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WWW Wednesday (January 15)

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Hosted by Miz B at 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?

I am currently reading Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas

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Josephine Hurst has her family under control. With two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a tech-guru of a husband and a historical landmark home, her life is picture perfect. She has everything she wants; all she has to do is keep it that way. But living in this matriarch’s determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling domain hasn’t been easy for her family, and when her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison.
Resentful of her sister’s newfound freedom, Violet turns to eastern philosophy, hallucinogenic drugs, and extreme fasting, eventually landing herself in the psych ward. Meanwhile, her brother Will shrinks further into a world of self-doubt. Recently diagnosed with Aspergers and epilepsy, he’s separated from the other kids around town and is homeschooled to ensure his safety. Their father, Douglas, finds resolve in the bottom of the bottle—an addict craving his own chance to escape. Josephine struggles to maintain the family’s impeccable façade, but when a violent incident leads to a visit from child protective services, the truth about the Hursts might finally be revealed. Goodreads

I have just finished The Corpse Garden by Colin Wilson

Click on the cover to read my review

The Corpse Garden

Next on my list to read is The Last Winter of Dani Lancing by P.D. Viner

The Last Winter of Dani Lancing


Twenty years ago, college student Dani Lancing was kidnapped and brutally murdered. The killer was never found, and the case has long gone cold. Her parents, Patty and Jim, were utterly devastated, their marriage destroyed. While Jim fell apart, Patty was consumed by the unsolved case. She abandoned her journalism career and her marriage to spend every waking hour searching and plotting. She keeps contact with Tom, Dani’s childhood sweetheart, who has become a detective intent on solving murders like Dani’s. When he finds a lead that seems ironclad, he brings Patty in on it. After years of dead ends, her obsession is rekindled, and she will do anything for revenge, even become a killer herself-dragging her whole family into the nightmare once again, as lies and secrets are uncovered..Goodreads

This sounds amazing and my hopes are high for a really good read!


A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

21 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (January 15)

    1. Mother, Mother is really good but in many ways it is a disconcerting read ….. mainly I have to admit because I’m second-guessing what is going to happen. I’m looking forward to The Last Winter of Dani Lancing very much, I’ve heard lots of good things about this one.


  1. Yay! I’ve already read Dani Lancing (good one) and don’t fancy Mother, Mother at all – so I’m safe for once. Unless, of course, your review of Mother, Mother changes my mind…


  2. I must say, the books you’ve read, are reading, and plan on reading all sound fascinating! You’re expanding my already too-big TBR pile, Cleopatra. 🙂

    As for me..

    Currently reading: “California under Spain and Mexico, 1535-1847” by Irving Berdine Richman… yes, it’s as dry as it sounds, but there are some interesting tidbits contained within. It’s fascinating, the possibilities of what the Western U.S. could have become if Spain had only chosen to emphasize their presence there vs. the Philippines.

    What did you recently finish reading? “Sierra” by Richard Wheeler. It’s historical fiction set during the California Gold Rush. A slow start, but things picked up in the middle and I enjoyed the book overall. Lots of detail and well written characters. Wheeler really did his research.

    What will I read next? This is my favorite part. The possibilities are endless! Perhaps another non-fiction piece for my research…or Diana Gabaddon’s “Outlander”…or Ken Follett’s “The Pillars of the Earth.” I’ve heard great things about both of those.


    1. Thank you Philip! I’m not sure about your current read but Sierra sounds promising, I do love it when the author produces good readable characters. I’ve not read any of your maybe read next… have a great reading week!


  3. Nice reading about you

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    Happy New Year !!!!!!! and best wishes for you in 2014 🙂


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