WWW Wednesday June 29

Welcome to Wednesday. Unusually, this post is coming to you from a completely different continent as we’ve swapped the Midlands of England for Mid USA. We are currently in Chicago where we are spending a short time before travelling on to Kansas City tomorrow to visit my Daughter. I haven’t seen her since she left for the States at the start of February so I’m soooooo looking forward to seeing her again.

View from our hotel in Chicago

Wednesday means that it’s 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 simple questions about what you are reading, have just finished and are about to read so here goes for this week. As we’ve had a long haul flight, I’ve had plenty of time to read in the past couple of days.

What I’m currently reading

The Rising Tide by Ann CLeeves
Vera Stanhope is probably my favourite fictional detective and I’ve been looking forward to reading this for ages. I’m really enjoying meeting her and her colleagues again. This is a Net Galley ARC and won’t actually be released until September.

What I have recently finished reading

The Dead of Winter by Nicola Upson
I love this series set in the 1930’s and featuring author Josephine Tey. The historical detail, the characters and the mysteries themselves are all brilliantly done. It’s one of my favourite series.

Bleak House by Charles Dickens
This was a brilliant book. It was very long and there were bits that I skipped over although I had to be careful as a couple of times, the bits that I had skimmed over ended up being really important to the plot and I had to go back to them. It’s probably not the best book to start reading Dickens but certainly worth reading all this time after it was written

The Darkening by Sunya Mara
This was a good first novel in a new fantasy series. It’s a YA but the world building was really good and I liked the plot.

A Death in Mayfair by Mark Ellis
I loved the previous books about Inspector Merlin and set in London during WWII. I hadn’t realised that there were a couple of newer books that I hadn’t read and was very excited to add them to my kindle. I loved this one and still have another one to read.

The Telephone Box Library by Rachael Lucas
This was a cute romance set in a village on the edge of the Cotswolds. The main character was a young teacher suffering from stress so there was definitely a strong sense of empathy there. The sub plot about her researching the local history and finding out about some of the less well known work of Bletchley Park was really interesting too.

What I am intending to read next

I left this at home so it will probably the first book I read when I get back.

That’s the current state of my reading this week. What does your WWW Wednesday look like?

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.

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