15 February 2012

WWW (What What What) Wednesday 15 February 2012


What What What Wednesday (WWW) is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. It's pretty simple - three questions:
What Are You Currently Reading?
What Did You Recently Finish Reading?
What Do You Think You'll Read Next?

What I'm Currently Reading

The Evening Hour by A. Carter Sickels

Published: 17 January 2012 by Bloomsbury USA

Pages: 336 (paperback)

Source: publisher via NetGalley

Most of the wealth in Dove Creek, West Virginia, is in the earth-in the coal seams that have provided generations with a way of life. Born and raised here, twenty-seven-year-old Cole Freeman has sidestepped work as a miner to become an aide in a nursing home. He's got a shock of bleached blond hair and a gentle touch well suited to the job. He's also a drug dealer, reselling the prescription drugs his older patients give him to a younger crowd looking for different kinds of escape.

In this economically depressed, shifting landscape, Cole is floundering. The mining corporation is angling to buy the Freeman family's property, and Cole's protests only feel like stalling. Although he has often dreamed of leaving, he has a sense of duty to this land, especially after the death of his grandfather. His grandfather is not the only loss: Cole's one close friend, Terry Rose, has also slipped away from him, first to marriage, then to drugs. While Cole alternately attempts romance with two troubled women, he spends most of his time with the elderly patients at the home, desperately trying to ignore the decay of everything and everyone around him. Only when a disaster befalls these mountains is Cole forced to confront his fears and, finally, take decisive action-if not to save his world, to at least save himself.

I've been reading this book since 30 January and as I'm currently on a streak of finishing up books I've been reading for a while, this is next on my hit list!

What I Recently Finished Reading

Nocturnal by Scott Sigler

Expected Publication: 3 April 2012 by Crown

Pages: 576 pages (Kindle edition)

Source: publisher via NetGalley

Something lives deep beneath the streets of San Francsico. Something that has been there for centuries, something that comes out at night ... to feed on the dregs of society. A sub-culture, with its own myths, its own legends of leader named The King that will lead them out of bondage, and their own demon, a hunting shadow known only as Savior.

But the legends of Savior's brutality have faded, the fear passed into stories told to frighten the young ones. When The King finally appears, just as foretold, the Nocturnals know their time has time -- the time to come out from under the streets and hunt humanity in the open.

I loved Scott Sigler's Infected and Contagious - although it took me so long to finish Nocturnal, it was so creepy!  Loved it!  Review will come closer to release date.

What I'm Reading Next

Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene

Originally published: 1 November 1974

Republished: 27 September 2011 by Open Road Publishing

Pages: 240 (paperback)

Source: Open Road Publishing via NetGalley

Minutes before the train pulled into the station in Jenkinsville, Arkansas, Patty Bergen knew something exciting was going to happen. But she never could have imagined that her summer would be so memorable. German prisoners of war have arrived to make their new home in the prison camp in Jenkinsville. To the rest of her town, these prisoners are only Nazis. But to Patty, a young Jewish girl with a turbulent home life, one boy in particular becomes an unlikely friend. Anton relates to Patty in ways that her mother and father never can. But when their forbidden relationship is discovered, will Patty risk her family and town for the understanding and love of one boy?

Completely different to my recent reading, but I've always wanted to read this book, and the republished version by Open Road has given me the perfect opportunity.



What are you reading, or plan to read next? Just read something really AMAZING? Let me know!

2 comments:

  1. Summer of My German Soldier is a great book! The Evening Hour sounds intriguing!

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    1. It's one of those 'I always wanted to read' books, and now I finally have the chance!

      It's taken me a long time to read The Evening Hour!

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