This is a weekly meme hosted by MizB. To join in, click on the image above.
All you have to do is answer these three questions:
What are you currently reading?
I just started in on the first few pages of The Serpent’s Ring by H.B. Bolton. This is a middle grades book, and it’s recommended for those who liked the Percy Jackson series. The first sentence makes me think of the film Night at the Museum (featuring Ben Stiller), except with two young teens.
Evan and Claire Jones are typical teenagers, forced to go with their parents to yet another boring museum … that is, until something extraordinary happens to make their day a little more than interesting.
What did you recently finish reading?
I just finished reading The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti. It is an extraordinary read that gives voice to a population that I don’t see reflected in mainstream fiction. Corasanti describes the pain and heartbreak resulting from the pain and hatred within Israel that consumes the Hamid family and many of the nations of Africa and Southwest Asia. Ahmed is a bright young man, gifted intellectually in the math and science areas. He has an opportunity to overcome the oppression in Israel, and support his family, but in doing so he will A very insightful read!
What do you think you’ll read next?
I don’t like to read a series out of order. I’m kind of book OCD like that, so if it’s available, I try to read straight through the series. You know, like binge watching a new show on Netflix. Naturally, starting H.B. Bolton’s Relics of Mysticus series requires me (in my mind at least) to carry on to the next book, The Trickster’s Totem. Life has returned to normal, or so they say, in this book, until a mysterious creature shows up at Evan and Claire’s school. Sounds a little Harry Potter-ish. 😉
How about you? Have you read any of these? What are you reading this week? Please leave a comment with either the link to your own WWW Wednesday post, or share your answers in the comments here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 🙂