WWW Wednesday – July 11, 2018


Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading & What did you recently finish reading?

Under the Dome

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when — or if — it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens — town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing — even murder — to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.

This is a beast of a novel – over 1,200 pages! I finished Part 1 over the weekend and slowly making my way through Part 2. I’m liking it, but it’s so long with a ton of characters.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Crazy Rich Asians

When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn’t know is that Nick’s family home happens to look like a palace, that she’ll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back.

Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick’s formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should–and should not–marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider’s look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazilyrich.

I’ve heard some amazing things about this novel and the series. Can’t wait to read it!

What are your WWW? Have you read Under the Dome or Crazy Rich Asians?

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40 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – July 11, 2018

  1. I really liked Under the Dome! Mainly because of the characters. There were quite a lot of them, but they were all pretty interesting!
    I saw the TV series based on it, and thought it just didn’t do any justice to the book. The guy who played Big Jim was pretty cool, but somehow the whole atmosphere that was really strong in the book was just gone. And then they changed the story as well and basically that was it for me… 😀

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    1. I haven’t watch the TV series. I may try to watch it after I finish reading it. If the description sounds interesting to you, then go for it. I enjoyed King’s 11/22/63 and The Green Mile more than Under the Dome so far.

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  2. Crazy rich assassins in on my already on tbr, under the dome sounds really good don’t know if I could do loads of characters through.

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  3. My husband read Under the Dome – he really liked the book and hated the series. I read Crazy Rich Asians a couple of months ago. I really liked it! Fun to read, colorful characters!

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  4. Both books I want to read, but I have never read a Stephen King book before. I keep thinking I should start with one of the more “classic” books. I saw most of his books are available on “scribd” yesterday, so I intend to get from there. Do you have any recommendations for a first time King reader? I also really want to read “Crazy Rich Asians”, it sounds so good.

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