WWW Wednesday 28/5/19

WWW Wednesday is hosted by ‘Taking on a World of Words’ every Wednesday’:

What are you currently reading?

I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett, audiobook read by Stephen Briggs (cover art pictured by Laura Ellen Anderson)

I am gulping down the Tiffany Aching books.
This one seems to take on slightly older, grittier subjects and tone, but that makes sense when you consider Tiffany has been getting older and wiser and more experienced throughout the books and is now 16 and a pretty accomplished witch. I’m very much enjoying it regardless.

The Nowhere Emporium by Ross McKenzie (eBook)

I’ve been meaning to read this for years, and actually have a paper copy of it on my shelf but the sequel is out and I still haven’t read it so I’ve got the eBook from the library to try and finally catch up! I’ve only read the first couple of pages but I get the feeling from. The writing style and opening that I’m going to enjoy it…

What have you just finished reading?

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

I loved the first Stargold Chronicles book last year (my review of that one is here) so had such high hopes for this and it more than lived up to them. I loved this so much and as a pair of books to read one after the other, even better. I’ll post a full review soon, but honestly this book just had everything, it was wonderful.

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

I know everyone loves this and raves about it, it’s going on the Unrateable shelf here though. I’m sorry! It was an enjoyable enough read and I can see why it’s so popular but it just didn’t really do it for me.

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett, audiobook read by Stephen Briggs (cover art pictured by Laura Ellen Anderson)

While I did enjoy this, I think it was my least favourite of the Tiffany Aching books so far. Although maybe that has something to do with reading all about winter in the middle of summer, I’m not sure.

What will you read next?

Audio

The Shepherd’s Crown – the last of the Tiffany Aching books.

E-book

Murder Most Unladylike. I seem to have been saying I’m reading this next for ages – I had it reserved from the library but then saw they had it on audio so cancelled my eBook reservation in favour of that. But then Tiffany Aching took over on audio, so I’m back waiting for the eBook of this! It should be available by the time I finish the Nowhere Emporium.

Physical copy

I am just about to start No Ballet Shoes in Syria by Catherine Bruton.

Have you read any of these?

What are you reading at the moment?

24 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 28/5/19

  1. I’m sorry Brightstorm didn’t quite do it for you! I’m really looking forward to the Wild Folk Rising, And I really hope you enjoy MMU and No Ballet Shoes given I’ve recommended them so much :/
    And I’m glad you’re liking Nowhere Emporium- I loved that!
    Amy x

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    • It was a bit positive for me I think – all a bit too light and too nearly tied up!
      I’m starting No Ballet Shoes later, squeezed in Owen and the Soldier this afternoon as its only short and thought that was very good.

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      • I really enjoyed that one over the Easter bank holiday- such a lovely little book! Have also realised I forgot to tell you mine this morning so… the last I finished was I, Cosmo which I LOVED, I’m currently rereading Model Misfit which I still love so much and next I’m thinking maybe Midnight at Moonstone because the review copy I was waiting on hasn’t turned up so I assume it’s went missing and I’ll need to buy it once it’s out.
        Amy x

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      • Ah, I meant to ask you too then forgot, I have no brain today at all!
        Glad you’ve enjoyed a run of books you love! Fingers crossed your re iew copy of Midnight… has been the long way round and turns up before you buy it!x

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      • It’s the Cantankerous Molly Darling that’s went AWOL, Midnight at Moonstone is a library one 😊. It looks lovely! And I’m really hoping the review copy turns up but I really want to read it so if not I’ll definitely buy one x

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      • Midnight is about a costume museum where the costumes come to life at night and there’s mystery/a mission to save it from closure too I think? Molly Darling is about a girl who lives on an Irish farm whose life has become complete chaos- it sounds really fun! Rumblestar will go to the top of the pile whenever my library copy of that turns up I imagine- I’ve heard so many good things and I’m really excited about It! X

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      • Yes, I think either you or Lily (or both!) has mentioned Midnight before, I like the sound of that. Not heard of Molly, doesn’t sound like my usual cup of tea but I’ll be interested to see what you think!

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  2. Oh I’m sorry Brightstorm didn’t resonate with you, however getting to know the pattern of your unrateables I think I can see why and that you can see the appeal too! I’m working up to the wild folk (got a few books before I’m uncommitted- unless anything else comes in!!) and looking forward immensely x

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    • I was planning to re-read/read the whole Discworld series from the start but decided to read these as a mini series first as od never read these ones. I’ve read a lot of the early discworld but not so many later ones.

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    • Oh they’re so good, Granny Weather wax was always a Discworld favourite of mine so I’m loving reading about her again and just getting right back into Pratchett’s humour and observations and understanding of people!

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