Wednesday, 14 December 2011
I am playing WWW: Wednesdays hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading
To play along just answer the following three questions....
*What are you currently reading?
*What did you just recently finish reading?
*What do you think you'll read next?
What are you currently reading?
I am reading a thriller, Blue Heaven by C. J. Box. Twelve year old Annie, and ten year old William watch an execution in the woods. The killers identify the kids and are watching their home. They have nowhere to go. How long will they survive in the woods? Where will they go? Will anybody help them? This is the second C. J. Box book I am reading. The first was Three weeks to say goodbye, which was in Harlan Coben Stlye and I enjoyed reading it.
What did you just recently finish reading?
I finished reading Roses are Red by James Patterson. There are a series of bank robberies where the bank employees or their family are killed execution style. FBI approaches Alex Cross to help them in their investigation. Will Alex Cross catch the Mastermind? Who is the Mastermind? The novel is 306 pages long with one hundred and twenty four chapters. Almost every other page is a chapter, wonder what purpose it serves. Alex Cross is supposed to be in difficult times with his ex-girlfriend, who was kidnapped by a serial killer in one of the earlier books is not able to reconcile with her life, and his little daughter has a tumour operation. It is all so matter of fact that it is hard to feel for the guy. There is a surprise in the end, still the story is disappointing.
I also finished reading Molly Brown's Freshman Year by Nell Speed. It is an ebook available free for Kindle. It is a feel good book. Molly Brown from Kentucky goes to study in Wellington College. Her family has to sell apple orchards to send her to college. Molly is very kind-hearted, noble etc and makes friends easily. So it is her first year at college, the various activities she gets involved in and parties she attends and hosts is the crux of the story. There is some mystery too. Everybody shuns one of the sophomores. What did she do and why everybody hates her? Who is the miscreant causing mischief in college in various events? A glimpse into college life of girls a good hundred years ago?
What do you think you'll read next?
I am planning to read Violets are Blue by James Patterson which is a sequel to Roses are Red and something with a colour yellow in the title. Monster in the Box by Ruth Rendell is tempting.