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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open for anyone to join in and is a great way to share what you’ve been reading. All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog-post in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

The three Ws are:

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

What I’m currently reading

I am reading two books at the moment: Katherine Rundell’s children’s book of survival and friendship The Explorer, and Mary Stewart’s The Moon-Spinners. A suspense thriller set on Crete, it is a real pleasure to re-read this latter book so that I can set up its ‘page’ on my blog. The narrator of the story, Nicola, is plunged straight into danger on her holiday when she walks up a mountainside only to discover a wounded, feverish man called Mark, whose young brother is missing. Is Colin in the hands of the men who shot Mark? Who can Nicola trust?

What I’ve finished reading

I have just finished re-reading The Ivy Tree, again in order to publish a page about it on my blog. Mary Stewart’s books are all favourites of mine but The Ivy Tree is more, it is a ‘favourite of favourites’. I love this novel for its setting, characters, atmosphere, suspense and so much else.

I have also read two novels by talented women I have encountered online via this blog. Traitor’s Knot by Cryssa Bazos is an entertaining romantic historical novel set during the English Civil War, see Cryssa’s blog for more information on her writing here. Annabel Frazer’s The Day the Earth Caught Cold is a beautifully written novel exploring how a small group of people cope with sudden and extreme climate change. There is suspense, romance, adventure and, without being derivative, some wonderful ‘Mary Stewart-esque’ moments! Annabel’s Goodreads page on her novel is here.

What I’m going to read next

I’m sure this will surprise everyone who reads this blog… I have yet another Mary Stewart novel lined up to read next! And, again, I will write a page about it on this blog. The next Mary Stewart on my list is This Rough Magic, which is set on the Greek island of Corfu. If you have read my Beaches in Mary Stewart novels post, you will know already that as well as suspense, amazing writing and a vivid setting, This Rough Magic also features a friendly dolphin. Wonderful!

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What are you reading? Have you read any Mary Stewart novels? I’d really like to hear your comments.

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