WWW Wednesday 26/6/19

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What are you currently reading?

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

I’m nearing the end of this now and I’ve really enjoyed it. I think the narration of the audiobook has helped make it for me, I’m definitely glad I listened to it over reading the physical book. I’m planning to watch the series soon too…

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Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

I read A Spoonful of Murder last year and really enjoyed it. It was a brilliant mystery (admittedly I am beyond useless at crimes or mysteries but I didn’t have a clue!) and I loved Daisy and Hazel and the way we saw their case unfold.

I’ve been meaning to read the rest since then and have promised Amy at Golden Books Girl I would do so as she LOVES these books something ridiculous, but new releases/a baby/trying (failing!) to keep up with new releases and a baby kept putting it off. However, I finally have it on ebook from the library and have read the first few pages! Amy, I am going in!

Where the River Runs Gold by Sita Brahmachari, illustrated by

I had Where the River Runs Gold lined up and but hadn’t really read too much about it, then a friend tweeted the other day about how similar it sounds to How to Bee and having just read the blurb I can’t get over how alike they sound. I’m really hoping this won’t be a ripped off but bigger-name so better-selling version of that, as I loved How To Bee.

I’ve only read the first chapter and do far they read very differently, so I’m hopeful but the blurbs do sound very similar so we’ll see… Has anyone else read both?

What have you just finished reading?

The Nowhere Emporium by Ross McKenzie (eBook)

I enjoyed this, though if I had to sum it up, I’d just say “Night Circus for kids”. That’s not a bad thing, I absolutely loved Night Circus, but they do feel similar! The Nowhere Emporium is written with such incredible imagination and I loved all the Wonders in the Emporium. The idea of a mysterious and magical emporium just popping up and being full of all these fantastic rooms to explore is beyond exciting.

I liked the way the history of Silver and his emporium unfolded within the story and I thought the ending was really clever on the whole (although dead parents reappearing to orphanned MCs – I’m sorry, but yawn) I’ll be reading the follow up, The Elsewhere Emporium, with interest but not exactly wetting my pants to get my hands on it!

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Scavengers by Darren Simpson, illustrated by Tom Clohosy Cole

I enjoyed this too. It’s a book to make you think and an incredibly well crafted world. My full review of it is here.

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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

I’m taking part in the #PinkRabbitReadalong on Twitter, and I’d been worried I wouldn’t get this finished. Fortunately/Unfortunately yesterday was a tough drop off at nursery and an incredibly anxious day, so I hunkered down with a packet of ginger nuts (yes, almost the whole packet, and what of it?!), plenty of coffee and travelled through Switzerland, Paris and England with Anna, Max, Mama and Papa.

I had forgotten how much I love this book. It was just what I needed yesterday.

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

I’d like to read Arsenic for Tea and work through the MMU series, but it’s on loan/reserved til August (I could get First Class Murder – how much do you think it matters if I read them out of order?)

So, I’m not sure – I may read Bombs on Aunt Dainty as an ebook as I really want to read that again now I’ve finished When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, otherwise I need to do some searching of the library’s ebook catalogue to see which books from my TBR are available.

Physical copy

I need to crack on with some of the YA I have waiting – Deathless Girls, The Boxer or Meat Market maybe – so will probably read one of these in the evening and an MG during the day.

Have you read any of these?

What are you reading at the moment?

6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 26/6/19

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  1. YAY that you’re starting MMU! I personally would recommend reading AfT then FCM because there are things in FCM that could be confusing if you’ve not read book 2 (Robin was v careful not to spoil it and continues that for all the books, so you could do it, but I think you’d end up wondering what went down!)
    I loved Elsewhere Emporium even more than the first book, if that makes any difference to your excitement levels about it…
    I’m currently reading Peril en Pointe, the last thing I finished was the Bad Luck Lighthouse (though there was a DNF in between!) and I’m really unsure about what to read next- I’m considering Find the Girl, which I was sent for review but I can’t decide at all really!
    Amy x

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    1. I will stick to reading them in order then (I’d rather do that anyway, just don’t like to wait!) I’ll either be patient and read something else in between or buy AfT instead of borrowing. We’ll see…
      Maybe I’ll try and get hold of Elsewhere to read in between, glad to know you thought it was so good!
      What did you DNF – anything I’d be eyeing up to read?! Sometimes a last minute spur of the moment pick us the best when you’re not sure what to read next I think!x

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      1. It was the Girl with the Shark’s Teeth by Cerrie Burnell- I really didn’t like the writing style and I found the main character’s balance issues a bit off (and it was described as clumsiness which enraged me!). I gave up very quickly and I’m so glad because apparently one of my least favourite things that can happen happens later on 🙄 x

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  2. Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it, can totally understand that. Must be so infuriating to see issues you are familiar with represented (or misrepresented as with the clumsiness!) so poorly.
    I have that in my tbr pile but perhaps I’ll put it to the bottom in favour of others first.

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  3. I’ve just finished Where the River Runs Gold but haven’t read How to Bee. I enjoyed it – definitely gave me food for thought! I’ve read The Deathless Girls – amazing! She’s such a fantastic writer!

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    1. She really is, I’ve loved all her others so I’m looking forward to this, and The Mercies later in the year.
      Good to know you enjoyed WTRRG, I’ve started it and am enjoying it but I’m worried about how similar they’re going to be, though so far they do seem quite different…

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