WWW Wednesday is hosted by ‘Taking on a World of Words’ every Wednesday’:
What are you currently reading?
Monsters by Sharon Dogar.
I’m still reading this. It’s dragging a bit and though there’s things I’ve enjoyed about it, I feel it’s gone on too slowly, too samey for too long. Plus, it’s marketed as YA and I don’t feel this is a YA book at all. Maybe it’s just me. I’m too close to the evd and enjoying it enough not to DNF but I’ll be glad to finish it (surely this week?!)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling, read by Stephen Fry.
I’m still really enjoying the Harry Potter audiobooks! They’re very expensive to buy so I’ve been using a mixture of free credits on audible, money off play books and, mainly, the library (hooray for libraries!)
What have you just finished reading?
Mary Poppins by PL Travers, read by Olivia Colman (audiobook)
One of my goals this year was to read more classics, especially children’s classics. So when I found I had a week or so to wait for the next Harry Potter audiobook to be available, and knowing this was read by the wonderful Olivia Colman, I decided to read this while I waited.
It wasn’t what I was expecting at all. Having watched the film repeatedly growing up but never read the book, it took maybe the first chapter or 2 to get into it and Olivia’s Michael took a bit of getting used to. But once I had, I really enjoyed it, though Mary Poppins did far too much sniffing for my liking and I’ve never heard the word ‘presently’ used so often!
It had an Alice in Wonderland sort of absurdity and wit to it. My favourite chapter was Mrs Corry with her gingerbread.
The Closest Thing to Flying by Gill Lewis
I enjoyed this but perhaps not as much as I expected to. Its an excellent book and this was definitely a case of ‘its not you, its me’! I’ll be reviewing it properly next week.
What are you planning on reading next?
I’ll definitely be continuing to binge Harry Potter on audio.
I am SO EXCITED too to have a copy of Helen Oyeyemi’s Gingerbread. She’s one of my favourite authors and I can’t wait to read this. I had been reading a few books at a time but I know I’ll want to devour this so as soon as I get Monsters finished I’m starting this and giving it my full reading time!
Which other children’s classics should I read?
What are you reading at the moment?