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WWW Wednesdays: 10 March 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 ‘only’ have two books in progress at the moment. I have about two hours to go on my audio book, which is still Listening to the Animals by Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick. For some reason I just haven’t been listening to audio very much. I am enjoying it well enough though.

I am reading Dominicana by Angie Cruz on my Kindle. I am about 20% in. It’s ok so far – I am not loving it yet.

What have I recent finished reading?

I finished four books since last week. I liked them all! I finished Johannesburg by Fiona Melrose, which despite it’s low Goodreads rating, I really enjoyed. I ended up giving it 6 out of 7 stars (5* on GR). I just love the way she writes every day things. I also finished On Connection by Kae Tempest, which was a small book all on the idea of connection and creativity and how they go together. It was interesting, but I feel like they could have delved a little deeper (5/7*).

Yesterday I finished two more books, which were State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury, which had been sitting pretty on my shelf for a few years. I liked it, but I won’t be continuing the series (5/7*). And last, but definitely not least I read Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone? by Mahmoud Darwish. This is a poetry book with beautiful prose translated from Arabic. I really loved it, but the meaning went over my head a lot of the time. I gave it 6/7*, but I kind of feel it deserves a 7*. I just don’t understand it enough. But then, do you really need to understand poetry to love it? Food for thought…

What will I be reading next?

I keep thinking I want to read ‘this’ and then I change my mine to ‘that’, so I think I will just pick whatever I am in the mood for when I finish my current reads.

6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays: 10 March 2021

  1. I really enjoyed Domenicana but I know it’s got a few different reviews. I really want to read her next book. I’m reading a novel set in a Black-owned knitting shop in Harlem (Real Men Knit) and a book about the history of roads …

    1. I am a bit on the fence with Dominicana. It has all the elements that I should love. It’s quiet, it’s character focused, and yet…. I don’t know. It’s not hitting the right notes for me.

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