WWW Wednesdays: 22nd March 2017

Its been a couple of weeks since my last WWW Wednesday post, but I’m ready to share a reading update with the world! So without further ado, here it is:

WWW is hosted by Taking a 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_02081

I’m still making slow progress through Dancing with Mrs. Dalloway. I thought I would have been quicker reading it than I have been, but its hard to read more than one or two chapters at a time.

 

 

DSC_0219I’m also about a third of the way into Renee Andieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn. I’ve wanted to read it for ages, and it has such an unexpectedly glorious cover. I don’t know how Shahrzad is going to manage surviving a fate that many other girls have fallen victim to, but I’m excited to see where the story goes.

What did you recently finish reading? dsc_02001

I finished reading The Girls, and it was every bit as good as I was anticipating. It made me think about how we shape girls to percieve themselves and how important it is to encourage a sense of self-worth from a young age. I could see how those young women could be taken in by a charistmatic leader.

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I also finished Room
by Emma Donoghue. I read it pretty quickly, in about three sittings but I was so enraptured by Jack and how hopeful and imaginative he was despite his captivity. His relationship with Ma was poignant and heart-warming.

 

 

TDSC_0223he last book I finished a few nights ago was Landfall by Helen Gordon. I’m not entirely sure how I felt about the ending. There were so many ways it could have gone at so many different points that I struggled to really see what the book was really about. It was definitely an ending that stayed with me though.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m not sure what I’m going to read next for a change. I’m planning a trip to the library this afternoon to sate my hunger for some short story collections, and I have Thomas Pierce’s Hall of Small Mammals on its way from Amazon, so who knows!

 

What are you reading this week?

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Author: Nicole @whatadifferenceawordmakes

Book-lover, tea enthusiast and MA student

10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays: 22nd March 2017”

  1. Like you, I was somewhat drawn to the cover of ‘The Wrath and the Dawn’ and had to check it out on Goodreads. It sounds like something I would enjoy so it’s now on my TBR list 😀 Happy reading!

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  2. That’s too bad about Dancing with Mrs. Dalloway. I get frustrated with books I can read only a little bit at a time with. Hopefully it’ll pick up for you!

    I’m reading Stone Keeper, a book I picked up from NetGalley. Not far enough into it yet to decide how much I like it, but I’m excited to get into it.

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    1. It is frustrating! I think because it’s a collection of stories about different writers it’s not something you can really read in a few sittings! Thank you! I hope you enjoy the Stone Keeper! I’ve never picked up any books through NetGalley!

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  3. W1: All the Light We Cannot See – much like your slog with Dancing with Mrs D, it is a hard to read too much at once. It is highly regarded but its written so passively for me to get into, which is putting me off. Shame really as the concept is great.
    W2: Lion – was an interesting read. The story is an interesting one and it is told in a way that doesn’t overplay the emotion or (seemingly) embellish what is an amazing story.
    W3: When We Were Oprhans – reading it for an SYP book group. Possibly wouldn’t have chosen to read it so will be interesting to do so, especially compared to Lion.

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    1. I keep meaning to read All the Light We Cannot See but something always stops me just before I pick it up. I’ve found with a couple of books recently that they haven’t live up to their hype Lion is a potential future read for me. I’ve put off watching the film because I’d rather read it first!

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