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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.

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: 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.

Show me your WWW!

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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.

 

 

Books · WWW Wednesday

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.