WWW Wednesday (November 25th)

This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what’s on your reading list this week…

WWW Wednesday

To join in, just answer the following three questions…

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

I’m currently reading…

FingersmithFingersmith by Sarah Waters

I’m about a third of the way through this book and am really enjoying so far. Some of the historic ‘slang’ (not sure it’s slang or just old) language is a bit strange to get to grips with but otherwise I’m steaming ahead!

The blurb

London 1862. Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, grows up among petty thieves – fingersmiths – under the rough but loving care of Mrs Sucksby and her ‘family’. But from the moment she draws breath, Sue’s fate is linked to that of another orphan growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away.

 


I recently finished

1984Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

I know we’re supposed to love classics but this book left me underwhelmed. I can totally appreciate how reading this book thirty years ago + or maybe even twenty would still have have felt like a shocking and somewhat alarming read but given the world we live in now and how full of technology we are; it didn’t feel as frightening as I suspect it would have.

The blurb

Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.


What’s up next?

A_Monster_CallsA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

I’ve seen this book on several blogs recently that thoroughly recommend and have even rated it better than my favoured More Than This so I borrowed this from the library at the weekend.

The blurb

The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming… The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.


Have you read any of this week’s choices? Let me know what you’re reading…

20 Comments

    • November 25, 2015 / 9:27 am

      Have you read this one? I just got to the first big twist and was not expecting that! Fab!

    • November 25, 2015 / 9:22 am

      I just got to the first one and was like OMG I didn’t see that coming!
      It’ll probably be the weekend before I get to A Monster Calls as Fingersmith is such a doorstop!

  1. November 25, 2015 / 12:20 pm

    I must read Fingersmith! I read The Paying Guests last year and loved it, but for some reason I haven’t got round to reading any more of her books yet. Look forward to your review!

    • November 25, 2015 / 4:42 pm

      Yeah so did I and someone recommended this otherwise I wouldn’t have gone out of my way to read it

  2. November 25, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy 1984 that much! Although I do understand why; reading it 30 years ago would have been a complete different experience. Fingersmith sounds like a great read! And I’m going to try and read A Monster Calls soon…

    Happy Wednesday and thanks for visiting my WWW. 🙂

    • November 25, 2015 / 4:47 pm

      Thanks Laura. I would recommend it! The book itself is a bit of a doorstop but I’m getting through it quite quickly despite its ridiculously long chapters.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. November 25, 2015 / 5:27 pm

    I have Fingersmith on my shelf so it’s good to hear you are enjoying it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

    • November 25, 2015 / 7:56 pm

      It seems that it’s a very popular book 🙂

    • November 25, 2015 / 7:57 pm

      I’m looking forward to reading it!
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. November 25, 2015 / 8:55 pm

    I read one Sarah Waters years ago and loved it. Should really try Fingersmith as it looks good.

    • November 25, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      It is! Am loving its twists.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. November 25, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    I recently bought a copy of Fingersmith, read it years ago but I’m on a Sarah Waters kick at the moment – sorry you didn’t take to nineteen-eighty-four, it made a big impression on me but maybe because I read it back in 1984!!

    • November 26, 2015 / 8:52 pm

      Can you remember the twists though Cleo? I assume that once you know them it takes away most of the magic…….

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