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WWW Wednesdays: 17 April 2019

My reading is much better at the moment, so yay!

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WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

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 currently 270 pages (of 797) into Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan. This is the tenth book in The Wheel of Time series, which is apparently being turned into a TV show at the end of the year (an apprehensive ‘yay!’ is appropriate here). It’s a re-read, which makes it a pretty easy read. I am also reading Strictly Between Us by Jane Fallon. Although I am not feeling as slumpy as I have been, I still feel like reading lighter books, so picked this one off my shelves. I have been reading this one in bed, as Crossroads is so unwieldy! I am only about 30 pages in and I am not sure so far. Not the biggest fan of the writing style, but maybe I will get used to it.

What did I recently finish reading?

Since last week I finished Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater, which enjoyed but did not love (5/7 stars), Dutch Girl by Robert Matzen, which was fascinating (6/7 stars) and Adulthood is a Myth (Sarah Andersen), a comic book, which I loved (6/7 stars). I am pretty pleased with that.

What do I think I will read next? 

Watkins, Sarah-Beth - The Tragic Daughters of Charles I

Well, I will definitely start reading The Tragic Daughters of Charles I by Sarah-Beth Watkins in the next week. This is my third biography by this author and so far I have liked them a lot. They are informative and interesting without being too dry. I expect more of the same.

Apart from that I will probably mood read.

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Books · WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays: 10 April 2019

I am feeling a little less slumpy this week (Yay!), but I am not out of the woods yet. I have mostly being doing moodreading, but I have a couple of ARCs coming up and doing a buddy read, so it’s more required reading (in the best possible way) for the next few weeks. I hope that’s a good thing.


WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

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?

The History of Bees (Maja Lunde) is still on pause, but I hope to get back to it later this month. I am still not quite in the mood for it.  Instead I have started Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater, the third book in the Raven Cycle. Reading YA works for me at the moment. However, I have also started Crossoads of Twilight, the 10th book in The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. That one is a bit of a monster at just under 800 pages, but it does read away quite easily. Finally, I am reading Dutch Girl by Robert Matzen, which is a biography about Audrey Hepburn’s time in The Netherlands during WWII. That one is coming out on 15 April, so I definitely want to have read it by then.

Jaster, Natalia - Foolish Kingdoms 1 TrickWhat did I recently finish reading?

The only book I finished this past week is Trick by Natalia Jaster. I really enjoyed it and have ordered the rest in the series.

 

Watkins, Sarah-Beth - The Tragic Daughters of Charles IWhat do I think I will read next?

I have enough books on the go at the moment. The only other book I need to read before the end of the month is The Tragic Daughters of Charles I by Sarah-Beth Watkins, which is out on 26 April. I have read a couple of Sarah-Beth Watkins’ historical biographies and so far I have really enjoyed them, so I hope this one won’t be any different.

 

 

 

Books · WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: 3 April 2019

Not in the best of moods today. I parked clumsily and hit the car next to me. Completely my fault and completely avoidable. Such a stupid move! I am so annoyed with myself!

Besides that, my reading slump continues, but I have sorted accepted that. In general though, I have been feeling so uninspired. Blegh!

Anyway, my WWW:

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WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you will read next?

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Jaster, Natalia - Foolish Kingdoms 1 TrickWhat am I currently reading?

Well, since I am having quite a bit of trouble reading at the moment, I picked up something on the lighter side. I have picked up Trick by Natalia Jaster, which I guess is a fantasy romance? I have only just started it. It feels a bit novice writer-ish here and there, but I think I will enjoy it.

Paver, Michelle - WakenhyrstWhat did I recently finish reading?

I finished reading Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver yesterday. This was an e-ARC and the novel is out tomorrow. It was well enough written, but it really was not the book for me in my current slumpy state. I think that I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I been in a different mindset and I did take that into account in my review of it.

Matzen, Robert - Dutch GirlWhat do I think I will read next?

Not sure, but a book I will pick up in the next week or so, is Dutch Girl (Robert Matzen), which documents Audrey Hepburn’s life in The Netherlands during WWII. I am actually quite looking forward to that one. I have seen interviews with her and I find her tremendously fascinating. She was such an icon.

Books · WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: 20 March 2019

Yep, March is still a slow reading month… and the coming week won’t be much better. Things to do, people to see, etc… Busy in other words and I am so ready for things to calm down!

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WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you will read next?

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Wilson, G Willow - The Bird KingWhat am I currently reading?

I have been reading The Bird King by G Willow Wilson for what seems like forever… Well, since Thursday! I am enoying it well enough, though I am not loving it. This is a NetGalley e-book.

Dare, Tessa - The Duchess DealWhat did I recently finish reading?

Well, the only book I finished was The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare, which was a fun regency romance novel. Just the sort of light entertainment that I needed (and that my current read isn’t quite). The History of Bees (Maja Lunde) has been put on the backburner for now, as its tone really does not suit my mood at the moment.

What do I think I will read next? 

I will stick to something on the lighter side I think. Not sure exactly what yet. I had so many books planned for this month, but none of which I am in the mood for.

Books · WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: 13 March 2019

March has been pretty slow reading wise. Seemingly my February slump is carrying on. I am way too easily distracted. +

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WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

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 currenty reading The History of Bees by Maja Lunde. I am only 35 pages in and I am finding it hard to concentrate on, which is the problem I have been having these past few weeks. I am finding YA much easier to read at the moment. More tends to happen, so it takes less reading, if that makes sense. But I am not in the mood for YA right now so I have picked up The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare, which is a romance book, a rare beast in my reading arsenal. I just feel like reading something light and fluffy, which The History of Bees is not. I may put that one down and pick it back up later in the month.

What did I recently finish reading?
I actually finished three books in the past week, which sounds more impressive than it is. I finally finished reading The Clocks by Agatha Christie, but I also read My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga, and The Unbelievable Death of Joseph Goldberg and Other Stories by Oliver Franks. The latter is only just over 100 pages.

What do I plan on reading next?

Wilson, G Willow - The Bird KingI do have The Bird King by G Willow Wilson on my TBR for the coming week. That one is a NetGalley ARC and I should get on with it. It’s historical fiction I believe and I am a bit worried that I won’t be in the mood for it, but I will do my very best!

If I manage to read my two current reads and The Bird King this month, I will be happy!

Some months are harder than others!

Books · WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: 6 March 2019

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WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

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?

Christie, Agatha - The ClocksThe only book I am currently reading is The Clocks by Agatha Christie. I have been reading that one off and on for a couple of weeks. It has not really been grabbing me and at around 100 pages, I am about halfway. It’s by no means a bad book, and it’s actually an interesting mystery, but it’s just not holding my attention for some reason. My mind keeps drifting.

I will probably pick up another book tomorrow, but I will try and read more of The Clocks first.

What did I recently finish reading?

Last year I read just one 7-star book! And that was in December. Now I have just read two in a row! One non-fiction, one fiction. The non-fiction read was Centaur by Declan Murphy and Ami Rao, which was simply such an inspiring book of surving the odds. The fiction book was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas; totally worth the hype!

What do I think I will read next?

There is nothing I HAVE To read this week, so I will probably let my mood pick a book tomorrow. Maybe one on my Kindle… Mood reading suits me at the moment.

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WWW Wednesdays: 27 February 2019

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WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

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?

Well, I am afraid this week is very unexciting. I have not been reading much, due to lots of going-ons and other distractions. So basically, a book like The Dream Thieves (Maggie Stiefvater), which usually maybe take me three days to read at the most, I have been reading for a week! I still have 60 pages to go after a good reading day yesterday, so I have a small hope I may finish it today. I am really enjoying it! It feels pretty fresh and different.

I am also halfway through Centaur, jockey Declan Murphy’s biography co-written by Ami Rao, which is absolutely fascinating. I might make some headway through that one tomorrow or later today, depending on when I finish The Dream Thieves.

Those will be the last couple of books for February I expect. I am about 60 pages into The Clocks by Agatha Christie, but I have not touched it this past week. I am looking forward to starting that one afresh in March.

Christie, Agatha - The ClocksWhat did I recently finish reading?

In this past week? Zilch, nada, nothing!

What do I think I will read next?

I have not even thought about my March TBR! The first thing I will do is continue reading the Agatha Christie book. I am hoping that in a couple of weeks life will have calmed down a bit and my reading will return to normal, but until then, I am not setting myself too many goals.