WWW Wednesdays- October 4, 2017

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

The three W’s are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

 

Currently reading:

The Medievalist by Anne-Marie Lacy, Voyager by Diana Gabaldon, Dragonwyck by Anya Seton 

I’m really enjoying my Netgalley ARC of The Medievalist, a time-slip  novel about King Richard III with plenty of mystery and romance. I’m still making my way through Voyager, even though I haven’t picked it up in over a week. I need to make some time for it soon, since the show is rapidly catching up to where I last left off. I’ve also just started the gothic romance Dragonwyck, and can’t wait to see where the story will take me.

 

Recently Finished:

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan, Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo 

Earlier this week I finished The Bookshop on the Corner-a light and cozy read which was exactly what I needed at the time. Last week, I devoured the extraordinary debut Stay With Me. It was a beautiful and heartbreaking novel and a five-star read for me.

 

Reading Next:

Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry 

I plan to start this fun Victorian “sensation” novel as well as this popular Victorian historical fiction novel by the weekend. I’m really excited about both these reads, and hope they will live up to my high expectations.

 

What have you been reading lately?

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  1. I’m reading Home: A Time Traveller’s Tales from British Prehistory–a very readable dip into the archeology of early. Britain. I’ve officially given up on Infinite Jest–it’s back on the shelves. You didn’t ask that but–well, sort of. I was reading it, if only briefly. No idea what I’ll pick up next. I’m always a bit crabby when I finish a book and don’t necessarily want to leave that world and enter a new one.

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  2. One of my recommendations that keeps appearing on my kindle books that I should get is “The Bookshop on the Corner” and after seeing you say it is cozy it makes more sense to me and the comment made by another saying it is a good pallette cleanser between thrillers makes me even more intrigued.

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  3. Currently reading Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and other Writings by Shirley Jackson. Though I suppose the title is a bit misleading. They’re “new” in that they haven’t been published before. Obviously they’re not newly written. I’m also reading Spinster: Making A Life On One’s Own by Kate Bolick. I just finished A Cold Day For Murder by Kate Shugak which I actually found pretty disappointing. Up next will probably be either In Another Life by Julie Christine Johnson or Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym. Unless I change my mind completely (which has been known to happen!)

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    1. Oooh, how are you liking the Shirley Jackson? I’ve had a copy sitting on my shelf for a while and still need to pick it up. I guess I’m a little worried the stories and essays won’t live up to her other works. I’ve almost bought Spinster a few times, but was a bit put off by some not so great reviews. I’ll be interested to hear what you think once you’ve finished!

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      1. I’m liking the Shirley Jackson. Some of the pieces are better than others, obviously. The section of “early” short stories aren’t quite up to par with her later work, but there are a few gems in the “Unpublished and Uncollected Short Fiction” chapter. I was surprised by how funny some of the essays were. I tend to associate Jackson with a sort of subtle, dark, humor on occasion. But one or two of the essays made me laugh out loud. It’s also interesting to see how she discusses her own work.

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