Wednesday, 12 October 2016

WWW WEDNESDAY | 002



WWW Wednesday is a linky hosted by Sam over at Taking On A World of Words with the idea being that you share a little bit about your current reads, recent reads, and also what you hope to read next.  I do take part in 'It's Monday' and so I do share my current reads in that way, but I like the idea of having an update too, as a way of looking back on my thoughts from a given week to see if they shifted etc.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
At the time of writing this post - Tuesday evening - I have bookmarks in 3 books, however by time this post goes up I hope that number will have been reduced to two.

My main book for this week is Roseanna, a Swedish police detective novel, however I do still have a bookmark in my book from the week before, and am currently working on a reread of The Woman in Black by Susan Hill for an upcoming blog post. The Woman in Black is the reason I hope to have reduced the bookmark count to two - I'm already well over half way through and am hoping to finish it before the day ends.

The book from last week, if you remember, is My Grandmother Sends Her Regards & Apologises. I'm so torn on this book. When I do pick it up, I enjoy reading, however I'm finding my reading experience to be so slow going and have yet to breach even a quarter of the page count. I'm thinking of maybe DNF'ing, but only for now, with the full intention of returning to it at another time. I'm such a mood reader, and I feel like maybe now is not the time for this title.

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
Well, hopefully The Woman in Black! Sticking with Susan Hill though, the last book I completed was Susan Hill's newest ghost story collection - The Travelling Bag and Other Ghostly Stories. I only got the book in last week, but delved in right away! I actually have a review going up this week for the book of ghost stories. 

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL READ NEXT?

I have no idea! I'm finding myself to be really finicky at the moment. I mentioned last week that I wanted to start working on a collection of Poe's short stories, and I have made a little progress there, but nothing significant, so they're definitely still on the cards. After I finish Roseanna I'm thinking of maybe picking up something a little lighter in material; we'll see.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN READING RECENTLY?
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  1. I always love your photos. I need to look into a Susan Hill book, especially for this month. The book I'm reading now has a hint of a ghost story going on - you may enjoy it! The Night Sister. I'm finding myself really distracted the past few days and haven't read nearly as much as I like. I hate when I get in these funks.

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    1. Thanks, Brandie!

      Oh, you should definitely try to pick up a Susan Hill ghost story this month! I'll have to look into The Night Sister - thanks for sharing.

      Reading funks are the worst! I hope your reading picks up soon :-)

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  2. I have been really finicky, too. Since like July. I started out the year on a reading high, but as the year goes I am very indecisive about what to read next. Hopefully I can break out of that soon! And hopefully you enjoy some up-coming reads.

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    1. Ooo... Quite a while then! It's quite hard to get out of the finicky mood, but I hope a future read pulls you out. Thanks!

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  3. I always feel so bad about putting a book aside, but I feel so great one I do! I have a bunch of books on my shelf that just haven't clicked yet, but I have hope to read them one of these days.

    Susan Hill seems like the perfect pick for October. I hope you enjoy!

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    1. Haha - same, Lindsey! Although lately, I don't know if I DNF too early, and I ponder it far too long wasting valuable reading time! That's why I picked up another book already.

      Sometimes a book doesn't click at a given time, but then when you revisit it can turn into a gem of a read.

      Thanks!

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  4. I'm curious about Roseanna....and I have yet to start read the "grandmother" book. I am not encouraged when I see that you are struggling with it. I had the same experience reading A Man Called Ove...but eventually, it picked up for me, and I ended up loving it.

    Enjoy! Here's MY WWW POST

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    1. I've heard a couple of other bloggers say that with the 'Grandmother' book, it is a bit of a slog in the beginning but once you get further it makes for great reading... So a similar experience to what you had with A Man Called Ove.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Ooh that's concerning about the Grandmother book. While I don't mind a slow pace I do want to be engaged and connected to the story. It sounds like it may be a little too slow. I'm the same way with all the bookmarks in book! I'm hoping to finish up one today too but really I just need about a month to finish all the half read books I have around.

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    1. I totally get what you mean, Katherine... I think part of my issue with the 'Grandmother' book is that it just isn't the right time for me to read it - with headspace about life outside of reading reflecting in my reading, if that makes sense! I've heard other bloggers have issues with the beginning, and then it picking up, so it may just be the kind of book. I don't know. I have officially DNF'ed it now though - bookmark out and all. So when I revisit I can have a fresh start.

      Haha! I hope you're able to finish some of your half read books soon!

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  6. I hope you get through The Woman in Black today. I love knowing I'll have a book finished before I fall asleep. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks - I did indeed finish The Woman in Black and it was as wonderful and atmospheric as I remembered! Happy reading!

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