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WWW Wednesday (November 19)

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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 Ignoring Gravity by Sandra Danby a book which I came across in excerpt format when I stumbled across the author’s blog.  Ignoring Gravity is about to be published on 21 November 2014.

Ignoring Gravity by Sandra Danby

Blurb

Rose Haldane is confident about her identity. She pulls the same face as her grandfather when she has to do something she doesn’t want to do, she knows her DNA is the same as his. Except it isn’t: because Rose is adopted and doesn’t know it.
‘Ignoring Gravity’ connects two pairs of sisters separated by a generation of secrets. Finding her mother’s lost diaries, Rose begins to understand why she has always seemed the outsider in her family, why she feels so different from her sister Lily. Then just when she thinks there can’t be any more secrets…
This is the first in a series of novels about Rose Haldane, identity detective. Amazon

I recently finished the thought-provoking The Perfect Mother by Nina Darnton which is based upon Emma, an American girl who while studying in Spain is a suspect in the murder of a local boy. Narrated by Jennifer, her mother, this book skilfully describes how she has to realign her image of her daughter to fit the facts of the case. My review will follow shortly.

The Perfect Mother

Next I am going to read The Burning Girl by Lisa Unger ,the second in the three part set of novellas by this author which started with The Whispers.

 

The Burning Girl
Blurb

Ten years after Eloise Montgomery discovers her psychic abilities, she is a full-fledged working psychic, with a partner and a business. Now, in The Burning Girl, she’s discovering some disturbing things: secrets about her genealogy that are, perhaps, best left in the past; that her granddaughter Finley has powers of her own; and that not all of Eloise’s visitors actually want to be helped. Some of them are just looking for trouble…Goodreads

What are you reading this week?

Author:

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

34 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (November 19)

  1. I like the sound of Ignoring Gravity. It’d be interesting to see if the author is able to carry through on the family secrets hook.
    I’m reading two books, a modern day romance and a young adult supernatural, at the same time which is pretty neat. Never done that before. The modern day romance is light reading. The YA is intriguing. I won’t be able to judge it til I reach the end.

    1. Yes I’m unsure where this will lead to but the current family secret is engrossing. I’m rubbish at managing two books at the same time, I can just about cope with a fiction and non-fiction but apart from that I have to read one at a time!

  2. Looking forward to your review of The Perfect Mother – and a great selection of books, as always.
    I’ve just finished reading Dominion by CJ Sansom (for the book club tonight), am in the middle of Robert Galbraith’s ‘The Silkworm’ (yes, I finally succumbed to the curiosity of seeing how JK Rowling handles crime fiction, but I haven’t read the first) and will be reading Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You next. I downloaded it a while ago, before all the hoopla around it started, before it became trendy, but I never got around to reading it.

    1. Thank you Marina – The Cuckoo’s Calling is still sat on my TBR shelf and I’ll be interested to see your views on Everything I Never Told You, heard so much about it but I’m a bit anti-hype so… The Perfect Mother review should be up fairly soon.

    1. It is definitely from the same premise as that trial but with a different slant so it isn’t a ‘rip-off’ but the similarities can’t be avoided. The book has fascinated me and I’m still trying to order my thoughts enough to write a coherent review.

  3. I think this may be the first time ever that I’m not really tempted by any of your selections, though I’m glad you’re enjoying them. Thank you…and keep up the good work! 😉

  4. These are really interesting selections. 🙂

    I wondered why The Perfect Mother sounded so … familiar. Turns out it’s a fictionalized account of the Amanda Knox case. Looking forward to reading your review.

  5. I must confess I started The Perfect Mother…and I was still reading it at 4am, until the Kindle Fire died (as per usual) I’ll be interested if you find it so compelling Cleo – although to be fair I’m only a third of the way through, so it could all change…although I do hope not…

      1. That’s it now recharged, after an afternoon on the internet, mostly checking the prices of books, surreptitiously of course…And reading blogs! I was going to not read your review, in case it influenced mine (I’m dreadful for second guessing myself when my opinion differs to another’s) but I shan’t be able to resist…All I’ll say before peeking that the mother is beyond annoying, and v controlling over her daughter, and probably the other children too…So rebellion when she got away was inevitable…Right, your review…

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