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WWW Wednesday – 17th February 2016

WWW Wed

Hi everyone! I’m finally back to regular posting after a few weeks of nothing. I decided to return with a WWW Wednesday post.

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words. (Formally hosted at Should Be Reading)

The only rules are to answer the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently reading:

krakenKraken by China Miéville

I’ve spent way too long on this book because I haven’t been able to fully commit to reading it. Now that I’m back into the swing of things I hope to have this book finished soon.

I haven’t made any progress on it at all in recent weeks because I’ve had other books that needed to be read first. It’s been a bit of a nightmare to be honest but all of that seems to be over now.

GrownupThe Grownup by Gillian Flynn

I’m also planning to read this short story this week. It’s definitely just a one day read and I’ll probably just read it when I need a break from Kraken.

I really enjoyed Gone Girl by Flynn so I hope that this one lives up to my expectations. I do love short stories though because they always seem to pack a big punch into such a short amount of writing. We’ll see anyway.

The MonlThe Monk by Matthew Lewis

This book needs to be finished soon. It’s my main priority over the coming week. It doesn’t have to be finished until the week after next but I want to read Kraken and start the other books that have been set for this module.

I’m going to read at least 100 pages a night until I’ve finished it. This is my plan.


Recently finished:

the mysteries of udolphoThe Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

Yes! I have finally finished this mammoth book. It was so long and so incredibly difficult to get into.

I will post a review on this book later in the week. I’ve sort of half written the review already but I’m going to spend tomorrow finishing it up etc. I would do it today but I’m at my work placement all day (this is a scheduled post) so I don’t have the time.


What I’m reading next:

ZofloyaZofloya: or The Moor by Charlotte Dacre

This book is my next read for university. It’s supposedly inspired by The Monk and it’s meant to be quite shocking. I’m really looking forward to starting it and studying it.

I’m also reading it as part of two of my reading challenges. The first is my prompt challenge as it fulfills the prompt ‘read a book by an author I’ve never read before’. I’ve never even heard of Charlotte Dacre but I love reading women’s writing from different periods. This book is also part of my 2016 Classics Challenge. 


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