WWW Wednesday – 15th December 2021

Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Wednesday has rolled around once again, and we’re edging closer to Christmas. I must admit I’m not feeling particularly festive this year, but I’m trying to channel the Christmas spirit a little, even if it’s all coming in the guise of murder mysteries!

In the last week, I haven’t read as much as I normally would find myself doing, as I’ve been wiped out by the practialities of the season. Wrapping up presents is physically tiring, and adding that in to having to travel to my parents to do it in the first place because of space takes away even more energy. Planned reading time has very easily turned into essenital nap times. I’m doing whatever I need to do just to get through at the moment.

As always, WWW Wednesday is about tracking reading habits with three simple questions:

  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What are you planning on readin next?

What have you recently finished reading?
I’ve just finished Arsenic For Tea, the second book in the Murder Most Unladylike series. Just as always, Robin Stevens manages to find a balance between a myrid of emotions, hitting hard notes but covered in the love Hazel has for her best friend Daisy. It was a very complicated book in many ways, and I absolutely loved it (of course). It also started a passionate discussion with my son about mystery books, and he still remembers finishing the first one despite it being a couple of years ago, which says a lot about the skill of a book.

What are you currently reading?
I’ve got three books on the go at the moment, all very different! Firstly, I’ve got just a few chapters left of Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas, which is a Jane Austen mystery. I didn’t even know such a thing existed, and it’s that perfect balance between easy read and fully absorbing. It’s probably going to be my last Christmas themed read.
I’m also reading Date Me, Bryson Keller. This one I blame entirely on having enjoyed The Ex Hex as finishing that put me in the mood for some more romcom vibes. I’ve kind of hit a bit of a brick wall with this one but I’m hoping to push through it.
The Bear and the Nightingale is wintery without being all about Christmas, and I’m enjoying listening to this at night under a fluffy blanket. I’m still not that far into it so am reserving judgement for now, as I know so many people who have said this is one of their favourite books.

What are you planning on reading next?
Left on my December TBR, we have The House in the Cerulean Sea, and book four in the Spellslinger series, Soulbinder. I’m not sure which one I’m going to pick up next, it kind of depends which book I finish first from the ones I’ve already got on the go, to see what I’m in the mood for. I’m also thinking about picking up the next Murder Most Unladylike book, as I’m really enjoying working my way through those at the moment.

Thanks for stopping by today for this Wednesday’s summary. New posts go up daily, ranging from author interview to book reviews, so be sure to check out what else is going on!

1 Comment

  1. Hooray for book discussions! My husband hasn’t been out for his morning walks so much recently so I’m still anxiously waiting to start Richard Osman’s second novel which we’re supposed to be reading together (he has a few hours on his current audio book to go!). I have just finished reading How to Read Water by Tristan Gooley, which was interesting but hard going (reviewing tomorrow), I’m reading Heartcross Castle by Christie Barlow, which is a fun light read and I will be picking up some proper Christmas reads next to make sure I get to them this year as they’ve already waited around a year …

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