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WWW Wednesday

14 May

You can thank Michelle over at The Tipsy Geekette for helping me to change up my Wednesday post. Before you get all bent out of shape, here’s what I was GOING TO POST for Wordless Wednesday when I just happened to notice Michelle’s post in my Reader.

Reading gives us someplace to go  when we have to stay where we are

So, two posts for the price of one day, because WWW Wednesday is where you answer the three questions ShouldBeReading posted earlier. And it’s ironic because the above picture quote (which I found on my Facebook feed earlier and totally describes my life recently) and the questions go hand-in-hand. So without further ado…

1. What are you currently reading? I am in the middle of Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. This is the second book in the Outlander series. While this is not the first time I have “read” this book (I listened to it as an audio book about three years ago when I worked in the University Library shelving books for 6 hours), it’s been such a long time that I had forgotten some of the details and story lines. However, I am still as much in love with the characters the second time around as I was the first. For anyone who loves reading about the Scottish Highlands, time travel, romance and war, this is the book for you! I have lost hours of the night to this book, I never want to put it down!

Dragonfly in Amber

 

2. What did you recently finish reading? Well, that’s an easy one, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. This is the first book in the series and does a fantastic job of interducing you to the characters, the country of Scotland and the different time periods (were you listening above when I mentioned time travel?!) I really enjoy reading how the different characters talk, some were hard to understand at first, but then the language just grows on you. I couldn’t get my hands on the second book fast enough. I NEEDED to know what happened to Claire, Jamie and Frank.

Outlander

 

3. What do you think you’ll read next? Again, this is an easy question. I just returned home (okay, so it’s been over a month now, but it FEELS like I was just there yesterday) from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, where I picked up the last book in the Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson called Kingdom Keepers: The Insider. If you’ve never heard of the Kingdom Keepers, they are a group of five teenagers who were “created” to protect the Disney Parks and magic from the villains at night after the park closes and the guests go home. Throughout the series, we’ve been to each of the parks in Florida (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom) as well as Disney Quest at Downtown Disney. Then we hopped on board a Disney cruise for a couple books, and so I’m guessing this final book will take us to where the magic began all those years ago, the heart of all that is Disney, Disneyland in California. But, I could be COMPLETELY wrong. I’ve delayed reading this one because it is the last, and because I know it was written differently (while he was writing the book, Ridley Pearson would post “sneak peaks” to his facebook page and ask his fans to submit ideas for where the plot should go – I never read these because I wanted to be surprised, but that’s just me.) I wish I hadn’t known there were other “authors” involved in the creation, I would have liked to know where the plot was originally suppose to go and how the story “should have ended” if there hadn’t been any outside influences. However, I’m being super judgmental of a book I haven’t even read yet, and I’m sure it will turn out to be a page-turner like the others. I guess we’ll find out soon!

Kingdom Keepers: The Insider

So come on now, join the fun! All you have to do is leave a comment with the link to your answers or leave a comment with your answers if you don’t have a blog. I’m always looking for new and exciting books, I have a “bit of a reading addiction” – so help a girl out, what are YOU reading?!  😉

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