WWW Wednesday: 18/08/2021

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 am enjoying my week off so far and have loved meeting friends that I haven’t seen since before covid.

My reading has gone a bit crazy this week, usually I am a one book at a time person but currently I have three books going, which is most unlike me.

Here is my WWW Wednesday!

What I am Currently Reading

The Book Lover’s Bucket List is my dip in book and I absolutely love it. I am building a lovely little list of all the places I desperately want to visit. I am still plodding on with Sistersong and although it isn’t blowing my socks off I am enjoying it but I do find my attention wavering when reading it. I started Death of Darkness over the weekend and I am thoroughly enjoying it and I am wondering why I have put off reading it for so long. Death of Darkness is a kindle book though, so I have slightly deviated from my plan of only reading hardback books this month.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday reading books with my best friends son and these were my two favourites. Due to a busy week dissertation writing these are the only books I have finished this week.

What I Think I will Read Next

I am still only trying to read hardbacks this month and I might continue next month as well because I do have a lot of hardback books to read.

There is my week.

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

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 11/08/2021

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.

So here is how my week has been going.

What I am Currently Reading

I’ve just started reading Sistersong and I must admit I am struggling to get into it at the moment but I will keep going.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I really did not get on well with The Man in the Brown Suit (review) and to be honest it almost put me into a reading slump. Thankfully, Mrs England (review) was amazing and got me out of the reading slump.

What I Think I will Read Next

This month I am only reading hardback books so that will limit my selection and hopefully help me to choose what to 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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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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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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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2021

I have never taken part in this tag before so I thought it was high time I took part.

So here we go…

Best book you’ve read so far in 2021

I really couldn’t put this book down and absolutely loved every part of it and can’t wait to read the next one in the series. The characters and the setting are just fantastic.

Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2021

I have been loving all of the Six Tudor Queen series but this was fantastic and I could not put it down.

New release you haven’t read yet, but want to

I got this on the day it came out and I have still not read it and I’m annoyed with myself for not reading it yet as I really want to. I should really make this my next read.

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Hard to choose just one but here it is.

This is a new author for me but I really like the sound of this book so I have it preordered.

Biggest disappointment

I was so excited to read this after reading such good reviews about it but I found it very disappointing. It just didn’t speak to me and I found it rather flat. Considering the book was called Hamnet it was more about William Shakespeare’s marriage than anything.

Biggest surprise

I saw a review of this and decided to give it a go and I was not disappointed and loved it. I read it in one sitting and it was a huge surprise because I did not expect the storyline or such a psychotic computer with an obsession with recommending playlists.

Favourite new author (debut or new to you)

I absolutely loved this book and found the fact the story was told from Ariadne’s point of view very refreshing. It is always nice to hear an Ancient Greek myth told from a different point of view other than the arrogant male heroes we are so used to.

Newest fictional crush

I don’t usually develop fictional crushes so I have chosen a character who I really liked instead. Kol from These Violent Nights was a wonderful character and one you would love to have as a friend. He is caring, patient, loving and kind beyond measure.

Newest favourite character

Two favourite characters so far this year and that is Detective Maigret who just makes me laugh so much. Maigret builds a case up putting all the little bits of evidence together like a jigsaw until he finds the culprit. He is also a functioning alcoholic who quite often has a cold.

My second favourite character is Amos from The Expanse series. Amos is violent, volatile and completely nuts but he is also fiercely loyal and will support his friends without even blinking an eye even if it means certain death.

Book that made you cry

No book has made me cry so far this year.

Book that made you happy

Hmm… tricky as all books tend to make me happy. The one which has really made me smile and laugh out loud though would be Die Standing. Georgiou is hilarious and quite scary at times and her character along with Sean is just brilliant and a laugh a minute.

The most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

The picture of this book really does not do it justice. I love this book because it is the most beautiful colour and my favourite colour. I also love the portrait of Katharine Parr inside the cover.

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

The last book of The Expanse series comes out this year and I would to read all the series this year and the last book if possible. However, they are very big books and I am only on book 4.

Favourite book to movie adaptation you’ve seen this year?

Sadly I haven’t seen any so far this year. Hopefully this will change soon.

So there is my Mid-Year Book Freak Out post. Please drop me comment if you have also taken part and I will head over for a visit.

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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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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WWW Wednesday: 8/06/2021

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 hope everyone is having a good week so far. I have been thoroughly getting into my research for my dissertation and I have finally started to get a plan worked out. I have also been trying to control our overgrown garden with varied results.

What I am Currently Reading

I started this yesterday and I am already nearly finished it. I do love the Maigret books. We have been watching the Maigret series with Rowan Atkinson playing Maigret this week, I just wish there were more episodes than four.

What I Have Recently Finished Reading

This is my favourite book of 2021 so far! Click the photo for the review.

What I Think I will Read Next

As usual no clue what I will read next, it all depends on my mood.

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 2/06/2021

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 everyone is having a good week so far. I must admit I am throughly enjoying the wonderful weather we have at the moment.

What I am Currently Reading

I am throughly enjoying this so far and I am struggling to put it down. This is the first time I have read anything by Victoria Aveyard but it will not be my last.

What I Have Recently Finished Reading

Absolutely loved this and I am rather sorry that the Six Tudor Queens series has now come to end. Click the picture for the review.

What I Think I will Read Next

As usual I am never quite sure what I will read next. All I know for sure is that I have a lot of exciting books that I want to read and not enough time!

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

Happy Reading

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First Lines Friday: 28/05/2021

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!

Hello!

I haven’t done one of these for ages so I thought it was high time I took part again.

So here are the opening lines of the book. Remember the answer is below the cats.

No mortal alive had ever seen a Spindle.

Echoes of them lingered, in places remembered or forgotten, in people touched by magic, in creatures descendant of other realms. But no Spindle had burned in an age. The last of them was a thousand years gone. The passages closed, the gates locked. The age of crossing ended.

Get guessing!

Have you guessed the answer?

And the answer is???

A strange darkness grows in Allward.

Even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it, tucked away in her small town at the edge of the sea.

She soon discovers the truth: She is the last of an ancient lineage—and the last hope to save the world from destruction. But she won’t be alone. Even as darkness falls, she is joined by a band of unlikely companions:

A squire, forced to choose between home and honor.
An immortal, avenging a broken promise.
An assassin, exiled and bloodthirsty.
An ancient sorceress, whose riddles hide an eerie foresight.
A forger with a secret past.
A bounty hunter with a score to settle.

Together they stand against a vicious opponent, invincible and determined to burn all kingdoms to ash, and an army unlike anything the realm has ever witnessed.

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

Happy Reading.

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