WWW Wednesday November 9

It’s Wednesday again and Bonfire Night has come and gone so we’re really on the countdown to Christmas now. I’ve started rehearsing Christmas carols with the children at school and they were putting up the Christmas tree when I walked through the village earlier today.

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.

Spending so much time at the theatre does mean that I have read very little compared to my normal amount. Only two books finished this week. Normality has resumed now though.

What I’m currently reading

This one begins with John Rebus in court on trial. We’re not told what he is accused of and then the story goes back in time to the events that lead up to that moment. This is just as good as Ian Rankin usually is and I’m really enjoying it so far.

What I have recently finished reading

Heart of the Sun Warrior by Sue Lynn Tan

This was the second part of the Daughter of the Moon Goddess duology. I have to say that I really like the emergence of duologies in recent years. The middle book of a trilogy was often the least good. This one took Xingyin from her home on the moon back to the Celestial and then to all the other realms to try and keep her mother safe. It was definitely a roller coaster read with a very satisfying ending.

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

I don’t think that I’ve read a book from the view point of a Native American before and I really enjoyed it. I loved the different characters and the unquiet ghost in the bookshop. The point that Tookie and her friends discuss towards the end of the book about how hard it is to hold on to native traditions and beliefs when you are surrounded by white perspectives really made me think.

Babel by R F Kuang

I absolutely loved this book. I am in complete awe of Rebecca Kuang’s imagination and knowledge of words. I thought the premise of the book was brilliant and loved the group of four students who all arrived at Babel to continue the translation work that kept the silver bars functioning. It was quite slow paced in parts and there are several descriptions of the four just doing normal things in Oxford but I really enjoyed the level of detail.

I’m not going to say much about the ending other than I didn’t see it coming!

What I am intending to read next

A historical novel set on a fictional island that is part of the Ottoman Empire.

What are you reading this week?

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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.

12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday November 9”

  1. Every time I see something Christmas related I end up sitting there going, ‘didn’t we just do this?’ It’s crazy. I’m glad you’re enjoying your reading and thank you for sharing!

      1. It just seemed to be everywhere. I didn’t really pay attention as to whether it was all positive or negative. I am glad that you enjoyed it 🙂

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