WWW Wednesday – 30th December

It’s the last 2020 WWW Wednesday! I can’t believe that we are about to enter 2021. This has been an incredibly long, weird, challenging year. I’m trying to find some positives in it all though; I’ve read more than ever before, I’ve remembered the little things and small pleasures that are so important, I’ve spent more time with my partner and feel like our relationship is stronger than ever. What have been some of your positives, no matter how small?

And on to the post! This is what my reading has looked like recently and a reminder of what it’s all about:

The 3 Ws

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Current Reads

The Stand by Stephen King

Last week I was 70 pages in and I’m now at over 800! So I feel like I’ve made some good progress, especially because there were several days where I was so busy with Christmas visits, zooming and chores that I didn’t have much time to read. My aim was to try to finish this by the end of the year, or at least by the time I go back to work on 4th January. If I read 300 pages today and tomorrow (possible, maybe?) then I should be able to reach my ideal goal! I’m really enjoying it so far, although it did take me about 500 pages to really pinpoint who all the characters are. Stephen King really is excellent at creating atmosphere.

Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez

As I write this, I’m currently listening to this book. It’s absolutely fascinating how the gender data gap disadvantages women in so many areas of society, and how often this is put down to the fault being with women than the products/services they need to access. I think this book has opened my eyes even more widely to the need for innovators and leaders to come from all variety of backgrounds to ensure we can best serve all in the population.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

I’m going on a little bit of a HP audiobook binge at the moment. Although I feel conflicted about the author, I can’t deny how soothing I find these books along with Stephen Fry’s narration. I’m thoroughly enjoying listening to them at bed time – it makes me feel like a child again!

Poppy Flowers At The Front by Jon Wilkins

I’m reading this for the Damp Pebbles Blog Tour in two weeks time and I’ve not read any of it since last week as I have been pushing myself to finish The Stand first. As soon as I finish that, I will be reading this book about two nurses working in France during WWI. I think that there might be a bit of a Sapphic romance going on, but I don’t know much about the book so we shall see!

Recently Read

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

I finished the audiobook. I’ve remembered just why I loved this books as a child, particularly due to the strong relationships between all the characters. Sirius’ death gets me every time! Although, Harry is a lot more whingey and angsty than I remember, although that’s probably justified when everyone around him keeps dying.

Next Reads

This books I have next on my list – once I’ve finished my current reads and audiobooks! I’ve got The Flat Share out at the library on audiobook and I’ve heard so many good things. Forgotten Lives is due for a review for Damp Pebbles in three weeks so I need to crack on!

So, there we have it, my recent, current and next reads! I’ve got no idea what 2021 has in store for my reading habits, and for life in general, so we shall see what happens!

Wishing all of you the best for 2021 x


3 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – 30th December

  1. I understand what you mean about reading Harry Potter and the author. Those books are so ingrained in me that I’ll never be able to not read them. I just ignore her at this point. The books are no longer written by her. Ha.
    Happy reading!

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