WWW Wednesday: 12th April 2017

It’s been a hectic few weeks, but with one deadline down and one (and one BIG one) to go, I thought I’d take some time out to share what I’ve been reading over the last few weeks! WWW is hosted by Taking on 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?

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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?

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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.

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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?

WWW Wednesdays: 8th March 2017

I feel like this week was a bit more productive for me in terms of reading. For the first time in a while I managed to finish two books and they were both pretty great!

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?

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I’m still edging my way through Celia Blue Johnson’s Dancing with Mrs. Dalloway. I’ve just been dabbling in it reading a couple of pages at a time. Because it’s a compilation of stories of how writer’s came to create their greatest works of fiction, I don’t want to read too many in one sitting or I feel like they’ll all just blur into one.

dsc_02001I am also going to include The Girls by Emma Cline here, because I’m about two seconds away from opening the book.

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I finished Diana Athill’s Stet: An Editor’s Life last night. The memoirs focus on her life as a publisher and the writers who defined that period. I found Athill’s honesty about her own nature and the reality of working as a publisher so enchanting. In the second part of the book, where she discusses the authors who had the greatest impact on her career, she mentions how charming Molly Keane was, but Athill charmed me.

dsc_0183I also finished Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Although after having it for such a long time, peaking forlornly out from the under my bed, I built up an idea of the book that was completely wrong. But that actually turned out to be a nice surprise.

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I started going through my Goodreads tbr last week as part of Down the TBR Hole, and Room was one of the first five books I added to the list. Then I remembered that it was also one of the books I had bought and hidden under my bed. I actually had to do a bit of manoeuvring to get at it.

 

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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?
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WWW Wednesdays: 22nd February 2017

I missed last week’s WWW Wednesday post because I didn’t do a whole lot of reading. I’ve gone into a general slump since the resolutions I made in the New Year, but I’m trying to get back on track. I probably would have read more this week, but the family descended over the weekend, so I’ve taken my time. I did finish Eileen though! Hooray!

WWW is hosted by Taking on the World of Words. Each Wednesday book enthusiasts share their read 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?

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I know I intended to read Eleanor & Park after I finished reading Eileen but I’m fickle. I find that once I’ve bought it book and had it around for a couple of months, I’m much more relaxed about when I read it. So I end up pushing it back for other books. I rewatched the first season of Bitten on Netflix last week and remembered that it was based on a series of book’s by Kelley Armstrong. I’ve been craving more fantasy based books recently, so I picked it up from the library. It’s interesting to see how the TV adaptation has moved away from the book.

 

dsc_01761What did you recently finish reading?

Eileen. I’ve had it waiting patiently to be read since November. I think part of the reason I was holding off is because it’s signed and to me that’s the equivalent of a Fabrege egg in the book world. It wasn’t a disappointment. After reading Eileen, I’m tempted to get Moshfegh’s short story collection. Her prose is just flawless. The characters have so many idiosyncrasies that they feel three-dimensional. The mundane life of an unremarkable young woman is changed irrevocably by her friendship with a new colleague and the events that follow.

 

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What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m going to say Eleanor & Park (again) knowing that I’ve reserved Diana Athill’s Stet: An Editor’s Life from the library. Wishful thinking, but who knows?

 

 

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WWW Wednesdays: 8th February 2017

I managed to finally finish Fates & Furies a couple of days ago and I’m looking forward to another week of reading. I’ve read 6 books so far in 2017, so I’m well on my way to completing my goal of 50 books this year!

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

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What did you recently finish reading?
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WWW WEDNESDAYS: 1st February 2017

How is it February already? Where did January go? I’m slightl scared by the speed 2017 is trying to go at. I had a little bit of a reading slump this week (more a slump in general) but I managed to finish at least one book. Hurray!

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

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What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
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