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WWW Wednesdays: 13 October 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?

I am reading The Sport of Kings by C E Morgan. This book is on my 2021 TBR and it’s been glaring at me. It’s quite a big book and it felt a bit daunting to start. I have the hardback and it’s so heavy! I started it yesterday and I am about 85 pages in. I am enjoying it so far, even if it deals with quite heavy subjects. At the moment I am in the 1950s in Kentucky. There is a lot of racism and family drama.

Because it is such a big heavy book I can’t really read it in bed. So, for my bedtime reading I have The Quarter by Naguib Mahfouz. I read his Cairo Trilogy earlier this year and I found this short story collection. The stories are very short indeed, but I have been enjoying them.

Finally, I have started a new audio book. I am listening to This Is Your Brain on Music by Daniel Levitin. It takes a scientific approach to looking at what happens to our brains when we listen to music. It sounds fascinating!

What did I recently finish reading?

I finished a short story collection, a modern classic and an audio book over the past week. I really enjoyed the short story collection, which is Salt Slow by Julia Armfield. Apparently she has a novel out next year and I can’t wait to read it! I also enjoyed my audio book, which is The Border by Diarmaid Ferriter. This is a non-fiction book that looks back at the political and human cost that the border conflict in Ireland has caused over the past hundred years. I found it very interesting. Finally, I finished A Small Town in Germany by John le Carré. I did not get on with that one at all. It was not bad exactly, but it really was not my kind of book

What will I be reading next?

I am not entirely sure. I have a TBR game at the moment, but I did get a couple of new books in this week that I would like to read as soon as I can. One is a short story collection called The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez and the other a novel called The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin. I hope I can wrangle them out of my game somehow. The game has been kind to me lately!

8 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays: 13 October 2021

  1. I’m sorry to hear you didn’t get on with A Small Town in Germany as I’ve read pretty much all John le Carre’s novels and loved most of them – and I’ve just ordered his new one which is his last completed novel. However, this just goes to prove we can’t all like the same things so it’s good there are so many different books out there to choose from.

    1. Exactly. And it’s not to say I wouldn’t like any of his novels, but I really did not like this one! Which one do you think is his best?

      1. My favourite is one of his earliest ones, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold but his most famous one is Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy which was adapted for TV so you could always watch it instead!

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