WWW Wednesday 22/1/20

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

What are you currently reading?

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

I’m about a third through and loving it!

Running Girl by Simon Mason (ebook)

I have such conflicting thoughts on this book! I’m intrigued by the actual mystery and like the use of both Garvie’s and Inspector Singh’s viewpoints. I also like the Garvie isn’t your typical main character – he’s lazy, arrogant, skips school, gets bad grades, smokes and drinks and none of it is so he can reform, nor is it to naje him cool. He just feels like a normal (if slightly cleverer) teenager for a change. But I’m not loving the writing style or voice at all and the portrayal of the female characters – so far at least – is pretty poor. I’m going to finish it and see how I feel then about reading the others.

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, audiobook read by Emilia Fox

Continuing with my attempts to read more children’s classics, I chose this as I’d never read it. I’m really enjoying it and Emilia Fox is a great narrator for it.

Dragon Detective: Catnapped! by Gareth P. Jones

I started this on my lunch yesterday and am hoping to finish it today. I love the old style detective feel of our dragon detective, Dirk Dilly, and the tone of the book. I think it will be a great addition to the younger fiction range.

What have you just finished reading?

The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley, audiobook read by Bernard Cribbins

This was odd. And that’s really all I can say about it. There were things I liked, especially the way that it stood up for children’s rights and well being, bearing in mind the time it was written in. But overall it felt a bit too dated, moralistic and religious.

What will you read next?

Physical copy – probably Lost Tide Warriors but I’m eagerly awaitung a copy of The Highland Falcon Thief at work so if that arrives it’ll skip the queue!

Ebook – I don’t think I’ll be reading the other Garvie Smith’s, but if I do it’ll be those. Otherwise, probably Shadowsea.

Audiobook – I’m really enjoying using audiobooks to listen to children’s classics. Which classic should I choose next?

Have you read any of these? What are you currently reading?

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