WWW Wednesday (March 14th)

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Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday, hope you’ve all had a good week!

I’m reading To Grow on Stony Ground by Steve Mee (unpublished novel)

This is the beta read I mentioned last week.  It’s a novella so is quite a quick read but my God it’s a harrowing.

I’m impressed with the writing and the story itself.  It’s about a 19-year-old German soldier who is a stretcher-bearer in WW1, told in the first person, it’s his experiences on the battlefield and after working in an asylum.  It’s gruesome; the author has pulled no punches here!


I recently finished The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

I really enjoyed this novel, there were some really slow places which did bore me but on the whole I liked it and will watch the movie at the weekend.

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.

 

 

 

 

 


 What’s up next? The Foster Child by Jenny Blackhurst

I’m a little bit behind on my ARC reads and this is the next one up.  I’ve met Jenny a couple of times now and recently attended an event where she did a reading from this book so looking forward to it.

The blurb

When child psychologist Imogen Reid takes on the case of 11-year-old Ellie Atkinson, she refuses to listen to warnings that the girl is dangerous.

Ellie was the only survivor of a fire that killed her family. Imogen is convinced she’s just a sad and angry child struggling to cope with her loss.

But Ellie’s foster parents and teachers are starting to fear her. When she gets upset, bad things seem to happen. And as Imogen gets closer to Ellie, she may be putting herself in danger…

 

 


Have you read any of my choices this week?

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

23 Comments

  1. 14th March 2018 / 8:32 am

    Ooh I really want to read The Remains of the Day but am very bad at persevering through slow parts… hmm! Great post 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      14th March 2018 / 6:43 pm

      It’s definitely worth reading for the remaining 90% which is lovely 🙂

  2. 14th March 2018 / 10:56 am

    Ishiguro’s style does nothing on me, that’s probably why his books are still unread on my shelves, haha! I’ve only read two and I can’t remember them! The Foster Child does sounds great! Happy reading!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      14th March 2018 / 6:48 pm

      Well I can only vouch for this one and although I liked it, I’m not compelled to read more! 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      14th March 2018 / 6:49 pm

      I’m looking forward to watching it this weekend! Thanks for visiting and leaving your WWW link 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      14th March 2018 / 6:55 pm

      I have high hopes for this one! Thanks for leaving your link 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      14th March 2018 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks! I’ll pop over to check out your post too 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      14th March 2018 / 7:02 pm

      Well it’s Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson – what’s not to love! I imagined these two all the way through the book 🙂
      Thanks for leaving your link!

      • 14th March 2018 / 7:25 pm

        You’re right they are the perfect embodiment I think of Mr. Stevens and Miss Kenton. Whenever I watch the film though I always hope it will end differently (the romantic in me). I find myself thinking, ‘Say something to her!’

        • Lindsay | Bookboodle
          Author
          14th March 2018 / 7:30 pm

          That was me throughout the whole book! I wanted to shake him 🙂

  3. Lindsay | Bookboodle
    Author
    14th March 2018 / 7:06 pm

    Thanks, it’s a very different experience – not knowing how much I can divulge!
    Thanks for leaving your link 🙂

  4. boyishbookworm
    14th March 2018 / 7:57 pm

    The Foster Child sounds creepy, haha. Weird little kids freak me out. Happy reading!

    My WWW post

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      17th March 2018 / 2:55 pm

      I think this book contain plenty of weirdness!
      Thanks for visiting and leaving your link 🙂

  5. 14th March 2018 / 10:37 pm

    The Foster Child intrigues me! 😀

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      17th March 2018 / 2:56 pm

      It should be a good read! 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      17th March 2018 / 2:56 pm

      I’m planning to watch the movie tomorrow as it strikes me as the perfect Sunday afternoon treat! 🙂
      Thanks for visiting!

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