WWW Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday (Feb 17)

WWW Wednesdays are hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Heeeeere’s tarynwanderer!

What are you currently reading? I’m just starting Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. It’s embarrassing to admit for a self-professed fantasy nerd, but I’ve only read ONE book by Gaiman (Neverwhere) and NONE by Pratchett. So I’m looking forward to this one a lot.

 What did you recently finish reading? Just finished John James Audubon: The Making of an American, and it was so, so interesting. He was pretty ahead of his time in terms of his thinking about birds and protection of natural resources. He was an inspiring guy–didn’t let business failure, money woes, or age get him down! (Yeah…I kind of have a crush on Audubon now.)

What do you think you’ll read next? I’m keeping my options open! Waiting for several packages to arrive that include The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, The Commoner by John Burnam Schwartz, Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, and Forever by Pete Hamill. So it depends which one stikes me once I’ve got my grubby lil’ paws on it.

As for my Waiting on Wednesday pick (hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine), this week I’m going with Anthill, by E.O Wilson. If you are interested in science and nature at all, you’ve probs read some of Wilson’s work before. But Anthill is his first foray into FICTION! Awesome. It sounds like Wilson brings his trademark depth and level of detail to a new kind of story.

The blurb, via Amazon:

Astonishing, inspirational, even magical: a naturalist’s novel about an Alabama boy who heroically tries to save a sacred forest. “What the hell do you want?” snarled Frogman at Raff Cody, as the boy stepped innocently on the reputed murderer’s property. Fifteen years old, Raff had only wanted to catch a glimpse of Frogman’s 1,000-pound alligator. Thus begins the epic story of Anthill, part thriller, part parable, which follows the adventures of Raff, a modern-day Huck Finn, whose improbable love of ants ends up transforming his own life and those around him. Alarmed by condo developers who are intent on destroying Alabama’s endangered Nokobee tract, Raff idealistically heads off to law school. Returning home, he encounters the angry and corrupt ghosts of an old South he thought had disappeared. The sacred woods he must now travel through to save Lake Nokobee are teeming with unimaginable danger. Anthill, with some of the most striking scientific detail ever seen in a popular novel, will transfix readers with its stunning twists and startling revelations of the true meaning of nature’s wildness.

Anthill, by  E.O Wilson, comes out on April 5th.


12 Responses to “WWW Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday (Feb 17)”

  1. 1 Stephanie February 17, 2010 at 10:00 am

    These all look quite good. I am really intrigued by Anthill!

    • 2 tarynwanderer February 18, 2010 at 8:51 am

      Me too! I love how Wilson is taking what he knows best (ants! and, to a larger extent, ecology) and translating it to the page in a different way!

  2. 3 Lori @ Escape Between The Pages February 17, 2010 at 11:19 am

    That is a sweet cover, makes me want to whistle the theme song to the Andy Griffin Show. Here’s Mine

  3. 5 Alayne February 17, 2010 at 11:54 am

    This sounds like a really fun and cute book. Great WOW pick. Thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.

  4. 7 Maria February 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    This sounds like it will be a fun read! And it has a great cover.

  5. 9 Inthehammockblog February 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    The Audobon book looks really cool!

  6. 11 Mary February 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    My first thought is it will probably make for a good movie! Nice pick.

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