Pause for WWW Wednesday 04/09

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

What are you currently reading?

Skeleton Keys: The Unimaginary Friend- Guy Bass Illustrated by Pete Williamson

This is a highly illustrated chapter book from the creator of StitchHead. With illustrations and page decorations throughout this book is a tale of what happens when imaginations come to life and I’m thoroughly looking forward to it.

I mean come on an imaginary friend called the Gorblimey? Such fun!

What did you recently finish reading?

Clifftoppers: The FireBay Adventure by Fleur Hitchcock

This is a glorious Pocketful Of autumn with creeping cold, bonfire antics and toffee apples mmm. But it’s also the perfect sequel to the delightful Clifftoppers: The Arrowhead Moor Adventure, both are gorgeously contemporary nostalgia with wholesome fun and frolics coupled with problem and crime solving escapades Of Classic Children’s books but with a diverse group of cousins and a firmly modern mindset. Glorious!!!

Review pending (I wanted to take a picture with toffee apples but that may not happen!!)

The Girl who speaks Bear– Sophie Anderson Illustrations by Kathrin Honesta

Gosh I loved this so much, if you haven’t seen my spoiler-free review check it out here. This tale of mythology, identity and finding what matters interspersed with oral storytelling is an intensely beautiful and lyrical return by Anderson and an instant faevorite.

The Magic Place- Chris Wormell

Such a funny and rousing illustrated chapter book from the illustrator of Phillip Pullman’s books nestled betwixt darkness and hope, Clementine is a wonderful character of determination and you hope beyond hope for her to escape the clutches of Aunt and Uncle and forge her way to the Magic Place.

review coming!

What do you think you’ll read next?


So as it’s September and the start of a new academic year I’m going to read the entire series of Murder Most Unladylike to the recently released Top Marks For Murder. Does anyone want to join me? Or throw their opinions in the ring?

This will be interspersed with other reads such as Floodworld by Tom Huddleston and North Child by Edith Pattou which are next in my list along with The Time Of Green Magic by Hillary McKay and no doubt a slew of other books coming out such as Potkin & Stubbs 2 and Pages & Co 2!

Have you read any of these?

What are you reading?

11 thoughts on “Pause for WWW Wednesday 04/09

  1. I thought Skeleton Keys was lots of fun too, and I’m SO excited for new Sophie Anderson. Really excited to hear all your MMU thoughts, and lots of the other ones you’ve mentioned for some possible next reads are very high on my list too.
    I just finished the Land of Roar yesterday, which I enjoyed, and I’m now reading What Magic is This?, which I think is great. It’s super well wirtten, which is a guarantee from Holly Bourne, but it also has a sense of fun about it that means I can actually describe it as one as I’m enjoying. Her last few have been great too, don’t get me wrong, but really difficult reads in places. I’m not sure what I’ll read next yet! Tempted to do North Child as well.
    Amy x

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    1. Oh I’m so glad you’re enjoying those! I’m reading Skeleton Keys aloud and Littlefae is loving it- I think the name Gorblimey tickles her-
      And so pleased you’re enjoying What Magic is This? It’s really wonderful!!

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  2. Skeleton Keys looks soooo good! Gorblimey is a brilliant name for an imaginary friend. xD The Magic Place has such a pretty cover! I’ve heard a couple people talking about Murder Most Unladylike, but I don’t really know much about it, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for what you think of them. 😉

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    1. It’s fantastic and Littlefae thinks it’s brilliant saying a word she knows isn’t polite to say in front of certain people! That yellow/gold on The Magic Place is actually gilded so it flashes and glows for real!!! It’s beautiful.
      MMU is a Agatha Christie style crime mystery series but with school girls int the 1930s so I’m of course thinking why have I not read these all already?!

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