WWW Wednesday at coffee and ink #17

Sam at Taking on a World of Words is the host of WWW Wednesday.  To participate, all you have to do is answer the three W questions and post in the comments section at Sam’s blog:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

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GoodReads

“A terrifying novel set in Czechoslovakia in 1935, in which a brilliant young psychiatrist takes his new post at an asylum for the criminally insane that houses only six inmates–the country’s most depraved murderers–while, in Prague, a detective struggles to understand a brutal serial killer who has spread fear through the city, and who may have ties to the asylum.”

Yep, hard to put down! Excellent writing 😀

and the other from the Historical Book promo folks hfvirtualbooktours

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Can two books be more opposite? lol…and I’m loving Cadenza so much I got the first book in the series. Gorgeous covers!

GoodReads

“Julian Langham was poised on the brink of a dazzling career when the lawyers lured him into making a catastrophic mistake. Now, instead of the concert platform, he has a title he doesn’t want, an estate verging on bankruptcy … and bewildering responsibilities for which he is totally unfitted.
And yet the wreckage of Julian’s life is not a completely ill wind. For Tom, Rob and Ellie it brings something that is almost a miracle … if they dare believe in it.
Meanwhile, first-cousins Arabella Brandon and Elizabeth Marsden embark on a daring escapade which will provide each of them with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The adventure will last only a few weeks, after which everything will be the way it was before. Or so they think. What neither of them expects is for it to change a number of lives … most notably, their own.
And there is an additional complication of which they are wholly unaware.
The famed omniscience of the Duke of Rockliffe.”

What did you recently finish reading?

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It’s good, but nothing to rave about yet. Edit: Review To Come

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What do you think you’ll read next?

Edit: The best laid plans, eh? I started Perdido Street Station, but it didn’t quite catch me, but I’ll give it another try at a later date. I’ll likely renew Whiskey When We’re Dry and make sure to get to it! And I’m dying to start A Hangman for Ghosts…

I have a list of books to review for both the Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours and NetGalley, and I’m not sure where I’m going to start. I just received a hard copy of A Hangman for Ghosts for the HFVBT and that’s the one I’ve really been looking forward to the most, so maybe I’ll start there.

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From Good Reads:

“Gabriel Carver, the convict hangman of Sydney Prison, knows that none of his kind may depart Australia’s penal colony without the system’s leave. Then three people are murdered, seemingly to protect the “Rats’ Line,” an illicit path to freedom that exists only in the fevered imaginations of transported felons. But why kill to protect something that doesn’t exist?

When an innocent woman from Carver’s past is charged with one of the murders and faces execution at his hands, she threatens to reveal an incriminating secret of his own unless he helps her. So Carver must try to unmask the killer among the convicts, soldiers, sailors, and fallen women roaming 1829 Sydney. If he can find the murderer, he may discover who is defying the system under its very nose. His search will take him back to the scene of his ruin—to London and a past he can never remake nor ever escape, not even at the edge of the world.”

I’ve also got two library books that need to go back by the 30th, so I’d best get on those, as they are quite hefty looking. I hope your week is going well and happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

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