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WWW Wednesday: 12 January 2022

It’s been a good reading week, though it was maybe a bit of quantity over quality. Let’s change that in the coming week!

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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 just started Dark Matter by Blake Crouch yesterday. It’s on my 2022 TBR and I got the sci-fi/tech prompt on my TBR game. I am close to 30% in and I am loving it so far!

I am about to start a new audio book, which will be The Storyteller by Dave Grohl. I am looking forward to this one, as I am sure I will love it. I am not the biggest fan of either Nirvana or The Foo Fighters to be fair (my husband is), but I have always liked Dave Grohl a lot as a person.

Finally, I am reading Palestine As Metaphor, which is a collection of interviews with Mahmoud Darwish, who was an incredible Palestine-born poet. I am midway through the first interview (from 1995) and this man’s choice of words and thought processes are far too eloquent and intelligent for my brain, but I am loving reading them. He speaks just as beautifully as he writes. There is a lot of commentary on the Israel-Palestine conflict at the time, but also about belonging and what it means to be a poet and to be Palestinian.

What did I recently finish reading?

It took me a whole to get to finishing books this year, but I did finish four in the last week!

The first book I finished was Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J K Rowling. It’s one I have been reading at the same time as my daughter, which was a fun experience. I enjoyed it!

Next I read The Shack by the Bay, an Australian novel by Rhonda Forrest (under pseudonym Lea Davey), which I was a bit disappointed with. Loved the setting, but did not get on with the relationship in it at all.

I finished two books yesterday. The first was a crime novel; Blacklands by Belinda Bauer. It really was not my kind of book at all. It was not a bad book though! Just not for me.

I finished the first audio book of the year, one I carried over from last year. This was Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It was a joy to listen to and I would highly recommend this one as audio book. I did have the paperback of this one as well.

What will I be reading next?

I may read a book from my Russian classics TBR, but I am also considering picking up one of my 2021 buys. I am not sure yet.

11 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 12 January 2022

  1. I can’t wait to see what you think of the David Grohl book. I’ve been seeing it around everywhere but I’m on the fence because I wasn’t a huge fan of bands either. Although, I’m always looking for a good memoir! 🙂

    1. Yes, I love a good music memoir and just like him as a person. When he’s giving interviews he’s always good at telling a story. I’ve only just started, but so far so good!

  2. Oh, the Dave Grohl book! This is what triggered my husband’s latest challenge to me – it arrived on his birthday and this made him say I can’t read it until I’ve read the whole of my TBR up until that point. Fair do’s, I do read my TBR in order of acquisition date anyway but I’d have picked this out early. I mean, obviously I’m not not-allowed to read it in any real sense of the phrase, but I accepted the challenge …

    I finished Thomas Harding’s White Debt yesterday and I’m reading an Icelandic saga, Sara Wheeler’s book on the Arctic and the first in Jon Kalman Stefansson’s Heaven and Hell trilogy.

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