Wednesday 5 May 2021

WWW Wednesday | 05/05/2021

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words that highlights three questions:

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

What did you recently finish reading?

I whizzed through The School for Good and Evil by Sman Chainani. I really liked the way fairytales were portrayed and subverted. The descriptions of the two school and all the different classes and spells were really creative as well. It just kind of lost me towards the end, I felt like we were going round in circles, it really didn't need to be as long as it was (especially for a middle grade) and I just didn't feel fulfilled by the ending. I probably will carry on with the series if my library gets the rest in.

What are you currently reading?

I'm about halfway through The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgeson Burnett and I'm enjoying it a lot. It's got that whimsical, nostaglic feel to it and the gorgeous MinaLima illustrations/interactive elements only add to the story. I will say I sometimes struggle with the Yorkshire dialogue a bit, suprising seeing as my dad is actually from Yorkshire!

I'm currently listening to Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry on audio on my way to and from work. I've listened to about 2 hours so far (still got about 13 hours to go, this book is LONG) and I like it. Stephen Fry is a terrific narrator but there are so many different figures in Greek mythology that it's already difficult to keep up.

What do you think you'll read next?

The Duke and I (Bridgertons #1) by Julia Quinn is up next I think. A while ago I did the Anti-TBR tag and stated that I didn't plan on ever reading regency era romance. Well, here I am and i'm eating my words! The Netflix series just got me slightly obsessed and so I went and bought the first five books in the series! I'm looking foward to some light romance after binge reading all of the Grishaverse books.
In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince—while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable… but not too amiable.

Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen.

Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society—just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend’s sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar.

The plan works like a charm—at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London’s elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule...

Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? What are you currently reading and hoping to pick up next? Leave a comment or link your own WWW Wednesdays below for me to check out!


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