Pausing for WWW Wednesday 08/05

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

What are you currently reading?

Book cover for starfell
Illustrations by Sarah Warburton

Starfell- Dominique Valente (Harper Collins)

I’ve been wanting to read this forever and I was so pleased when my mum dropped hints for my husband to bring home the sprayed edges Waterstones exclusive home with him.

This story about a young witch who doesn’t feel her power is very important until it really is appeals to me greatly.


Rosie Revere & The Raucous Riveters – Andrea Beaty and David Roberts (Abrams)

We’ve been trying to get Littlefae to understand that it’s ok to not finish a book in one go, that it’s ok to put a book down and come back to it. She has been a little reluctant to read longer books for that reason so this is our ‘put it down’ book. She gets 3 bite size chapters a night and no more. fingers crossed 🤞🏻

What did you recently finish reading?

Rose Interrupted- Patrice Lawrence (Hodder)* 

This is such a fantastic book that will fill you with a kaleidoscope of emotions, break your heart and make you want to save Rose and her family. Rose’s family have recently left her father behind in a controlling religious sect after an event and everyone is struggling to adapt to life above a kebab shop in Brixton and all the possibilities and peril that the worldly world creates.

It’s out in June and is a masterpiece of storytelling. Review closer to publication

The Golden Butterfly – Sharon Gosling (Stripes) *

This is such a wonderfully enthralling and mesmerising historical mystery with Stage magic and puzzle boxes and an awakening sense of self and social justice for our protagonist Luciana!

Midnight at Moonstone – Lara Flecker and Trisha Krauss (OUP) *

This is just gorgeous! A Night at the Museum style ‘exhibits come to life’ narrative with a ‘save the farm’ (or in this case Historical Manor with caretaker flat) plot is a lovely comfortable read for a quiet or rainy afternoon and is packed with historical detail as the author is a professional costumer.

Review pending check back soon

Cover illustration by George Ermos

Malamander – Thomas Taylor (Walker Books)*

This is an absolute cracker of a salty tale, Herbert Lemon washed up on the shore of Eerie on Sea in a crate of lemons and was taken in by the town now living as the Lost and Founder of the Grand Nautilus Hotel. One day a girl comes through his snowy window and asks him to find her parents who went missing 12 years ago and possibly has something to do with the local legend of a half man, half fish , half something Malamander that prowls the winter shore.

Review pending check back soon

Littlefae & Tinyfae

Princess Poppy, Please Please Save the Bees – Janey Louise Jones & Jennie Poh (Eden Cooper)

Both girls have been on a Princess Poppy picture book kick since seeing me take this picture for the other blogpost today!!

What do you think you’ll read next?

I have a few books to look forward to including:

Mo, Lottie & The Junkers- Jennifer Killick (Firefly)

A Girl Called Justice- Elly Griffiths (Quercus)

Where the River Runs Gold – Sita Brahmachari (Orion/Hachette)

Plus my Tsundoku!


Book cover for Stick & Fetch 2

Stick and Fetch Investigate: The Wrong End of the Stick -Phillip Ardagh & Elissa Elwick

I thought we would check out this second outing of the duo as Littlefae adored the first set of adventures in these adorable ‘mystery’ but not really stories of misunderstandings and a very innocently keen little girl and her dog. The naivety in these stories is sweet and childlike but with funny consequences.

Have you read any of these?

What are you reading?

Books marked with a * were received from publishers or through review schemes with thanks. this has not affected my opinion.

11 thoughts on “Pausing for WWW Wednesday 08/05

  1. So happy you have Starfell! Are you enjoying it? I’ve been so excited to hear your thoughts!!
    Glad you enjoyed the Golden Butterfly too. I’m very excited to read both Midnight at Moonstone (my reservation at the library came in yesterday) and Malamander.
    The last thing I finished was A Pocketful of Stars, I’m currently reading (and loving!) Wildspark (it’s taking me ages because I’ve just sat two exams in two days and it’s been really stressful so I’ve read barely anything 🙈) and I’m not sure what I’ll read next. I feel quite in the mood for a mystery (it’s my fave genre so a good go to when I need a bit of comfort!) , so A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, Spies in St Petersburg or Kat Wolfe Takes the Case are strong contenders, as I also ne1ed to return some library books soonish.
    Amy x

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    1. I’ve not got very far into Starfell thanks to the way today planned out but I’m hooked already!! Midnight at Moonstone is just so much fun and don’t read Malamander too late at night!!
      Really looking forward to a pocketful of stars too!! Hope the exams go well and you give yourself plenty of recovery time 💜

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    2. I definitely think you’ll love A Pocketful of Stars- it’s a wonderful book. I am very much a member of Team Tigerheart, I’ve decided 🐯
      Yesterday’s was less stressful than today’s, and I’m VERY glad they’re now both over. I have one more next Tuesday (French) and then that’s me done, which is exciting! I’m feeling very ill and tired tonight so going to leave starting studying properly for it till tomorrow 💜

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    3. Please take time for yourself and listen to your body. I used to be the person in charge of helping exam students prepare and cope!
      Mental fatigue can be worse than not revising at all and revising whilst fatigued can recreate that feeling when in the exam because you will be accessing the memory of physical feelings when you access the memory for your revision.
      Take care of yourself and little and often, top yourself up with knowledge and self care.

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    1. Rose Interrupted is just beautiful storytelling, you know kinda know what’s about to happen but you can’t stop it and it’s torturous to see it unfold!

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