WWW Wednesday (April 22nd)

This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what’s on your reading list this week…

To join in, just answer the following three questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

 

Hi all! Hope you’re all safe and well and enjoying your books 🙂

I’m reading Snap by Belinda Bauer

Think this is going to be a quick read as it’s quite fast-paced!

The blurb

Eileen Bright puts her 11-year-old son Jack in charge when she left their broken-down car on the side of the road to find help. But she never comes back, and three years later, Jack’s still in charge: of his sisters, of making ends meet, of making sure nobody knows they’re all alone in the house, and–quite suddenly–of finding out who murdered his mother. Meanwhile, a young woman named Catherine While wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note reading “I could have killed you.” With a husband on the road and a baby on the way, Catherine makes a single bad choice that leads her into a tangled web of deception and danger. 

 


I recently finished 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Loved it! There wasn’t anything that I disliked about this book and if I had the time would read it again! Enjoyed the setting, the characters and the plot, all of it. If I had to make one small criticism it would be that in places it was somewhat overly descriptive but it’s of its time.

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

When a book is so eagerly anticipated and the hype is off the chart you can’t but help feel that the actual event will be a massive anticlimax – thankfully this is not the case here.  I bloody loved it!

Doreen by Barbara Noble

This is one the Persephone books and is about the effects on children, parents and host families of those evacuated during World War 2.  It’s an interesting one as it looks at all those involved.


What’s up next? Who knows 😉

It could be one of many at the moment.  It’s definitely going to be one guided by my mood on the day.


What do you make of my choices this week?

Do share what you’re reading and recommendations in the comments…and stay safe everyone!

WWW Wednesday (April 8th)

This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what’s on your reading list this week…

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• What are you currently reading?
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• What do you think you’ll read next?

 

Wow, it’s been a while since I did one of these posts! I’m right back to being a newbie again 🙂

I have the time and opportunity at the moment given that I have been furloughed from my job, for at least 3 weeks, due to the impact of Covid-19.  Not ideal but every cloud and all that…so I could be around for a little while yet.

I’m reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

And loving it! I’ve never read it before and because it’s a bit of a whopper at over 600 pages, now is perfect timing.  Also, it’s being screened this week by National Theatre Live as part of the Free At Home events.

Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love. Hard.

But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall. Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled once again?

 

 

 


I recently finished The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger

This was a re-read for me as it was a book club choice.  Hated it the first time around but did manage to see a lot more positives and found more empathy for Holden in a second read.

The blurb

The Catcher in the Rye is J . D. Salinger’s world-famous novel of disaffected youth.

Holden Caulfield is a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school.

Navigating his way through the challenges of growing up, Holden dissects the ‘phony’ aspects of society, and the ‘phonies’ themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection.

Written with the clarity of a boy leaving childhood behind, The Catcher in the Rye explores the world with disarming frankness and a warm, affecting charisma which has made this novel a universally loved classic of twentieth-century literature.

 


What’s up next? The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

I borrowed this book from a temporary member of staff at work, still unread, and not sure when I’ll see the owner again, if at all.  Looks like it’s gonna be a big books month!!

The blurb

More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.

Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.

As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.

 


What do you make of my choices this week?

Do share what you’re reading and recommendations in the comments…