WWW Wednesday 20/5/20

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

What are you currently reading?

The Vanishing Trick by Jenni Spangler

I’ve not got very much further with this; I’m struggling to get into it but that’s not being helped by not finding much time to read it in…

The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley

I’ve also mot made much progress with this – I read this in the evenings before Peapod first wakes to call me to bed and have been managing a page or two at best before being summoned! That said, I am REALLY enjoying it, just very slowly!

The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson (ebook)

I’m thoroughly enjoying this – it’s the sort of story you think of when you think of children’s books (I think!)

What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge, audiobook read by Kate Harper

I only started this today and I’m not sure yet what I’ll make of it. I admit it’s never been one of those classic children’s books I really wanted to read but we’ll see…! It has a Little Women sort of vibe up to now, so I think it could go either way.

What have you just finished reading?

Watership Down by Richard Adams, audiobook read by Peter Capaldi

OK, strictly speaking I haven’t finished it, but DNF-d thiugh only temporarily. I was struggling to get into the audiobook despite enjoying the narration – I think I need to come back to it either as a physical book or when I can listen for longer stretches at a time…

The Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen (ebook)

I really enjoyed this. My review is here.

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell, audiobook read by Hugh Bonneville

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this but I enjoyed it. A quick and entertaining read, I’ll review it in the next couple of days.

What will you read next?

With just a few days of Believathon left (and just over a week in my cheating, all-of-May extended version!) I’ll be trying to get at least a couple more of my choices for that read!

Have you read any of these?

What are you currently reading?

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  1. I’m sorry you’re not getting into The Vanishing Trick – it’s hard when it’s difficult to get sustained reading time. I’ve read Beyond Platform 13 but not the original one.

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    1. I got a copy of Beyond.. but really wanted to read this first and it fitted into Believathon so that’s what I’ve done! Hoping I’ll click with Vanishing Trick if I can get a chunk of time to get into it…

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  2. Sorry you’re struggling with The Vanishing Trick. I loved What Katy Did as a child. Not sure what I’d make of it now. There’s a bit where the kids make vinegar and water for a picnic and after we read it my sister and I went throuhh a stage of drinking that. It was as grim as it sounds.

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    1. Haha, bleurgh!! It’s solidly okay! It’s not one I’d read growing up so I went into it without knowing too much about it. So far, I like some things about it and it’s by no means a DNF, but I wouldn’t rave about it either. We’ll see how I feel by the end!


  3. Really happy you’re enjoying the Secret of Platform 13, although sorry that the Vanishing Trick isn’t going so well for you so far 😞
    I’ve just finished Boy Queen (fabulous YA about a boy becoming a drag queen, I loved it!!), now reading Roxy and Jones (very sweet MG about a fairytale inspired world called Illustria) and then after that I’m thinking I’m going to finally start Cut Throat Cafe x

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    1. I don’t know Boy Queen but I loved The Black Flamingo with a similar theme, I’ll have a look.
      Not sure about Roxy and Jones, I haven’t heard of it but ‘sweet’ isn’t usually my thing!!

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