WWW Wednesdays – 16th December 2020

This week I decided to take part in WWW Wednesdays again. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Taking on a World of Words, where you just answer three questions:

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The Three Ws are:

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


What am I currently reading:

I just started Bullets and Bones – a SciFi Western by R. S. Penney yesterday. Too soon to really have any comments. I was sent this book by the author’s agent and asked to review it.

It’s Book 2 in a series featuring Desa Kincaid, a magic user (that’s literally all I know about her so far). I haven’t read Book 1 so I hope I will be able to figure out what’s going on!

Here is the blurb:

Desa Kincaid set out to save her world from the machinations of a madman.

She failed.

Now, she finds herself a prisoner in her own city, navigating a web of political intrigue. Hope beckons in the form of the mysterious Spear of Vengeance, a weapon forged by the gods. 

To recover it, Desa will take a journey into the very heart of the ancient world and confront an enemy more powerful than any she has faced so far… Her own guilt.

Buy here:

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086JXXGF1

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B086JXXGF1

Add to your TBR list here:

www.goodreads.com//book/show/53713595-bullets-and-bones


What Have I Recently Finished?

THis was a humorous story

The Chef That Made Onions Cry by Chilli Kippen was an amusing and entertaining book set on board a cruise ship. I enjoyed reading about all the quirky characters and their exploits. I would reccommend it to fans or farce and humour. My full review is here: https://suelbavey.wordpress.com/2020/12/15/the-chef-who-made-onions-cry-a-goldfarb-adventure-by-chilli-kippen/

There actually wasn’t any mention of onions in the book.

Here is the blurb:

As in her previous novel, the plot twists and turns in Ms Kippen’s hilarious and deliberately absurd trademark style, she tackles another important social issue and delivers a powerful blow to the proponents of Live Animal Transportation. 

The marked contrast of sober descriptions of this cruel practice brings home the message that it must be stopped! NOW!

As on all cruise ships, the most important person on board the Pacific Belle, apart from the Captain is the Master Chef. It is the quality, and indeed, the quantity of food that makes or breaks a cruise.

The reader is introduced to Master Chef Armand Barrique – twice Michelin starred – dreamt recipes, who is not only a Master Chef but also a man of sensitivity and devoted to his trainee expert truffle-hunter pig.

Chef is also central to the plot and his planning and delivery of the spectacular Versailles dinner is a highlight, not only for the cruise guests, but also for the reader.

Our old friend Alexander Pushkin Goldfarb continues his run of luck in the ship’s casino as he observes the foibles of his fellow passengers, while new characters such as Major Barbara Cock, a retired army psychiatrist and now assassin for hire, introduce elements of intrigue and revenge and somewhat paradoxically humour and sympathy for her cause.

Buy it here:

www.amazon.com/Chef-Who-Made-Onions-Cry-ebook/dp/B08DV7N3HM/

www.amazon.co.uk/Chef-Who-Made-Onions-Cry-ebook/dp/B08DV7N3HM

Add to your To Be Read list:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/54968978-the-chef-who-made-onions-cry


I also finished The Twelve Days of Christmas by Maureen Turner. A collection of short stories, each one based on a line from the famous Christmas song. I found it an enjoyable book but not one I will go back to and some of the stories were pretty contrived to fit in with the theme. I reviewed it on goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3693441655

Here’s the blurb:

A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE: A battle of wills between an ageing rock star and the feisty Emma Partridge determined to protect a Pear Tree.

TWO TURTLE DOVES: A tragic love affair abruptly ended by murder only to re-surface decades later, curtesy of a restless ghost.

FIVE GOLD RINGS: Bigamy is one thing…multi bigamy, oh dear, dear me.

NINE LADIES DANCING: A Latino newcomer puts the ladies in a flutter when he visits the Lower Wallop Tea Dance.

TEN LORDS A ‘LEAPING: An age old curse travels down the centuries creating havoc amongst the Morose family.

TWELVE DRUMMERS DRUMMING: Just tin toys, that’s all they were but these twelve little Drummers had minds of their own.

These and all the other stories in this collection will make you think again about the origins of the Christmas song, THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.

Buy it here:

www.amazon.com/12-Days-Christmas-Maureen-Turner-ebook/dp/B016F951MQ/

www.amazon.co.uk/12-Days-Christmas-Maureen-Turner-ebook/dp/B016F951MQ/

Add to your To Be Read list:

www.goodreads.com/book/show/27276054-the-12-days-of-christmas


What will I read next?

Well, as mentioned last week, I still have Dan Rather’s What Unites Us on my physical TBR pile along with a whole host of other things.

I was sent a signed copy of Truth and Other Lies by Lyra Wolf in a giveaway, which I am looking forward to reading.

Here is the blurb:

Nothing is trickier than the truth.

All Loki the trickster god of Asgard wants is a quiet, peaceful life where he’s free to needle Balder, occasionally stir up the inter-realm porridge pot, and get Thor to dress in women’s garments (for all the best reasons).

Getting beset by sudden, painful, and terribly inconvenient visions of blood, ash, and death are definitely not on his to-do list. But, because of some small, ridiculous remnant of caring that refuses to be extinguished, Loki feels he must save Asgard…and that means warning Odin, his least favorite god (next to Thor).

But getting the gods to believe the boy who cried Fenrir is harder than it looks, and time is running out, not just for Asgard, but also for a mortal woman named Sigyn who may just hold the key to Loki’s future.

Loki is about to find out the hard way that the only thing crueler than truth are the lies behind it all.

Buy it here:

www.amazon.com/Truth-Other-Lies-Adventure-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B085ZQ5DJN

www.amazon.co.uk/Truth-Other-Lies-Adventure-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B085ZQ5DJN

Add it to your To Be Read list here:

www.goodreads.com/book/show/53645417-truth-and-other-lies


I plan to start Jonah by Carl Rackman on my Kindle.

Here is the blurb:

The North Atlantic, 1940. A British destroyer pounces on a seemingly abandoned U-boat, leading to a spine-chilling encounter.

Five years later, the US Navy destroyer Brownlee grimly prepares to battle a swarm of Japanese kamikazes at Okinawa.

Mitch “Lucky” Kirkham, a young gunner on the Brownlee, wakes up miraculously unscathed after his crewmates are killed in a fearsome kamikaze strike.

Bullied and resented amid accusations of cowardice and worse, Mitch re-boards his patched-up ship for the long voyage back to San Francisco. All he wants is to go home.

But far out in the boundless emptiness of the Pacific, a strange madness begins to seize the sailors on the Brownlee. Terror, hysteria and suicide torment the men amid sightings of ghosts and a terrifying monster that stalks the ship by night.

Mitch stumbles upon a possible explanation for the madness. But as the ship presses on alone, deeper into the vast Pacific Ocean and the grip of insanity, will anyone listen to him before his famous luck runs out for good?

Jonah is a searing, psychological suspense thriller, the latest from Carl Rackman, author of Irex and Voyager.

Buy it here:

www.amazon.com/dp/B0773YVYCK/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb

www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0773YVYCK/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb

Add to your To Be Read list:

www.goodreads.com/book/show/36535078-jonah



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