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W… W… W… Wednesdays

Image for weekly meme W... W... W...This weekly meme, hosted by MizB, over at ‘Should Be Reading’, is a snapshot of where I am at in my reading schedule.

To play along, 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?

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As I probably won’t be able to contribute every week, I have taken the liberty of adding in a couple more W…’s, which came to mind.

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What are you currently reading?

‘Dream Caster’ by Najeev Raj Nadarajah

Amazon ImageHaunted by memories of his massacred settlement, sixteen year old Weaver seeks cover in a hidden refuge among the remains of a ruined city once known as Toronto. In the midst of building a new life, Weaver discovers he can do something strange: cast dreams into reality. Convinced it’s just an anomaly, Weaver ignores it. That is until he learns of a mysterious man who harnesses the ability to animate nightmares into existence; the very man who ruined his world. The peaceful life Weaver hoped for begins to unravel as waves of chaos begin to break loose about him. In a race against time, Weaver must learn to cast aside his denial of being a dream caster to master the accursed ability that has befallen him, before his new home is destroyed and humanity’s pushed to the brink of extinction.

Life couldn’t possibly get any worse. Or perhaps, it could…

What did you recently finish reading?

‘Edge Of The Past’ by Jennifer Comeaux

Amazon ImageEmily’s skating career and personal life have never been more golden.

She and her partner Chris have won every competition they’ve entered this season, and she’s found the man of her dreams in her coach Sergei.

But when one of the biggest competitions of the year takes Emily and Sergei to Russia, Sergei’s past explodes into the present and makes Emily doubt everything in their future.

What do you think you’ll read next?

‘Isabella Rockwell’s War’ by Hannah Parry

Raised in 1820’s India, 12-year-old Isabella Rockwell can ride and shoot as well as any of the soldiers in her father’s regiment. These skills, however, are of no use to her when she finds herself on the frozen streets of London, orphaned and alone.

Tormented by guilt over the deaths of those who loved her, she vows never to be responsible for anyone’s life again.  If she can scrape together enough money, she will return to India. But Isabella cannot shake the creeping feeling that something is not right; that something threatens not only her new best friend, but the throne of England itself.

 Having survived this far on her wits alone, will Isabella escape back home to India?  Or will she stay with Alix, a girl whose fate seems to be tied up with Isabella’s own? A fate with consequences far beyond those Isabella could ever have imagined.

What was the last book you reviewed?

‘Primal’ by Deborah Serra

Amazon ImageWith everything at stake, what are you capable of?  What if the worst happens and you are not a policeman, or a spy with weapons training and an iron heart?

 

In this gritty crime thriller a family vacation takes a vicious turn when a fishing camp is invaded by four armed men.  With nothing except her brains, her will, and the element of surprise on her side, Alison must kill or watch her family die – and then things get worse.

Read my thoughts about the book here

What book review are you working on now?

‘Gifts Of The Peramangk’ by Dean Mayes

Amazon ImageIn 1950s Australia, during the height of the divisive White Australia Policy, Virginia, a young Aboriginal girl is taken from her home and family and put to work on an isolated, outback station, in the cruelest of conditions. Her only solace: the violin, taught to her in secret by a kind-hearted white woman – the wife of the abusive station owner. However, Virginia’s prodigious musical gift cannot save her from years of hardship, abuse, and racism.
Decades later, her eight year old granddaughter, Ruby, plays the violin with a passion Virginia once possessed. Amidst abject poverty, domestic violence and social dysfunction, Ruby escapes her circumstance through her practice, with her grandmother’s frail, guiding hand. Ruby’s zeal attracts the attention of an enigmatic music professor, and with his help, Ruby embarks on an incredible journey of musical discovery that will culminate in a once in a life time chance for a brighter future. But with two cultural worlds colliding, her gift and her ambition will be threatened by deeply ingrained distrust, family jealousies and tragic secrets that will define her very identity.

Stop by and leave a link to your own reading schedule, I can’t wait to visit and check them all out!

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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8 comments
    • Hi Tracy,

      I hadn’t realised just how cosmopolitan my post was this week.

      In order, we visit …. Canada .. Russia and USA .. India and England .. USA .. Australia

      I think that I will have just about been round the world, when I have finished with these five books!

      Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comment.

  • Hi Yvonne,
    I always look forward to reading your WWW Wednesday posts. I like how you add in some questions. It makes yours so unique!

    Dream Caster sounds really intriguing. I hope you’re enjoying it 🙂 All of your books have such lovely covers today. I’m always attracted to books with pretty covers. I know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s hard not to!

    I hope you have a lovely week!

    • Hi Chrissi,

      ‘Dream Caster’ is probably the one of my books which takes me the furthest out of my comfort zone. Also, at the moment, my reading is going very slowly, because of work and life pressures, so I am still only half way through the book. The story is shaping up very nicely though and as well as being an excellent fantasy story, Najeev has introduced some pretty strong moral arguments for much of what is happening, even going so far as to make certain locations recognizable by name.

      I didn’t notice until the post had published, just how dark all my cover images were this week and it set me to wondering if in fact it looks a little dreary, when they are all seen together, but that’s just the way it goes!

      The cover of ‘Gifts Of The Peramangk’ in particular is very evocative and alluring and if you click on the link within the book title, you can view a larger image, which illustrates exactly what I mean.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words and comments, I really appreciate it. Enjoy the rest of your week.

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      All of the books featured this week, were direct contact requests from their authors and I find that this generally indicates books which are a little out of the mainstream of titles and genres. I have discovered some excellent new titles and some great, friendly authors this way, although the hundreds of ‘real’ books which are languishing on my bookshelves, are suffering badly from not being touched, let alone read!

      Thanks for your comment and for taking the time stop by, I appreciate both.

    • Hi Naida,

      I am certainly looking forward to reading the Hannah Parry book next. In one of my previous posts, introducing Hannah, with a lovely guest post she sent through, I did make mention of your own post and interview, together with a link, so between the two completely diverse articles, the readers will have had an excellent opportunity to get to know Hannah pretty well.

      I have quite a diverse range of titles and genres coming up in my reading list, including one or two from my own personal favourite genre of murder / thriller, now all I need is about 30 hours in the day to make in-roads into the huge pile!

      Thanks for stopping by, I hope that things are going well for you and that you get the chance for a little relaxation over the weekend.

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