WWW Wednesday: 29/06/2022

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. My reading is not going well at the moment, for some reason I have the attention span of a gnat. I think it is because I am ploughing towards the end of term and exhaustion is most likely setting in.

Anyway, back to the books…

What I am Currently Reading

I was hoping to have finished Dombey and Son by the end of this month but that is not going to happen, so now I am hoping I will finish it before I go on holiday. I am loving the Alison Weir and Richard Buxton books, I struggle to work out which one to read all the time.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

Yay! I have finally finished a book. I really enjoyed this and found it some light relief from my other books which are fairly heftier. Review will follow shortly.

What I Think I will Read Next

As usual I am never really sure what I will read next but it maybe 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 On My Summer 2022 TBR

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 prompt is perfect for me this week because I have been trying to work out what to read this Summer. I am going away in July and I need to decide what to read because I am planning a nice relaxing time with plenty of chilling by the pool but I have no idea!

So here is what I have come up with.

  1. Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot – This is my next book to read off my The Classics Club list. Hopefully I will get to it soon.
  2. The Lady Catherine and The Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon – I have been wanting to read this for ages as I just love The Countess of Carnarvon’s writing.
  3. The Witcher: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski – I am determined to start this series this year so the Summer seems like a good time as I might have more time.
  4. The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan – Next one that I have to read in the series. I won’t finish the series this year but I am determined to make a good push on the series.
  5. Meet Me in Hawaii by Georgia Toffolo – Another book that has been stuck on my TBR for far too long and it looks like a good book to read whilst on holiday.
  6. A Three Dog Problem by S. J. Bennett – I really enjoyed the first book in the series so I am looking forward to this one.
  7. The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell – I bought this on the day it came out and I have still not read it! I must remedy this.
  8. Star Trek Picard: Rogue Elements by John Jackson Miller – I have been reading the Picard and Discovery books because I really enjoy the TV series but I will be honest I am not so keen on Miller as an author. I find he tends to write 300 words when it can be said in 150 words but hopefully this won’t be the case this time.
  9. Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey – My next book in The Expanse series. I love this series and each book just seems to get better and better.
  10. Olive and Mabel by Andrew Cotter – Another book I bought on the day it came out. I also bought a copy for my niece and she has read and loved it so I really should get reading.

So there is my list. I doubt I will get around to all of the books (the curse of being a mood reader), but I hope to read as many as possible.

What books do you have on your Summer TBR?

Happy Reading

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Goodreads Monday: 27/06/2022

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.

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone has had a good start to the week. I have had a very bizarre day which to be honest you couldn’t even make up. I run a choir club at a primary school and today half way through, a random lady turned up with a sheep on a lead. I still have no idea who she was or why she had a sheep but as you can imagine the children lost all interest in singing when a sheep turned up.

Anyway, enough about my odd day. The book I have chosen today is a new author for me.

Frances Burney’s first and most enduringly popular novel is a vivid, satirical, and seductive account of the pleasures and dangers of fashionable life in late eighteenth-century London. 

As she describes her heroine’s entry into society, womanhood and, inevitably, love, Burney exposes the vulnerability of female innocence in an image-conscious and often cruel world where social snobbery and sexual aggression are played out in the public arenas of pleasure-gardens, theatre visits, and balls. But Evelina’s innocence also makes her a shrewd commentator on the excesses and absurdities of manners and social ambitions—as well as attracting the attention of the eminently eligible Lord Orville. 

Evelina, comic and shrewd, is at once a guide to fashionable London, a satirical attack on the new consumerism, an investigation of women’s position in the late eighteenth century, and a love story.

I’m really looking forward to reading this. I just hope I get to read it sooner rather than later.

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Happy Reading

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Goodreads Monday: 20/06/2022

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. I have had a busy day of teaching music and running choir club. I have an unexpected day off tomorrow so I am hoping to enjoy a bit of reading time.

My chosen book this week is by an author who I haven’t read a lot of, so I am hoping to read more of their work.

A collection of three stories. The Stories take place in and around the fictional town of Milby in the English Midlands. Each of the Scenes concerns a different Anglican clergyman, but is not necessarily centred upon him. Eliot examines, among other things, the effects of religious reform and the tension between the Established and the Dissenting Churches on the clergymen and their congregations, and draws attention to various social issues, such as poverty, alcoholism, and domestic violence.

This is also my next read on my The Classics Club challenge so hopefully I will read it soon.

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Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 15/06/2022

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 am really enjoying this gorgeous weather we are currently having but sadly I have not managed as much reading as I would like.

What I am Currently Reading

I can’t seem to settle with my reading at the moment and have started yet another book. Three books at once is very unusual for me, as I usually prefer to read one book at time but to be honest I am so tired at night that I keep falling asleep whilst reading Dombey and Son, and so I have chosen a lighter book to read, which is The Diary of a Bookseller. The Greek Myths book was because I was missing a nonfiction read. I quite like reading nonfiction in the morning for some reason.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

Sadly, no books finished this week. Instead I just keep starting more!

What I Think I will Read Next

I am hopefully going on holiday soon so I will need to choose some suitable reading material but not sure yet. But I will not be starting any new books till I have finished one of my current reads.

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

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 8/06/2022

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 had a much better week reading which has been really nice.

What I am Currently Reading

I am still plodding away with Dombey and Son, some days I read more than others. I started The Greek Myths that Shape the Way we Think yesterday and I am really enjoying it.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I have finally finished the SPQR by Mary Beard, I have been reading it on and off for about 8 months. The two books about the Queen I read over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

What I Think I will Read Next

I think it will most likely be the next Expanse book as I am really enjoying the series at the moment but it always depends on what mood I am in.

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 With a Unit of Time In the Title

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 will be honest I struggled with the prompt this week but I have managed to find a mix of books that I have read and books on my TBR list. The ones in italics are the ones I have read.

  1. Desperate Hours by David Mack
  2. Tom Brown’s Schooldays by Thomas Hughes
  3. One Day in Winter by Shari Low
  4. Shakespeare for Everyday of the Year edited by Allie Esiri
  5. Women of Holy Week by Paula Gooder
  6. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
  7. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  8. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  9. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas
  10. In Evil Hour by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Please drop me a link with your Top Ten Tuesday and I will head over for a visit. Also please feel free to leave a comment if you want to chat about any of the books.

Happy Reading

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Goodreads Monday: 6/06/2022

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. My chosen book this week is by another favourite author of mine.

In 1844, Alexandre Dumas published The Three Musketeers, a novel so famous and still so popular today that it scarcely needs introduction. Shortly thereafter he wrote a sequel, Twenty Years After. Later, toward the end of his career, Dumas wrote The Red Sphinx, another direct sequel to The Three Musketeers that begins a mere twenty days afterward. Picking up right where the The Three Musketeers left off, The Red Sphinx continues the stories of Cardinal Richelieu, Queen Anne, and King Louis XIII—and introduces a charming new hero, the Comte de Moret, a real historical figure from the period. Dumas wrote seventy-five chapters of The Red Sphinx, but never quite finished it and the novel languished for almost a century. While Dumas never completed the book, he had earlier written a separate novella, The Dove, that recounts the final adventures of Moret and Cardinal Richelieu. Now for the first time in one cohesive narrative, The Red Sphinx and The Dove make a complete and satisfying storyline—a rip-roaring novel of historical adventure, heretofore unknown to English-language readers, by the great Alexandre Dumas, king of the swashbucklers.

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Spell the Month in Books – June 2022

Reviews From the Stacks

Hello!

I have decided to take part in Spell the Month in Books for the first time which I have also done on my Bookstagram.

My chosen theme for my stack are all books off my TBR book trolley. Thankfully, I had a book on there that begins with U.

Here are the books!

J – Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit by P.G. Wodehouse

U – Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

N – No Regrets by Tabitha Webb

E – Elektra by Jennifer Saint

I’m looking forward to reading all these books this year.

Please drop me a comment if you want to talk about books!

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 18/05/2022

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 am looking forward to my day off tomorrow and we will hopefully be going out for the day.

What I am Currently Reading

Memoirs of a Geisha I started reading on my phone because I found myself with an hour wait between jobs at work and no book so it was an emergency book for but so far I am enjoying it. Dombey and Son I started today and I am absolutely loving it.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

Really enjoyed these two reads. Dogs in Medieval Manuscripts has some beautiful pictures in it.

What I Think I will Read Next

I really need to get cracking on my series challenge as I have fallen behind. My aim this year was to finish some of my book series so I need to get moving.

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

Happy Reading

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