WWW Wednesday 19/6/19

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What are you currently reading?

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, audiobook read by Martin Jarvis

Another book I know I should have read sooner but just never got round to, it seemed a good time to jump into it on finishing Tiffany Aching.

It took a while to get into initially, but now I’m really enjoying it, and the narration is a perfect match for the shrewd, cynical and dry-witted text.

I’m wondering whether to watch the series when I finish it – has anyone seen it?

The Nowhere Emporium by Ross McKenzie (eBook)

Night times are still a roulette wheel at the moment – sometimes I am miraculously awarded some actual sleep and other times I get none but am so bone tired I can’t manage to read! So I still haven’t got very far with this! I’m about halfway through and am enjoying it. I especially like the wonders and the book they come from – a really inspiring, magical idea!

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Scavengers by Darren Simpson, illustrated by Tom Clohosy Cole

I am enjoying this, though I’m finding it a bit slow. I think in parts this has helped as we’ve really gotten into the world Landfill and Babagoo live in, but I can’t help but feel like I’d like it to move a bit faster. It also reminds me of other books a bit here and there and I can’t help but feel like I know where it’s going, so I’m hoping for some surprises in the second half!

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

I’m taking part in the #PinkRabbitReadalong on Twitter, although I need to get a wriggle on if I’m going to join in with the chat next week! Peapod is starting nursery, just short sessions at the moment, so I’m hoping to squeeze a few pages in while he’s there – just need to hope I can concentrate!

What have you just finished reading?

I Shall Wear Midnight and The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett, audiobook read by Stephen Briggs (cover art pictured by Laura Ellen Anderson)

I can’t say anything about The Shepherd’s Crown without mentioning a really huge event that happens at the start of it and just had me like “noooooooo!” but obviously I can’t say much about that either as I don’t want to give it away, but if you’ve read it I’m sure you’ll know (Lily?!)

I thought it was a really fitting end to the Tiffany Aching books. I’ve really enjoyed reading them – the Nac Mac Feegles are fantastic and it’s been lovely rejoining a slightly older, slightly wiser, slightly more experienced Tiffany in each book and seeing her grow.

What will you read next?

Audio

Circe – Madeleine Miller. I’ve been dying to read this since it was released in hardback! But I just haven’t managed to fit it into all the books I feel I need to read, predominantly the MG/YA ones I feel I need to have read for work (don’t get me wrong though, I love reading them too!). But Charlotte has raved about the audiobook too, so this is going next on my listening list!

E-book

Murder Most Unladylike (if I ever finish Nowhere Emporium!)

Physical copy

I’m not sure what else I think I prob need to crack on with some of the YA I have waiting – Deathless Girls, The Boxer or Meat Market maybe. Although I have SO many MG boks I really want to get into too…!

Have you read any of these?

What are you reading at the moment?

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  1. I haven’t read I shall wear midnight exactly because I know what happens and I can pretend it doesn’t if I haven’t read the book (Denial City over here) I don’t think I’m emotionally ready for that as I cried a few times during Good Omens when I could feel Pratchett’s voice coming through- and yes you must watch it- it is perfection and I loved it.
    Stick with Scavengers the pauses and slow bits are definitely part of the narrative, like a mindfulness exercise the magic in the stillness and inbetweens within the Hinterland in contrast to what you will see later on.

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    1. Oh that is good to know, that’s what I was hoping would be the case and part of the reason I’ve stuck with it. I also think it’s one of those books I’d be enjoying more if I could read it in longer chunks rather than a few pages at a time.
      I Shall Wear Midnight wasn’t too bad, but The Shepherd’s Crown – 😭 It really shows what strong characters he created to have us so invested in them. There was also an introduction explaining about it being the last book he wrote which was very emotive too – you may want to avoid that!
      Glad to hear Good Omens series gets a thumbs up. Will watch when we finish Killing Eve.

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      1. Ooh that will be a doozy- will have to be in a much stronger emotional state involving Pratchett before I read those. For me I rereading Good Omens for my 20 Books will be good for me because Neil Gaiman‘s hand will temper Pratchett? I’ll probably end up emotional again though as his voice sings through the page.

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      2. Yes, I think it does. I haven’t read much Gaiman but it definitely sounds like Pratchett, though different at the same time (which I guess is where Gaiman comes in!)

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      3. Yes Good Omens was my first Gaiman, and I think that plus his children’s books or Stardust is an easier route into Gaiman than hopping straight in as I tried with American Gods in my teens and it was too much too soon.

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      4. What would you recommend of his after this? I’m enjoying this, and otherwise have only read Coraline which I wasn’t overly taken with *whispers* I preferred the film!

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      5. I’ll admit Gaiman is still something I’m working on- I want to love his worlds because his ideas are just so full of folklore and magic, but I’ve tended to struggle – Stardust is good and a quicker read but different from the film. I would start there and if he’s not for you, he’s not for you- he may not be for me!

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      6. Haha, don’t apologise! I will try that one as well then, although as it’s one of his younger books like Coraline I’m not sure what I’ll make of it (incidentally though I think you’d like Coraline)

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  2. I’m so pleased you’re enjoying Nowhere Emporium, albeit slowly! Do you think I’d like Scavengers? I bought it on a whim and I don’t know if I’ll actually like it…
    I just read The Garden of Lost Secrets and it was EXCELLENT- it really reminded me of early Emma Carroll and it was just amazing. I’m now reading Begone the Raggedy Witches and loving it too so far- Crow has got my heart in tatters and the witches are hideously creepy! My next read will more than likely be the Bad Luck Lighthouse, which I’m very excited for. Then, after that, I’m not sure- it’ll be either another library book or something from my owned TBR probably x

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    1. I’m not sure if you’d like Scavengers – I’m still not sure exactly what I make of it! But I will let you know when I’m done. Up to now I don’t think you’d reshhy hate it or anything but I don’t think you’d love it either.
      I really want to read Garden of Lost Secrets, glad you enjoyed it so much.
      Behind the Raggedy Witches was an ‘ok’ from me, I’d probably still read book 2 but it won’t be happening anytime soon!
      I don’t know Bad Luck Lighthouse?x

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      1. I hadn’t thought I’d like Raggedy Witches as much as I do, but I’ve gotten very into it! Garden of Lost Secrets is so, so good; I got absolutely sucked into the world every time I picked it up. Bad Luck Lighthouse is the new Nicki Thornton- it’s the sequel to Last Chance Hotel and it sounds brilliant 😊

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      2. Ah yes, I knew the title sounded familiar but couldn’t place it. I wasn’t keen on Last Chance (bit of an unrateable for me) so I won’t be reading Lighthouse but I hope you enjoy it!

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      3. If Peril en Pointe turns up soon, it’ll be very close to the top of my list too! I’m so excited for it. There’s a very strong chance I’ll read Paper and Hearts Society or Alex in Wonderland next after Lighthouse instead of being good and reading a library or review copy 🙈 but I’ll see what I’m in the mood for after I finish it I suppose! X

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      4. Yes, don’t plan too far ahead. I always think I know what I’ll read next but it almost never ends up being the case! (with physical books anyway, audio and ebooks I stick to my plan more) x

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