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WWW Wednesday (November 5)

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Hosted by Miz B at Should be Reading

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading The Heart of Winter by Emma Hannigan chosen because I enjoyed her previous book The Summer Guest

The Heart of Winter


Holly Craig’s family have lived happily in Huntersbrook for generations but when times grow hard, even she must admit defeat and sell off their once-successful stables.
The three Craig children, Lainey, Joey and Pippa find themselves locked in a fight to keep their beloved Huntersbrook; dare they transform it into one of Ireland’s most sought after countryside venues?
Renovation work is well underway when life rears its ugly head and everything stops in its tracks. The Craig family is forced to reassess what matters and although they no longer live at Huntersbrook, can the house work its magic even so … and lead them into the light once more? Bookbridgr

I have just finished Hello From The Gillespies by Monica McInerney the tale of Angela Gillespie who after sending thirty-three years worth of cheery Christmas missive is feeling downcast and writes an honest letter detailing all that is wrong with her life. When husband Nick sends it to the 100 recipients the fall-out is massive…

Click on the book cover to read my review

Hello from the Gillispies

Next I am going to read Interlude by Rupert Smith



A compelling examination of how secrets can tear one family apart and reverberate down the generations. Helen has always known her grandfather was a famous author, but her parents had severed connections with him whilst she was still young. After embarking on a whirlwind affair she decides to visit her reclusive grandfather and sets in motion a change that will have devastating consequences and reveal long hidden mysteries. A look at not just the treachery of family secrets but of how truth can be buried within a text and how society imposes limits on love. Amazon

What are you reading this week?


A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

24 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (November 5)

      1. Me too – can’t help noticing you’re enjoying more “cosy” books and less gruesome crime since the clocks changed – don’t know if it’s a coincidence or deliberate??!


  1. Interlude sounds the one that I would be most inclined to read. i’ve just abandoned my book Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by Mohammed Hanif (author of the Exploding Mangoes). I didn’t like the comic tone. So now I’m in the mood for something more robust


  2. Sounds like a change of pace from your usual reading, Cleo!
    I’m currently reading a short story collection by Bernhard Schlink and have just finished short stories by Alois Hotschnig for German Literature Month (so a change of pace for me too). My next read, however, takes me back to crime fiction: Janet O’Kane’s ‘No Stranger to Death’.


    1. Marina Sofia – you’re so learned! I’m in awe of your academic brilliance, I really am. I wish I was as clever as you, I really do. You put me, at least, to shame!


      1. Thank you but you really don’t need to be in awe of me. Long years in academia do not make a person any brighter than other people – and I’ve had the colleagues to prove that in academia as well there are the good, the bad and the ugly… I was also fortunate enough to grow up in Vienna, so spoke German from an early age – no merit of mine, I assure you!


  3. Cleo – You’ve got interesting choices this week! I’ll be especially interested in what you make of Interlude. I have to admit; I’ve a soft spot for stories that make credible use of those buried family secrets…


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