WWW Wednesday- 2nd August

WWW WEDNESDAY

I’m a bit late to the party this week, but WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words, asking us to answer the following questions:

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What are you currently reading?
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling- STILL. Between review books and frantically reading One of us is Lying so a friend can borrow it for her holiday, my reading schedule has been a little crammed. As I’m sure I’ve been saying for the past month… let’s hope the Harry Potter reread can continue soon!

What did you recently finish reading?

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien- I know what you’re thinking… she finally did it! Well, hate to burst your bubble, but I’m afraid I didn’t. I’m not generally a fan of DNFing a book, especially one I’ve been assured is fantastic, but it got to the point where I dreaded picking this one up, so I decided it was about time I quit. At the end of the day, reading is meant to be fun! I can see why others like this book- it’s beautifully written and Tolkien has created a truly amazing read- but, personally, hundreds of pages of Frodo walking through forest grew boring pretty quickly. And yes, a part of me does hate myself, as this is one of those books I just think I’m not meant to dislike. HOWEVER…

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One of us is Lying by Karen M. McManus- I’ve seen a lot of people saying this one was good fun, and it certainly didn’t disappoint! It was a good old-fashioned whodunit, and I was kept guessing to the end (apart from Cooper’s ‘big secret’… I think I figured that one out about 5 pages in!). The high school setting and use of funny teen stereotypes gave the book a 1980’s/90’s air, but I loved the way most of the stereotypes were satirised and turned on their heads over the course of the novel. Although primarily a murder mystery, this is also a pretty funny social commentary on life in American high schools. The perfect quick read to kill some time over summer!

What do you think you’ll read next?
• In case anyone at all remembers, I was aiming to complete my annual Harry Potter reread over summer… so, for the millionth time, I might get the next book in the series read over the next week!

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If you enjoyed this post, why not comment what you’re reading below, or even do your own WWW Wednesday?

 

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3 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday- 2nd August

  1. I really enjoyed One of Us Is Lying as well and same as you, I figured out some of Cooper’s secrets ;-). There were still plenty of others to be discovered so it wasn’t too bad. I’m reading Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas. It’s going to be a raving review 😉

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