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WWW Wednesdays: 17 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 am I currently reading?

Reading is quite slow at the moment, but I am reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt. I am about halfway. It’s very good, but it feels quite dense and takes quite a lot of reading for me.

I am listening to Thinking on my Feet by Kate Humble on audio. It’s a very soothing kind of listen. It’s about walking and nature and it makes me feel very calm.

I am also reading The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire. This is French poetry, but I don’t know enough French, so I am reading the English translation. I am not that far in, but I like the poems. I am just having trouble concentrating on them at the moment, so I have not read any for a few days. Hopefully I will go back to them once my mind has settled a bit.

What did I recently finish reading?

I finished Dominicana by Angie Cruz, which was ok for me (4/7*). I liked the overall story, but not the writing. I also finished Listening to the Animals by Noel Fitzpatrick on audio. I liked that one, but did not quite love it (5/7*).

What will I be reading next?

Not entirely sure. It depends how drained I feel after finishing The Secret History. I am also not sure what audio book to pick u next. I want to start walking again once the weather improves, so I may well be listening to more audio when that happens. There is a chance I may tackle a long classic that I have been meaning to read, but not sure yet.

9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays: 17 March 2021

  1. I remember finding The Secret History a tough read, to the extent that I’ve always been reluctant to pick up another Donna Tartt book in case it’s equally as dense.

  2. I just finished my Anne Tyler for this half of the month, Searching for Caleb, and have moved on to Hyphens and Hashtags about keyboard symbols, which I’m reviewing for Shiny New Books. Also still on Joe Moran’s Roads which is fascinating but a slow read.

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