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WWW Wednesdays: 17 February 2021

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WWW Wednesdays’ home is at Sam’s blog Taking On A World of Words. Check it out!

The three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you will read next?

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What are you currently reading?

I am reading Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. It has been on my shelf for ages and I have heard good things about it. I am about 100 pages and I am enjoying it so far.

I am listening to Bob Dylan’s Chronicles, which is ok so far. I am not blown away by it, but there are times when his turn of phrase is gorgeous. His overall manner of telling his story is not grabbing me though. Sean Penn is doing the narration. I wonder whether it is the narration I am not connecting with. I have the paperback, so I could pick that up instead… But I need an audio book…. Oh well…

What have I recently finished reading?

It’s been a good reading week quantity wise, not so much quality wise… I finished three books, which were A Bright Ray of Darkness by Ethan Hawke (5/7*), Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (4/7*) and finally my audio book There Goes Gravity by Lisa Robinson (5/7*). I liked all of them, but did not love any of them, which is always disappointing. That has been pretty much been the trend this whole February.

What will I read next?

I will start reading Your Song Changed My Life by Bob Boilen (from NPR Tiny Desk Concerts) at some point this week as my next musical book, probably at the weekend. For my next physical book I want to pick one up from my 2021 TBR. I am thinking either Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell or Flames by Robbie Arnott. I need a book to love!

11 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays: 17 February 2021

  1. I hope you enjoy The Girl With The Pearl Earring. I read it years ago. I think it may have been the first book by Tracy Chevalier I read, and I’ve read more since. If you pick Hamnet for your next book, I’ll be interested to learn what you think. I enjoyed it and admired the quality of the writing but didn’t love it to the extent others have.

    Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2021/02/17/wwwwednesday-17th-february-2021/

  2. I am not a fan of Girl with a Pearl but I know I’m in the minority there!! I just finished The London Dream which was a Marxist interpretation of London’s capitalism which was fascinating (not sure when I’ll review it as reviewing indies this month), and am reading “Miss Carter and the Ifrit” which is a delightful flight of wartime fantasy. Next up one of the several review books I have on my pile (lucky me!). Happy reading!

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