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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

WWW Wednesday: October 6, 2010

WWW Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading that answers these three questions:
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will start next?

Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, Book 4)Summer Knight (Dresden Files, Bk 4)
by Jim Butcher

Ever since his girlfriend left town to deal with her newly acquired taste for blood, Harry Dresden has been down and out in Chicago. He can't pay his rent. He's alienating his friends. He can't even recall the last time he took a shower.
The only professional wizard in the phone book has become a desperate man.
And just when it seems things can't get any worse, in saunters the Winter Queen of Faerie. She has an offer Harry can't refuse if he wants to free himself of the supernatural hold his faerie godmother has over him - and hopefully end his run of bad luck. All he has to do is find out who murdered the Summer Queen's right-hand man, the Summer Knight, and clear the Winter Queen's name.
It seems simple enough, but Harry knows better than to get caught in the middle of faerie politics. Until he finds out that the fate of the entire world rests on his solving this case.
No pressure or anything...

Miles Away... Worlds ApartMiles Away...Worlds Apart
by Alan Sakowitz

Alan Sakowitz, a whistleblower of a Madoff-like Ponzi scheme masterminded by Scott Rothstein, fraudster extraordinaire, tells the story of his decision to turn in Rothstein regardless of the possible dangerous ramifications of such a decision. The saga of Rothstein's rise and fall which included a Warren Yacht, two Bugattis, Governor Crist, the former Versace mansion, The Eagles, and even the murder of a law partner, is the stuff that Hollywood movies are made from.

Instead of the mere accounting of such a scandal, Sakowitz uses the Rothstein scheme as a cautionary tale in stark contrast to the stories of humble, ethical individuals living within Sakowitz's neighborhood in North Miami Beach, Florida. Sakowitz's neighbors are people who have spent their lives trying to assist others, not line their pockets, and through these stories Sakowitz creates a sharp dichotomy between the greed, of a Rothstein and its mainstream culture of consumption and the charity, kindness and selflessness of a principle-oriented community. Indeed, Sakowitz speaks to the symptoms of a culture that could create a Scott Rothstein, and, though acknowledging that the easy way out is not simple to dismiss, offers remedies to the growing ills of our entitlement society. The answer, Sakowitz says, lies in thinking first of others, and how one's actions should benefit the lives of friends, not one's short-term gratifications.


Over the MoonOver the Moon
by Angela Knight, MaryJanice Davidson, Virginia Kantra and Sunny

Experience the lure of the moon... 
As a lovely werewolf in the midst of her Burning Moon must decide between two very different suitors determined to have her -- no matter the cost... 
In the wickedly funny lair of the Wyndham werewolves, where a vampire and a werewolf fall together -- literally... 
Under a dark night sky of magic and wonder, where the lines between the kingdom of the Fae and the mortal world become dangerously blurred... 
In the exotic realm where souls are born of the moon, and a Mixed Blood Queen is in command... 
Four all-new novellas of love and legend, myth and magic, fear and desire, as powerful and enthralling as the moon itself.


by Kiersten White

Sixteen-year-old Evie's job is bagging and tagging paranormals. Possessing the strange ability to see through their glamours, she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. But when someone--or something--starts taking out the vamps, werewolves, and other odd beasties she's worked hard to help become productive members of society, she's got to figure it out before they all disappear and the world becomes utterly normal. 
Normal is so overrated.

Wild Legacy: Book III of the Wild Series (Volume 3)Wild Legacy (Wild Series, Bk 3)
by C. Fern Cook

Dan Tucker's passion for the wildlife runs trough the veins of his offspring, but his curse also courses through the veins of his child. Only he knows why his child is different from all the other children.

Like every parent, Dan is challenged with teaching his child how to fit into this world. In Dan's case the dilemma is taken up a notch.

But like very new soul that arrives on this planet, they must make their own way, no one else can do it for them.


CMash said...

Looks like you have some interesting books to read. Here is my WWW

Bev Hankins said...

Interesting and suspenseful list! Happy reading!

Here's mine:

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

Looks like some interesting books! Here's my WWW:

jackie b central texas said...

Nice list Kelsey, am looking forward to getting more of Harry Dresden to read as love Butchers series... Funny was reading "Mean Streets" Anthology and the last story that I read was one of Butcher's novellas on the series...

My WWW this week is a mixed bag!

jackie ^_^

CMash said...

Looks like you will be busy with all your interesting looking books,

Jenny said...

Oh I really enjoyed Paranormalcy, it's a cute, fast read. Can't wait to see what you think!

shaunesay said...

A great line up! I've read Summer Knight, and a couple beyond that I think, I need to catch up! I'm also interested in Paranormalcy, and I'm glad to see that people are liking it so far!

My WWW is here if you'd like to drop by!

Alison said...

Paranormalcy is a fabulous book. I hope you like it.
Alison Can Read

Anonymous said...

Oh great books, I'll need to get my hand on quite a few, especially over the Moon :)