WWW Wednesday

Posted February 12, 2020 by Nicky in General / 4 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. This week’s check-in is here!

Cover of Fell Murder by E.C.R. LoracWhat are you currently reading?

Non-fiction: Michael Angold’s Byzantium: The Bridge from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, which is kind of slow and not really capturing my imagination. Ever since I read Guy Gavriel Kay’s Sailing to Sarantium, I’ve wanted a really good book on Byzantium, but I’ve never really found one that hits the right note for me. I guess I need one that’s heavily about the reign of Justinian I…?

Fiction: E.C.R. Lorac’s Fell Murder. I’m not very far into it, but it has a really strong sense of place already, and a rather likeable arrangement of characters — even the crotchety old guy is actually rather honourable and decent, in his own way.

Cover of Gilded Cage by KJ CharlesWhat have you recently finished reading?

The last thing I finished was K.J. Charles’ Gilded Cage; I wasn’t sold on Templeton as a hero, but she made it work. Which is not surprising — even when it takes me a while to warm up (as with Jackdaws), Charles always delivers a solid story and twists me round her little finger as far as characters go.

Cover of The Voodoo Killings by Kristi CharishWhat will you be reading next?

Insert shrug emoji here! I don’t really have a queue right this second. I have a list of books I “should” read soon that’s as long as my arm, which makes the list kind of pointless. I just asked the oracle (aka held up one of the bunnies) and maybe it will be The Voodoo Killings (Kristi Charish) or Exhalation (Ted Chiang)…

Or maybe not. Who knows.

What are you currently reading?

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4 responses to “WWW Wednesday

  1. Sometimes the “what are you reading next” section is the hardest part of this post to write, isn’t it? XD I normally just wing it, too. The Voodoo Killings has a really interesting cover, though, and sounds good! Hope you enjoy whatever it is you decide to pick up next!

  2. Nikki, I hope Michael Angold’s Byzantium: The Bridge from Antiquity to the Middle Ages warms up for you or if not you are able to find something better about Byzantium. I’m afraid it is not a subject I have read much about so can’ help with suggestions – I think the only thing I have read set then is the fiction Masters of Shadows by the archaeologist, Neil Oliver. Happy reading this week!
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    • Ooh, if I remember rightly I do enjoy Neil Oliver’s non-fiction… Maybe his fiction is something I should check out!

      Thanks for dropping by!

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