WWW Wednesday June 27

Time for another WWW Wednesday, this wonderful challenge hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words!
I’m still really enjoying these, and I hope you are too, so let’s get started:

I just finished
Longbourn by Jo Baker

I know you’ve seen this picture before, as I wrote about this book a couple of WWWs before. On the original post, a couple of people left some curious comments about this book, and so instead of the blurb, I thought I’d put in a little mini-review here! If you do want to read the blurb, though, it can be found here.

The pacing of the book feels a bit slow and from time to time I was so infuriated with the various characters the reader gets to follow, but as a whole I really, really enjoyed this book. It didn’t have that “stiff-ness” that I’m struggling a bit with in Austen’s books (a time-thing, I know, I’m aware people wrote very differently in the 1800s than they do now writing about the 1800s), and I enjoyed the descriptive language and how Baker uses dialogue to show the character’s relationships and social statuses. Also great to get the Bennet family’s situation put into perspective by seeing the story from the servants’ perspective. On my many attempts of getting through Pride and Prejudice I’ve always enjoyed Lizzie’s character and how she doesn’t care about what people think of her, but while reading from Sarah’s point of view, I get how Lizzie’s free-spiritedness caused the servants a lot of extra work (i.e impossible-to-clean muddy underskirts and torn boots after the walk to Netherfield). Great book; a good historical read that can be enjoyed by anoyone, avid Pride and Prejudice fan or curious beginner.

I’m currently reading
TimeKeeper by Tara Sim

I may have been a little bit snobby about ebooks a couple of years ago, but this year I’ve really started using them. I one hundred precent retract and apologise for my snobbiness. Ebooks are wonderful! The reason why I’ve started using them are because my bookshelves are so full it’s not even funny, ebooks are a bit cheeper than physucal books, and a lot of the books I’d like to read aren’t as easily available here in Norway as they were in the uk. I’m of course not ever just gonna stop buying and reading physical books, but I’m excited to start using ebooks as an alternative to always getting the physical book.
When it comes to this specific book, I stumbled upon it and was completely captivated by the promise of a steampunk clocktower romance. I’m here for it.

Blurb:
An alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, where a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.
A prodigy mechanic who can repair not only clockwork but time itself, determined to rescue his father from a Stopped town.
A series of mysterious bombings that could jeopardize all of England.
A boy who would give anything to relive his past, and one who would give anything to live at all.
A romance that will shake the very foundations of time.

Next on the list is
Dammyr by Victoria Kielland

I have no clue what this book is about, but it’s  set in my hometown, in a “part” of town (Dammyr) I used to walk through almost daily. I’m intrigued to read about my home from the point of view of someone else, to see the town I know so well described and fit into the plot of a novel. Plus, the book looks really pretty.

Blurb:
It doesn’t have one, the cover’s really minimalist with only the title and the author’s name, plus a little embossed rose, I think? The back is empty.

So that was this week’s WWW! Sorry this post was a bit wordy, but I hope you either found some books you’ve read or some covers that peeked your interest. As always, please feel free to leave your WWW posts in the comments below, or fire any sort of book related comment at me. I love talking about books, and last week’s WWW post initiated a lot of great book conversations with lots of lovely people, which I absolutely loved!

Hope you have a wonderful day!
-Andrea

11 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday June 27

  1. Ooooh, I totally forgot that Timekeeper exists! I … will need to search my Kindle because I can’t remember if I bought it as part of a HumbleBundle or if I.. haven’t bought it yet but keep meaning to. ANYWAY looking forward to your thoughts on it! Time Travel is one of my forever fav things.

    Also, tooootaly get it re: ebooks. For years I didn’t see why you’d want them rather than physical copies, and then I started caring about my bookshelves not being a giant overstuffed mess and I was like… ohhhh yeah okay, I see your point. And now I’ve started trying to buy more ebooks instead of physical books too!

    My WWW post is here! https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/www-wednesday-2018-06-27/

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    1. Yeah, I’m so excited to read it! Just about 30 pages in, but really like the tone and the characters already 😊 and just curious; what’s a HumbleBundle? 😊

      And yeeees! I still really like making notes in books and have the physical copies, but ebooks are so handy for travelling, for example! And it does help out with the whole hoarding books thing; at least your hoarding doesn’t take up too much space, haha 😅

      And awesome! Checking it out now! x

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      1. Good to know!! Oh, man, ok so mostly it’s a site that sells bundles of computer games, but about once a month they’ll do bundles of ebooks. When they do it with books they’re based on a different theme (I think right now it’s survival, but the month before that it was pop culture, and they’ve also done sff), and they have levels of payment: so, pay 1 dollar, get these 3 books, pay five dollars, also get these five books, etc. It’s reasonably priced, and they tend to have good selections at least once or twice every couple of months. It’s also cool because you can choose how much of the money you spend on it goes to HumbleBundle, how much goes to the authors/publishers, and how much goes to either their sponsored charity or a charity you can search and pick for.

        Lol yep!! I could never give up physical books, for sure. They just seem to have more character and junk like that. Ha yeah space is def an issue in my house 😳

        😁

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      2. Oh wow, that’s so cool!! I’ll have to check that out! Sounds like a great way to find new favourites and be introduced for books you might never have found otherwise.
        And yeah, space is always an issue 😅😅

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      3. Right?? It tends to have a lot of obscure stuff, and more non-fiction than fiction, but yeah it’s for sure worth checking in on every once in a while to see what they’ve got.

        I’ve been selling them off and donating them to charity for months now and I still keep finding bags of books in places to catalogue as keep or donate 🤷🏻‍♀️

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  2. FML, linked to someone else’s blog instead of my own.

    TRYING AGAIN! Ooooh, I totally forgot that Timekeeper exists! I … will need to search my Kindle because I can’t remember if I bought it as part of a HumbleBundle or if I.. haven’t bought it yet but keep meaning to. ANYWAY looking forward to your thoughts on it! Time Travel is one of my forever fav things.

    Also, tooootaly get it re: ebooks. For years I didn’t see why you’d want them rather than physical copies, and then I started caring about my bookshelves not being a giant overstuffed mess and I was like… ohhhh yeah okay, I see your point. And now I’ve started trying to buy more ebooks instead of physical books too!

    My WWW post is here! https://rlprotagonist.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/wwwweds-dinos-poirot-clinton/

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