WWW Wednesday 15th September

It’s Wednesday again. The weeks seem to be flying by at the moment. Wednesday means that it’s WWW Wednesday time. This is one of my favourite memes and I love reading everybody else’s posts. It’s currently hosted by Sam and it can be found on her blog Taking on a world of words which can be found here. The idea is just to answer three questions about your reading:

The three questions are:

What are you currently reading?

What have you recently finished reading?

What do you intend to read next?

I recently finished The Wisdom of Crowds which was brilliant and I reviewed here. I also just finished Katherine of Aragon by Alison Weir

Reading Cecily earlier in the Summer has got me interested in historical fiction again and I enjoyed this life of Henry VIII’s ‘true’ queen. I don’t necessarily think that I will read all of the others (I think she is currently up to wife number 5) but this was an interesting read.

My current book is A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris

It’s a long while since I read the earlier two books in this series set in St Oswald’s school but this one stands up well on its own. St Oswald’s is in a period of great change as they have let girls in through the school’s hallowed doors and, horror of horrors, have a female headmaster. The story is told in the first person by the long serving classics master, Roy Straitley, and the new head Rebecca Buckfast. The book alternates between Roy’s diary entries of what is happening now and Rebecca’s story of what happened in 1989. What appears to be a body is discovered in the school grounds but strangely, the new head doesn’t want to involve the police. The mystery all seems to revolve around her elder brother and his disappearance in the July of 1971. It’s all very intriguing and I really want to find out how it all gets resolved.

The House in the Cerulean Sea is definitely going to be my next read. The title appealed to me right from the start and I have heard so much about it. When I saw it in Waterstones yesterday, I had to buy it.

That’s my past, present and future reading for today. What does your WWW Wednesday look like?

Author: JdV

Assistant Head of a large primary school south of Leicester. Currently teaching my final year as I count down to retirement

5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 15th September”

  1. Ah! The House in the Cerulean Sea is such a beautiful read! I had a chance to read and review it last year and counted it as the books of 2020 for me. The way Klune writes about children who are misunderstood is such a well thought out depiction.

    I hope you enjoy your week!

    Here is my WWW Wednesday post:
    https://introvertinterruptedcom.wordpress.com/2021/09/15/the-rivers-of-london-by-ben-aaronovitch-the-lobster-kings-by-alexi-zentner-bookreview-wwwwednesday/

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