WWW Wednesday 15th December

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It’s Wednesday and as it’s Wednesday again, it must be time for WWW Wednesday. This is one of my favourite memes and I love taking part in it and 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

Currently Reading

This is certainly not an easy or cheerful read. We often read for escapism but I certainly wouldn’t want to escape to occupied France during WWII. It’s the story of two sisters Vianne and Isabella from the very start of the war through to the end and how they coped with the Nazi occupation. The two sisters are very different and behave in very different ways. Isabella wants to fight back and does everything she can to oppose the Nazis. Vianne has a daughter and is more careful about her actions. It’s an incredibly powerful story about the part played by women in the French resistance. The worst part about reading it is that it is all based on fact and people were treated in this way.

Recently Finished Reading

This was the final book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy so that’s another series finished this year. I enjoyed it but it certainly wasn’t as gripping or memorable as the first book in the series. I really loved Karou in the original book but she got less vivid as a character as the series went on. The series was brilliantly plotted but as the plot got wider, I think that the characterisation suffered a bit.

Planning to read next

I think I’m going to need something a lot lighter after I’ve finished The Nightingale so my next read will be one of these two. I’m really looking forward to both of them.

That’s my WWW Wednesday for this week. Have you read any of these? What did you think?

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Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 15th December”

  1. I read the first book in the Smoke and Bone Trilogy and liked it. I read the second and did not like it at all. I gave up on the series!🤦‍♀️

  2. I keep seeing The Christmas Murder Game advertised so selfishly I’m hoping you choose to read that so I can find out from your review if it’s worth adding to my reading list 😄

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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