14 March 2012

What What What (WWW) Wednesday 14 March 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

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Published: 1 February 2011 by HarperTeen

Pages: 441 (hardcover)

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

I was scared to pick up this book for quite a while - I've read mixed reviews and I know there's a cliffhanger (you know I hate that!), but so far, so good.

What I Recently Finished Reading

Published: 13 March 2012 by Henry Holt & Co

Pages: 240 (hardcover)

Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete’s Pizza. One night, Kayla—another delivery girl—goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can’t move beyond the fact that Kayla’s fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete’s. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn’t dead—and to find her before she is.

A good story, made even more interesting by the addition of police procedural notes, 911 transcripts etc. Review to come on Friday!

What I'm Reading Next

Published: 31 August 2011 by Severed Press

Pages: 232 (paperback)

More than 63% of people now believe that there will be a global zombie apocalypse before 2050...So, you've got your survival guide, you've lived through the first chaotic months of the crisis, what next?Employing real science and pioneering field work, War against the Walking Dead provides a complete blueprint for taking back your country from the rotting clutches of the dead after a zombie apocalypse. You've read the novels, seen the TV shows, watched the films - now prepare for the real war against the zombies. Arm yourself with the latest scientific insight from the world's leading zombiologists including startling new analysis on why survivors must fight back within the first years of the crisis or risk being crushed by unstoppable 'meta-hordes' of the walking dead. A glimpse inside the mind of the zombie using a team of top psychics - what do the walking dead think about? Do they think at all? What lessons can we learn to help us defeat this pervading menace? Detailed guidelines on how to galvanise a band of scared survivors into a fighting force capable of defeating the zombies and dealing with various emerging groups such as end of the world cults, raiders and even cannibals A strategic plan on how to deploy your anti-zombie forces including training your new militia, creating fleets of foraging ships and a microlight air force as well as a comprehensive tactical system for dealing with ghoul-infested areas - the Zombie Clearing System. Features insights from real zombie fighting organisations across the world, from America to the Philippines, Australia to China - the experts offer advice in every aspect of fighting the walking dead.Packed with crucial zombie war information and advice, from how to build a city of the living in a land of the dead to tactics on how to use a survivor army to liberate your country from the zombies - War against the Walking Dead may be humanity's last chance.Remember, survival is stage one but fighting back is the future....

I'm actually already reading this, but it's the next book to get my full, dedicated attention.

What are you reading?  Any recent reads that surprised you - either in a good, or a bad way?


  1. I have Delirium but I'm waiting to read it because of the cliffhanger. I've heard great things though & about Pandemonium too.
    Fun meme

  2. Hi Kat,

    I'm reading Jade Woman, a Lovejoy mystery by Jonathan Gash. I'm a bit behind, as it was printed in 1989.

    The story is set in Hong Kong. The other Lovejoys I've read are set in England, and the countryside is a strong character. This book is weaker for the loss. Or so says I. Anyway, I hadn't realized how much setting shaped the story until it went missing. So yup, that was a surprise.

    Thanks for the nifty blog. See ya 'round the AtoZ Challenge.

    Joe Richardson



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