Wednesday, August 18, 2010

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a meme from Should Be Reading, where we answer three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? and What do you think you'll read next? If you want to participate, answer the three questions, then put your link on the Should Be Reading Blog in the comment section. Happy reading!

JulietWhat I am currently reading: Juliet by Anne Fortier - I will be writing a review on this one on September 15 for Pump Up Your Book! book tours. Here is a description of Juliet from the author's website:

When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on a winding and perilous journey into the history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo rocked the foundations of medieval Siena.

As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in Shakespeare’s unforgettable blood feud, she begins to realize that the notorious curse– “A plague on both your houses!” –is still at work, and that she is the next target. It seems that the only one who can save Julie from her fate is Romeo–but where is he?

Since I just saw the play of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare a few weeks ago, the story is fresh in my mind. Hopefully that will help me in reading the book. I can say one thing about the book so far: it has a GORGEOUS front cover!

Jungle SunriseWhat I recently finished reading: Jungle Sunrise by Jonathan Williams - I also received this book from Pump Up Your Book! I will have a review on it on August 24. It was a good (but sad) story about a couple who were missionaries to Peru and the people whose lives they impacted for God. Here is a quote about the book from the book's website:

“Felt like The End of the Spear, Apocalypto, and Safely Home all rolled into one. It proved all-around moving, one of those that lingers awhile after the final pages turn.”   ~ Kaci Hill, co-author of Lunatic and Elyon with NY Times Bestselling Author Ted Dekker.

Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and HopeWhat I'll probably read next: Choosing to See by Mary Beth Chapman- This one is from Revell. Written by the wife of award-winning Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman, Choosing to See tells the story of Mrs. Chapman's struggle in dealing with the death of her daughter after a tragic accident two years ago. Steven is one of my favorite singers and I have admired how this wonderful family has relied on God to see them through this time of intense grief. They are a great example of how to walk with the Lord in times of trial. I'm looking forward to reading their story.

That's what I'm reading now. What about you? What are you reading this week? What books have you read lately that you would recommend? Let me know in the comments!


Carrie said...

Ooo! Ooo! I just finished Choosing to SEE on Monday and my review popped up today:

As for what I'm reading now? Betsy-Tacy books!

Anna Lee said...

Here is our WWW Wednesday for Romancing the page! 4 of our editors contributed this week!


Juliet is on my TBR list!!

Renee said...

I'm definitely adding Juliet to by TBR pile! Thanks for the heads up.