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.
What I’m currently reading
Fairy Tale by Stephen king
I started this last night and I’m about a quarter of the way through. I’m really enjoying it as Stephen King is a great writer but so far we haven’t got to anything resembling a fairy tale or where the teenage hero has to save the world, At the moment, it’s the story of a teenage boy who saved an elderly man by calling an ambulance and then gets involved with caring for him. Both the characters are brilliant and I love the growing connection between them. The dog, Radar, is lovely too.
However, there is obviously something very nasty that sometimes lurks in the woodshed!
Taste by Stanley Tucci
This is my current non-fiction read and it’s much easier to get on with than quantum physics. Stanley Tucci loves food and this love shines through in this book. There are accounts of family dinners, restaurant meals and watching TV cooks. It makes me want to go out for a huge Italian meal every time I pick it up and read a chapter or two.
What I have recently finished reading
This was a lovely book all about friendship and neighbours. Definitely one to make you feel better about people in general, even those who appear to be really grumpy!
The Truants by Kate Weinberg
I enjoyed this debut novel. Jess goes to university and falls in love with her best friends boyfriend, a journalist but also is enthralled by her. It’s a coming of age story about infatuation and love and goes from the University of East Anglia to the coast of Italy. One of my favourite aspects was the emphasis on Agatha Christie, especially her mysterious disappearance. If you’ve read The Christie Affair by Nina da Gramont, this book makes an interesting companion piece.
The Bullet that missed by Richard Osman
This was another great mystery for the Thursday Murder Club. The plot was entertaining and the cast of characters keeps on growing. I think that my favourite character has to be Bogdan. Nothing ever bothers him; he just sorts everything out with no fuss.
I love Cathy Bramley’s books and this one was just as good as her previous ones. It’s the story of two totally unconnected women who are both finding life a bit difficult in the run up to Christmas. Gradually, their lives become intertwined as problems multiply. The characters are lovely and the family relationships so believable. Lots of festive cheer and hot chocolate too.
What I am intending to read next
Death and Croissants by I an Moore
A murder mystery in the Loire Valley. What’s not to like?
That’s the current state of my reading this week. What does your WWW Wednesday look like?
This is post 12 for #blogtober 2022