WWW Wednesday

Posted October 17, 2018 by Nicky in Reviews / 6 Comments

The three ‘W’s are what are you reading now, what have you recently finished reading, and what are you going to read next, and you can find this week’s post at the host’s blog here if you want to check out other posts.

Cover of Authority by Jeff VanderMeerWhat are you currently reading?

Too many books at once, as per usual! Let me see: the two non-fiction books I’m reading are Barry Cunliffe’s The Ancient Celts — informative and a beautiful book in terms of the images, but oh my goodness for some reason his writing puts me to sleep — and H.D.F. Kitto’s The Greeks, which is out of date in both info and attitudes, but so enthusiastic and interested in everything the Greeks were that it kind of makes up for it. Then fiction-wise I’m partway through rereading Authority, by Jeff Vandermeer, and I’ve started reading the second Daisy Dalrymple book.

Cover of The Winter Garden Mystery by Carola DunnWhat have you recently finished reading?

Death at Wentwater Court, the first Daisy Dalrymple book by Carola Dunn, was the last thing I finished. I do like Daisy: she has many similarities with Phryne, only less sex appeal (and decidedly less sex going on). I’ve bought the next couple of books: it’s promising to be a good cozy series, which I’m glad of — I needed that!

Cover of Elantris by Brandon SandersonWhat will you be reading next?

That, I don’t know. Acceptance, the final book of Vandermeer’s trilogy, would be a good guess, and probably more Daisy Dalrymple. I’ve got Anna Caltabiano’s books out of the library, starting with The Seventh Miss Hatfield, and they’re sort of appealing to me right now… but there’s so much, both in the library pile and elsewhere. My sister’s been reading Brandon Sanderson’s Elantris, so maybe I’ll jump on that bandwagon.

What are you currently reading?

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6 responses to “WWW Wednesday

  1. I’ve not read any Cunliffe since I finished my degree but, err, I do recall drinking a lot of coffee 😉

    No problem staying awake with my current read: I’ve picked up Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant, and it’s exactly what I needed – light weight, fast reading, and ominous…
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    • I’m glad it’s not just me…

      I really should get to that, but I should finish Blackout first. I’m being terribly at finishing books I started.

  2. The last Cunliffe I read was his Pytheas book, which I’ve hung onto for a second read sometime and to review it. I went to a few lectures of his at Southampton Uni in the 60s when he was famously known as the youngest professor then around; ironically I failed the Ancient History and Literature module he was running, mainly because I missed most of his lectures in favour of either music rehearsals or sleeping in… Luckily they let me back in after a year’s gap to finish my music degree.

    What am I reading now? Jasper Fforde’s latest and Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, the first because he talked at the local literary festival, the latter because we’re fast approaching Halloween.

    • I know he’s good, but his writing style somehow… zzzzzzzzzzz.

      I should read more of Jasper Fforde’s stuff… (I say “I should read…” a lot, don’t I?)

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