Pause for WWW Wednesday 17/07

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

I missed last week’s for a few reasons but glad to be back with the books we’ve enjoyed since last Wednesday.

What are you currently reading?

The Unicorn Quest – Kamilla Benko (Bloomsbury)

It’s unicorns, a quest! Climbing up the chimney to another land! It’s been in my pile for a while and is what Littlefae has chosen as my lucky number 7 #20BooksOfSummer.

I’m about halfway through this I should have finished but accidentally left this at home when I stayed at my in-laws over the weekend to attend the Little Tigers do at the Discovery Story Centre in Stratford.

and then I forgot to pop in my handbag which is partially why…

Milton the Mighty – Emma Read (Chicken House)

I picked this up Tuesday as a light silly read whilst at the hospital and this Tale Of Milton the False Widow Spider and the war on arachnids is beautifully done with humour and careful awareness of the linguistics of the target age group without patronising.

It’s a lovely fun read so far!

What did you recently finish reading?

Ariki and the Great Whale & Ariki and the Island Of Wonder – Nicola Davies Illustrated by Nicola Kinnear

These will be getting a proper review!! All I’m going to say is magical early chapter quest meets Moana- make way make way for this amazing little series.

I got the first one from the library as I spotted it when picking up some reservations for Littlefae but this is to be bought!!

The Lost Tide Warriors – Catherine Doyle (Bloomsbury)

Oh this book is marvellous marvellous marvellous. I cried.

Heartbreaking and hopeful I love how Catherine has turned Classic Chosen One tropes completely on their head in this book and made quite honestly the Longest Night Of The Year a Dark Night Of the Soul for the people of Arran Island.

Way of the Waves Dr Janina Ramirez and David Wyatt

Oh this was a lovely treat catching up with Alva’s story, I love how Janina Ramirez has lovingly embedded historical knowledge whilst twisting tropes as Alva struggles in this book physically, emotionally with the realities of adventure which is humbling to see as so often we see characters take to challenging situations ‘surprisingly’ well reinforcing the idea that they never knew what they had in them- whereas Ramirez is more realistic that one will probably blunder and struggle and possibly even tantrum but make it through and I love that- saying you’re not a failure if you struggle even heroes can struggle.

What do you think youโ€™ll read next?

The True colours of Coral Glen – Juliette Forrest

There are lots myth and legends alongside beautiful Colours in this book and I am excited to be starting it!!

And Further ploughing away at my 20 Books Of Summer.

Have you read any of these?

What are you reading?

20 thoughts on “Pause for WWW Wednesday 17/07

  1. Sent this too soon- I’m very flustered after a horrid experience earlier, sorry!! I’m really looking forward to the Lost Tide Warriors- it was going to be my 100th book of the year before a surprise copy of Top Marks for Murder arrived, which I obviously started as soon as I finished the Good Thieves (pretty good, but nothing near the brilliance of Rooftoppers or the Wolf Wilder for me sadly)
    Oddly enough I think the True Colours of Coral Glen may end up being my next read too!
    Amy x

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    1. Oh dear Iโ€™m sorry youโ€™ve had a horrid experience ๐Ÿ’œ
      I think my problem is I keep stop-starting with the unicorns!! The Lost Tide Warriors was amazing but how lucky are you to get Top Marks for Murder!! I really need to get on with reading the rest of that series!!

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    2. Top Marks for Murder is AMAZING so far- I’m loving it! I’m trying to calm down from it at the moment- I stood in to let a woman walking in a row with her children past on the street so I didn’t hit them with my stick by mistake trying to get past. Instead of saying thank you, she looked me up and down, shuddered and pulled her children in so close they almost fell off the pavement, then said oh dear. People can be awful ๐Ÿ™„
      Hope hospital went okay for you yesterday, was thinking of you/your girls x

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    3. ๐Ÿคฌ there are a lot of extremely rude words I want to say about this sad excuse for a person!!!! You are wonderful, there is nothing wrong with having a need, there is nothing wrong with needing a stick to walk and they are sad small minded people who will never have even a smidgen of the strength and wonderfulness that you have. You are awesome and people sometimes are pathetic and ignorant-you are worth a million of her. Donโ€™t let the muggles get you down ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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    4. I may have said a few to her face already- I tend to stay calm in the moment and get angry later but she REALLY riled me ๐Ÿ˜‚. It was utterly baffling- I can’t understand why you’d want to teach your children that’s an acceptable way to treat someone else at all! Thank you for being lovely ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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    5. Good for you, I think people like that have their heads so far up a certain part of their own anatomy that a dose of reality and fresh air could do their attitude some good.
      ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ donโ€™t take it to heart she is the one at a loss and the one who will fall to pieces if her idea of โ€˜perfectionโ€™ crumbles

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    1. Hospital trip went better. Thank goodness for the advice I got on Twitter last month as I think I wouldโ€™ve broken down- Littlefae freaked out and practically climbed the walls but we got the needles done because I kept calm and validated her feelings but insisted it had to be done. Tinyfae is an absolute trooper, so proud of them both.
      Milton is super sweet, Iโ€™m enjoying it thoroughly and the illustrations are cute rather than realistic.

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