most recent A Song Of Fire and Ice book. He is loving the series.

    Kristin’s WWW Wednesday!
    Have a great day!

  4. Good choices. I’ll have to look for The Liar Society.

    WWW @ House Millar

  5. I loved Beauty Queens! Libba Bray is a brilliant writer, I really love that she doesn’t hold back…ever!

    I’ve taken a long break after reading A Clash of Kings…since the series doesn’t even conclude with A Dance with Dragons, I’m having a difficult time moving forward because I hate waiting!

  6. Sounds like you have a lot of reading ahead of you 🙂

    here’s mine:
    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/08/www-wednesdays.html

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