'Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.'- Angela Carter

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

WWW Wednesday #11/ Waiting on Wednesday #9

Wednesday's meme is hosted over at Should Be Reading, a meme which I have been slacking in lately! Postgrad life is depriving me of my blogging/ review writing :(. Anyway, the aim of this meme is to showcase what we're currently reading and what we want to read. It's a way to show off some books and give them a bit of extra publicity :).
The rules are simple. All that has to be done is to answer the following three questions:

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

What are you currently reading?

Hottentot Venus: A NovelI'm currently reading Hottentot Venus by Barbara Chase-Riboud. It's not a book I would have personally chosen to read but it definitely isn't the worst. It is a book that is being studied as part of my Neo-Victorian Mutinies module so it deals with a lot of colonization and societal issues. Deep stuff! 
What did you recently finish?
WantingAgain with the course books, I've recently finished reading Farrell's Siege of Krishnapur, Ackroyd's Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem (amaaazing book!) and Wanting by Richard Flanagan. It was a good book I will admit, it confronts various issues such as trauma, sexuality, racism, gender. I rated this one as 3/5* :).
What do you think you'll read next?
FingersmithSarah Waters' Fingersmith. Finally a book I actually want to read! I was so happy when I found out that this book was on my course. Nooooot a problem ;).
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"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine , which allows us to show off the books we cannot wait to get our hands on :). Generally we are meant to chose from books that have yet to be released, buuuut my choice this week is:

Sarah J. Maas - Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

I'm probably one of the few that have yet to read this, but I will eventually!! :) What have you guys been up to this week?



  1. Nice! Have seen that one around a lot. Hope you enjoy it once you read it! I haven't read it either, by the way, so you're not alone!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Fingersmith is soooo good, hope you like it :)


  3. I read this one and like the premise but thought it needed a LOT of editing. She's a new writing though, so I think they will improve. Please stop by my WoW!

  4. Fingersmith was nice and twisty I hope that you enjoy it

    My WWW Wednesday is here.

  5. Oo, I haven't heard of any of these, but they look fun! I hope you like 'em!

    Here is my WWW and I'm a new follower!


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