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WWW Wednesday

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words in which you answer three simple questions about what we’re reading:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading:

I started CARDINAL: Forty Words For Sorrow by Giles Blunt yesterday and I’m already a third of the way through. This is both crime fiction and something of a police procedural, in which John Cardinal is the lead detective in a series of missing children cases that are, somehow, all linked. What’s more, the series is now a dramatic TV show here, in Canada, on CTV TV starring Billy Campbell in the lead role.

What I just finished reading:

I just recently finished reading and reviewed SHELL GAME by Sara Paretsky, which is the nineteenth installment of Paretsky’s very famous V. I. Warshawski series of detective novels. Check out my review for more information about the book and series in general.

What I plan on reading next:

I have six books on the coffee table in my current TBR pile, so really it’s anyone’s guess which one Ill pick up, depending on my mood. But more than likely, I’ll go with another novel in a series, that’s also made it to the small screen as a TV drama series called, The Coroner. A LIFE TO KILL, by Matthew Hall, is actually book 7 in the series.

And you, what are you reading at the moment?


  1. So glad you’re enjoying Forty Words for Sorrow, Alexandra! I read it years ago at book club and remember it was really good with some eerie parts! xx

    • Actually, I finished it and am about to write up my review and yes, while parts of it were good, there were also a few things that irritated me. More in the review.

  2. I already thought it sounded familiar, the tv series is here too but I don’t think I watched it. I might just take a peek now though :-). Happy reading!

    • The TV show is excellent, sadly, the book not so much, Inge. I hope you enjoy it.

  3. I’ve just watched the movie The Descendents based on the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings. I really loved it. Totally going to read the book next.

    Good Day, Alex.

    • Hi Veronica, I’ll have to look that one up, as it’s new to me. Thanks! 😀

    • Indeed, Jonetta, that’s why I love surfing everyone else’s blogs too, to find out about what everyone’s reading. 😀

    • Hmm, so it would seem, Sophie, but I think I would prefer a jam roll! 😉

  4. I’m currently reading The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, a retelling of the fairytale. I skipped to the end, and it’s so sad!!! And I just finished No Exit by Taylor Adams, which was grisly but good. If you like crime thrillers, you might like that one 😉

    • I’m giving up on fantasy and fairy tales too, but a good thriller? Yeah, I’m always up for a bit of political intrigue or espionage. 😀

    • Thanks, Jennifer, I hope you find something you like, and the review is now posted. 😀

  5. I didn’t know any of these books you listed. The Coroner TV series sounds like my sort of thing though, so hope the book will be good 🙂

    I just finished reading Sleep by C.L. Taylor. It was pretty good thriller + a bit of mystery.

    • The Coroner is actually a UK-authored series and TV show, which the CBC is doing the Canadian version, Norrie. The TV show is excellent and, so far (since I only started it last night) the book A Life ToKill, is good. The writing is superior to the Giles Blunt book.

      Oh, and must check out Sleep.

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