Wednesday, 25 May 2011

W...W...W...Wednesday - 25th May

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by MizB 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'm still reading Maureen Lipman's Something to Fall Back On it's not a book that I'm actually sitting down to read, I just pick it up from time to time and read a bit and very cheering it is too.

ISBN 0-9545886-06

I'm also reading Haunted Ely a little book put together by two friends,Margaret Haynes & Vivienne Doughty, who were Blue Badge Tourist Guides for the cathedral city of Ely in Cambridgeshire, Great Britain.

"Any place with an inhabited past is bound to have ghosts and the Isle of Ely is no exception. This is a selection of stories about a few of the city's former residents whose return to their previous haunts haas not gone unnoticed by many present day residents. The informaton for this book was collected from people who live in Ely, and from accounts of those who have passed through at some time in their lives."

So I find myself reading about  St. Etheldreda, the founder of the City of Ely. Her ghostly hand has been seen gliding up a staircase at King's School, Ely, by 'three mesmerised boys who watched ... as they shivered beneath their duvets on a warm summer night in 1995'. The ghost dog, which is sometimes seen crossing the A10 between Ely and Cambridge,  Benedictine monks and even Oliver Cromwells' ghost.

Again it's a book I'm just dipping into.

I have finished reading The Redeemed by M R Hall, it was okay but maybe a little predictable. I also finished reading The Plague Maiden by Kate Ellis and I might just look out for another of her Wesley Peterson mysteries for my next read. Do you do that, discover a new to you author and then read everything they have ever written?


  1. Hey, Kate Ellis, I've read one book by her. I reviewed it: The Flesh Tailor. I liked it more-or-less, but not as much as who I am about to mention.

    Do I try to read everything ever, when I find a new-to-me author? Absolutely, that's how I do it. I've been working my way through Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon series. I picked up book nine, or something, liked it, and so started working my way through from book 1. A good library holds system is essential.

    Now, granted, Nevada Barr's writing is quite different from Kate Ellis'... Ellis just seems very Brit to me. But, give Barr a try. You don't have to read the books in order - it's easy enough to pick up mid-stream.

  2. I try to stick to authors familiar with me but then someone new looks interesting, I'll read it, fall in love with their writing and there goes MORE books added to my collection! I just love to read!
    My blog isn't a book blog, it's a plain blog, but as I love to read, I found this challenge super fun, thanks for stopping by my blog and I would love it if you visit again sometime! :)