Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Wednesday Catch-Up 30th September 2015

Every Wednesday we are linking up with WWW Wednesday, What Are You Reading Wednesday? and Waiting on Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is hosted at Taking on a World of Words and asks 3 questions: What are you currently reading?, What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you'll read next? This is a similar meme to This Week in Books, hosted at Lipsyy Lost & Found.
What Are You Reading Wednesday are hosted on It's a Reading Thing and asks;
1. What's the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 or 34% in your e-book and share one complete sentence.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted at Breaking the Spine and is a chance to show what upcoming releases you are excited for! Each week we will take it in turns to choose a book for Waiting on Wednesday and this week was Clare's turn!


Ann:

Currently Reading:
Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1)The Rest of Us Just Live Here
I am currently reading Timebound and The Rest of Us Just Live Here both of which I am really enjoying.
"You can hear coyotes at night and we get deer in our yard all the time."
I would love to live in this world because I would love to see a deer in my garden all the time! Also from the blurb it sounds like a cool place to live. 

Recently Finished:
Just Like the Movies (If Only . . ., #7)
I have recently finished reading Just Like The Movies which was a good book but very annoying because it gave away the ending of some films I have yet to watch! I will have a full review of this up on Saturday.

Planning to Read Next:
A Face Like Glass
I am planning on reading A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge next before starting on my Halloween reads.

Clare:
Currently Reading:
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)
I have finished my Classic for the month and I will start a new one tomorrow but for now it means my focus is all on Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo which I am so excited to be reading.
"The sharp tang of gunpowder already hung in the air - and along with it a question, unspoken in the quiet, as if the Reaper himself awaited the answer: How much blood will be shed tonight?"
Realistically speaking I don't suppose I would want to live in this world but I am already in love with these characters so I'd love to live in a world with them. Just, you know, as long as I don't get murdered!

Recently Finished:
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, WitchBest Friends ForeverThe Language of FlowersNot Without YouEmber IslandLighthouse BayAlways the BridesmaidIt Felt Like a KissThe DishPrima DonnaSummer at Tiffany'sThe Summer Without You
Since last Wednesday I finished Good Omens which I really enjoyed, it was very funny. I then moved on to Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner, which I thought was good but not nearly as suspenseful as I had expected it to be. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh was very beautifully written and I have a full review up here. I then had a bout of insomnia and couldn't sleep one night so managed to finish Not Without You, which was interesting but I thought had a weak mystery, Ember Island by Kimberley Freeman which was quite good and Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman which I actually didn't enjoy, although I think that was more my fault than the books, Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk which was very funny as her books always are and It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning which was good. So insomnia - the secret to reading more (and also getting a headache that lasts a week). I then read The Dish by Stella Newman which made me so hungry you have no idea. I liked it but I thought the ending went on too long the conflict just took forever to wrap up. Then I read Prima Donna by Karen Swan which was good and I will have a full review up for it on Friday and Summer at Tiffany's and The Summer Without You which were both really good reads. If you like contemporary romance and haven't read any Karen Swan I do recommend them, they are chunky reads but well worth it!

Planning to Read Next:
Angel Dares (Benedicts, #5)Black IceThe Casquette Girls
My copy of A Curious Beginning just arrived!! It's way earlier than expected it's not even supposed to be released until Friday but I am so excited!! I know it's going to be amazing! Angel Dares by Joss Stirling is released tomorrow and I am excited to read it. This whole series has a bad case of insta-love but they are such fun reads and have such exciting plot lines that I find I don't usually care! After that - I don't know! It'll be October then so my Halloween themed reading month will begin and I have a lot of scary/creepy books to get to. So maybe Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick or maybe The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden. Let me know which one you think I should go with!

Waiting on Wednesday:
The Many Lives of John Stone
An English teen questions all she knows about aging when she encounters a set of journals that date from the present back to the reign of King Louis XIV in this blend of contemporary and historical fiction from the author of the acclaimed Gideon trilogy.

Stella Park (Spark for short) has found summer work cataloging historical archives in John Stone’s remote and beautiful house in Suffolk, England. She wasn’t quite sure what to expect, and her uncertainty about living at Stowney House only increases upon arriving: what kind of people live in the twenty-first century without using electricity, telephones, or even a washing machine? Additionally, the notebooks she’s organizing span centuries—they begin in the court of Louis XIV in Versailles—but are written in the same hand. Something strange is going on for sure, and Spark’s questions are piling up. Who exactly is John Stone? What connection does he have to these notebooks? And more importantly, why did he hire her in the first place?
 

Clare: This book was so destined for me. A) that's my brother's name, and B) a "blend of contemporary and historical fiction" is one of my favourite things to read. This just sounds so interesting and I really like the cover. This is due to be released on 20th October 2015.



You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading

10 comments:

Cleo Bannister said...

Wow so many books recently finished! Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/this-week-in-books-september-30/

Clare Stone said...

Yeah, insomnia sucks but at least I get ahead on my Goodreads challenge!! Always a silver lining! Thanks for visiting

clairehuston said...

So there is some small upside to insomnia! I hope you get more sleep soon and the headache goes away (I'm a migraine/semi-permanent lurking headache sufferer, so I can sympathise).
I really have to read "Good Omens". I love everything I've ever read by Terry Pratchett and I hear good things about Neil Gaiman all the time. My sister's a big fan.
I'm so happy to hear that Ann is enjoying Patrick Ness' latest. I have to read "More Than This", then I'll get myself "The Rest of Us Just Live Here" for Christmas
Thanks for visiting my WWW post and happy reading (with some more sleep)!

Amanda Marie said...

Ann- A Face Like Glass looks really interesting, what genre would you say it was?

Clare- I hope that you enjoy Six of Crows, I can't wait to read that one myself. And your recently finished is really impressive! Good Omens is on my TBR.

Here's what I'm reading this week: http://www.amandasnoseinabook.com/2015/09/30/what-im-reading-writing-wednesday-34/

Amber Elise said...

You're reading some blue books Ann!

Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Six of Crows, Clare! My book should be arriving today!!

aeriko001 said...

I've nominated you for some awards! Check it out http://thereadingarmchair.blogspot.gr/2015/09/one-lovely-blog-award-and-sunshine.html

Clare Stone said...

My insomnia is so all over the place but my headache has gone down! Thank you! I love Terry Pratchett's humour, I liked Stardust but I haven't read anything else by Neil Gaiman though all I hear is great things! I read More Than This recently and it was so confusing but so good! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting

Clare Stone said...

Ann says she thinks A Face Like Glass is dystopian but she's not entirely sure and it does sound a little fantasy-esque as well!
Six of Crows is amazing so far, I hope you enjoy it when you read it! It's amazing what you can get done when you don't sleep! Good Omens was very good, I definitely recommend it. Thanks for visiting

Clare Stone said...

I am genuinely loving it so far and I will have a review up hopefully next week! I liked Shadow and Bone but this is in a whole other class, it's great! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting

Clare Stone said...

Thank you so much, that is so nice of you! And thanks for visiting!

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