WWW Wednesday: 21/07/2021

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. I have been having better luck with my reading this week so that has been good.

What I am Currently Reading

I have about a quarter of this book left and I just love it.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

This was a lovely short read that filled up the waiting time I had after my vaccine. Review.

What I Think I will Read Next

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

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

Happy Reading

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Goodreads Monday: 19/07/2021

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!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone has had a good start to the week. I have caught up on loads of admin and annoying things that take up time and I’ve fitted in some dissertation writing.

I thought I would feature another book on my ever increasing TBR list.

This weeks choice is nonfiction book.

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power in a man’s world.

Hatshepsut, the daughter of a general who took Egypt’s throne without status as a king’s son and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty, was born into a privileged position of the royal household. Married to her brother, she was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father’s family. Her failure to produce a male heir was ultimately the twist of fate that paved the way for her inconceivable rule as a cross-dressing king. At just twenty, Hatshepsut ascended to the rank of king in an elaborate coronation ceremony that set the tone for her spectacular twenty-two year reign as co-regent with Thutmose III, the infant king whose mother Hatshepsut out-maneuvered for a seat on the throne. Hatshepsut was a master strategist, cloaking her political power plays with the veil of piety and sexual expression. Just as women today face obstacles from a society that equates authority with masculinity, Hatshepsut had to shrewdly operate the levers of a patriarchal system to emerge as Egypt’s second female pharaoh.

Hatshepsut had successfully negotiated a path from the royal nursery to the very pinnacle of authority, and her reign saw one of Ancient Egypt’s most prolific building periods. Scholars have long speculated as to why her images were destroyed within a few decades of her death, all but erasing evidence of her rule. Constructing a rich narrative history using the artifacts that remain, noted Egyptologist Kara Cooney offers a remarkable interpretation of how Hatshepsut rapidly but methodically consolidated power—and why she fell from public favor just as quickly. The Woman Who Would Be King traces the unconventional life of an almost-forgotten pharaoh and explores our complicated reactions to women
in power. 

I love anything to do with Ancient Egypt so I am really looking forward to read this.

Please drop me a comment if you have a Goodreads Monday post and I will head over for a visit. If you have read this book please let me know your thoughts.

Happy Reading.

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WWW Wednesday: 14/07/2021

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. It has been another busy week so far for me but I have managed to get some reading in as well.

What I am Currently Reading

I just started this yesterday and I am hooked!

What I Have Recently Finished Reading

I absolutely loved this! Review will follow soon.

What I Think I will Read Next

As usual I am never sure what I will read next but it will be possibly 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: 12/07/2021

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!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. My TBR is huge and ever growing so trying to choose one book off it to feature for this post is always quite tricky.

So my choice is…

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family—and would bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.

A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

I love science fiction and this has been on my TBR for a very long time. I remember my sister making me watch the film and going out to buy the book the very next day but then I never got around to reading it for some reason. This is something I want to remedy soon, hopefully this year but I will have to find my copy first as I’m not sure whether it is at my parents house or in a box somewhere in my own.

So there is my Goodreads Monday! Please drop me a comment with your Goodreads Monday post and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading!

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WWW Wednesday: 7/07/2021

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. I seem to have been quite busy this week so far which has has sadly meant less reading.

What I am Currently Reading

Still reading this and still enjoying it. I just wish I had more time to read it.

What I Have Recently Finished Reading

I read this whilst my husband was watching the Grand Prix and I think this will be a new tradition for me. Reading a Maigret book whilst the Grand Prix is on should help my Goodreads Challenge. Review will follow shortly.

What I Think I will Read Next

As usual I’m never sure what I will read next but maybe it will be one of these.

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

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 30/06/2021

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 this post finds you all well. I will be honest this week hasn’t been great on the reading front due to studying but I have managed to read one small book which I am happy about.

What I am Currently Reading

About a quarter of the way though with this now and thoroughly enjoying it. Did take a little break because I got distracted with another book.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

Throughly enjoyed this, it was funny and informative and I could have easily read this in one sitting but managed to savour it over two days instead of binge reading it. Review will follow shortly.

What I Think I will Read Next

As usual I can never be sure what I will read next. It depends on what mood I am in but I am preferring larger books at the moment for some reason.

So there is my latest WWW Wednesday. Please drop me a comment with your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit or if you have read any of the books I have mentioned please share your thoughts. I love a good chat about books.

Happy Reading.

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Goodreads Monday: 28/06/2021

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!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend. I have started the week by writing the first 200 words of my dissertation and reading more articles. I’ve also enjoyed some fun reading as well.

So I have had a good look through my enormous TBR list on Goodreads and discovered a book I had completely forgotten about. Hopefully, now I have remembered it, I will get around to reading it soon.

It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky. Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is a brilliantly constructed, fiendishly clever ghost story and a gripping page-turner. 

This book sounds so interesting and I can’t wait to read it. My husband has read it and he really enjoyed it so hopefully I will as well.

Please drop me a comment if you have read The Luminaries or have taken part in Goodreads Monday.

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 23/06/2021

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!

We are at the half way mark of the week! I have a busy day teaching today which will be a shock to the system.

Anyway here is how my reading has been going this week.

What I am Currently Reading

Not very far in this yet but so far so good.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I really enjoyed this book. Here is the review.

What I Think I will Read Next

As usual I am never sure what I will read next.

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: Bookish Wishes

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!

I hope this post finds everyone well and having a good week so far.

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is rather different and it is to celebrate Jana’s birthday. Happy Birthday Jana!

So this week you post ten books that you would love to own and also post your Wishlist in case anybody would like to grant you a wish. I will be going blog hopping today to see if I can grant a few people their bookish wishes.

So here are ten books off my extensive Wishlist.

  1. Meet me in Hawaii by Georgia Toffolo – I went to Hawaii in 2019 and it is honestly the most beautiful place I have ever been to so that is one reason I want to read this book but also because I like the look of the storyline.
  2. The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker – I recently read the next book from this The Women of Troy and really liked what Barker had done with a time old tale so would love to read her first book.
  3. An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott – I simply love Louisa May Alcott and my aim is to read and own all of her books and this one is next on the list.
  4. In Her Shadow by Mark Edwards – New author for me but the storyline sounds fantastic.
  5. After I’ve Gone by Linda Green – I’ve read some of Linda Green’s books in the past and really enjoy her writing.

6. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius – Being a classics student has left me wanting to read loads of classics and this has been on the Wishlist for a while.

7. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell – I came across this book years ago on a TV programme done by the BBC but sadly I have never got around to reading it.

8. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje – Another book I have been wanting to read for what seems like forever.

9. Flowers in the Rain and other stories by Rosamunde Pilcher – Pilcher is one of my favourite authors, I just love her writing.

10. Evelina by Frances Burney – This is a bit of a wild card because I can honestly say I do not remember why it is on my Wishlist.

So there are my ten books and here is my Wishlist. Please don’t feel like you have to grant any wishes, I am just glad you stopped by for a read of my post. However, if you do grant a wish I am extremely grateful.

Right I am off to grant a few wishes. I feel like a fairy godmother!

Thank you.

Happy Reading.

WWW Wednesday: 16/06/2021

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?

Happy Wednesday!

I have spent the day finishing another assignment and now it has finally been handed in I intend to spend the next couple of days doing lots of fun reading until I start on the next one. However, I also need to catch up on house work so that might also have to happen.

What I am Currently Reading

I struggled to get into this initially but now I am hooked.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

Really enjoyed both these books. Here is the review for The Late Monsieur Gallet. Review for The Murder on the Links will follow shortly.

What I Think I will Read Next

As usual I am never quite sure what I will read next, it all depends what mood I am in.

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

Happy Reading

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