It’s Wednesday again and the sun is shining again today. The weather has certainly changed recently though and over the past few days, we’ve seemingly had most of the rain that didn’t fall over the Summer.
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
This is supposed to be a story of friendship, love and broken vows. I was in the mood to read a contemporary novel before heading into my two heavy weight fantasy reads that I have lined up. There are six couples who met through their children 20 years ago and have remained friends ever since with no real shake-ups. Then two of them begin to act on an attraction to each other. There’s no affair yet but I’m sure it’s going to happen.
What I have recently finished reading
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske
This series, The Last Binding, was recommended by Biblio Nerd in their review of the sequel A Restless Truth. I really enjoyed this one and am looking forward to reading the sequel very shortly
Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson
This was brilliant. Set in London in 1926, it was loosely based on the life of a real life woman, Kate Meyrick who ran clubs in Soho during the twenties. I loved the characters and the atmosphere that Kate Atkinson created of a society where nothing really mattered for some people after the horrors of the Great War. The ending was perfect.
The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey
I read this as part of the 1929 club run by Kaggsy and Simon. This is the first book in Josephine Tey’s Alan Grant detective series. For a book that is almost 100 years, it’s dated really well. I enjoyed the mystery and the ending was certainly unexpected. The one thing that did stand out negatively was the casual use of pre-war racist language. Inspector Grant routinely uses the word ‘dago’ to describe someone of Italian appearance which really seemed out of place
What I am intending to read next
I’m not sure which one of these I will choose. I’ll have to see how the mood takes me 😃
What are you reading this week?
This is post 26 for #blogtober 2022