WWW Wednesday: 30/11/2022

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 managed to get a bit of reading done this week but I must admit this week has been quite tiring work wise so I am looking forward to my day off tomorrow.

What I am Currently Reading

Still plodding along with these two books. I got distracted with a Christmas book which has slowed my reading of these two books down.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I really enjoyed this book and read it in one day. Here is my review.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I am planning on starting my Christmas reading tomorrow but I might also throw in some normal books as well.

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

Happy Reading

Etsy

WWW Wednesday: 23/11/2022

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 doing really well with my reading this week and I have also discovered the app Bookly which has been really pushing my reading.

What I am Currently Reading

I’m still reading Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries but I am just dipping into it when I fancy reading some non-fiction. I have started Ithaca and really enjoying it so far.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I flew through The Hemlock Cure because I found it such a fantastic read. I really enjoyed The Mystery of the Blue Train here is the review.

What I Think I will Read Next

I really want to start my Christmas reading soon so I’m not entirely sure how long I will hold out before I start reading Christmas is Coming.

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

Happy Reading

Etsy

WWW Wednesday: 9/11/2022

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 has been having a good week so far. I have had a very busy week so far so I am looking forward to my day off tomorrow. I have been very grateful for my bits of reading time I have managed so far this week.

What I am Currently Reading

I am thoroughly enjoying this book so far and find it so interesting. I have a list of women I want to do further research on and learn more about the amazing things they accomplished.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I really enjoyed this and plan on reading the rest of the books about Mrs Harris. Mrs Harris is a wonderful character who you can’t help but love.

What I Think I will Read Next

I have decided that my November TBR will be made up of the books I bought in Bath and I will see how many I manage to read before December. These are just some of the books I bought because the books from Persephone books are not included.

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

Happy Reading

Etsy

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read On Vacation

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 everyone is having a good week so far. I managed to finish my first book of October today so I am a lot happier.

I love this weeks topic for Top Ten Tuesday because one thing I do when on holiday is read.

  1. Fireside Gothic by Andrew Taylor – I read this on the beach in Maui when we were there in 2019. This was a book my husband had brought with him and one that I picked up once he had read it.
  2. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James – This one was also read in Maui but I really didn’t enjoy it that much and found it rather dull.
  3. Death of Darkness by Dianne Duvall This was another Maui read and one I read because I was taking part in the blog tour for it.
  4. Jaws by Peter Benchley Another Maui read! I read a lot of books in Maui, it was our first resort holiday and we really made the most of the relaxing beach.
  5. The Woolworths Girls by Elaine Everest – This was one of the books I read whilst on holiday in Nice this year. We did some exploring on this holiday but we also did a lot of relaxing by the beach and by the pool because it was our first holiday abroad since 2019 so we decided to have a chill holiday. This also meant I read quite a few books.
  6. The Empty House by Rosamunde Pilcher – Another Nice read. This one was a little disappointing.
  7. All Systems Red by Martha Wells – Another Nice read. Got hooked on this series.
  8. Artificial Condition by Martha Wells – Another Nice read. I’m quite surprised just how many books I did read on this holiday.
  9. Border Lands by Brian McGilloway – I read this whilst in Hay-on-Wye last year. I loved it so much I bought the rest of the books in the series in the Cinema Bookshop in Hay.
  10. Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling – I’m not sure what year this was but whilst on holiday in Scotland visiting my sister my nephews introduced me to the Harry Potter series. I loved the first book so much I went out and managed to buy the next two books in the local Co-Op. Only four of the books had been released at this point.

So there are the books I can remember reading whilst away on holiday. There are a lot more but I can’t remember which ones I read and where sadly.

If you have taken part in Top Ten Tuesday this week please drop me your link and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

Etsy

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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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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

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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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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5,4,3,2,1 Book Tag

Hello!

I’ve been seeing this book tag a great deal on instagram but I thought it looked fun to do on my blog as well. If you like the post consider yourself tagged!

5 Books You Love

These are just a selection of my favourite reads and they are books that I will happily read again and again.

4 Autobuy Authors

Andy Weir – After reading The Martian I knew that I would buy any book that Weir published and so as soon as I hear a book is coming out I get it preordered.

Elly Griffiths – I adore the Dr Ruth Galloway series by Griffiths and it was through this series that I first came across Griffiths. This has meant for the last 3 years I have bought any new books and past books by Griffiths.

Philippa Gregory – I have loved reading books by Gregory since I was a teenager and she has been an autobuy author since then. It doesn’t mean I have read all of her books yet but I am working on it.

Alison Weir – I had read a few books by Weir but then I read her Six Tudor Queens series and I just fell in love with her writing and ever since I have been buying all her newly published books and working my way through her back catalogue.

3 Favourite Genres

Fantasy – My love of fantasy started when I read The Lord of the Rings as a teenager, ever since it has been one of my favourite genres that I always go back to.

Historical Fiction – I love historical fiction and I will read about any time period. My love first started with historical fiction set in the Tudor period but now I will happily read any time period.

Classical literature – The first books I ever really read were classics and this has always been my first love.

2 Places You Read

Bed – I always read before I go to sleep as it helps calm me.

Sofa – I always like to start my day with a bit of reading whilst drinking my first mug of tea of the day and this always happens on the sofa in the lounge. Sometimes I have a cat companion as well which is nice.

1 Book You Promise to Read Soon

This will be my next classic read for this year so I hope to start reading it soon.

Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 10/08/2022

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’ve been having a good week catching up on jobs around the house and in the garden and doing some teaching. I reward myself with reading which has been very nice.

What I am Currently Reading

Another Murderbot book that I can’t put down.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I absolutely loved this book. Every book I read by George Eliot I fall more and more in love with her writing.

What I Think I will Read Next

There are so many books that I want to read, I am struggling to choose what to read next every time I finish a book.

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

Happy Reading

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