WWW Wednesday (March 7th)

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…

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?


Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday, hope you’ve all had a good week! I’m going to a book event this evening with Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go and I See You.  She’s going to be chatting about her new book Let Me Lie.  I’ll catch up with you as soon as I can.

I’m reading The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

I’m only a couple of chapters into this book and I think I’m going to really like it.  One of my hobbies is visiting National Trust properties and I much prefer the ‘below stairs’ tours and tales – so far, this reminds me of a National Trust visit I went on recently (if you’re not familiar with the National Trust, click here).

The blurb

A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro’s beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House.

In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and into his past.






I recently finished 

Well I’m glad I finally got round to reading this one but some of it was just a little too far-fetched in places that I had to suspend belief…quite a lot.  Some of the decisions the characters make are questionable.

The blurb

How far would you go to protect your secrets?

Greece, 1980

Emma takes part in a shattering, violent event. An event to which she is anything but an innocent bystander.
She is only eighteen, but this marks her fall from innocence.
It will haunt her for the rest of her life.

London, now

Kate has the perfect existence: a glossy image, a glamorous home, a perfect family.
But there are cracks.
All is not what it seems.

And now the two worlds are about to collide.
Somebody’s out for revenge.
Someone who has been waiting thirty years…

 What’s up next?

My next read is a beta read for the brother of a member of my book group.  I don’t really know how much I can say about it but at the moment it has a preliminary title of To Grow on Stony Ground and is set after the First World War in an asylum.  I’m quite excited to read it as I’ve not been a beta reader before and it comes with high praise from the author’s sister (she insists she’s not being bias), we were all really keen to have a read.  Here’s hoping that this isn’t the case:

Have you read any of my choices? Or have you been a beta reader?  How did that work out?

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


  1. March 7, 2018 / 8:34 am

    Good luck with your beta reading – I like wars in this time period and bizarrely those set in asylums too.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      March 8, 2018 / 6:02 pm

      Thank you! Sounds like this would be one for you too then 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      March 8, 2018 / 6:02 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  2. boyishbookworm
    March 7, 2018 / 9:54 am

    Oh Gosh, I’m so keen to read The Remains of the Day! One day I’ll get there… That Hemingway quote perked me up, haha. I have been a beta reader once or twice but never betad novels, only fanfictions, lol. *is a nerd* Have a great reading week!

    My WWW post

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      March 8, 2018 / 6:06 pm

      I guess Hemingway had a point with that quote lol 😉
      Thanks for visiting!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      March 8, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Good to hear! I’m enjoying it so far. Thanks for your visit 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      March 8, 2018 / 6:13 pm

      Oh well, never mind. Thank you for the visit! 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      March 8, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      The movie has been more on my radar than the book but I’m glad to give it a go.
      Thanks for the visit 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      March 8, 2018 / 6:21 pm

      It’s a decent enough mystery! Thanks for your visit 🙂

  3. March 7, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    Just glad you’re enjoying The Remains of the Day as I loved that book. It’s the air of regrets and missed opportunities that I found so moving.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      March 8, 2018 / 6:53 pm

      Thank you Cathy! I just wish the chapters weren’t so long!

  4. March 7, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    I haven’t been a beta reader before. I bet it’s interesting though! Enjoy your reading this week.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      March 8, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      It should be a good experience! Thanks for visiting 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      March 8, 2018 / 6:58 pm

      Yeah, The Long Fall was an ok mystery/thriller! Thanks for visiting 🙂

  5. samslifeinbooks
    March 9, 2018 / 3:08 am

    The Remains of Day looks like my kind of book, I’ve added it to my Goodreads TBR 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      March 11, 2018 / 6:16 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! I’m going to watch the movie next 🙂

  6. March 9, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    I LOVED “The remains of the day” and “The long fall” is on my TBR.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      March 11, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      I enjoyed it too (finished it this morning)! It was so sad! I’m going to watch the movie before my book club meets too 🙂

  7. March 10, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    I love the sound of The Remains Of The Day! I will be looking forward to your thoughts on that one. 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      March 11, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      Thank you!

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