Pause for WWW Wednesday 27/02

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World Of Words that simply asks three questions.

What are you currently reading?

Cover illustration by Lisa Horton Design

The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James (Walker Books) published 7th March *gifted

I’m currently over 100 pages in and loving the gentle establishing of Lowrie and Shen’s world as the youngest people on Earth after a virus wipes out human fertility in the 21st century and the crumbling as things start to fall apart. I especially love how the almost abandoned London of the future is the juxtaposition of bucolic mudlarking paradise with the ruins of Empire and capitalism. There are a few flags to ponder on for the direction of narrative that I’m wondering whether I’m right or are red herrings.

What did you recently finish reading?

Cover illustration by Amy Grimes

🚨 Book that needed to ‘Go in the Freezer’ Alert 🚨

The Garden Of Lost & Found by Harriet Evans (Headline Review 18th April 2019) *gifted and I have to say it was hard work emotionally and I have personal regrets requesting it, even though it is a very well written book.

This is one of the reasons I don’t read a lot of adult fiction. It didn’t make clear in the synopsis there was going to be very traumatic triggers including emotional abuse and a very upsetting childhood death (not a spoiler it’s stated it will happen in the prologue) amongst other spoilers things and I’ve been a bit upset since and my reading has suffered for it. I needed to read something happy so I’ve bounced into the girls’ picture books a lot.

Littlefae spent a very happy hour yesterday and again this morning pondering the Usborne Look Inside your Body by Louie Stowell, Illustrated by Kate Leake (Usborne 2012) -designed by Helen Lee, additional illustrations by Katie Lovell with contributions by Dr Zoe Fritz MRCP. Littlefae is very interested in science and Usborne does lift the flap books so well to add a tactile and fun experience to non-fiction.

Tinyfae loves Claude and last night enjoyed a slightly edited on the hoof Claude in the Country by Alex T Smith (Hodder Childrens 2012) after all she is still 2 and gets over-excited to change the page and make the animal noises!

What do you think you’ll read next?

Cover illustration by Alexei Bitskoff

I have promised myself I will read something fun and MG such as Who Let the Gods out? By Maz Evans (Chicken House 2017) before I go on to read either Becoming Mrs Lewis by Patti Callahan (Harper Inspire 16th May 2019) *gifted or Nocturna by Maya Motayne (Hodder & Staughton May 2019)*gifted

Littlefae has a wide selection to choose from she has Isadora Moon has a Sleepover by Harriet Muncaster (OUP) and Amelia Fang & The Half Moon Holiday (Egmont) ready and waiting to read (ok I admit it we’ve had a good peep at both already!!) and the latest Princess in Black (Walker) *gifted adventures have arrived too!!

Have you read any of these?

What are you reading?

A few of these books we have received for free through review schemes with no obligation nor payment and no incentive to appear. They are marked as *gifted.

2 thoughts on “Pause for WWW Wednesday 27/02

    1. The Garden Of Lost and Found was a well written book, I just had a bit of a crisis because of it and when the death was happening I admit I had to skip to the next chapter but they kept referring to it so I didn’t quite escape as much as I wanted especially considering a further plot development I couldn’t just skip past!

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