WWW Wednesday 22/4/20

I’ve not posted a WWW for a couple of weeks, mostly because I’ve hardly been reading in April. Between making myself catch up on reviews before starting something new, not having anywhere near as much reading time during ‘lockdown’ and struggling with Moby Dick I just hadn’t read anything! But, my reviews are caught up and I’ve DNF-ed Moby Dick (I still don’t have any time to read, but two out of three and all that!) so, I’m back on the books! WWW Wednesday is hosted by ‘Taking on a World of Words’ every Wednesday.

What are you currently reading?

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

I bought this when it came out and loved it, so I’ve been really looking forward to reading the follow up that’s judt been released. But I read the first page and just really wanted to read this again first. I so rarely reread books so it feels like a bit of a treat to be going back to a book I enjoyed so much the first time.

Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner, ebook

This is one of those books I always think “oh I must read that” when I see it in work but then always forget about. I’d reached the end of The Pear Affair and wanted another classic style adventure/mystery type book. I had a few other, more modern, candidates lined up but this popped into my head and it seemed a good chance to finally read it. I think the fact that it’s quite short also swayed me as I needed something to restart my reading after a lull. I’m a few chapters in and enjoying it so far.

The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann, audiobook read by Paul Whitehouse and Esther Coles

So, this will age me (and I suspect some of you will fall into the “Oh my goodness, yes, I remember that” half and others the “what on earth is she on about?!” half) but while if never read this, I LOVED the animated series when I was young (though my sister loved it even more, she hot the magazines too!)

To be honest, I don’t think I knew until working in a bookshop that it was a book, but I’m do glad to have ditched Moby Dick and reverted to children’s classics on audio as I am thoroughly enjoying this (though I can’t deny, I’m still picturing the characters from the series as I listen!)

What have you just finished reading?

The Borrowers by Mary Norton, audiobook read by Christopher Eccleston

A lovely return to children’s classics. This is another I loved the TV series of as a child, though I had read this one too, but I really enjoyed revisiting it.

What will you read next?

Physical copies/ebooks – I’ll follow up The Watchmaker of Filigree Street with The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley.
I am also planning to take part in Believathon again in May so I’ll be choosing my MG books for that soon too! Audiobook – Another children’s classic. Maybe Watership Down or Goodnight Mister Tom.

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

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  1. Well done for catching up on your reviews – I wish I could say the same! 😂 I also loved The Borrowers TV series but have never read the book which I have a feeling I’d like. I love Goodnight Mr Tom – used to teach it in Year 6. I’m so glad you’re taking part in Believathon – I need to get my list sorted!

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    1. I still need to choose my books too, I love that planning part though!
      I think you’d enjoy The Borrowers, it’s only short too (though I believe there’s more stories about them which I haven’t read). I love Goodnight Mister Tom too. I did it when I was in year 6 (as a child not teaching!) and my mum who used to teach used to use it with her classes too, but we both just love it. Have you seen the film of it too?


    1. I’m not very far in so I’ll come back to you when I get a bit farther, but at the moment I’d say I’m enjoying it but not as much as more recent ones. It’s enjoyable but I’m not desperately turning pages.x


  2. The animals of farthing wood is not as sweet as it sounds!!! I remember being traumatised and crying & mum saying well done to my dad for putting it on (who to be fair to was right when he said but it’s a children’s cartoon!!!!)

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    1. Hahaha! Oh, poor you and your poor dad! No, it’s definitely not sweet! It doesn’t pull any punches but you know that suits me! I’m really enjoying listening to it.

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