WWW Wednesdays: 1st March 2017

Today, isn’t just any old Wednesday, it’s St. David’s Day! It’s a big thing in Wales, and one of the times I miss home the most but I’ve bought myself some daffodils, so that helps!

WWW is hosted by Taking on the World of Words. Each Wednesday book enthusiasts share their reads by answering three questions:

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?dsc_0183

For the first time in years I’m actually reading two books at once. I finally started Eleanor & Park. I’m really enjoying it. Rowell does a brilliant job of interweaving more serious themes into her fiction. I really feel for Eleanor. She keeps her head up even though she has no parental support. I can’t imagine the disappointment and the hurt of knowing that, when push came to shove, the person who is supposed to support and protect you will side with someone else.

dsc_02081The second book is Dancing with Mrs. Dalloway by Celia Blue Johnson. It’s a collection of stories about how authors came up with ideas for their most famous works. I’m writing an essay for uni about inspiration, but it’s something I’ve always been interested in. It’s interesting how these small moments of inspiration have evolved into almost mythic tales over time.

What did you recently finish reading?dsc_01931

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. I had been craving a good old-fashioned urban fantasy for a while and this ticked all the boxes. The pack dynamic is really interesting. In some ways, I think I enjoyed the TV series a little more, just because Logan had a whole other storyline that really tested the pack’s relationship.

dsc_02001What do you think you’ll read next?

After meeting Stephanie Garber last week, I am so ready to start Caraval, but I think I should be sensible and start a book I’ve had for longer. So, I’m going to read The Girls by Emma Cline. All the reviews I’ve read have been really positive about this book, so I think it’s going to be a good one. I also took Diana Athill’s Stet: An Editor’s Lifedsc_0212 out of the library last week, so I might start that too. I’m trying to branch out and read a bit more non-fiction this year so we’ll see how that goes!

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Author: Nicole @whatadifferenceawordmakes

Book-lover, tea enthusiast and MA student

6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays: 1st March 2017”

    1. I watched the first two seasons a two years ago, and then when it came on Netflix I rewatched it. Its actually what made me pick up the book! It’s good because the TV show doesn’t strictly follow the book so it’s not like you know everything that’s going to happen!

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  1. I’m glad you are enjoying Eleanor & Park! I love Rainbow Rowell’s YA stories. And The Girls is high on my TBR pile as well; fingers crossed it will be as good as people keep promising in their reviews. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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