WWW Wednesday

This is a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.  It asks three questions:

1.       What are you currently reading?

2.       What did you recently finish reading?

3.      What do you think you’ll read next?

  1. I’m not sure if this is unusual or not, but I can’t read more than one book at a time!  I am currently reading I, Cosmo by Carlie Sorosiak (Nosy Crow).  This is the first physical proof I’ve been sent by a publisher, so it already feels special.  Growing up on a farm, I was surrounded by animals, and I remember our wonderful sheep dogs, Rex and Ben, who were such a part of the family.  I’m really looking forward to joining Cosmo as he attempts to save his family!

2. I have recently finished The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Hachette Children’s Group), We Won an Island by Charlotte Lo (Nosy Crow) and She Wolf by Dan Smith (Chicken House). 

The Deathless Girls is Kiran’s first foray into Young Adult fiction as part of the Bellatrix series.  It is her imagining of the origin story of the brides of Dracula:  it is intoxicating, rich and dark and one that will appeal to any fans of the gothic genre. 

We Won an Island is the incredibly heart-warming, uplifting story of a family who win a remote Scottish island.  It perfectly conveys the ‘feel-good’ factor of a summer blockbuster:  full adventures, humour and festivals!

She Wolf is the powerful story of a young Viking slave who finds herself alone on the shores of Northumbria after the murder of her mother.  Her battle for survival and revenge is full of adventure, tension and discoveries in the harsh winter landscape. 

3. It’s so hard to decide on what to read next as I have so many books I am looking forward to reading.  Reading The Deathless Girls and completing favourite books of the last ten years reminded me of how much I love slightly older fantasy – as well as middle-grade!  I’ve been reading middle-grade almost exclusively this year, as I keep adding to my class library!  On that note, the two books I have lined up to read next are Wildspark by Vashti Hardy (Scholastic) and Perfectly Preventable Deaths Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan (Hot Key Books).

I absolutely loved Vashti’s first book, Brightstorm, and was desperate to get my hands on Wildspark. I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to read it!  Perfectly Preventable Deaths is set in an isolated, Irish town:  three words are used on the blurb to describe it:  sisters, sacrifice, witchcraft.  Perfect reading for me!

12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday

  1. I’m the same I like to read one at a time or I will neglect one for another! Though I get that some people like a commuting book and a home book etc so they’ve always got something on hand/can Time their journey roughly!

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  2. I never used to be able to read more than one book at a time at all. But since having Peapod, I couldn’t read in bed because I couldn’t use a light and was out with the pram and a sleeping baby loads, so I gradually moved over to having an eBook for in bed, audiobook for pram nap walks and a physical book for those rare times I can sit and read one. I find it so much easier than I thought I would to switch between them.

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  3. Huh, that I, Cosmo ARC cover is so different from the official cover. But I actually almost prefer that more? I sort of love it lol. I love the title “Perfectly Presentable Deaths,” and that cover’s really pretty. Hope you enjoy. Happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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      1. Oh my gosh, were you? That’s so neat! My family is from Ireland … erm … generations ago. Like … four or five generations? It’s been awhile. We have very scarce and meager traditions left over from the Irish side (my grandmother) blended with the Scottish side (my grandfather, since his father was from Scotland). I didn’t realize they were until I married my French/German husband and he thinks we’re a little crazy. It’s fair. We probably are.

        I don’t always read books set in Scotland or Ireland, but if it includes the lore and mythology from there? Yup. I snatch those ones up when I find them.

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      2. Wow! My ancestors, on my Dad’s side, emigrated to Ireland from Scotland in the mid-1800s! I have a real fascination with folklore, so love reading these kind of books.

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