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WWW Wednesdays: 23 June 2021

Man, my reading has been pants this past week. With the football on television and picking up training with my pony and practising guitar, I simply have less time at the moment. I do pick a book up often, but I find I’m easily distracted and can only read a few pages at a time. Usually summer is my best reading time, so that doesn’t bode well! It could suddenly change though!

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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?

I am reading Heartstone by Ellen Katharine White. I needed something light hearted, but did not feel like a proper romance read and this one has been sitting on my shelves for a while. It is a loose retelling of Pride and Prejudice, but the Darcy characters rides a dragon and there’s murderous monsters on the loose. I’m enjoying it. It doesn’t take itself too seriously and it’s not a completely clone of the P&P. It just used it as a framework.

I am listening to another Agatha Christie on audio. This time it is The Mystery of the Blue Train, which is one of the Poirots. They are such fun to listen to. I love the narrator. He just sets the right tone.

What books have I recently finished reading?

In the past week I finished Small Country by Gaël Faye, which was fantastic. It’s about a boy growing up in Burundi as the war builds in neighbouring Rwanda and ends up changing his life. It’s very well written. I think it’s semi-aotobiographical. It certainly reads like that. I was very impressed with this one.

The second book I finished was Liberté, Egalité, Phoenix! It’s a book about French indie rock band Phoenix, who I adore. The book was just wonderful with lots of gorgeous pictures, but interesting background to their rise to fame and their albums. It’s definitely only interesting if you like the band, but clearly I do and it made me a smile a lot!

What will I be reading next?

I am thinking of picking up Flames by Robbie Arnott next. I almost picked it up a few times recently, but then went for something else. I think it may be time.

4 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays: 23 June 2021

  1. We all go through those slumps from time to time where our concentration drifts away to other things, but we always come back! Sounds like you’re finding other productive and enjoyable things, however. Here’s my WWW post.

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