WWW Wednesday 31/3/21

WWW Wednesday is hosted by ‘Taking on a World of Words’ every Wednesday and asks:

What are you currently reading?

What have you just finished reading?

What will you read next?

So, first up, my current reads:

Grow by Luke Palmer

I’ve not got very far with this. I feel like I’m going to like it well enough, but not be blown away by it. But we’ll see…

Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker, audiobook read by Noah Galvin

I’ve been meaning to read this for ages so I’m squeezing it in on audio. I’m not far in yet, so my thoughts on it are still very much TBC!

A Vanishing of Griffins by S. A. Patrick

I haven’t actually started this yet but what else but this could I pick up after finishing A Darkness of Dragons?!

What have you just finished reading?

Eve Out of her Ruins by Ananda Devi, translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman

In the end, this didn’t quite work for me. I liked the lyrical prose, but it didn’t suit the story and I found it got in the way of me really investing in the characters.

I usually like books with multiple perspectives but I don’t feel like this added anything here and I’d have preferred just one or two POVs.

For a book with such hard-hitting, difficult and uncomfortable themes (poverty, prostitution, rape, domestic violence, gang violence…) it could have been powerful, but didn’t deliver.

Bloom by Nicola Skinner, audiobook read by Lauren Chandler

I loved this and it’s made me even more excited for Nicola’s new book Starboard which I’m hoping to read soon! Full review to follow.

A Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave

I was a bit poorly this week, so I curled up in bed for a comfort re-read of this favourite and it more than did the trick. Love it.

A Darkness of Dragons by S A Patrick

I finally, finally got round to reading this and the only good thing about it taking me so long to get to is that I can go straight into book two immediately! This was great, I’ll try and get a review up ASAP!

Also, to those of you who’ve read it: what did it remind me of??! In a good way this felt like it had a flavour of another book or author (not the plot or characters or anything specific just a feeling or the style maybe) – any ideas? I feel like there’s a hint of Howl, a bit of Podkin but it’s neither of those I’m thinking of I don’t think – I absolutely can’t place what it is it reminded me of!

What’s next?

These are all highly likely to change, but…

My next ebook will be The Supreme Lie by Geraldine Mcaughrean.

My next audiobook will probably be The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley.

My next physical children’s book will probably be Starfell: Willow Moss and the Vanished Kingdom by Dominique Valente.

And my next adult read will probably be Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell.

Have you read any of these?

What are you reading at the moment?

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  1. So chuffed you liked Bloom, and a Darkness of Dragons. I’ll admit my memory of the latter is hazy but I just read the sequel and I think it might be even better?! Now reading Maya and the Rising Dark, and need to try and squeeze Wonderscape and Featherlight in before Saturday, even though it’s also performance week :/ x

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    1. Don’t overdo it! Rest up this week too! Though you can’t beat a good book for relaxing with I know!
      I’ve heard good things about Featherlight! I don’t know Maya?

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  2. I’m so glad you enjoyed Bloom – I definitely need to get Starboard as I so love the writing style. You’re making me wrack my brains re A Darkness of Dragons! I have so many review books to read over Easter, it would love to get to A Vanishing of Griffins!

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    1. I think Nicola’s writing is brilliant!
      And I think Darkness might just be one of those weird personal book things but I thought I’d throw it out there just in case!
      I really should be concentrating on review books too but they’ve been totally sidelined 😬

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      1. I love her writing. I’ve only read Bloom and Storm so far but I’m mega excited for Starboard too. I think she has a really distinctive style and such out there ideas so if you like one you’ll probably like them all, even though they’re hugely different in subject (flowers and poltergeists and ships…)
        I think you’d like both, my review of storm is here https://bellisdoesbooks.wordpress.com/2020/11/10/believathon-3-storm/ if that helps you pick! I’d lean towards Storm but they’re both great.

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