Wednesday 24 January 2024

WWW Wednesday | 24/01/2024

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 finished Here Goes Nothing by Eamon McGrath, a super quick novella (although it says novel on the cover) last night. Very short, just over 100 pages long and is about an unnamed narrator and his experiences as a touring musician mainly in Canada. This just wasn't for me, it's just one long drug fest and was incredibly tedious to get through. I only finished it because it was so short.   

What are you currently reading?

I've been really enjoying Me by Elton John on my kindle. His life is fascinating and it's such a readable memoir that's equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking. This is my commute read so it's taking me a while to get through but I'm off work for two weeks so I want to try and finish it whilst I'm not travelling into work everyday.    

Halfway in to Between by Jessica Warman and I don't have any strong thoughts on it to be honest. This book has been on my TBR for so long (we're talking 10+ years here) and I want to get to all those books gathering dust on my shelves. This book is just OK though. I don't particularly like any of the characters and the mystery aspect isn't interesting at the minute. I'm hoping the second half is more exciting.

What do you think you'll read next?

I'm hoping to pick up Horse by Geraldine Brooks next which I picked up at my library over the weekend. Don't know much about the premise but I loved the cover 🤷
Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he reunites with the stallion and his groom, very far from the glamor of any racetrack.

New York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner celebrated for taking risks on edgy contemporary painters, becomes obsessed with a nineteenth-century equestrian oil painting of mysterious provenance.

Washington, DC, 2019. Jess, a Smithsonian scientist from Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian-American art historian, find themselves unexpectedly connected through their shared interest in the horse--one studying the stallion's bones for clues to his power and endurance, the other uncovering the lost history of the unsung Black horsemen who were critical to his racing success.

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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