WWW Wednesday

Posted October 16, 2019 by Nicky in Reviews / 7 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.

What are you currently reading? 

Cover of A Mourning Wedding by Carola Dunn.I seem to be in a bit of a rut that means I’m reading half a dozen things at once. Let’s see…

  • A Mourning Wedding, which is the next for me in the Daisy Dalrymple series;
  • The Light Brigade, by Kameron Hurley, which is probably giving me pause because even though I admire her work, I never seem to actually get along with it;
  • Banewreaker, by Jacqueline Carey, and I honestly don’t know why I’m stalled on this one, because it’s a reread and I know I love it;
  • The Story of Wales, by Jon Gower, probably the one I am actually reading most actively right now;
  • Ivory Vikings, by Nancy Marie Brown, which is interesting but digresses all over the place to give a simply enormous amount of historical context, rather than focusing on the Lewis chessmen which it is allegedly about;
  • Ancillary Sword, by Ann Leckie, which is a reread and… honestly, I could be tearing through this but I keep saying other books are more important;Cover of A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland
  • The Traitor God, by Cameron Johnston, due back at the library but felt just a little too grim;
  • A Conspiracy of Truths, by Alexandra Rowland, which I was enjoying but just suddenly stopped with…

So yeah, I’m more than a little grasshopper-minded right now. I’m trying not to be mad at myself for it — what does it matter as long as I enjoy whatever I do read?

Cover of Dreadful Company by Vivian ShawWhat have you recently finished reading?

Oooof, it feels so hard to remember… but it was actually not that long ago: I finished rereading Vivian Shaw’s Dreadful Company, which I enjoyed the first time and definitely enjoyed just as much the second time. I continue to adore the way Greta is unironically devoted to her chosen vocation, and practices it even for people who have wronged her, even for people who are awful, because you cannot pick and choose to whom you will give medical care.

Cover of Grave Importance by Vivian ShawWhat will you be reading next?

As you can guess from the list above, it’s a bit of a fool’s game, trying to guess. I’d say there’s a good chance I’m going to pick up Grave Importance soon, but otherwise I’d like to try and avoid starting anything new until I’ve read some of what’s already on my plate! I won’t be too strict about that, of course: I think one could do worse than adopting Lord Peter’s family motto: “As my Whimsy takes me.” That may include rereading The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, next in my reread of the Wimsey books…

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7 responses to “WWW Wednesday

  1. I ploughed through a dreadful book last night-the diaries of Alan Clark. I had no idea that MP was such a racist Nazi lover, borderline homophobic with a harem of women and a hypochondriac! Ugh. I only finished it as I wanted to see his take on the Falklands War unfolding but I feel I need to go and wash my brain to cleanse it! All three diaries are going to a charity shop…
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