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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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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.

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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: 9 January 2019

Woah! The past week has flown by!

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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 have started The Wrath and the Dawn this morning. I am just under 50 pages in and it is yet to enthrall me, but I am sure I will enjoy it! This book had been on my Kindle the longest, so I thought it was about time I read it.

I am also reading Winter: an Anthology for the Changing Seasons, which is edited by Melissa Harrison. I am just past halfway and I am loving this one! Most of the snippets of non-fiction stories are about 3 pages long at most, interspersed with some poetry and brief bits of fiction. For example I just read an bit from The Dubliners by James Joyce. This is so perfect for January (as it should be)! I have collected all the other seasons as well, so I will read them throughout the year. This is such a treat!

What did I recently finish reading?

I finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire last Wednesday. Then I went on to read White Stag (Kara Barbieri) followed by Longbourn (Jo Baker). That is a pretty good week for me. I enjoyed all of those books, though I still feel White Stag missed a trick or two.

ivey, eowyn - the snow childWhat do I think I will read next?

I am pretty sure I will pick up The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey) next. It is another book from my Winter Project.

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I have been really enjoying reading wintery books recently. White Stag really fitted that wintery feel as well, as did Longbourn and Harry Potter in parts.

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WWW Wednesday: 2 January 2019

So , my first WWW of 2019. I feel like 2018 flew by and brought quite a few changes and ups and downs, but overall it has been a pretty good year, personally and reading-wise.

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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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Rowling, J K - Harry Potter 4 and the Goblet of FireWhat am I currently reading?

I am still reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I meant to finish it on New Year’s Eve, but I have simply been too busy! And when I stopped being busy, I just wanted to watch telly instead of reading. Not that Harry Potter is a chore to read. This is a good one. I have about 50 pages to go, so I am confident I will finish it today.

What did I recently finish reading?Johnson, Milly - A Winter Flame

I finished reading A Winter Flame by Milly Johnson on Christmas Day. That one was pretty disappointing. I had been saving it for Christmas reading, but though it was Christmassy and wintery enough the romance also left me pretty cold (ha!).

What do I think I will read next? 

Barbieri, Kara - White StagI have 1 NetGalley ARC a month for the next few months, which is perfect and the next one is out on 8 January, which is White Stag by Kara Barbieri, so I will be reading that one next. The reviews I have seen so far are not that encouraging, but I will go into it with an open mind, as I have loved unpopular books before. Hopefully I will like it.

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That’s it, my first WWW of 2019! Happy reading everyone!

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WWW Wednesdays: 28 November 2018

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WWW Wednesday 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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People! I can’t believe November is coming to an end already. Autumn seems to be flying by, but I am looking forward to Christmas music and a Christmas tree to be honest to brighten up these darkest of days.

So for my last WWW of November:

What am I currently reading?

 

Isaacson, Rupert - The Horse BoyI am about 2/3 into The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson, which is a travel memoir of sorts of a trip he and his wife took with their autistic son to seek healing for him. I am enjoying it, but there is a part of me that struggles with the way the father talks about his autistic son. I have a couple of friends with autistic children and I know they would be horrified by some of the comments he makes. I am going to a gig next week with one of those mums and I would love to discuss this book with her.

Gaskell, Elizabeth - Wives and DaughtersI have also picked up Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell again. I put it down last month after just over 200 pages. I was not much in the mood for it then and I felt I wanted to give it another go as I would like to end 2018 with a clean reading slate. At over 760 pages I need to get a move on!

 

What did I recently finish reading?Stiefvater, Maggie - The Raven Boys

I finished The Raven Boys yesterday, which I really enjoyed quite a bit! I am planning to continue the series in 2019 for sure!

 

What do I think I will read next?

Paulson, Gary - Winterdance      Johnson, Milly - A Winter Flame

Something from my Winter Project for sure! I will probably start with Winterdance as my non-fiction read and maybe A Winter Flame as a nice light read to ease into the darkest month of the year.

 

 

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WWW Wednesdays: 21 November 2018

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WWW Wednesday 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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Hoffman, Alice - The Museum of Extraordinary ThingsWhat am I currently reading?

I am reading The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman, as it was one of the books I had on my Kindle the longest. I am about 40% in and I am not loving it yet. It definitely has some bits that I am finding interesting, but I do not really like the feel of the writing.

What did I recently finish reading?

I finished reading Windbreak by Derek Alan Siddoway. That was the final book in the current Gryphon Riders trilogy. I enjoyed that series so much!

 

Since last week I also finished The Path of Daggers (Robert Jordan) and Seabiscuit (Laura Hillenbrand). Both were re-reads, but the latter is one of my favourite books I read this year. It was my first 7-star read this year I think. Am I too stingy with my 7-star ratings? All my 7-star ratings have been non-fiction… Erm….

What will I read next?

I will be starting The Horse Boy today or tomorrow, as for fiction, it will probably be The Raven Boys now I have finished one YA series.

 

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WWW Wednesdays: 14 November 2018

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WWW Wednesday 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 have been reading these same books for a few days. Reading is still on the slow side for me. I am 134 pages into Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand. I think it is a meticulously written book and I love how the book is not just about a racehorse but about a time period in the US. The characters are great and it is simply a fascinating read.

I am also coming up to halfway of The Path of Daggers, which is book 8 in The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. This book is 650 pages long, so it will probably take me the rest of the week at the pace I’m going!

Both of these books are re-reads, but I am enjoying them.

Pym, Barbara - Quartet in AutumnWhat did I recently finish reading?

The last book I finished was Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym, which was a  pretty good read.

What do I think I will be reading next?

The last book on my November TBR is The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson, so that will be my next non-fiction read. As for fiction, I feel like some YA might do me some good. The Raven Boys came in the post earlier this week, so I may read that or the oldest book on my Kindle TBR. which is The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. One of those probably…. Or maybe not… Who knows?

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WWW Wednesdays: 7 November 2018

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WWW Wednesday 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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Pym, Barbara - Quartet in AutumnWhat am I currently reading?

I am currently reading Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym. It is one of the four books by Barbara Pym I bought from the charity shop last month. I am only 40 odd pages in, but I am enjoying it. It is about four people in their sixties, about to retire. It is not a something I usually read about, which makes it quite interesting. It’s only a small book. so hopefully it won’t take me too long, though I am still a bit slumpy and I am going through books at half my normal pace.

I have paused Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell. In my slumpy state, Victorian books are not what I need.

 

What did I recently finish reading? 

I finished Foxes Unearthed earlier today. It was on my TBR many times over the last year, but I never ended up reading it, but this time I did. Partly for Non-Fiction November. I really loved it!

Before that I finished A Thousand Doors, which is an anthology of a variety of lives with the same main character. I though the stories were good, but it was not what I expected.

What do I think I will read next?

My next non-fiction read will probably be Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, which would be a re-read for me. I loved it the first time I read it many years ago, so hopefully I will love it just as much this time around! My next fiction read is The Path of Daggers, which is the next book in my epic Wheel of Time re-read. So yes, two re-reads!

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WWW Wednesdays: 17 October 2018

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WWW Wednesday 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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Rowling, J K - Harry Potter #3 and the Prisoner of AzkabanWhat am I currently reading?

I started Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban yesterday. I have read it once before, but it was a long long time ago and I really don’t remember much. I remember the movie, but not the book. I am 50 odd pages in and I am enjoying it quite a bit so far. I feel like Rowling’s writing really improved in this one. So far so good.

King, Stephen - MiseryWhat did I recently finish reading?

I finished Stephen King’s Misery yesterday. I thought it was a good read. Unsettling and hair raising without being too scary. I would like to read some more Stephen King in the future. I am sure I read one of his books before, but I can’t remember which one and I think it left me pretty cold. This one gets a thumbs up though!

What do I think I will be reading next?

Not sure. I have two classics on my TBR this month: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (which I already started, got 50 pages in, and decided to pause it as I wasn’t in the mood) and The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. I may give Wives and Daughters another go. Otherwise I may read Bird Box by Josh Malerman, which is another that’s on my TBR for this month. No fixed plans as of yet, but it may be one of those…. or something else altogether. 🙂

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