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W… W… W… Wednesdays

Image for weekly meme W... W... W...This weekly meme, hosted by MizB, over at ‘Should Be Reading’, is a snapshot of where I am at in my reading schedule.

To play along, just answer the following three questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

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As I probably won’t be able to contribute every week, I have taken the liberty of adding in a couple more W…’s, which came to mind.

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What are you currently reading?

‘Sea Of Regret’ by Carolyn J. Rose (the sequel to ‘An Uncertain Refuge’)

Amazon ImageA woman determined to hold onto her land.

Financial sharks out to make a killing.

A life-or-death struggle by the SEA OF REGRET.

A year after the violence and tragedy of AN UNCERTAIN REFUGE, Kate Dalton’s life is shattered again. Developers want Evie Hopkins’ former dairy farm on the Oregon Coast, want it bad enough to sabotage the Castaway Beach Wildlife Rehabilitation Center she runs there. Aligned with developers and hoping to cash in on his inheritance early, Evie’s son claims she’s losing her mind and intends to prove that in court.

The wildlife center is both home and place of healing for Kate, for Jackson Scovell who traded alcoholic oblivion for life with her, and for Way-Ray, a boy orphaned by murder. They fear for Evie and the sick and injured birds and animals she rescues and nurtures, but they vow to support her decision—whether it’s to sell or to fight.

As Evie agonizes over her choice, protests and politics divide the community. Threats and violence escalate. Then two hired killers trap Kate, Jackson, and Way-Ray at a remote cove. And time runs out

What did you recently finish reading?

‘Fleeting Glance’ by Sherban Young

Amazon ImageJohn Hathaway just wanted a quiet weekend alone with his fiancée.

Instead, he receives a cryptic postcard from a man he’s never met, gets wrapped up in an elaborate art heist and finds himself framed for murder.

And what’s worse, his future in-laws are in town!

The palette is certainly thickening here, and there might be only one person who can rally the muses in time to string it all together: the Master himself, Enescu Fleet, retired private eye.

What do you think you’ll read next?

‘Mags And The AARP Gang’ by Nancy Lynn Jarvis

Amazon ImageMags and her gang of renegade octogenarians have a deadline. They have to rob Bayside Community Bank, the bank about to foreclose on the mobile home park where they live, by a week from Friday so they can pay off the mortgage and save their homes. They’ve cased the joint, planned carefully, assembled their disguises, rehearsed their every move — what could possibly go wrong? Plenty.

Some people think they can take advantage of the elderly. They haven’t met Mags and the AARP gang or they’d know better. Sure, they’re older, but not too old for the adventure of a lifetime or to risk everything for the sake of friendship.

What was the last book you reviewed?

‘Double Trouble’ by Betty Sullivan La Pierre

Amazon ImageWhen Nancy Gilbert’s sister, Tanya Stowell is murdered, the person she turns to for help is former Company agent Tom Casey. Afraid for herself and her family, Nancy hires Tom to protect her from her ex-husband who’s just gotten out of prison. Believing Drew Harland, the ex, killed her sister, she panics when he suddenly turns up in town.

What Nancy, Tom, and his associates don’t realize is that someone else is in the background with murder on the mind. When some of the main players, including the main suspect, start turning up dead themselves, Tom realizes that they could all be victims if this silent killer isn’t caught, and soon!

Read The Review Here

What book review are you working on now?

‘Bohemia’ by Veronika Carnaby

Amazon ImageDon’t miss out on Carnaby’s thrilling new read for the modern beatnik, in which she provides a wild, unrestrained account of ’60s counterculture youth bursting out of their creative shells. In her debut novel, Veronika Carnaby picks up where the Beat Generation left off. Set in 1960, Bohemia chronicles a group of twenty-somethings who defy the “ideals” of a mid-twentieth century society to seek creative fulfillment. In the process, they spotlight the creative path that artists of all mediums tread, all the while depicting the challenges faced by youth in the decade that changed the world.

Stop by and leave a link to your own reading schedule, I can’t wait to visit and check them all out!

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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14 comments
    • Hi Naida,

      Yes, most of these books have featured in one meme or another over the past few weeks, however this particular meme is a great way of consolidating my reading schedule, past, present and future and also helps keep me focused on my review request schedule, so that I don’t get too far behind.

      I am quite a visual person, so seeing it all laid out, is a great way for me to stay on top of the game. Besides which, I like to catch up with what everyone else is up to in their reading lives, as there are so many different memes out there, that the senses can get a little bombarded with ‘book overload’ sometimes!

      I am almost done with ‘Sea Of Regret’ and have thoroughly enjoyed both this episode and its predecessor ‘An Uncertain Refuge’. Together they have made an excellent series of descriptive and very character focused suspense stories.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, you know I always appreciate it.

  • Hi Yvonne!

    I love seeing what books you’ve been reading, it’s always such an interesting mix, and quite often books that I haven’t heard of but I’m intrigued by.

    I really like the look of Fleeting Glance, I would expect a comedy given the cover, but I guess it’s deeper than that?

    Have a great week! 🙂

    • Hi Chrissi,

      I have always had very eclectic reading tastes, although I must admit that since I started blogging and accepting author and publisher review requests, I have come across some books which confound even me.

      With ‘Fleeting Memory’, ‘Fleeting Glance’ and the latest title ‘Fleeting Note’, author Sherban Young has introduced me to the world of the mystery caper, which is great for a bit of escapist reading. They are basically murder mysteries, very much in the P.G. Wodehouse style of ‘Jeeves and Wooster’, where the dialogue is witty, with some great throwaway ‘one liners’.

      You should check out Sherban’s website, he has written some great stuff over the years … the cover art for all the books is displayed on the home page and that alone should have you smiling in no time.

      http://www.sherbanyoung.com/

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it.

    • Hi Tracy,

      I am just about ready to start reading ‘Mags…’ and I am going in with no preconceived ideas about the storyline, as I too have read some mixed reviews.

      I am hoping to come across some great teaser lines for the ‘Tuesday Teaser’ meme, this book should be a good candidate for some good ‘one liners’!

      Thanks for stopping by.

  • I don’t dare lay out all the books I intend to read – I’d be totally demoralized. I do have a list of those I’d like to get to, but when I add a new one, I put it a the top and don’t look at the rest of the list or at the page count at the bottom of the computer screen. When my mother died, I inherited her T-shirt that said SO MANY BOOKS, SO LITTLE TIME. That’s so true.
    Thanks for featuring Sea of Regret.

    • Hi Carolyn,

      I love that Frank Zappa quote, as you say, it is so true.

      I have just finished ‘Sea Of Regret’, however it may still be some time before the review goes live, as I have several other reviews in various stages of publishing. I loved the book, in fact the series, as suspense stories go they are a couple of the best.

      Don’t worry, this post literally highlights my single immediate past, present and future books. Add in the 20 or so review request books I have yet to read, the 200+ books which are archived on my Kindle, the several hundred physical books I have on my shelves unread and my never ending reading list of great recommendations from fellow bloggers …. to lay all those out would surely be one heck of a post LOL!

      Frank Zappa also said “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.” How true is that?

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope that your week is going well so far.

      • I’m glad you enjoyed it. I think I left all the characters in “natural” places to be and don’t feel the need to write a third book, although I’ll never say “never.” What my friends and the readers I hear from want me to write is another book in the substitute teacher series. I’m tickled to have readers give me feedback and share ideas on what could happen and the books are over the top, so I’m interested in almost any madness they suggest.
        Speaking of the TBR pile, I both love and hate it when I find an author I haven’t read before and want to read more of his/her work. Jo Nesbo and Carl Hiaasen are to blame for what I haven’t accomplished this month.

        • Hi Carolyn,

          I tend to agree that the Kate Dalton series seems to have reached its natural conclusion and I can’t really see where you could take any further storylines … how many gun battles and attacks can one family survive! … I did have one small concern and that was just how quickly and easily Paul capitulated and apologised to a mother whom he never really seemed to like all that much.

          I have a whole stack of the Nordic authors on my TBR shelves, which have been given to me by my father. He couldn’t get on with the different style of writing and approach to a story, although I must admit that I have never read one of them personally, so I can’t comment. It will be great to make time to get stuck into one of them and find out for myself. You are obviously enjoying the experience!

          Have a great weekend.

          • I think my feeling was that Paul was apologizing for going so far down a dark road in pursuit of money, rather than apologizing specifically to his mother. Too often what’s clear in my mind doesn’t get onto the page to make it clear for the reader. It’s the curse of being too close to the work.

            • Hi Carolyn,

              It’s probably just the way I interpreted Paul’s comments, but then that’s part of the fun of reading a book and comparing thoughts with others who have also enjoyed it … we all interpret stories and characters in a completely different way. There is no right and wrong surely, it is all down to the impact it has on the individual reader.

    • Hi,

      Thanks for stopping by Fiction Books this week. I love ‘meeting’ new people, so your visits will always be welcome and your comments always appreciated.

      Having connected with you, I am really looking forward to getting some great recommendations for good Asian books and authors, neither of which I have read seriously before.

      I have very eclectic reading tastes, from a wide range of genres, which has only grown even more diverse, since I began accepting publisher and author review requests, many of which have taken me well out of my previous reading comfort zone. There are very few books which don’t have some redeeming feature in their content and which I fail to finish reading. I don’t like to be beaten by a book and never give up out of sheer stubbornness!

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