WWW Wednesday (March 23rd)

WWW WednesdayThis 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…

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 still reading…

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

I had a reminder from the library earlier in the week that this book needed to be returned on Saturday….mmm well fortunately I was able to renew but that means I’ve been reading it for over 3 weeks and am only just over half way through.  I’m beginning to feel the same frustration as Sam did reading Cloud Atlas!

Dead WakeThe blurb

On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. 

Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger’s U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small—hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more—all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history.

And I’m also reading

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

I was warned last week by many blogger friends that this was quite slow, which did make me more intrigued to read it. I’m approx 60% through and haven’t experienced a slowness.  Yes, it’s very descriptive, if not overly, but this hasn’t deterred me or made it feel overly long yet as I’ve felt the plot has been moving consistently.  I didn’t feel that way about The Casual Vacancy though…that was laborious .

The Cuckoo's CallingThe blurb

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.

Strike is a war veteran – wounded both physically and psychologically – and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model’s complex world, the darker things get – and the closer he gets to terrible danger…


I recently finished

Nothing!! 🙁


 What’s up next?

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

Thank heavens I have a 5 day Easter break coming up so I can get loads of reading in. When I finally finish the 2 above this will be my next read.  If you’re not aware of this book…where have you been? I met Joanna Cannon a few weeks ago at Waterstone’s in Birmingham so am really looking forward to this.

The Trouble with Goats and SheepThe blurb

England,1976.

Mrs Creasy is missing and The Avenue is alive with whispers. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands.

And as the cul-de-sac starts giving up its secrets, the amateur detectives will find much more than they imagined…

 


Have you read any of this week’s choices?

Share what you’re reading in the comments…

13 Comments

    • 23rd March 2016 / 9:28 pm

      I’m going to do my best and try and read Goats & Sheep over the Easter weekend. Looking forward to the ‘thing’!!! 😉

  1. 23rd March 2016 / 11:39 am

    You’ve made me want to pick up The Cuckoo’s Calling asap! I’ve heard a lot about how slow it is and because my attention span is so awful these days it put me off picking it up as I just can’t read slow novels but I’m really keen to give it a go now. 🙂 I hope you have a lovely Easter break and get lots of reading done.

    Here’s my WWW / Week in books:
    https://rathertoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/www-wednesday-23-march-2016/

    • 23rd March 2016 / 9:31 pm

      Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of character development and analysation in this book as you’d expect for the first in a series but I like them so this hasn’t bothered me. If you do get around to it, I hope you like it!
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

  2. 23rd March 2016 / 8:57 pm

    Happy to see you’re enjoying The Cuckoo’s Calling, I’m hoping to read the next book in the series very soon. I want to know what happens with Robin 🙂 I’m not sure I’ll ever give The Casual Vacancy another try…

    • 23rd March 2016 / 9:32 pm

      Thank you..Ref The Casual Vacancy you might me better off with the BBC drama adaptation…although they saw fit to change big chunks aaarrgghhhh!
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

      • 24th March 2016 / 9:03 am

        I didn’t know there was a BBC drama! xD I’ll check it out, thank you!

  3. 23rd March 2016 / 9:47 pm

    HA, Cloud Atlas slowness. I hope it’s not that bad! Best of luck. Glad you have Gailbraith going at the same time to keep your spirits up. I thought the end of the book seemed rushed with the pace of the rest of it, but I didn’t think it ever dragged. Enjoy. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

  4. 23rd March 2016 / 11:30 pm

    Good to hear you are enjoying The Cuckoo’s Calling! I wasn’t completely convinced myself last year, but I still want to read the sequel some time. And I’m sorry to hear Dead Wake is so slow. 🙁 Hopefully the next will be better!

  5. 24th March 2016 / 5:49 am

    I’ve seen The Trouble with Goats and Sheep around and saw that a lot of people enjoyed it. Hope you’ll enjoy it too! 🙂

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  6. 24th March 2016 / 4:28 pm

    Hmmm Dead Wake is peaking an interest with me. Maybe it’s because it takes place during the World War? Anyways I will be looking for it at the library for sure 🙂

    • 26th March 2016 / 5:39 pm

      I got my copy from the library too, which I’m quite glad about. If you like WW history then this would be a good choice 🙂

      • 31st March 2016 / 5:39 am

        Sweet, I will keep that in mind when I need to get my books from the library 😀

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