Wednesday 7 September 2022

WWW Wednesday | 07/09/2022

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?

The Killing Code by Ellie Marney was such a fun read! I love that this was an historical mystery set during World War II about female codebreakers hunting a serial killer. The premise works really well, the mystery is well done and I loved the group of girls who use their skills to track down the murderer. Look out for my review closer to the release date. 

What are you currently reading?

It's taking me a while to get through House of Fiction by Phyliss Richardson. It's a chunky non-fiction about famous literary houses and where the author's got their inspiration from. The content is fairly interesting but it is slow and therefore I'm not reaching for it as much as I should be. Hoping to get the majority of it read this weekend. 

I picked up The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente on Monday and was immediately intrigued by the whimsical (and slightly odd) writing style. It feels very Alice in Wonderland and whilst I'm only around 50 pages in, I am excited to continue. 

I've taken a pause with listening to audiobooks on my commute for the minute and instead I've been getting my Kindle out on the train. I've started Elsewhere Girls by Emily Gale & Nova Weetman as it's a Netgalley book that I chose at random from the read now section. Two aspiring swimmers, one from present-day Sydney and the other from 1908, find they've swapped lives and must contend with the challenges of trying to get home. I like body-swapping books and hopefully this is also a fun read.

What do you think you'll read next?

I'm hoping to start on Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus in the next few days. This had a ton of buzz recently so looking forward to this one. 

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.
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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