It’s Wednesday, so it must be time for WWW Wednesday. This is one of my favourite memes and I love reading everybody else’s posts. It’s currently hosted by Sam and it can be found on her blog Taking on a world of words which can be found here. The idea of WWW Wednesday is just to answer three questions about what you are reading, have just finished and are about to read so here goes for this week.
We have just returned from a lovely long weekend down in Richmond on Thames where we ate far too much good food and generally lazed about so had quite a bit of time for reading. We also pulled in a quick trip to Brighton and had a very blustery walk along the beach watching the gulls.
What are you currently reading?
This is the 19th in the Phryne Fisher series by Kerry Greenwood set in 1920s Melbourne. Three pregnant women have mysteriously disappeared and then the young reporter investigating their disappearance vanishes too. Phryne and her army of minions including the ever faithful Dot set out to find out what is really happening. I enjoy these mysteries and this one has just as many twists and turns as all of the others.
What have you recently finished reading?
Dead Ground was just as good as all of the other books by M W Craven. Washington Poe continues to be as tenacious and determined to solve the crime as ever and the story keeps twisting and turning right up to the last pages. Never think that you have worked it all in an MW Craven novel because he always has one more last twist in the tale.
The Road Trip In common with several other people, I didn’t enjoy this as much as Beth O’Leary’s previous novels. The premise of 5 people, two of whom are exes, being squeezed into a car for a journey to Scotland is a good one and I enjoyed the main four characters. I think that it just jumped around a bit too much and there was a bit too much squeezed into one story. It was still a good read though, just not quite in the same league as the previous two.
The Black Dress I hadn’t read anything by Deborah Moggach before this so didn’t know what to expect but the idea of an elderly woman buying a black dress to attend funerals of strangers in order to find a new husband intrigued me. It was a darker book than I anticipated and maybe not the best read for someone who is approaching that same time of life. I enjoyed the story although the unreliable narrator is always a bit frustrating when you find out that things have been deliberately hidden from the reader.
What do you intend to read next?
This might not be my very next read but I am intending to read it during October and so I will definitely have begun it by next Weds.
That’s my WWW Wednesday for another week. I can’t wait to see what everyone else is reading at the moment.