WWW Wednesday – 8th April 2020

Another week, another Wednesday. Just like March felt it was lasting forever, April seems to be speeding by; it’s already the second Wednesday of the month. Let’s hope the weeks until June tick away just as quickly..!

It’s been a wonderful reading week for me, and I’ve covered a lot. With the Magical Readathon now in full swing, I need those pages to keep turning. Goodness knows if I’m going to manage to read everything I have planned for this month; as I mentioned in my April TBR post, home schooling and constant parenting is taking a bit of a toll on how much reading time is happening. That positively selfish, much needed, reading time. I’m squeezing it in where I can – and I’m loving the family time happening outside of it! – so, let’s just see exactly how things look next week.

You might, or might not, know that WWW asks just three things:
– What are you currently reading?
– What have you just finished reading?
– What are you going to read next?

It has an easy beauty to it, and I really missed writing it last week, having got into the habit of it.

What are you currently reading?

Right now, I am reading the 800 page epic that is Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood. This is my first time reading a book by Sarah J. Maas, and at a quarter of the way in, I can really understand the size of the following she has gained in the time between her first book being published, and this, her first book of the third series she has created.
The narration is stunning, and I have really fallen in love with the characters – although maybe someone should have warned me in advance about the death toll tending to be high.
This book was bought for me as a present from one of the Twitter gifting threads that have been around recently, making it just fill me with happiness on principle; kindness makes a huge difference, and book kindness is twice as good. It is also a stunningly beautiful book, and I wish it was illustrated, just from the cover work.
As part of my Magical Readathon, this is my third book, and I both want to finish it to tick it off, and want it to just keep going.

What have you just finished reading?

My most recently finished read is One Of Us Is Lying, but because I’ve already posted my review about that, I’m going to talk about the short story I read in the early hours of 1st April, as the starting point for the readathon. The Yellow Wallpaper was both beautiful and bizarre. Written in 1892, originally published in a magazine, and considered an early prominent work of American feminist literature, Charlotte Perkins Gilman reflects on the damaging perspectives of how women’s mental and physical health were so harshly critiqued in this hard hitting story.
Despite being less than fifty pages long, it is powerful, intense, and something I wish I had heard of long before I read the tale. I highly recommend it.

What will you be reading next?

Having finally done some decision making after my somewhat rambling post regarding April, I will be reading The Queen of Hearts next. The debut novel from author Kimmery Martin, the main focus of the novel is to look at the capabilities we retain as human being for forgiveness. If we find something out that leave ripples through our lives, can we move on from it? And more – should we?
Kimmery’s second novel, The Antidote For Everything, was published this year, which reminded me of how much I needed to read Hearts long before the readathon categories were announced, but it’s been brilliant to manage to schedule it for this month.

So there we are! Another week, another three books. I’d love to hear what you are all covering for your WWW selection.

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