WWW Wednesday 8/5/19

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What are you currently reading?

Wild Folk Rising by Sylvia Linsteadt, cover art by Sandra Dieckmann

I have been SO looking forward to this after loving book one last year (my review of that one is here) I started it last night and stepped straight back into Farallone. At the moment, though I know danger lurks, there’s a real feeling of comfort and excitement to be back. If you missed book one, make sure you read it now – it was a real favourite of mine from last year.

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett, audiobook read by Stephen Briggs (cover art pictured by Laura Ellen Anderson)

I’ve just moved straight onto this from The Wee Free Men (see below) today and am enjoying it immensely already.

Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy, cover art by George Ermos (eBook)

OK, I haven’t actually got further than opening this up on my library app but I’m excited to finally be getting round to reading it!

What have you just finished reading?

Frost Hollow Hall by Emma Carroll (eBook)

This was an enjoyable read, I really liked the supernatural theme and as always from Emma Carroll the historical nature of the book felt spot on, really believable and as if you’re in it. I was less keen on the romantic slant of the book though, and didn’t like the narrator’s obsession with Kit. Overall, I enjoyed this but not as much as the other books I’ve read by Emma Carroll.

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble (paperback)

I loved Bren MacDibble’s How to Bee (you can read my review of it here) and I really enjoyed this too. One of the things that really stood out for me was how engrossing the book was with just two main characters journeying across an almost deserted land, which is vividly described. There’s strong themes of family and the environment and it’s a really cleverly balanced, absorbing book.

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett, audiobook read by Stephen Briggs (cover art pictured by Laura Ellen Anderson)

I was struggling to find audiobooks I wanted to read from my library app so caved, bought some more audible credit and started on the Tiffany Aching books.

It’s years (at least decade but that makes me feel very old!) since I read Discworld but I used to absolutely love them and have been planning to go back to them and re-read them for ages. I always see the Tiffany Aching books in work too and think “I really must read them” so that’s where I’ve started.

I thoroughly enjoyed this. Pratchett’s trademark dry, clever and observant humour runs through it. The Nac Mac Feegles are brilliant, Tiffany is a hugely likeable and relatable main character and my heart positively leapt when Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg made an appearance! I’m looking forward to the rest of the series!

What are you planning on reading next?

Audio

I love that I can download audiobooks from my library but I’m going to have to get much more organised at reserving them in plenty of time as so many of those I tried are on loan! I have Murder Most Unladylike and the Finn Family Moomintroll reserved so they’ll be up soon, til then I’m working through the Tiffany Aching books.

E-book

I’ve only just started Brightstorm, so it’ll be a while before I’m ready for a new one. I might try another Emma Carroll (The Girl Who Walked on Air is a string contender) but who knows – by then I might have found something that I must put straight to the top of the pile!

Physical copy

Nosy Crow very kindly sent me a proof of Ballet Shoes in Syria by Catherine Bruton so that’s jumped to the top of my TBR, especially after being so highly recommended by Amy over at Golden Books Girl!

Have you read any of these?

What are you reading at the moment?

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  1. Awesome to see you rediscovering the Tiffany Aching stories! I’m going to read the Wild Folk!!! It’s like everything ‘me’, I promised myself the next time I see it I will buy it- of course I haven’t 🙄
    Brightstorm is fabulous with its Musketeer Engineers type adventure! I loved it.

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    1. It’s my first read of Tiffany Aching, I’d read a lot of the Discworld books but never these. I’m loving them though and how familiar they feel.
      I really think you’ll love The Wild Folk!

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  2. So pleased you’re enjoying the Wild Folk Rising so far, and YAY that Brightstorm is going to be one of your next reads- I love that book. And glad you at least enjoyed Frost Hollow Hall even though you didn’t love it!
    The Girl Who Walked on Air is my favourite Emma Carroll ever, so definitely recommend that. And yay that you’re reading No Ballet Shoes in Syria next too 😊
    I’ve just finished Wildspark (loved it!), am now reading Kat Wolfe Takes the Case and have no idea what I’m going to read next as I’m only two chapters into that. It’ll probably be one of my review copies (I got some FAB surprise book post yesterday with Anna at War) or another library book- A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder or the Umbrella Mouse are probably the most likely of those.
    Amy x

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed Wildspark and are enjoying Kat Wolfe, I thought the first one was good. I’ll be interested to see what you think of Anna at War, I’m quite keen to read that too from what little I’ve seen but I don’t really know too much about it.
      Hope the exams are all going ok – nearly there!xx

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      1. I only have one left, which is exciting! The one yesterday was rather horrid (especially the first paper!), though I thought Tuesday’s was okay, and I’m VERY tired after sitting two in two days. I only have one left next Tuesday now which is good 😊. I shall let you know what I think of Anna at War once I read it, which should be soon! X

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      2. Ah, sorry yesterday’s was tough and they’ve been so tiring – hang on in there! Make sure you relax and do something nice this weekend.xx

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