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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Top 5 Tuesday: Places to Read

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

Hello!

I’m really enjoying the recent topics on Top 5 Tuesday, so I thought I would take part again this week. I have quite a few places where I love to read so here goes.

  1. Sofa – I really like to read in the morning if I have time and this always happens in the lounge on the sofa. Usually cuddled in a blanket if it is cold.
  2. Bed – I always read at night before I go to bed even if I only manage a few pages before I fall asleep.
  3. AGA – This is a strange one. In the winter one of my favourite places to read is leaning on the simmering plate of the AGA. The simmering plate obviously has the lid on and a cloth pad on otherwise I would burn myself.
  4. Car – During term time I teach at a school twice a week and the one day I have an hour and half lunch break and this is where I escape to my car and curl up on the backseat and read a book. It isn’t the most comfortable but it is quiet and I usually get at least an hour of reading in.
  5. Plane – If we go on holiday on a plane I love reading whilst flying. When we went to Hawaii in 2019 I read three books just on the flight there, it was great and the flight went by really quickly.

Where are your favourite places to read?

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Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 11/05/2022

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 have had a very busy day teaching but I did have an hour and a half lunch break which I put to good use by reading my book.

What I am Currently Reading

I started this last night and I can’t put it down. It has had me in fits of laughter.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

The reviews for these will be out soon. I really enjoyed both but I did find the Sansom a little slow in the middle.

What I Think I will Read Next

I really have no idea what to read next. I’m really struggling to work out what book to read each time I have to choose. I think I might choose a classic next but that could easily change depending on what mood I’m 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 5 Tuesday: Drinks for Reading

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

Hello!

I the last Top 5 Tuesday so much I thought I would take part again this week.

This one is a little tricky for me because I mainly live on Tea but I do drink other things sometimes.

  1. Tea – My go to tea is Twinnings English Breakfast tea with goats milk (I can’t have cows milk). I love reading a book with a massive mug of tea.
  2. Orange squash – I do like an orange squash when I’m not in the mood for water or a hot drink.
  3. Raspberry Iced Tea – This is my favourite go to drink after a long walk and what is the best thing after a long walk? A really good book to read.
  4. Hot chocolate – This is my treat drink whilst reading. A couple of years ago my wonderful husband bought me a velvertiser by Hotel Chocolat for my birthday and I love it. A perfect accompaniment to a Christmas book in front of a nice fire.
  5. Water – Finally, there is water. I am always striving to drink more water but I really struggle sometimes because when it is cold I just want tea.

What are your favourite reading drinks?

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Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 4/05/2022

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. Today was my first day back at school teaching piano, flute and ukulele after the Easter holidays and it was bit of a shock to the system. I did manage some reading during my lunch break which was good because I haven’t been doing much recently sadly.

What I am Currently Reading

This has been a bit slow for me but thankfully it has started to pick up because I was getting a little bit bored in the middle.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

Really enjoyed this quick read and was just what I needed this week. Sometimes it is good to just read a short book.

What I Think I will Read Next

I’ve been thinking a lot about what I will read next and I honestly have no idea. I think I want a standalone and an easy read. However, this all might change tomorrow as I am a mood reader.

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

Happy Reading

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Top 5 Tuesday: Snacks for Reading

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

Hello!

I will be honest I only really have one reading snack and it’s really a drink not a snack but I do occasionally treat myself to a snack or two whilst reading.

Anyway, here are the snacks/drinks

  1. Tea – I love tea, when I wake up in the morning I’m thinking about tea. I would happily chain drink tea and nothing beats curling up with a book and a huge mug of tea.
  2. Cake – On the rare occasion that I have been baking I will also happily curl up with book, a mug of and a huge slice of cake.
  3. Chocolate – Who doesn’t love a piece of chocolate when reading? Obviously, you have to make sure the chocolate doesn’t melt because you don’t want melted chocolate on your book.
  4. Hot chocolate – A couple of years ago my wonderful husband bought me a velvertiser by Hotel Chocolat for my birthday and I love it. A perfect accompaniment to a Christmas book in front of a nice fire.
  5. Porridge – A random one but I used to read when I was eating breakfast and my favourite breakfast is porridge.

What are your favourite reading snacks?

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Happy Reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: One Word Reviews for the Last 10 Books I Read

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!

It has been quite a while since I have taken part in Top Ten Tuesday but I loved the prompt for today so I thought I would join in. This weeks prompt has really made my brain hurt. Turns out I am not very good at thinking of one word reviews.

  1. Blind Spot by Paula Hawkins

Unexpected

2. Women of Holy Week: An Easter Journey in Nine Stories by Paula Gooder

Reflective

3. A Crime in Holland by Georges Simenon

Frustrating

4. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins

Beautiful

5. Big Panda and Tiny Dragon by James Norbury

Thoughtful

6. Roverandom by J. R. R. Tolkien

Magical

7. Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey

Exhilarating

8. The Night at the Crossroads by Georges Simenon

Mysterious

9. Wonderlands by Una McCormack

Melancholy

10. Galatea by Madeline Miller

Disappointing

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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WWW Wednesday: 20/04/2022

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 thoroughly enjoying my week off so far.

What I am Currently Reading

I am really enjoying reading about the adventures of Shardlake again.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I really enjoyed the Women of Holy Week as it gave voices to the females in the bible who we don’t really hear speak.

What I Think I will Read Next

I have so many books I want to read I just do not know 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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First Lines Friday: 15/04/2022

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 started a new book today so I thought I would feature it on today’s First Lines Friday post.

As usual the answer is below the cat pictures.

It was dark under the trees, only a little moonlight penetrating the half-bare branches. The ground was thick with fallen leaves; the horses’ hooves made little sound and it was hard to tell whether we were still on the road. A wretched track, Barak had called it earlier, grumbling yet again about the wildness of this barbarian land I had brought him to.

And the answer is…

Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to attend an extravagant submission by his rebellious subjects in York.

Already in the city are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak. As well as legal work processing petitions to the King, Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a secret mission for Archbishop Cranmer – to ensure the welfare of an important but dangerous conspirator who is to be returned to London for interrogation.

But the murder of a York glazier involves Shardlake in deeper mysteries, connected not only to the prisoner in York Castle but to the royal family itself. And when Shardlake and Barak stumble upon a cache of secret documents which could threaten the Tudor throne, a chain of events unfolds that will lead to Shardlake facing the most terrifying fate of the age . . .

So how did everyone do?

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Happy Reading

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WWW Wednesday: 13/04/2022

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!

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

What I am Currently Reading

I struggled a bit to get into this but now I am thoroughly enjoying it and I have no idea who the murderer is.

What I have Recently Finished Reading

I really enjoyed both these books and I will definitely be dipping into Big Panda and Tiny Dragon again.

What I Think I will Read Next

So many books to read, I’m not sure whether to go stand alone or book series.

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

Happy Reading

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