WWW Wednesday September 28

It’s the final Wednesday of September today. The year seems to be hurtling towards the end in a mad rush. I think it’s a sign of aging!!!

Wednesday also 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.

What I’m currently reading

Helgoland – The story of quantum physics

Helgoland by Carlo Ravelli

It seemed like a good idea to read a book about a subject that I know nothing about but I’m not convinced. The only thing keeping me going is that apparently quantum physics is not meant to be easily understood. Cats who are neither asleep or awake (or maybe both) are beyond my brain’s capacity to understand.

Blackstone Fell by Martin Edwards

This is the third book in the historical crime series featuring Rachel Savernake. This time she’s investigating mysterious disappearances in a remote village in Yorkshire. There’s also a sub plot about mediums and contacting people in the afterlife too. It’s all very mysterious so far.

What I have recently finished reading

The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn

I enjoyed this more than I thought at the beginning but it didn’t grip me as much as I had expected. The early parts where the characters were children didn’t really interest me. It’s difficult to write how very young children see the world and I don’t think that the characters were believable. It was much more interesting when they were grown up and Christa began working for the SOE. It didn’t really have anything much different to the many other books that cover the same period though.

The Cruise by Catherine Cooper

This was a fun thriller set on board a luxury cruise ship. It’s one of my ARCs and isn’t due to be published until November. It was an interesting plot with a dual time storyline which I always enjoy.

The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner

This was an interesting book set in San Francisco at the time of the great earthquake in 1906. I really enjoyed the plot and the three female characters who got together to uncover the secrets of their husband.

When the curtain falls by Carrie Hope Fisher

I thought that I would enjoy this more than I did with its theatrical setting. It was a fun story about a haunted theatre but I never really felt convinced by the characters in either the 1952 story or the 2022 one. I think that probably I just wasn’t in the right mood for this one.

Ocean’s Echo by Everina Maxwell

Normally I try to read my Net Galley ARCs in order of publication so that I don’t get them archived by mistake but I wanted to read this as soon as I was approved for it as I loved Winter’s Orbit so much last year. This was another Science fiction book with a healthy dose of romance. This time it was all about neuro -enhancements and the potential misuse of mental powers. Like Winter’s Orbit, it was very character driven and I loved it. Full review to come nearer publication date

What I am intending to read next

Snowed in for Christmas by Sarah Morgan

I think that I’m going to have to start reading my Christmas ARCs very soon as it’s so close to October now. πŸŽ„πŸŽ…

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.

10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday September 28”

  1. I have never been on a cruise ship because the whole idea simultaneously appalls me (the social aspect…shudder) and terrifies me (the being at sea part). But the little sadistic reading in me knows that this means I will love The Cruise. Hah! I’m adding it to my TBR for when I need a nice scare this fall.

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