WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking On A World of Words. Give her blog a look and join the discussion!
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
At Mrs. Lippincote’s by Elizabeth Taylor. Where has this book (and this author) been all my life? This is right up my alley. She reminds me of Barbara Pym (one of my favorite authors.) It is funny and sad and witty and I am excited to have her whole catalog to explore after this!
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson. Oh my goodness. I can only read 5-10 pages of this at a time because it makes me so damn angry. I am learning things about Reconstruction, the Great Migration, and the aftermath of Brown V. Board of Education that I should have learned in school. It’s making me so sad that, even though I had what most would call a “very good education,” I remained so ignorant of the history of race relations in the U.S. It’s a very short book with lots of well-researched end notes, so I should have finished this already. But the means white people have devised to keep African Americans from achieving equality are mind-boggling and infuriating.
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries edited by Martin Edwards. I’ve been wanting to try one of these British Library Crime Classics for a while now. Uneven, like most short story collections usually are. But there were a handful of outstanding stories, so I’m glad I read this. (Ethel Lina White’s “Waxworks” was a story I won’t soon forget!) I’ll be writing a review in the next week or two (she says hopefully…)
I’ve got a ton of books checked out right now, so I’m kind of overwhelmed by all the choices! Here are just a few that I should read soon and get back to the library (waiting lists on a couple of these.) But you know me – my next read might be something else randomly chosen from my shelf at home!
Read any of these? Anything look tempting? What have you just finished reading?