WWW Wednesday March 22

Here we are and it’s Wednesday again. The weather is warming up although there has been a lot of rain. I love this time of year when all the daffodils appear everywhere. They look so cheerful

As it’s Wednesday that 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. I get so many great book recommendations from them! The meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm, and it’s currently hosted by Sam. 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

The Border by Erika Fatland

I’m still reading this and it’s absolutely fascinating. The author is following the border of Russia all the way from Korea to Norway. As she details her travels and the people that she meets, she also gives a brief history of how each country has interacted with Russia in the past. I’ve read through the chapters about the border with Asian countries such as Mongolia and into the Caucaus region. I’ve just begun the chapter on the Ukraine which is obviously out of date as the book was finished in 2020 and so pre-dates Putin’s invasion. I love reading her accounts of the chats she has with different people in every country from taxi drivers to local politicians.

Death under a Little Sky by Stig Abell
This is a Net Galley ARC and I love it so far. Jake Jackson is a high flying detective with the Met but he inherits an isolated house in the middle of nowhere. Wanting a change, he moves there and isolates himself from society. However he begins to get involved with the local vet and then one day, some human bones appear.

I really like the writing style of this book and the characters of Jake and Livia. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.

What I have recently finished reading

A Day of Fallen Night on its book couch

A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon
I really loved this one. It had brilliant world building, great characters and lots of plot intrigues. It’s made me want to go back and revisit The Priory of the Orange Tree now.

The English Fuhrer by Rory Clements
This was set just after the end of WWII and was about a fascist plot involving Biological weapons. It was a good read although a scary scenario.

The Shadows of London by Andrew Taylor
I’ve really enjoyed this series set in Restoration England and I’m sad that this is the last one. It’s a brilliant story with lots of political machinations in and out of the court of Charles II. It was nice to read a more sympathetic version of Louise de Keroualle who was one of Charles mistresses and it was inspired by the stories that have emerged about Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein so had a modern feel that wasn’t out of place with the historical context. James Marwood’s increasing disenchantment with the rottenness at the heart of the court was well written too.

When the Guilty Cry by M J Lee
This was recommended by Love Books Read Books in a WWW post and was a new crime series to me. I’ve plunged in at book 7 of the series as this was the earliest in the series that the library had. I enjoyed the character of DI Ridpath and the mystery was intriguing so I will definitely look out for the others in the series.

What I am intending to read next

Weyward by Emilia Hart
The reviews that I have read lately suggest that this might be an uncomfortable read.

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.

14 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday March 22”

  1. You always have such interesting books! I almost always find at least one to add to my TBR. This week I’m finding myself very interested in Death Under a Little Sky. Can’t wait to hear what you think about it. I also love daffodils, they always make me smile.

    1. I really enjoyed Death under a little sky. I do love WWW posts as I get so many great book and author recommendations from the different posts

  2. Erika Fatland was very brave to travel all the borders of Russia. That must be a compelling read.

    Every time I see a daffodils I think of what color water I’d like to put them in. I used to love doing that as a kid. It’s so cool to see the color go along the rim of the flower.

    1. I’d forgotten about putting flowers in dyed water. I used to do it all the time when I taught 7 year olds, they were always amazed. The Borders is a brilliant book although she has visited a lot of the places before in her research for previous books.

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