Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WWW Wednesday



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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?

What I'm currently reading:

HogfatherAuthor: Terry Pratchett
Title: Hogfather
Book Blurb: What could more genuinely embody the spirit of Christmas (or Hogswatch, on the Discworld) than a Terry Pratchett book about the holiday season? Every secular Christmas tradition is included. But as this is the 21st Discworld novel, there are some unusual twists.

This year the Auditors, who want people to stop believing in things that aren't real, have hired an assassin to eliminate the Hogfather. (You know him: red robe, white beard, says, "Ho, ho, ho!") Their evil plot will destroy the Discworld unless someone covers for him. So someone does. Well, at least Death tries. He wears the costume and rides the sleigh drawn by four jolly pigs: Gouger, Tusker, Rooter, and Snouter. He even comes down chimneys. But as fans of other Pratchett stories about Death (Mort, Reaper Man, and Soul Music) know, he takes things literally. He gives children whatever they wish for and appears in person at Crumley's in The Maul.


Fans will welcome back Susan, Death of Rats (the Grim Squeaker), Albert, and the wizardly faculty of Unseen University, and revel in new personalities like Bilious, the "oh god of Hangovers." But you needn't have read Pratchett before to laugh uproariously and think seriously about the meanings of Christmas.


What I recently finished reading:
A Holiday of Love

Author: Judith McNaught, Jude Deveraux, Jill Barnett & Arnette Lamb
Title: A Holiday Of Love
Book Blurb:  In New York City in the late 1800s, a beautiful but clumsy angel turns a lonely man's life around.... In medieval Scotland, the intrigues of a Christmas Mass imperil two Highland lovers....In Regency London, a world-weary lord receives an outrageous proposal....And in modern-day Colorado, a clever twelve-year-old plays matchmaker for his bighearted but impractical mother.

See my review here


What I plan on reading next:

Planning to LiveThe Phantom of the Opera (Centennial Edition) (Signet Classics)

2 comments:

Barb said...

I'm looking forward to your review of Holiday of Love!

....Petty Witter said...

Thanks for stopping by Pen and Paper. Interesting to see the difference in the Hogfather covers. I hope you don't mind me puting a link to this post on my blog.

 
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