Quite a while ago I would occasionally take part in WWW Wednesday when it was hosted by MizB; Sam at Taking on a World of Words now looks after it and even though the knitting might have taken a back seat I seem to have found comfort in books again…… This might be the right time to join in the fun once more 🙂
Anyone can do it – take part that is – just answer these 3 questions
What are you currently reading ?
What did you recently finish reading ?
What do you think you’ll read next ?
My current read is – Alias Grace by Margaret Attwood
“It’s 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders.”
Picked up from the ‘borrow if you want’ table at my cup of coffee book club, I’ve been reading or at least trying to read this for a couple of weeks now except I just can’t get into it. I’ve reached chapter 8 (in Young Man’s Fancy) yes, I know I’ve hardly started but I keep getting sidetracked! Anyway I’m hoping all the excepts and letters and all that going back and forth…..which annoys me no end…..are behind me.
Did she do it or did she not? That is the question. I’m not normally a ‘read the last chapter’ person but am quite tempted in this case…..I suppose I could ask Mr Google….but that would be cheating, wouldn’t it 😊
My most recent finish was – the ones you trust by Caroline Overington
“Someone has taken her little girl … Emma Cardwell, host of top-rating morning TV show Cuppa, is beloved by audiences and only occasionally stalked by crazy fans. She seems to have it all – fame, money, a gorgeous family – but when her tiny daughter disappears from ldaycare, Emma is faced with every mother’s worst nightmare. Is this a kidnapping, a product of her high profile, or is somebody out for revenge?”
A story that had you wondering right from page 1. Who What Where and Why?. A quick easy read, some rather unlikable characters, maybe a little far fetched storyline with a very strange ending. The author obviously had done much research into the world of morning tv – I kept seeing the sets of Sunrise or Today wondering who the male presenter had been based on, who was the ghastly executive who seemed to rule everyone’s life and who was the model for Emma. The plot – a possible event but highly unlikely!
And my ‘maybe’ next one is – Force of Nature by Jane Harper (Aaron Falk 2)
“Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along a muddy track.
Only four come out on the other side.
The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and encourage teamwork and resilience. At least, that’s what the corporate retreat website advertises”
While all my book club friends raved about Jane Harper’s first novel The Dry (Aaron Falk #1) it didn’t turn me on at all. I know, I know – I’m hard to please at times. I kept thinking if the main character didn’t want to be there, why didn’t he just go back to Melbourne. He’d fiddle about doing this, and a bit of that, and nothing seemed to happen. And those flashbacks annoyed me so much. Now with a bit of luck I’ll enjoy the second in the series more than the first..I’ve been good and haven’t even peeked inside the covers and I just have to remember that series reading ‘was’ my aim for this year……see Books read 2019 😊
And if not these also came home with me a couple of weeks ago from
my book club that isn’t a book club.
Only one recent release – but when did that affect me reading a book 😊
Tomorrow the World – Josephine Cox
The Seafront Tea Room – Vanessa Greene
Gold Dust – Kimberley Freeman
The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Kate Morton
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Come on – tell me – I’d love to know your answers to the three questions?