Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WWW Wednesdays #2

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted at MizB's Should Be Reading. To play along just answer the following questions:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you'll read next?

1. What are you currently reading?

I am on the verge of finishing Frankenstein by Mary Shelley with only the last twenty pages remaining. I started reading The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald. I am also reading the short story Ms. Found in a Bottle by Edgar Allan Poe.

2. What did you recently finish reading?

I read Carrie by Stephen King a couple of days ago. I also finally finished reading Helter Skelter - The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi. My first true crime novel, and I have been reading it since June! I read Poe's short story Metzengerstein today.

3. What do you think you'll read next?

After The Great Gatsby, I plan on reading Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. I also want to read Peter Straub's Ghost Story this month!

What are you reading?

14 comments:

Keely Ann said...

Love your taste! Poe is a favorite of mine, as is Stephen King..

*New Follower*

Happy Reading :)

~Keely
Realms of an Open Mind

diaryofadomesticgoddess said...

HERE's mine. :)

Amy said...

Great reads! More books to add to my TBR list – thank you for sharing! :)

Here’s mine:

http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2011/09/www-wednesdays-writer-wednesday.html

Priya said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Keely Ann - Thanks, I'm following you back! I've just started reading Poe, but Stephen King I definitely love!

borkadventures.com said...

Oh Ghost Story is good! It moves sort of slow at times, but the read is worth it. Mainly, I remember good imagery and a neat unfolding plot. I read it a couple of years ago after reading The Talisman and Black House by King and Straub.

Hopefully, I'll do my WWW in about 8 or 9 hours after work... I hope you check it out!

-Mandy

Patricia said...

Wow those are some great choices!
Stop by and see mine:
http://itstimetoreadmamaw.blogspot.com/

Aeicha @ Word Spelunking said...

I see you're on a classics kick. Love it! Frankenstein has always been one of my faves.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Priya said...

Borkadventures.Com - That's what happens with longer books, they get slow at times; but I've heard so much about Ghost Story that I just have to read it! The Talisman has also been on my reading list for so long; I think I'll drop dead before I get done with my entire TBR list!!

Aeicha @ Word Spelunking - Ya, I'm planning to catch up on my reading; all the classics that I should have but never read till now! I'm not sure I like Frankenstein that much though; it just turned out to be a lot different than I had expected! Anyway, thanks for stopping by :)

Vishy said...

Love these wonderful books you are reading, Priya :) Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Frankenstein. I read a book many years back called 'The Talisman' by Stephen King and Peter Straub. That was the first book I read by both these authors and interestingly it was also a collaborative work. I loved that book. But I haven't heard much of Peter Straub since. Hope you enjoy his book 'Ghost Story'.

Priya said...

Vishy - Actually my friend kept forcing me to watch the movie version of Ghost Story. I never knew there was a book. And, obviously, now that I know, I'd rather read the book first! The only collaborative book I've read is Good Omens (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett) and it's one of my favourite books ever, so I might give The Talisman a try too; I wanted to read it anyway! Plus, I can't really say no to a Stephen King book! Thanks for stopping by!

Susan said...

Great books on your list. I read Frankenstein a few years ago and was amazed at how different it was from the movies that have been made. Loved the book!

And I am a huge SK fan - love his work.

Here's my WWW if you want to stop by. http://susan-thebookbag.blogspot.com/2011/09/www-wednesdays-september-7.html

Priya said...

Susan - Well, that's exactly what I felt when I was reading Frankenstein! I expected it to be so different...it was good, nonetheless! Me too, Stephen King is pretty awesome!
Thanks!!

The Diva said...

You and I seem to have a lot of the same taste in books. Love Poe and the "classics" like Frankenstein. Good Reads has helped me out a LOT with my "to be read" list. So nice to keep it all in one spot now.

Cindy
http://purvisramblings.blogspot.com/2011/09/why-are-you-reading-large-print.html

Priya said...

The Diva - That's true! Goodreads is a real help. My TBR list is so long these days, it's not possible to just memorize it anymore! Glad you like Poe, I'm still unable to dare to take on his bigger works; just short stories for now! Thanks for stopping by!

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