WWW Wednesday (February 14th)

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Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday and a Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’ve invited myself to tea at my mum’s this evening and then we’re going to see The Greatest Showman so I’ll get round all your WWW posts as soon as I can…it might have to be WWW Thursday this week 😉

I’m reading Spare Brides by Adele Parks

and The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler (still)

I’m enjoying reading about the Spare Brides following the First World War.  It’s quite the social commentary featuring 4 very different good friends.  I have a fondness for 1 more than the others so am more interested in her happy ever after!

I’m sick of featuring Forgotten Authors in this post so I’m going to finish this book this week!

The blurb

The 1920s: a time of hope, promise – and parties. But not all the men came home, after The War.

Meet the spare brides.

Young, gorgeous – and unexpectedly alone.

Ava relishes the freedom of being single.
Sarah fears no one can replace her hero husband.
Beatrice finds it hard to shine, next to her dazzling friends.
And Lydia is married, rich, privileged: so isn’t she one of the lucky ones?

Then a chance encounter changes everything.

Angry, damaged and dangerously attractive, Edgar Trent is an irresistible temptation.

And the old rules no longer apply…

The blurb

Absence doesn’t make the heart grow fonder. It makes people think you’re dead. 
So begins Christopher Fowler’s foray into the back catalogues and backstories of 99 authors who, once hugely popular, have all but disappeared from shelves.
We are fondly introduced to each potential rediscovery: from lost Victorian voices to the twentieth century writers who could well become the next John Williams, Hans Fallada or Lionel Davidson. Whether male or female, flash-in-the-pan or prolific, mega-seller or prize-winner – no author, it seems, can ever be fully immune from the fate of being forgotten.

 

 


I recently finished Mobile Library by David Whitehouse

Not quite the light fluffy read I expected given its cover but this book was utterly heart-breaking but also filled with love, oh and lots of books!  I’m still not ready to let go of Bobby, Rosa and Val and wonder how it all worked out for them.  My only slight niggle and why I didn’t give it 5* is that the very first chapter is The End!! Where’s the suspense in that……

The blurb

Twelve-year-old Bobby Nusku is an archivist of his mother. He catalogues traces of her life and waits for her to return home.

Bobby thinks that he’s been left to face the world alone until he meets lonely single mother Val and her daughter Rosa. They spend a magical summer together, discovering the books in the mobile library where Val works as a cleaner. But as the summer draws to a close, Bobby finds himself in trouble and Val is in danger of losing her job. There’s only one thing to do — and so they take to the road in the mobile library . . .

 


 What’s up next? Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I’ve never read this book and after I watched the BBC dramatisation at Christmas, which I thoroughly enjoyed, I’ve picked it for our next book club read.  I better get a move on as we’re meeting on the 21st!!

The blurb

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship”

Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then there’s tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally there’s Amy, the youngest and most precocious. Together they are the March sisters.

Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures – including Laurie, the boy next door. And through sisterly squabbles, their happy times and sad ones too, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.

 


Have you read any of my choices?

Do share what you’re reading and recommendations in the comments…

25 Comments

  1. 14th February 2018 / 8:29 am

    I loved Little Women as a child so I do hope this one works for you too! Here’s hoping that The Book of Forgotten Authors moves to the ‘read’ pile soon 😉

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 6:24 pm

      I’ll be starting Little Women this evening and I need to read it for Wednesday evening…the pressure is on!

  2. 14th February 2018 / 11:35 am

    I absolutely love Little Women. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 I’m going to see The Greatest Showman tomorrow with my Dad. I really hope you like it!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 6:33 pm

      I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy it!
      I absolutely loved The Greatest Showman and am going to see it again on Tuesday with my daughter. Did you like it?

  3. 14th February 2018 / 1:26 pm

    I like the sound of both Spare Brides and mobile library. When I grew up the mobile library visit was something we looked forward to.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 6:38 pm

      I too remember the mobile library visiting…those were the days!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 6:41 pm

      I can see what the author was trying to do but then throughout the whole book you know what’s coming…
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 6:42 pm

      It’s fabulous and I loved it!
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

  4. 14th February 2018 / 4:30 pm

    Adored Little Women! Has been years, must read it again, hope you love it!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 6:48 pm

      I’m sure I will…I’m starting on it this evening 🙂

  5. 14th February 2018 / 4:37 pm

    I loved Little Women when I was young, and read it several times. Then I re-read it after I started blogging (for a challenge) and I was amazed at how much of the dialogue and situations I still recalled!

    Mobile Library looks like a book I would enjoy. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 6:50 pm

      I’m looking forward to getting started with Little Women!

      I thoroughly recommend Mobile Library 🙂
      Thanks for visiting!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 6:54 pm

      I would definitely recommend Mobile Library – especially to book lovers!
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 6:56 pm

      It is a very interesting premise…it’s just doesn’t entice me!
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      16th February 2018 / 7:01 pm

      I did, I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go and see it again! I can’t get the The Greatest Show song out of my head!
      The version of Little Women I have is about 350 pages, I’m hoping to start this evening as I need to read it by Wednesday!!
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

  6. 17th February 2018 / 12:23 am

    I really like the sound of Spare Brides! And I hope you will enjoy Little Women… I still wish I would have read it as a kid, because my experience last year wasn’t as positive as I hoped. :/ Happy reading!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      18th February 2018 / 6:30 pm

      I’m finding Little Women somewhat preachy and I’m not enjoying it as much as I liked the BBC drama 🙁

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