Today is Wednesday which means its time to answer the three W questions. This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and all you need to do to participate is answer the following questions.
What are you currently reading?
I just started this book last night and I am pleasantly surprised at how captivating this story is. I usually shy away from reading big books on my Kindle but I decided since my husband got me a new one for Valentine’s Day that I would try it out. I used to have a Kindle Fire, which died right before Christmas, and now I have a basic Kindle that I am loving reading on so much more. Anyways, I gave you all that background just to say that I am only 6% through this 609 page book and so much has already happened that I just want to keep reading to see where this story is going to go.
Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Jane Smiley’s The Greenlanders is an enthralling novel in the epic tradition of the old Norse sagas.Set in the fourteenth century in Europe’s most farflung outpost, a land of glittering fjords, blasting winds, sun-warmed meadows, and high, dark mountains, The Greenlandersis the story of one family–proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose willful independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile; and his son Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling center of this unforgettable book. Jane Smiley takes us into this world of farmers, priests, and lawspeakers, of hunts and feasts and long-standing feuds, and by an act of literary magic, makes a remote time, place, and people not only real but dear to us.
What did you recently finish reading?
Last month I started listening to the Read Me Romance podcast on the nights I couldn’t sleep and this was the novella that was read during the two episodes that I have listened to. It is no secret that I love romance but wow was this one bad. It was ridiculous and over the top but strangely that was the only part that I appreciated. What I couldn’t stand was the longer the story went on the more I disliked the male main character, Bull. I found him to be emotionally abusive to our young, naive, heroine and the epilogue just confirmed it to me. I have rarely in my life given a book one star but this one definitely deserves it.
I also finished this play last night and I thought it was fantastic. It perfectly captured the essence of what it must have felt like to live during late 1600’s puritanical Salem. I also found it fascinating that Miller wrote it as a slight against McCarthyism and how these two blights in America’s history are so similar.
What do you think you will read next?
I need a new physical book to read and this one is on my February TBR. Thankfully I have previously already read more than half of this book but starting it this late probably means I won’t finish it until early next month.