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www_wednesdays4W… W… W… Wednesdays poses the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

I have decided that I really don’t want to continue with  A Fire Upon the Deep, it just isn’t grabbing me. The Book God is disappointed but agrees this is not grounds for divorce. I have also set aside Goodbye Without Leaving by Laurie Colwin, to pick up again after the holidays. Which means I’m *gasp* not actually reading anything at the moment!

The Jonathan Strange Update

Still on page 134. As suspected was distracted by shiny new things. But I am not downhearted and now that I am on holiday until 7 January I am determined to make progress. Baby steps, but progress nonetheless.

What did I recently finish reading?

Read quite a lot over Christmas, but most recently finished The Advent Killer which I reviewed here.

What do I think I’ll read next?

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell and/or The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross.

www_wednesdays4W… W… W… Wednesdays poses the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

I’ve started but not made much progress on A Fire Upon the Deep as mentioned before, and I’ve also started one of my planned re-reads, Goodbye Without Leaving by Laurie Colwin. But if I’m honest I’m in a slight pre-Christmas mini reading slump..

The Jonathan Strange Update

I have shamed myself into reading a bit more of this and am now on page 134. Really am going to try to make progress with this over the holidays. Well, as long as I’m not distracted by shiny new book-shaped Christmas presents 🙂

What did I recently finish reading?

Just bits and bobs and a few sci-fi short stories which I talk about here.

What do I think I’ll read next?

I’m saving Mystery in White for Boxing Day, and The Last of the Spirits for tonight (a suitable read for Christmas Eve) and I’ll continue with the books mentioned above. And of course Santa may have left something interesting under the tree. Expect pictures!

www_wednesdays4W… W… W… Wednesdays poses the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

I’ve started but not made much progress on A Fire Upon the Deep as mentioned in my last WWW Wed post.

The Jonathan Strange Update

Still on page 122. *sigh* But the TV series doesn’t start until the New Year so surely I can read the thing by then? Surely?

What did I recently finish reading?

I finished The Mistletoe Bride by Kate Mosse, lovely collection of haunting tales (as it says on the cover), very enjoyable and just right for the time of year. Had planned a story a day but got sucked in and finished it more quickly, obviously.

What do I think I’ll read next?

Not sure. On the Christmas theme I’m looking at Mystery in White, a crime novel to read on my Kindle app, and I also feel the need to re-read an old favourite so have picked up Goodbye Without Leaving by Laurie Colwin (I think she was fabulous.)

www_wednesdays4W… W… W… Wednesdays poses the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

Have parked Trevor Royle and am reading The Mistletoe Bride by Kate Mosse as part of my Christmas reading. I’ve also started A Fire Upon the Deep (which I originally mis-typed as Depp which would be another kind of book altogether I think!) by Vernor Vinge at the insistence of the Book God and for Carl’s Sci-fi experience 2015.

The Jonathan Strange Update

Still stuck; still on page 122. It’s beyond embarrassing and becoming a joke. Must try harder.

What did I recently finish reading?

I loved Deadline by Mira Grant (my review is here) and also finished a book of ghost stories aimed a younger readership Christmas Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley. Great fun. Review will be up shortly.

What do I think I’ll read next?

Not sure. Flowers for Algernon and something else on the Christmas reading list (though I’m limiting Mosse to a story a day and at that pace it will take me up to Christmas Eve).

www_wednesdays4W… W… W… Wednesdays poses the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

I have reached an impasse with Trevor Royle’s book on Scotland in WWI for some reason, must pick it up again. Currently totally immersed in Deadline by Mira Grant, another page turner.

The Jonathan Strange Update

Still stuck; still on page 122. It’s beginning to get embarrassing…..

What did I recently finish reading?

I finished Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear, The Testimony by James Smythe and Lock in by John Scalzi. I was ill and housebound and spent 3 days on my sofa with a blanket and hot water bottle so nothing for it but to read 🙂

What do I think I’ll read next?

Hmmmm. May start Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge for the Sci-fi Experience and/or something Christmassy in the short story line.

www_wednesdays4W… W… W… Wednesdays poses the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

Still really enjoying Trevor Royle’s book on Scotland in WWI, savouring it one chapter at a time. I am also close to the end of  Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear.

The Jonathan Strange Update

Stalled; still on page 122 but not even an overnight stay in Manchester with nothing to do and a long train journey home last night didn’t encourage me to pick it up and read 😦

What did I recently finish reading?

I finished Station Eleven (a cracker) and Zone One (zombies, Manhattan, horror) (both on Kindle) and zipped through.

What do I think I’ll read next?

Probably going to abandon any thoughts of continuing with my not terribly successful WWI reading list plan and will pick up either Lock In by John Scalzi or James Smythe’s The Testimony.

www_wednesdays4W… W… W… Wednesdays poses the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

Still really enjoying Trevor Royle’s book on Scotland in WWI, savouring it one chapter at a time. I am also reading Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear and on Kindle The Martian by Andy Weir.

The Jonathan Strange Update

Still persevering; I am on page 122 but *whispers* haven’t picked it up in a couple of days. And it’s over 1000 pages long 😦

What did I recently finish reading?

I finished Foxglove Summer and Lovecraft Unbound and The Laws of Murder so feeling a little bit pleased with myself 🙂

What do I think I’ll read next?

No change from last week – will try to resist the temptation of the new Stephen King novel (but it’s looking mighty attractive) and pick up my WWI reading list, and I think there might be more short stories of a Cthulhu nature on the horizon.

www_wednesdays4W… W… W… Wednesdays poses the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

Not much reading done recently due to an excess of film watching and too much stuff going on at work. But still plugging away at Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. Well into (and thoroughly fascinated by) Trevor Royle’s book on Scotland in WWI, and have recently started the new Ben Aaronovitch novel Foxglove Summer (I may have gone on about that a bit across a variety of social media!)

What did I recently finish reading?

I haven’t finished anything since my last WWW post *hangs head in shame*

What do I think I’ll read next?

Will try to resist the temptation of the new Stephen King novel and pick up my WWI reading list, and of course Jonathan Strange or bust.

www_wednesdays4W… W… W… Wednesdays poses the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

I have started on my second attempt at reading Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell; I decided to go back to the very beginning and have just passed the point at which I abandoned the book earlier this year. I am also a couple of chapters into Trevor Royle’s book on Scotland in WWI which is good strong and absorbing non-fiction.

What did I recently finish reading?

Murder by Sarah Pinborough, on Kindle and both of Chris Riddell’s Goth Girl books which were a genuine pleasure to read.

What do I think I’ll read next?

Something from the fiction selection on my WWI reading list, not quite sure which one yet, depends on how I get on with the chunkster that is Jonathan Strange.

www_wednesdays4W… W… W… Wednesdays poses the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

I’m still working my way through Murder by Sarah Pinborough, on Kindle. I’m now 60% of the way through and still enjoying it though as it’s the most recent in a number of very dark reads I’ve also picked up Chris Riddell’s Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse which is a beautiful and hugely entertaining children’s book.

What did I recently finish reading?

The Book of Whispering Spirits by Jeff Ferrell is still my most recent completed read.

What do I think I’ll read next?

Having considered my choices I might park The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd and try something from the WWI reading shortlist I’ve been contemplating (and will blog about soon) and I guess that I really must try again with Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell which I attempted and failed as part of the Long Awaited Reads Challenge earlier this year as it’s going to be on TV over Christmas.

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