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Weekly Meme: WWW Wednesdays (June 1)

Haven’t done WWW Wednesdays since March, so I thought I’d play along again today with this weekly meme WWW Wednesdays (via the Should Be Reading blog) where I answer three (3) questions:

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading House of Dark Shadows (Dreamhouse Kings Series, Book 1) by Robert Liparulo. It was a free Kindle book offered by Amazon in late 2010, and I thought it was about time I read some of the free downloads I got off Amazon.

House of Dark Shadows is the first book in a series by Robert Liparulo. It’s a pretty creepy book geared to young adults, and judging from my reaction to the prologue/first chapter, to adults too! Fifteen-year-old LA’er Xander and his family move to the town of Pinedale (where his dad will be the new principal in the town’s school) and end up in a grand Victorian fixer-upper that may either be magical or nightmarish. Judging by the prologue where a young mother gets abducted in front of her family and disappears into an unknown portal in the house 30-years-ago – I’m expecting that the King family will be up for a nightmare soon enough….

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished reading Sun and Shadow: An Erik Winter Novel by Ake Edwardson (Author), Laurie Thompson (Translator).

I’m into Swedish crime fiction nowadays so I decided to check out another Scandinavian crime writer Ake Edwardson. Sun and Shadow is the first of a series of books that star chief inspector Erik Winter and his team. I was surprised by this one – even though it said ‘An Erik Winter Novel’ in the title – the book covers a whole lot of characters. It was kind of like the book version of a Hollywood ensemble movie. There’s a lot of moving parts and we shift from different points of view – from the victim(s), to the murderer, to the ‘witnesses’, to the investigators and even the investigator’s family. And there was A LOT of attention spent on the personal lives – so much so that I felt that the crime elements took a backseat in the narrative. Very weird for a crime novel.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m planning to read Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books by William Kuhn next. I’ve always been fascinated by Jacqueline Kennedy, but most of what I know about her is from her life as the first lady or even a bit from when she became Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis. I thought it would be interesting to read about her life afterwards when she was working in publishing in the latter part of her life. I don’t really know what to expect with this one 🙂

(p.s. If it’s your first time to visit my blog, please have a look around especially if you read digital books. I post a lot of (legal) freebies that I find here)

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  1. June 2, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    House of Dark Shadows sounds very good! I need to go check it out. Happy Reading and Thanks for dropping by my blog 😀

  2. June 2, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    House of Dark Shadows is getting really good reviews on Amazon. I might have to check it out.

  3. June 3, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Oohhh, those sound really interesting! Adding to piles!

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