WWW Wednesday: 31/03/2021

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!

Half way through the week already! I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

So here is what I have been up to reading this week.

What I am Currently Reading

I just started this last night so I’m not very far in yet. Hopefully, it will be as good as the first in the series.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

This was an OK read but it was unusually predictable for Christie. Review.

What I Think I will Read Next

As usual I am never sure what I will read next but it will most likely be one of the above.

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

Happy Reading

Goodreads Monday: 29/03/2021

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

Happy Monday!

I am actually teaching this morning, I don’t usually teach on a Monday, so this will make a nice change and it will be good to see one of my students that I haven’t seen for ages, even if it is only on Zoom.

My chosen book to feature today is actually the first book of a series that one of my friends recommended to me and one that I promptly bought but have not got around to reading but I hope to soon.

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter’s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.

Please drop me a comment if you have read this book or the series, I would love to hear your thoughts. Plus please drop a link to your Goodreads Monday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading.

WWW Wednesday: 24/03/2021

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. My week has been unusually busy with work and I must admit I am rather out of practice and found myself rather worn out today with a migraine.

So here is my reading uodate.

What I am Currently Reading

I’ve read 50 pages so far and I am throughly enjoying it. Any book which starts with “Old bean” always promises to be a good read.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I absolutely loved this book and will be reading the next in the series soon. Review to follow shortly.

What I think I will Read Next

There are so many books I want to read at the moment I never know what to read next but I think it will be one of these.

So there is another WWW Wednesday.

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

Happy Reading.

Goodreads Monday: 22/03/2021

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

Happy Monday!

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

The book I have chosen for Goodreads Monday is one that I have recently bought and and is now sat on my TBR pile.

So here is the book…

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie’s first Tommy & Tuppence book is a thrill-packed novel of international intrigue, murder and suspense.

Tommy and Tuppence, two young people short of money and restless for excitement, embark on a daring business scheme – Young Adventurers Ltd.

Their advertisement says they are ‘willing to do anything, go anywhere’. But their first assignment, for the sinister Mr Whittington, plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined…

I am trying to read all of the works of Agatha Christie in order of publication and this is the next one on the list. Hopefully, I will read it soon as I am rather excited to read my first Tommy and Tuppence book.

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

Happy Reading

WWW Wednesday: 17/03/2021

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!

It is time for one of my favourite posts of the week again.

What I am Currently Reading

This is so good! Yesterday, I could barely put the book down, it was a struggle to put it down to teach and do some studying.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I enjoyed this book but it didn’t have the wow factor for me sadly. Review.

What I Plan to Read Next

Loads to choose from! I’m never sure what to read next but it usually depends on what mood I’m in.

So there is my WWW Wednesday. Please drop me a link with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit as I love to see what everyone is reading.

Happy Reading

Goodreads Monday: 22/02/2021

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

Hello!

The book I have chosen today has been sat on my TBR pile for a very long time. I actually got the second book in the series in a Goodreads competition and then immediately bought the first in the series and they have been on the pile ever since.

So here is the book…

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

“I was born for killing – the gods made me to ruin”

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist.

But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder: guilty of worse.

Hopefully I will read the series this year.

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

Happy Reading.

First Line Friday: 19/02/2021

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Happy Friday!

I thought it was time to do a First Line Friday as I haven’t done one for a while. As usual the answer is below the cats. Good Luck!

As pale as a grave grub she’s an eyeful.

She looks up at him, startled, from the bed. Her pale eyes flitting fishy: intruder – lantern – door – intruder. As if she’s trying to work out how they all connect, with her eyes cauled and clouded.

get guessing!

Answer

Bridie Devine, female detective extraordinaire, is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child whose reputed supernatural powers have captured the unwanted attention of collectors trading curiosities in this age of discovery.

Winding her way through the labyrinthine, sooty streets of Victorian London, Bridie won’t rest until she finds the young girl, even if it means unearthing a past that she’d rather keep buried. Luckily, her search is aided by an enchanting cast of characters, including a seven-foot tall housemaid; a melancholic, tattoo-covered ghost; and an avuncular apothecary. But secrets abound in this foggy underworld where spectacle is king and nothing is quite what it seems.

Blending darkness and light, history and folklore, Things in Jars is a spellbinding Gothic mystery that collapses the boundary between fact and fairy tale to stunning effect and explores what it means to be human in inhumane times.

Did you guess successfully?

Please drop me a comment with your First Line Friday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

WWW Wednesday: 17/02/2021

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! Happy Wednesday!

I hope everyone enjoyed some yummy pancakes yesterday. I have a busy day teaching today but I am hoping to fit in some reading between lessons.

What I am Currently Reading

I’m about a third of the way through this book and so far I’m struggling to put it down. I thoroughly love the character of Georgiou and there are some very amusing scenes in the book.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

Review will follow shortly of this book but it will be a positive one, as I loved the book and seeing how the characters from the first book are developing.

What I think I will Read Next

In all honesty I have no clue what to read next. I might have to ask my best friend to choose for me again as that really helped the last time.

Please drop me the link to your WWW Wednesday post and I will head over for a visit. I love seeing what everyone has been up to reading wise during the week so please do say hello. Also if you think I should read one of the above books next please let me know.

Happy Reading.

Top 5 Tuesday: Series I Haven’t Finished

Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, and now being hosted by Meeghan reads.

Hello!

This is one that is apt for me as I am rather useless at finishing series but I do try. Although it really does frustrate me when an author doesn’t finish the next book in the series and I am desperately waiting for it, mentioning no names George R. R. Martin!

So here are the series that I haven’t managed to finish…

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin

I flew through this series and enjoyed reading it so much I bought the box sets for two of my nephews to read. However, I am beginning to feel I will never find out the ending due to Martin’s lack of publishing the next books!

The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

I own nearly the entire series and I am lucky enough to have a signed edition of one of the books but I must admit I have never got beyond book 5. I have tried again and reread the first 3 but then I get distracted and give up. I really like the story though and want to finish it but I’m not a great one for patience sadly.

The Expanse by James S. A. Corey

I started this series just this year and have just finished the second book. So far I absolutely love the series so I am hoping to read them all this year.

Shardlake by C. J. Sansom

Another series I started this year and hope to continue with.

Six Tudor Queens by Alison Weir

I love this series and can’t wait for Weir to finish writing the last book in the series.

There are my five series that I have not yet completed. Are there any series that you have not yet completed? Please drop me a comment if you have also taken part in today’s Top 5 Tuesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

WWW Wednesday: 3/02/2021

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. There appears to be some sunshine here today so I am hoping to get out for a walk in a bit.

So here is what I have been up to in the world of books.

Currently Reading

I am absolutely loving this so far and I can already tell that I will fly through this series.

Recently Finished

I will be honest I did struggle with The Dark Veil and I am beginning to realise that James Swallow is just not an author for me. Here is my review.

The Butcher of Anderson Station was brilliant and a fantastic short story that excellently fills out the back story to Fred Johnson. Review.

What I Think I will Read Next

I will be honest if I had the next in the series then I would go straight on to the next book in The Expanse series but sadly funds are a bit tight for book buying so I must be well behaved and read some of the books I already own. It will definitely be one of these as three of them are from The Willoughby Book Club and I’ve promised myself that I will read at least one of my Willoughby books a month. The others I got in the last Waterstones sale and they are sat tempting me as I type.

The Willoughby Book Club Voucher code for 10% off is still available if anybody is interested: Voucher

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

Happy Reading.