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Today’s Aside: WWW of Books

This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. And is open to anyone to participate. I haven’t really done one of these in aggggggges. Mostly because I haven’t been in the reading mood. You would think with all this time on our hands we’d be reading every minute of the day. But it’s been difficult. Most of the books on my TBR pile are crime fiction and to be honest, I don’t want to read about murder right now.

If anyone can recommend something historical, or uplifting, or maybe, funny. A comedy read would be good, even a YA novel that’s not dystopian. Anyway …

To join in, just answer the following three questions:
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?


I’m not actually reading anything at the moment.


I recently read THE BREACH by M.T. Hill, but I wasn’t overly impressed with this UK-based SciFi thriller, that to be honest, fell flat with thin characterisation, and a plot that failed to deliver. It did started out well, but just finished with a fizzle.

I then read the outstanding, and bone-chilling THE WAITING ROOM by Eve Smith, that was so close to what’s happening now, it was as well I read it before the whole COVID-19 thing was fully underway. It’s not something I would recommend reading now, unless you are prepared for being shocked or heartbroken. This is superb writing, at it’s best, because it’s so damn subtle when you realise just what’s going on. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


Well, that’s the BIG 1 million dollar question. But I think I’m pretty confident it’s going to be THE SILENT OF BONES by June Hur, a historical set in Korea during the 1800s, which is garnering excellent reviews. And one I got very excited about earlier this year, and pre-ordered. It’s in the post, as they say, so I should get it within the next few days, I hope.

I might even start it this weekend. Maybe …

2 replies on “Today’s Aside: WWW of Books”

The Silent of Bones is one I have been eyeing for months now Alexandra!

I’m still waiting for my copy, Sophie. I’ve been excited about this one for ages. It really does sound different. And I love that so many stories are coming out like this, written around different cultures and histories.

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