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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays are hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?
Thomas Hoover – Caribbee (E)

I’m about 3/4s of the way through this and I’m enjoying it immensely.

Georgette Heyer – Regency Buck
Borrowed from a colleague. So far, so good.

What did you recently finish reading?
Nothing – but I did abandon Ben Hur by Lew Wallace because it was boring me rigid. It’s a real shame because a) it was for discussion in Kindle Klub, and b) I nominated it, so I feel rather guilty at having suggested a total duffer. At least one other member has also found it impossible to get on with this one.

What do you think you’ll read next?
Robyn Young – Insurrection
The publishers have sent me this one to review and I’ll be getting the sequel around the time of its publication in August this year. It looks like it will be right up my street, so I’m looking forward to getting to it as soon as possible!


WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays are hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?
Georgette Heyer – Regency Buck
I’ve borrowed this one from a colleague. Stephen Fry once mentioned on a TV programme that The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer was one of his favourite books, and I resolved I would give it a try. My colleague offered to loan me this one as she’s just finished reading it, so I couldn’t refuse! I’ll get to the other one another time and see if I agree with Mr Fry!

Lew Wallace – Ben-Hur (e-book)
I’lm reading this e-book for discussion with the rest of Kindle Klub this month, but so far it’s like reading a novelised version of the New Testament, which I’m not particularly enjoying. I’m not sure how much further I’ll continue with this one. Unless it picks up very soon, it will be ditched, I’m afraid!

What did you recently finish reading?

Terry Pratchett – Snuff (Discworld 39) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
I was so excited about this novel as it’s a Vimes book and his are always my favourites. Till now. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy it, but nowhere near as much as the others and therefore not as much as I had hoped and expected. I don’t know what it was about it exactly, but it just didn’t have the same flow as usual – perhaps it’s the switch Pratchett has had to make from typing to dictating. It’s good, but others have been better. Vimes is still Vimes, but I feel he’s mellowing a bit with age and fatherhood, and the rest of the watch were barely mentioned – there were a few bit-parts and one-liners for a couple of the usual crew, but they were mostly left out and Vimes took the helm, so to speak. Usually, this would be a fine thing indeed, but on this occasion, I felt it lacked a little sparkle.

I’m still looking forward to the publication of The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter in June though!

Charles Dickens – Great Expectations (e-book) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
I enjoyed the earlier parts of this novel, but as time went on I found myself less and less engaged in the plot and characters. I no longer cared about Miss Havesham; I couldn’t understand why Pip still pined for cold, aloof Estella; and I wasn’t bothered by Pip distancing himself from his old friends and family. Before reading this, I knew the basics of the story, but there’s a lot here that always gets cut in adaptations, and I can see why as a lot of it was, to be perfectly frank, very dull. The humour I found in the first half of the book gave way to the doldrums and I felt like I was wading through the second half of the book like wearing lead boots in a lake of treacle. It felt like it took forever and by the time I neared the end of it, I was wishing it would hurry up and reach a conclusion. So, overall, I was rather disappointed by this, but I will not let it put me off trying more Dickens…

What do you think you’ll read next?
Malinda Lo – Huntress
Prequel to Ash, which I loved.

Simon Scarrow – Praetorian
Eleventh in the fantastic Romans series.

These are the last of my Xmas gift books!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays are hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?
Terry Pratchett – Snuff (Discworld 39)
I am now about a third of the way through and, as fans would expect from a Vimes / Watch novel, it is nothing short of sublime! Pratchett always seems to be at his best when Vimes it at the heart of the story and so far Snuff is no exception. I can hardly wait to turn the pages, but as it’s my reading-in-bed book, I don’t get to turn as many as I’d like!

Charles Dickens – Great Expectations (e-book)
Till now, I’ve only ever read A Christmas Carol, as I confess I was a little afraid of reading Dickens. However, I am finding this a surprisingly humourous read and am enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. Let’s just say I now have great expectations of this novel. I’m sorry, I just couldn’t resist the pun! *shame*  I’ll be some time with this…

What did you recently finish reading?
Charlaine Harris – Dead Reckoning
Full review HERE.

Stuart McBride – Birthdays for the Dead
Full review HERE.

What do you think you’ll read next?
Malinda Lo – Huntress
Prequel to Ash, which I loved.

Simon Scarrow – Praetorian
Eleventh in the fantastic Romans series.

These are the last of my Xmas gift books!


WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays are hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?
Charlaine Harris – Dead Reckoning

The eleventh book in the Southern Vampires (aka True Blood) series. The series went a little off the boil in some of the more recent books, but this one seems to be bringing things back on track. I’m certainly enjoying it a great deal! Harris’s style is very easy to read and her characters are a lot of fun. Borrowed from the library.

Charles Dickens – Great Expectations (E/BL/C)
Till now, I’ve only ever read A Christmas Carol, as I confess I was a little afraid of reading Dickens. However, I am finding this a surprisingly humourous read and am enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. Let’s just say I now have great expectations of this novel. I’m sorry, I just couldn’t resist the pun! *shame*

What did you recently finish reading?
Jenn Ashworth – Cold Light
You can read my full review HERE.

Catherine Cooper – The Golden Acorn (e-book)
You can read my full review HERE.

What do you think you’ll read next?
Stuart McBride – Birthdays for the Dead
I adore the Logan McRae books so I’m hoping this will be just as good. This one isn’t set in Aberdeen and is a stand-alone novel, but I’m sure it will be just as gritty as the others and I’ve been looking forward to it for so long! I’m just dying to crack it open!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays are hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?
Jenn Ashworth – Cold Light
I’m reviewing this for the publisher and am about half way through now. Leaps back and forth between two timelines very effectively. I’m enjoying both the teen and adult versions of the characters, and there’s an undercurrent of very dark humour which appeals to me a great deal.

Catherine Cooper – The Golden Acorn (e-book)
This is the February choice for Kindle Klub.If you’d like to join the discussion, it’s available as a FREE download from Amazon.

I’m about half way through this one. but it’s fairly decent so far. A bit of myth and magic for the children’s fantasy market. There’s the inevitable Harry Potter comparison (young boy who is the subject of a prophecy; magic; mythical creatures, etc), but I like the inclusion of Celtic mythology and Druidism used here.

What did you recently finish reading?
Amor Towles – Rules of Civility
(Reviewed for publisher) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
This is what chick-lit would be like if it were written exclusively by men…

You can see my full review HERE.

SJ Parris – Heresy (e-book) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
Fans of historical fiction and murder mysteries will love this romp through Elizabethan Oxford. This novel, first in the Girodano Bruno series, does a great job of introducing the characters and their situations quickly and fluidly – there is no getting bogged down in unnecessary detail – whilst getting right into the nitty gritty of the story.

There’s intrigue, there’s mystery, there’s the element of religious persecution, and there are red herrings and surprises that keep you guessing till the end. It’s exactly what you want from a good murder mystery with the added bonus of an exciting period in England’s history!

What do you think you’ll read next?
MD Keating – Sunburnt (for review)
I received this one from Goodreads for review recently, so it’s been bumped up to my “must read as soon as possible” pile and is now the next one up. I don’t know anything about it and I’ve never rea anything by this author, so I’ll be coming to it completely fresh with no preconceptions at all.

Stuart McBride – Birthdays for the Dead
I adore the Logan McRae books so I’m hoping this will be just as good. This one isn’t set in Aberdeen and is a stand-alone novel, but I’m sure it will be just as gritty as the others and I’ve been looking forward to it for so long! I’m just dying to crack it open!

Charles Dickens – Great Expectations (e-book)
As it was the anniversary of Mr Dickens’ birthday yesterday (had he still been alive, he would have turned 200!), I thought I’d queue up one of his works next on my Kindle. I’ve gone for Great Expectations because I know a little about the story and it’s covered by several of my challenges.  I’ll be diving in shortly!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays are hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?

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