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W...W...W... Wednesdays

It's Wednesday, and that means it's time for the Wednesday meme from the ShouldBeReading website. So here is my WWW Wednesday list for this week.

Here is how it works. To play along, you just answer the following three questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Post the answers on your blog and send a link in a comment to today's post on the ShouldBeReading site. Or, if you don't have a blog, just post your answers directly in the comments box there.



And here are my answers:

Law - Savvy
• What are you currently reading?
Savvy, by Ingrid Law
In Mibs's family, a thirteenth birthday means more than a cake and a party. Thirteen is the age at which most of her relatives developed special powers, known in the family as savvy. Every member of her mom's family has a different power. Mibs's aunt can pick any lock. Her grandfather can control the earth's crust, adding new land whenever he wants (or whenever he can't control himself); his greatest claim to fame was creating the state of Idaho. Mibs's oldest brother can harness electricity; her next oldest brother regularly causes hurricanes. Mibs can't wait until her thirteenth birthday, when she will discover her own special power. But when the day finally comes, things don't go exactly the way she expected them to. I picked up a copy of this Newbery Award-winning book because my son had heard kids talking about it at school and wanted to read it. He started it the day before I did, and decided it's not really his thing. But I'm loving it!




• What did you recently finish reading?
The Emperors Soul, by Brandon Sanderson
This is a fascinating, beautifully written novel about a woman who's a master Forger. In her world, that means she has the power to manipulate matter to copy anything she wants, as long as she understands its origins and true nature. As the book opens, she's been arrested for forging the emperor's sceptor and a painting in the palace. She knows she could be executed for her crimes. Instead, the emperor's advisers give her a job: forge the emperor a new soul.



• What do you think you’ll read next?
As always, this is a tough question. I don't know what I'll feel like reading when I'm finished with Savvy. But here is the list I included in last week's WWW Wednesday. I've read several books since then, but not a single one of these, so I guess I'd consider the same ones now:

* a Holocaust memoir by Anita Lobel called No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War,

* my July book club selection, The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green,

* The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood (though I've read it several times before).

* Strangers Have the Best Candy, by Margaret Meps Schulte,

* a nonfiction book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, by a neighbor of mine, Brigid Schulte (as far as I know, no relation to the previously mentioned author).

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