WWW Wednesday at coffee and ink #15

It’s been a while. I’m trying to get back on the book reading and reviewing bandwagon–or rather to hang on by my fingernails to keep from falling off…;)

You’ll be seeing a little more activity here as I’ve signed up with a Historical Fiction promo site. I’ve got some NetGalley books lined up and hope to do more reviewing for this book promo group.

Sam at Taking on a World of Words is the host of WWW Wednesday.  To participate, all you have to do is answer the three W questions and post in the comments section at Sam’s blog:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

13 moons

GoodReads

From GoodReads: “At the age of twelve, an orphan named Will Cooper is given a horse, a key, and a map and is sent on a journey through the uncharted wilderness of the Cherokee Nation. Will is a bound boy, obliged to run a remote Indian trading post. As he fulfills his lonesome duty, Will finds a father in Bear, a Cherokee chief, and is adopted by him and his people, developing relationships that ultimately forge Will’s character. All the while, his love of Claire, the enigmatic and captivating charge of volatile and powerful Featherstone, will forever rule Will’s heart. In a voice filled with both humor and yearning, Will tells of a lifelong search for home, the hunger for fortune and adventure, the rebuilding of a trampled culture, and above all an enduring pursuit of passion.”

I’m in love with this man’s writing–whole paragraphs I just want to put into frames and gaze at again and again. I’m a third of the way through and returning to both the story and the writing each time is pure joy. The book is a fictional memoir so the narrative runs a little ahead, drops back to the present, runs ahead again–truly masterfully done.

and also…

devils company

From GoodReads “The year is 1722. Ruffian for hire, ex-boxer, and master of disguise, Weaver finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse, pitted against Jerome Cobb, a wealthy and mysterious schemer who needs Weaver’s strength and guile for his own treacherous plans.

Weaver is blackmailed into stealing documents from England’s most heavily guarded estate, the headquarters of the ruthless British East India Company, but the theft of corporate secrets is only the first move in a daring conspiracy within the eighteenth century’s most powerful corporation. To save his friends and family from Cobb’s reach, Weaver must infiltrate the Company, navigate its warring factions, and uncover a secret plot of corporate rivals, foreign spies, and government operatives. With millions of pounds and the security of the nation at stake, Weaver will find himself in a labyrinth of hidden agendas, daring enemies, and unexpected allies.

With the explosive action and scrupulous period research that are David Liss’s trademarks, The Devil’s Company, depicting the birth of the modern corporation, is the most impressive achievement yet from an author who continues to set ever higher standards for historical suspense.”

GoodReads

You know how it is, so many books, so little time–Book Bub, Good Reads deals, NetGalley, library books and groaning bookshelves, all competing for my precious reading time. This is the second book in this historical mystery series set in 18th century London and what I was reading when Thirteen Moons came along. David Liss’s writing and research is top-notch, and I’m near the end. It’s a great, twisty plot, and I’m looking forward to finishing it when the Frazier book is done…

What did you recently finish reading?

lizzie

Quite an interesting, well written extrapolation of Lizzie Borden’s hidden inner and outer life, her sexuality and the possible experiences she might have had abroad. Very good historical crime novel, all and all, though the courtroom scenes got rather dreary. Evan Hunter is the adopted legal name of crime writer Ed McBain…I picked it up because I loved “The Moment She Was Gone.”

GoodReads

fiona

GoodReads

Awesome! Another series I lost track of when the author was between publishers. I missed you, Ursula Blanchard!

What do you think you’ll read next?

I can’t honestly say right now. I’ve got some requests out at NetGalley and will be doing, I hope, some reviewing for the historical book promotion site. If you are looking for a promotional site or looking to become a host, they are here:hfvirtualbooktours

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