WWW Wednesdays – May 7th

 

 

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What I Am Currently Reading

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A Change of Climate by Hilary Mantel

Ralph and Anna Eldred live in the big Red House in Norfolk, devoting their lives to charity and the constant flood of “good souls and sad cases” who take refuge in the family home. But all this hides the growing crises with their own children and the widening fissures in their marriage.

Memories of the tragedies they witnessed as missionaries in South Africa refuse to be put to rest, and threaten the fragile peace the Eldreds have built for themselves. Will any of them ever escape the demons of their past?

I’m about three quarters of the way through this book and I’m really enjoying it. It is unmistakably Hilary Mantel; a page-turner as well as a family saga about morals.

What I Recently Finished Reading

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Superman: The Man of Steel by John Byrne and Dick Giordano

John Byrne retells the story of the origin and first adventures of Superman. This story was responsible for relaunching Superman and for breathing life into his popularity. You can see many influences here on the recent Man of Steel movie and the storylines are ones we know off by heart but this collection did it first! It must have been refreshing, in 1986, to see Superman be taken seriously as a character. While the dialogue and the art look dated now, I still enjoyed this and would say it’s a must for any Superman fans.

What I’ll Read Next

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Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow by Alan Moore and Curt Swain

He is the world’s most powerful being. The sole survivor of a doomed planet, he had made the protection of our world his life’s work. And though his never-ending battle for truth and justice continues to this day, one question had always haunted his shining legend: How would the story of Superman finally end?

Yes it’s a Superman bonanza for me! Well I’ve read all the Batman comics on my shelf so what’s a girl to do? This is another classic and I’m looking forward to it. Alan Moore and Curt Swain? The equivalent (for me) today would be Grant Morrison teamed up with Jim Lee…

 

I like WWW Wednesdays; it’s fun to see what other people are reading and to evaluate what I’ve been reading. Sometimes it’s too easy to read a book and stick it back on your shelf without really thinking about it. If you want to take part, it’s easy! Just answer the questions above and put a link on MizB’s Should Be Reading blog (http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/www-wednesdays-may-7/ – for some reason my hyperlink’s aren’t working! Apologies for the old-fashioned cut and paste job)

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