WWW Wednesday – 15th April 2020

Welcome back to another WWW Wednesday! I’ve loved reading people’s posts today, amazed at the amount of books people are managing to read, and really embracing the variety of literature there is out there in the world. It’s one of the good things we’ve got going for us, I think.

As always, a quick introduction to what WWW Wednesday is, just in case this is your first time reading a post about it. It’s a very simple, very engaging, series of posts across the book blogging world, which asks three basic questions:
– What are you currently reading?
– What have you just finished reading?
– What are you going to read next?

These posts are a great way to get reading ideas, to find people with similar tastes to you, or even simply to be nosy. It’s like a little private peek into the reading part of someone’s life, that is that bit more personal than normal book reviews. So here we go.

What are you currently reading?

Right now, I’m reading two books. I was only reading one, but it was on my kindle, and then my battery died. Sitting there waiting for it to charge made me so twitchy I had to pick up another book! So on my kindle I have The Queen of Hearts (surprisingly on plan), and in paperback, I have To Kill A Kingdom, both for reading tasks for OWLS Magical Readathon (“a heart in the title or on the cover” and “based around the sea” respectively). The Queen of Hearts has been something I’ve wanted to read for a while, so it’s lovely to be digging into it. I’m about 30% of the way through, and it has lived up entirely to what I hoped. As for To Kill A Kingdom, I’m only two chapters into this YA fantasy novel, but enjoying it so far.

What have you just finished reading?

After a recent beyond-five-stars read which I’ll be reviewing soon, I settled on reading Bone China next. I’m a big fan of Laura Purcell’s, but I have to say – this wasn’t my favourite of her books. It was a ‘good’ read, but not ‘great’. I thought at first it was just because I had been blown out of the water by the book prior – and there’s probably an element of that, even when trying to be unbiased, you can’t help it – but I think I just didn’t click quite as much with this one as with her others, for whatever reason. The Corset still remains firmly as one of my favourite supernatural, gothic books, not to mention one of my top from last year, but this one just didn’t capture me.

What are you going to read next?

I honestly don’t know the answer to this! It’s my birthday in a few weeks and I’m hoping for some books, so between those in coming and several reviews due in May, I have several scales to balance out. I was recently gifted a copy of Notes On A Nervous Planet and think with all that is going on in the world right now I could probably benefit from it, so I think I will keep that on my bedside table for a gap where it can fit in.

And there’s another Wednesday! Ticking them off as they go by is helping think of a time where I might one day get into a book shop again…. If you have a WWW post, I’d love to read it!


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