WWW Wednesday December 7

It’s Wednesday again and we’re into December. The weather has got colder with snow forecast and at the weekend, we’re going to visit my son in Manchester and go around the Christmas Markets. It’s definitely starting to feel festive.

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

Exiles by Jane Harper
I love Jane Harper’s books and this one is just as good as all of the previous ones. Set in a small town in Australia, police officer Aaron Falk is on holiday about to become godfather to a friend’s young son. The town is remembering the disappearance of a woman the previous year and is running an appeal for any more witnesses or information. Falk gradually becomes involved with the family and the investigation as well as maybe finding a bit of romance.

Journeys to impossible places by Simon Reeve
This is my 12th non fiction book of 2022 and will see me successfully completing my challenge.

What I have recently finished reading

The Night Ship by Jess Kidd
I didn’t enjoy this as much as I had hoped. I really liked the start of it but then my interest tailed off. It was a very dark story with few light patches and I found the children’s points of view a bit unconvincing especially Mayken’s chapters.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Earth by Chris Hadfield
This is the eleventh book in my Non fiction reader challenge and so I’m well on track to read 12 non fiction books this year. This was a very easy book to read but very fascinating to see how his experiences and training influence the way he thinks and behaves. I love the way that his preparations for space travel and the way they always plan for the worst means that he does that in his daily life too. Many of us could probably do with a touch of that mindset so that we are not completely overcome when things go wrong.

Let it Snow by Bella Moran
This was a brilliant festive read set in Nottingham but also involving a last minute to Scotland where our heroine got snowed in. It’s a very familiar theme but this was a definitely a different take on being snowbound.

The Marriage Act by John Marrs
I really enjoyed this story of a near future when marriage is the only approved way to live. It’s a dark dystopian tale but I really enjoyed each of the four couples’ stories within the book.

The Christmas Holiday by Phillipa Ashley
This was another lovely festive read this time set in the Lake District. The involvement of the Mountain Rescue volunteers made this a bit more interesting than some Christmas books.

What I am intending to read next

I definitely think it’s time to start catching up with some of the books that I have on my bookshelf and not read yet. I’m going to take this one with me when we go away at the weekend.

What are you reading this week?


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.

16 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday December 7”

  1. Yay, for finishing the non-fiction challenge! That’s exciting. I really want to read more books that I own too. Hoping to do a better job next year bc I failed miserably this year. lol. I hope you have a lovely week and enjoy your current reads better than your last read!

      1. It’s funny because that would be the element that would usually turn me off! But in this case it didn’t. Maybe because some things, like the monster in the ship, could be the product of Mayken’s imagination rather than something actually supernatural.

  2. Manchester.. That’s a bit too cold for me but I hope you enjoy yourself!
    And Lirael is a fantastic read, you’ll love it.
    I’m in the middle of ‘The Girl Who Ruined Christmas’ which is pretty entertaining so far.
    Stay safe and happy reading!

      1. Not at all. This Grinch is a genuinely sweet thirteen year old girl who never meant to ruin anything and does everything she can to make things right. I was charmed.

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