WWW Wednesday(ish) – 24th June

Another week, another Wednesday! Except… This is Thursday, because I already had a blog tour scheduled for yesterday, and life has been a bit hectic. Welcome, or welcome back. Although I don’t do these posts every Wednesday, I did manage it last week too, which you can find here, if you’re curious to see what a week of reading looks like!

It’s been one of those weird weeks where it’s both flown and dragged, meaning I’ve managed to do some reading, but maybe not as much as I would have liked. My body has been in flare up as well which doesn’t help, as I’ve needed to just sleep a lot, something I need to do but find endlessly frustrating. It gets in the way of my plans! The weekend especially involved sleeping for almost 48 hours; it sounds more fun than it is, kids.

As always, WWW Wednesday is all about a fun, relaxed approach to covering your reading, by asking three easy to answer questions:

  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What will you be reading next?

What’s great about this approach is it’s something everyone can join in with. There’s nothing to hold you back jumping in, even if it’s your first blog post, or even just something you use as a journaling technique. I’ve said before how much I love writing these posts, and also reading the posts others have written; it’s just great fun.

So let’s get started!

What have you recently finished reading?
Last week I couldn’t answer the last question fully as it was my ‘secret book’ for Make Your Myth Taker BUT having now finished it I can share it with you. I feel like a little kid sneaking sweets around, it’s been great fun. My secret book was… Hamnet! It’s been on my TBR pile since it came out pretty much, and I’m so glad I finally got around to reading it. It’s also interesting as I’m slowly but surely making my way through the Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, something I always try to do if I can. Hamnet has made the shortlist this year, and it was up against some very tough competitors. I’ll be writing more about my thoughts when I review it soon.

What are you currently reading?
My current read is the last book for my Make Your Myth Taker TBR, Before The Coffee Gets Cold. This is the first book I’ve read by Toshikazu Kawaguchi, somewhere between the lines of science fiction, and realistic fantasy. The idea of a time travelling coffee shop sounds absolutely ideal to me, although of course – whenever there is time travel, there is trouble. It takes a little while to get used to the writing style, but then is totally engrossing.

What will you be reading next?
I think I’ll probably read A Court of Mist and Fury next, or start attacking the far too large pile of ARCs from NetGalley. I’ve had some really exciting approvals recently and there’s a good pile of books waiting for me. I’m having quite a major depressive episode at the moment, so need to accept I might not tick off all my books for the challenges, which I’m not great at as that feels like failure. I have such high standards, sometimes it trips over into the things I love too. But this does mean I can read whatever I want, so you never know.

Well there’s this week’s wrap up. I know it’s a bit of a weird one, but there’s always weeks like those. Next Wednesday will be the first of July, so we’ll see where I’m at with reading challenges after the final day! Maybe I’ll just squeeze those last books in…

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