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WWW Wednesdays: 15 March 2023

Finally, a sunny day after way too much depressing rain. I have to continue work at the moment, as we have new guests arriving in our AirBnB this evening. Yes, my job is being a glorified cleaner, ha!

My reading has been a bit up and down to be honest, but in the last week I have read some really good books, so here we go!

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?



My main read at the moment is Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. I just started that one yesterday and I did not get very far into it. Hopefully I will enjoy it. I have not had the best track record with sci-fi, but if anyone can write a sci-fi story I like it’s Brandon Sanderson.

My audio book is An Immense World by Ed Yong. I have got the hardback, but I decided to listen to it. I do leaf through the physical book every now and then, because it has a ton of footnotes and some explanatory drawings (and pictures!!!). The book is about how animals see the world and about their (extraordinary) senses. It’s really interesting and I am loving it so far. It certainly makes you see the world differently!

I am still reading A Year of Wonder by Clemency Burton-Hill (a piece of classical music for every day of the year), but I am still stuck in January, cause I haven’t been picking it up. I plan to binge a chunk soon. I prefer to do it that anyway, so that’s ok. I like to just curl up with that book and listen to the pieces of music for a while with no one else around, just in my own world, so I can write down my thoughts on each piece. I just need to find a bit of time to do that.


I finished quite a few books this past week, compared to only finishing one the previous week.

The first one I finished was The Elves of Cintra by Terry Brooks, the second book of the Genesis of Shannara series, which is book number two of my epic Shannara (mostly re-) read. That one I liked less than the first one in the series, but it was still pretty decent. It took me a while to read it. Maybe I was in kind of a slumply place. I am not sure. 7.71

I finished an audio book, which was To The River by Olivia Laing. I expected to love that one, but though I love non-fiction books that are a bit meandering, I felt this one was a bit too much so. It didn’t seem to know what it wanted to be. It was okay. 6.57

Me and my daughter finished reading Coraline by Neil Gaiman. We both really loved it. 9.00

I finished Alone with you in the Ether by Olivie Blake, which I absolutely loved. It was a very intense read for a book under 300 pages, but that was exactly what I loved about it. One of my favourite books of the year so far. 9.43

After that came another fantastic read; Violets by Alex Hyde. Very short, very poetic. Loved it. 9.43

Finally, I just finished a poetry book this morning; A Fortune for Your Disaster by Hanif Abdurraqib, which I really enjoyed. 8.50


I am about to pick up Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges. It is the last book on my Winter TBR. I think it is a collection of short stories, so I will read it as such over the next couple of weeks. The only other books left on my March TBR are My Grandmother Sends her Regards and Apologizes by Fredrik Backman and Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo.

I am doing well this month, especially after playing catch-up this week.

Spring is on the way – always a good thing!


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