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W... W... W... Wednesdays: A Bookish Meme! November 12 Edition

It's Wednesday, and that means it's time for the Wednesday meme from the ShouldBeReading website.
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.


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And here are my answers:


Donoghue - Room
• What are you currently reading?
Room
by Emma Donoghue
Room is the world. It's the place where Jack lives with his Ma. It's where they play together, eat together, read their ten books together, and watch Dora the Explorer together. It's the place where Jack was born, and the place he's never set foot outside of. It's where Jack curls up in Wardrobe to sleep at night, while Old Nick slips into Room and goes to Bed with Ma. Besides Ma and Old Nick, Jack has never seen another person, except for Dora and the other fake people on TV. When Jack turns five, Ma tells him the truth: Outside is real, it's not all make-believe, like Dora. Seven years ago, Ma was a carefree college student when Old Nick abducted her and put her here in Room. Someday, she says, she and Jack will will live Outside, where there are real things like airplanes and ice cream and hammocks. When Ma comes up with a risky escape plan, Jack is the one only who can make it happen. But can he really be brave enough?

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Seierstad - The Bookseller of Kabul
• What did you recently finish reading?
The Bookseller of Kabul
by Asne Seierstad

When the Taliban controlled Afghanistan, Sultan Khan, a bookseller in Kabul, braved persecution and imprisonment to bring books to the people. After the Taliban leaves, his friend Asne Seierstad, a Norwegian journalist fresh from the front lines, proposed spending three months living with Khan and his family so that she could write a book about them. She knew Khan as a proud, courageous, and fair-minded man, an intellectual with a passion for books, in a country where three-quarters of the population is illiterate. At home, she discovered, he was a very different man from what she'd expected. This nonfiction bestseller provides a fascinating glimpse into life in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

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Samatar - A Stranger in Olondria
• What do you think you’ll read next?
That's a hard one. I just returned from the World Fantasy Convention with several bags full of new books, some freebies (yes, World Fantasy has a wonderful tradition of giving a big bag of free books to each registrant) and some bought in the dealers' room. And I already had a stack of To-Be-Read books at home. I haven't decided which one to read next, but here are some I'm considering:

  • A Stranger in Olondria, by Sofia Samatar (this one just won the 2014 World Fantasy Award for best novel.)

  • The Skin Trade, by George R.R. Martin

  • The Sprinsweet, by Saundra Mitchell

  • Shades of Milk and Honey, by Mary Robinette Kowall

  • The Last Witchfinder, by James Morrow

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Stay tuned for the next Book Meme!

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