WWW Wednesdays- March 11

WWW Wednesdays is an event hosted by Sam at SamAnneElizabeth that asks three questions:

What are you currently reading?

I have just started reading Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons for my English class assignment. The only other Brown book I’ve read before is Inferno, which was absolutely fantastic, so I have high hopes for this one. So far, the book differs quite significantly from the movie (which was a good movie until the ending ruined it), but both are equally as engaging at this point. I’m deliberately leaving The Da Vinci Code until later, because I know that book is Brown’s best and I feel as though it would be unfair to compare it to the rest of the series, which doesn’t quite meet Code‘s standards.

What did you finish reading?

The last book I was reading, I didn’t actually finish. I’ve taken a break from it and I hope to return to it later. I was reading Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre. I had also been reading this for English, but seeing as I hadn’t read any previous books in the series, I found it hard to follow and there was just so much jargon that would obviously make more sense if I had read the other books. When I have the time, I will return to it, because it is regarded as a modern classic in the crime genre and there’s no way I’m missing out on reading that.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Most of my books will be crime-oriented for the time being, as my focus for English this year is the crime and mystery genre. Next, I’m hoping to look at something like The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, or a classic Agatha Christie murder mystery.

What have you guys been reading? Any suggestions? Let me know in the comments!

-Christie 🙂 xx

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WWW Wednesdays- January 21

WWW Wednesdays is now hosted by the amazing Sam at SamAnneElizabeth, and is a meme that asks three questions:

What are you currently reading?

I’m just about to start The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz. The author was the creator of one of my favourite TV shows ever, Foyle’s War (if you haven’t seen the show, I recommend you check it out, it’s sooo good!), and author of the popular Alex Rider series amongst an extensive repertoire of other works . I read an article in the newspaper last year about Horowitz promoting the sequel to this book with the series’ second instalment, Moriarty. I hadn’t even heard of these books before, and I found out that Horowitz had been asked to write a series of Sherlock Holmes novels, the first being The House of Silk. Once I read this, I knew I had to check them out, and lo and behold, my mum got both books for me for Christmas!

What did you finish reading?

I just finished reading The In-Between by Barbara Stewart, which I loved! It was a great start to my year in reading. The review can be found here.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’ll be sure to read Horowitz’s sequel to The House of SilkMoriarty, and I’ll also be on the look out for books for my Around the World in 12 Books Challenge.

I’ve already had a positive start to reading this new year, and I can’t wait to see what else I’ll find to read! What have you guys been reading? Any suggestions for me? Let me know in the comments!

-Christie 🙂 xx

WWW Wednesdays- December 10

WWW Wednesdays is an event hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions:

What are you currently reading?
I’ve just started reading George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons, the fifth book of the A Song of Ice and Fire series after I FINALLY finished A Feast for Crows. I have to read these books with short breaks between each one because there is just so much going on in the series, it’s a lot to take in all at once. I hope to finish this one soon to allow myself a break before The Winds of Winter comes out.

What did you finish reading?
I recently finished Eyrie by Tim Winton. It’s another to cross off my TBR list, and I absolutely loved it! I will have a review up soon!

What do you think you’ll read next?
I’d hopefully like to read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell next, or Stephen King’s  Mr Mercedes, but I’ll take a trip to my local library soon and just pick a few that catch my eye. It’s an incredible feeling, knowing I have time to read again!

What have you guys been reading? Any suggestions for books for me? Let me know in the comments!

– Christie xx 🙂

WWW Wednesdays- August 13

WWW Wednesdays is an event hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions:

What are you currently reading?
Alright well, I’ll admit I didn’t stick to the plan I set in my last WWW, which was to read Silent Killer by Beverly Barton. I decided that it had to wait because I was loitering in my school library out of the cold and away from people, when I happened upon Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaria, which was rather high on my TBR list. When I saw it I got super excited and had to borrow it, so Silent Killer will just have to wait for now!

I’m also currently reading The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells for an English assignment at school. I was excited to start this, because I’ve wanted to read the book for ages. I’m a bit more experienced when it comes to the classic-style of writing that Wells uses because I’ve read a number of classics in previous years, so I’m quite enjoying it so far!

What did you recently finish reading?
I recently finished reading The Stranger by Camilla Lackberg, about which I had very mixed feelings. My review of it can be found here.

What do you think you’ll read next?
Well, hopefully I’ll be able to commit to my original intentions this time, and I’ll start Silent Killer when I’ve finished Love Letters to the Dead. But you can’t blame me for seizing the moment!

What have you guys been reading? And suggestions? Let me know in the comments!

-Christie xx 🙂

WWW Wednesdays – July 30

WWW Wednesdays is an event hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions:

What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading The Stranger by Camilla Lackberg. I’ve only just started it but so far, I’m really liking it! I love the Swedish setting and characters in the book. I’ve never read one set in a northern European country before, so it’s interesting to experience!

What did you recently finish reading?
I’ve just finished A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham. I’ll have a review of it up soon.

What do you think you’ll read next?
Well, I still have two other books from my little holiday book shopping spree, so I’ll read one of those. It’ll most likely be Silent Killer by Beverly Barton. I’m also going to pick up George R. R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows again. I’d taken a break from the ASOIAF series to read other books, but I miss it and I want to read some more of it.

What have you guys been reading? Any suggestions? Let me know in the comments!

-Christie xx 🙂

WWW Wednesdays – July 23

WWW Wednesdays is an event hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions:

What are you currently reading?
I’m still reading A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham at the moment. It’s taking longer than I expected, plus, school’s just started back, so I’m getting less opportunities to read at the moment. I’ll hopefully have it finished in the next few days though!

What did you recently finish reading?
Well I haven’t finished any other books since last week, but I forgot to mention in my last post that I have also (finally) read John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars! I challenged myself not to cry while reading it because everyone I know had cried over it. Needless to say, I lost that challenge. Honestly I cried so much, it’s embarrassing…

What do you think you’ll read next?
My eyes are still set on Camilla Lackberg’s The Stranger which I’ll start as soon as I finish my current book!

What have you guys been reading? Any suggestions? Let me know in the comments!

-Christie xx 🙂

WWW Wednesdays – July 16th

This is my first WWW Wednesdays post! I’ve seen so many other blogs that I follow participating in this that I thought that I’d give it a try!

WWW Wednesdays is an event hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions:

What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham. I don’t know that much about the author and this is the first book of his that I’ve read, and I’m only a couple of chapters in so it’s a little too soon to be decisive on whether I like it or not, but I think it has great potential to be a very interesting story.

What did you recently finish reading?
Early last week I finished The Book of Jonas by Steven Dau, the review of which can be found here. It was a really good and rather sad story about the struggles of those who have survived war having to again adjust to a normal life, and what I found interesting was that the story followed a teenage boy, which I felt was an intriguing and really effective way of telling the story.

More recently I finished reading (twice) the second-to-last instalment of Derek Landy’s Skulduggery Pleasant series, Armageddon Outta Here. It is a collection of short stories and novellas following the adventures of the characters of Pleasant in between each of the main novels. Maybe my judgement is a little clouded because of my long-standing attachment to the Skulduggery Pleasant series, but I loved this book so much! I found the stories both hilarious and intense, the action sequences keeping me glued to the book and on the edge of my seat. I can’t wait for (but also dread) the coming of the last book! I know it’ll probably end up with a lot of crying and tea and days spent in my pyjamas.

What do you think you’ll read next?
I went to the city the other day and found myself in a bookstore in the middle of a clearance sale (fancy that), and I bought a couple of thrillers (three for $12! I dunno about the rest of you but in Australia, that’s a bargain!) Of the three that I bought, I think I’ll read The Stranger by Camilla Lackberg next!

What are you guys reading? I’d love to hear, and if you have any suggestions or recommendations, let me know in the comments!

-Christie 🙂 xx