Hello! Welcome to post number…. ONE HUNDRED! How has that happened? I will do a special post to celebrate at some point soon but as my answers for these three questions are particularly interesting this week, I thought that was worth putting on a brief pause.
As always, WWW Wednesday is a great place whether you are a veteran book blogger or a newbie on the block. It’s simple and fun, and a great way to get to know the other bloggers around you. It asks three questions:
– What have you recently finished reading?
– What are you currently reading?
– What will you be reading next?
And that’s it! I love these posts, both reading and writing them, as I probably mention every time. So, without further babbling, here we go!
What have you recently finished reading?
I have just today finished reading The Five by Hallie Rubenhold. A book that was needed years ago but perhaps would only be acceptable today, it looks at what has always been ignored when discussing Jack the Ripper: the women. Dismissed as simply gruesome details to an exciting Victorian mystery until now, this book does what no book before has ever attempted to do, and give these women back their stories. Like last year, I’m so honoured to be part of the blog tour for The Wolfson Prize, and this is the book I will be writing about. So I won’t say more just yet, but I have lots of big thoughts to share.
If you’re interested in reading my review of the winning book last year, Reckonings, you can find the link here.
What are you currently reading?
Along with two audiobooks, I’m currently reading All Our Broken Idols as an eARC (electronic advanced readers copy, in case you didn’t know – it took me ages to find out!) ready to review by… tomorrow. I like to give myself plenty of time or I get too stressed.
The two audiobooks are for blog tours, and couldn’t be more opposite if they tried. It’s quite curious switching between them at times, depending on what I’m doing, knowing I’ll be reviewing them on the same day, for the same publisher even. It amazes me how many different books there are out in the world, full of different styles and words. It’s one of the things I love best about doing this job, for lack of a better term; it keeps it in full view the whole time.
What will you be reading next?
Well this is where it gets a bit interesting. Next month I’m planning on taking part in two readathons, as I really thrived on the structure that the Magical Readathon gave last month and have found myself being far more chaotic with my reading time without it. The problem is, because of said chaos, June has tiptoed around pretty quickly, and I have precious little time to actually get my act together.
The two readathons I’m planning on doing, The Olympic Games and Make Your Myth Taker, both have different requirements, and I might have to be a bit more honest with myself about how many books I can / will actually read in thirty days. I did manage twelve in April! That’s my self reassurance speaking.
So in answer to this question: A LOT. Expect two separate blog posts looking at my reading lists, and all the fun of the fair as they go on!
Thanks for joining me on this 100th post, I’ll be doing a giveaway at some point over the coming weeks to celebrate!
As always, let me know what you’re reading, and what you think I should be reading, if you’d like to share in the comments. Or just say hi, that’s always good too.