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The three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you will read next?
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!