WWW Wednesday: 21/09/2022

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

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

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

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I was back at school today which has meant a very long day but I managed to get some reading done during my lunch break.

What I am Currently Reading

I am half way through this so far and really enjoying it. I do enjoy a Maigret book.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I started off really enjoying this but towards the end I did find it a bit wearing. The dialect at times could be a difficult and this just made the book feel harder work than it should have done.

What I Think I will Read Next

I’m hoping to read a few more of my short books before the end of September. I must admit setting myself the challenge of only reading books that are 300 pages or less has really made a difference to my TBR pile.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

Etsy

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Goodreads Monday: 19/09/2022

Goodreads Monday is now hosted by Budget Tales Book Club.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

Hello!

I hope everyone has had a good start to the week so far. I have gone for another book off my Classics Club list because they are all on my vast Goodreads TBR.

Alongside Edgar Allan Poe in America, Britain’s Wilkie Collins stands as the inventor of the modern detective story. The Moonstone introduces all the ingredients: a homey, English country setting, and a colorfully exotic background in colonial India; the theft of a fabulous diamond from the lovely heroine; a bloody murder and a tragic suicide; a poor hero in love with the heroine but suspected of the crime, who can’t remember anything about the night the jewel was stolen; assorted friends, relatives, servants, a lawyer, a doctor, a sea captain—suspects, all; and, most essentially, a bumbling local policeman and a brilliant if eccentric London detective. Adding spice to the recipe are unexpected twists, a bit of dark satire, a dash of social comment, and an unusual but effective narrative structure—eleven different voices relate parts of the tale, each revealing as much about himself (and, in one case, herself) as about the mystery of the missing Moonstone.

Filled with suspense, action, and romance, The Moonstone is as riveting and intoxicating today as it was when it first appeared more than a century ago.

I read The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins recently and I could not put it down, so I am quite excited to read this soon, as I just love Wilkie Collins.

Have you got a favourite Wilkie Collins book?

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Happy Reading

Etsy

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WWW Wednesday: 14/09/2022

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

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

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

Hello

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. Reading is still going well so far this month so I am hoping to make a serious dent in my TBR pile and Goodreads Challenge.

What I am Currently Reading

I started this yesterday and so far I am really enjoying it.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I can’t quite believe I managed to finish three books in a week but reading shorter books is really helping my pace.

What I Think I will Read Next

Hopefully I will start reading one of these this week.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

Etsy

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WWW Wednesday: 31/08/2022

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

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

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

Hello!

I hope all my fellow Book Dragons are well and having a good week so far.

What I am Currently Reading

I started this today and I am flying through it. I have only read one Barbara Taylor Bradford before but really enjoyed it and I am enjoying this one so far.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I finished this today and could not put it down. I enjoyed this book a lot more than when I read it in 2014. I can’t wait to read the next one!

What I Think I will Read Next

I really want to read book four of The Wheel of Time series but I know that I if I go straight into it without a little break I might go into a reading slump as I am never good going straight through a series.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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Etsy

Goodreads Monday: 29/08/2022

Goodreads Monday is now hosted by Budget Tales Book Club.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

Hello!

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone has had a good start to the week. I have had a lovely day off because it has been a bank holiday today.

My chosen book today is by a new author for me but one I have always planned on reading. Anthony Trollope wrote a great many books but I have gone for one of his more popular books.

At first savagely reviewed, The Way We Live Now (1875) has since emerged as Trollope’s masterpiece and the most admired of his works. When Trollope returned to England from the colonies in 1872 he was horrified by the immorality and dishonesty he found. In a fever of indignation he sat down to write The Way We Live Now, his longest novel. Nothing escaped the satirist’s whip: politics, finance, the aristocracy, the literary world, gambling, sex, and much else. In this world of bribes and vendettas, swindling and suicide, in which heiresses are won like gambling stakes, Trollope’s characters embody all the vices: Lady Carbury, a 43-year-old coquette, ‘false from head to foot’; her son Felix, with the ‘instincts of a horse, not approaching the higher sympathies of a dog’; and Melmotte, the colossal figure who dominates the book, a ‘horrid, big, rich scoundrel … a bloated swindler … a vile city ruffian’.

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Happy Reading

Etsy

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WWW Wednesday: 24/08/2022

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

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

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

Hello!
I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I have been busy teaching and reading but I have some adventures planned for tomorrow that I am looking forward to.

What I am Currently Reading

I am still really enjoying this book but I must admit I want more Perrin as his storyline is my favourite.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I took a little break from The Dragon Reborn this read because I needed a nice short read. When reading a large book I quite often like a little break with a short read.

What I Think I will Read Next

As usual I am never sure what I will read next but I might choose one of these. 

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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Goodreads Monday: 22/08/2022

Goodreads Monday is now hosted by Budget Tales Book Club.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

Hello!

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone has had a good start to the week so far.

My chosen book this week is one I have wanted to read since I heard it mentioned on Downton Abbey. I actually found a copy a couple of weeks ago at my local church so plan to read it soon.

Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts, during the years 1642 to 1649, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and will not reveal her lover’s identity. The scarlet letter A (for adultery) she has to wear on her clothes, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy. She struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.

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Please drop me a comment if you have taken part in Goodreads Monday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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Afternoon Tea Book Tag

Hello!

Tomorrow I am going out for afternoon tea as one of our Summer treats so I thought I would do the Afternoon Tea Book Tag that I have been seeing on different blogs.

Finger Sandwiches – A Book You Savoured Every Minute Of

Firstly, who loves finger sandwiches? They are my favourite part of an afternoon tea.

Anyway, I adored this book and loved every minute of it. It got me hooked on Alison Weir and this series.

Here is my Review

Scones – A Book Everyone Should Own

Plain or fruit? I much prefer a plain scone but I know a lot of people prefer a fruit scone. I also don’t like cream so I only have jam on my scones.

I love this book and I think it is one everyone should read because it could be the story of so many people.

Review

Biscuits – A Book That Can Be Finished In One Sitting

I could not put this book down and it is easy to read in one sitting. I am completely addicted to this series and have read each book so far in one sitting.

Review

Patisserie – A Book That Is Light and Easy to Read

This was a super easy read and very funny. I know it involves a murder but it isn’t dark and the story and humour really make it a fantastic read.

Review

Showstopper – A Book That Blew You Away

I could not put this book down and absolutely loved it. I have read The Martian and Project Hail Mary and both have blown me away.

Review

Tea – A Heart Warming Classic

Tea, I love tea and the fact you usually get to try loads of different teas is even better.

I love this book and have read it many times and will read it many more times.

If you have enjoyed this tag consider yourself tagged.

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 17/08/2022

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

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

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

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. Reading has been going well this week but I have been a bit naughty and ignored the hoovering to get extra reading time in.

What I am Currently Reading

I last read this in 2014 but I had forgotten how good this book was. I have not put it down since I started it and think it is the best of the series so far.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I love this series so far and this book did not disappoint.

What I Think I will Read Next

As usual I am never sure what I will read next but I might choose one of these.

Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Love That Were Written Over Ten Years Ago

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For more info please check out Jana’s blog.

Hello!

This is a perfect prompt for me as a lot of books I read and love are nowhere need modern.

So here is what I have come up with:

  1. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas – This is one of my most loved books, in fact I have read it so many times my copy has fallen into bits so if I drop it and the pages all fall out I have to put them all back in the right order.
  2. Coming Home by Rosamunde PilcherThis is the first book I read by Pilcher and one of my absolute favourites.
  3. The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann This is my favourite Christmas book and one I read every Christmas without fail.
  4. The Lord of Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien – Yes I know this is three books but they are my all time favourite books.
  5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – Another favourite of mine by one of my favourite authors.
  6. Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett – This is the first Discworld novel I ever read and is still my all time favourite, it is probably my all time favourite because it introduced me to the Discworld series.
  7. Do Androids Dreams of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick – Philip K. Dick is another favourite author of mine and I have many favourite books but I have chosen a well known one for this prompt.
  8. Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell – I was only talking about this series to my friend the other day so I decided to include it as it is one of my favourite series.
  9. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling – I bought the 25 years anniversary edition of this book last month. My well read copy is another book that is falling to pieces.
  10. Hood by Stephen R Lawhead – I love this book but I have still yet to read the rest of the trilogy! Must get around to it soon.

What books do you have on your Summer TBR?

Happy Reading

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