WWW Wednesday | December 2, 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

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

I remembered to take my phone with me on my walk along the lake and I snapped a few photos in a little inlet where they have created a sandy beach. So, those are your picts for today’s WWW – a view of a piece of Lake Davidson which itself is a small piece of a much bigger lake called Lake Norman.

I took the time to set up my Christmas themed book photo area yesterday, but still have the house to do.

Currently Reading

The Runes of Destiny by Christina Courtenay

I read a few pages last night but will get more into The Runes of Destiny today. It’s for a Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour, and I love the cover. It has all my favorite colors in it ❤️. The plot reminds me of Outlander in many ways, but we will see…

  • Genre: Fantasy (time travel)
  • Publication Date : December 10, 2020
  • Print Length: 283 pages
  • Publisher : Headline Publishers

Book Description

Separated by time. Brought together by fate.

Indulging her fascination for the Viking language and losing herself in an archaeological dig is just what Linnea Berger needs after her recent trauma. Uncovering an exquisite brooch, she blacks out reading the runic inscription, only to come to, surrounded by men in Viking costume, who seem to take re-enactment very seriously.

Lost and confused, Linnea finds herself in the power of Hrafn, a Viking warrior who claims her as his thrall and takes her on a treacherous journey across the seas to sell her for profit. Setting sail, she confronts the unthinkable: she has travelled back to the ninth century.

Linnea is determined to find a way back to her own time, but there’s a connection forming with Hrafn. Can she resist the call of the runes and accept her destiny lies here…

Just Finished

The Last to See Her by Courtney Evan Tate

This was a really good psyc thriller up until the end. The end really fell flat for me. It pulled me in from page 1, which is what I think made the ending that much more disappointing.

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Publisher: MIRA books
  • Publication Date: December 15, 2020

Book Description

A woman disappears into the dark city night…

Gen is on the verge of a divorce from her cheating husband. When her sister, Meg, has a convention to attend in the Big Apple, she invites Gen along to celebrate her newly found freedom. But the perfect sisters’ getaway quickly goes awry when a tipsy Gen defiantly throws her wedding ring off the hotel room’s balcony. Then, wanting some fresh air, she decides to take a late-evening walk alone and vanishes without a trace.

The investigation that follows uncovers secrets—and betrayals—between sisters and spouses that will twist the truth in on itself until nothing is clear.

What really happened to Gen and who, besides Meg, was the last to see her?


Christmas in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May

I read the book in the series that came right before this one (both are/were Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours). I think I liked this one more than the other just because I’m already familiar with the characters and May’s writing style. Lots of good holiday feels.

  • Genre: Holiday fiction
  • Print Length: 237 pages
  • Publisher: Nowell Publishing
  • Publication Date: November 13, 2020

Book Description

Meet old and new characters in the Bay for Christmas fun and frolics.

With both the Corner Shop and Cockleberry Café in safe hands, Rosa turns her attention to Ned’s Gift, the charity set up in memory of the great-grandfather whose legacy turned her life around.

Over at the Ship Hotel, Lucas has his work cut out with his devious new girlfriend and the mystery poisoning of an anonymous hotel inspector. Will the hotel still get its 3-star Seaside Rosette?

Will Mary find true love at last? Can Titch cope with the demands of the shop and being heavily pregnant. And can Rosa, with a baby of her own, pull off the Cockleberry Bay Charity Christmas Concert in time?

Christmas in Cockleberry Bay is a festive delight for fans of Rosa and her cheeky mini dachshund Hot, delivering a feast of unpredictable events and surprises.

Reading Next

Ten Rules for Faking It by Sophie Sullivan

I think this looks like a good little romcom. It might be because the title reminds me of my all-time favorite romcom movie – How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days – but hopefully it can live up to that. ❤️

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martins Griffin
  • Publication Date: December 29, 2020

Book Description

“A wholesome, slow-burn romance that will warm your heart…This is a Hallmark movie in book form.” – USA Today bestselling author Helen Hoang

What happens when your love life becomes the talk of the town?  

As birthdays go, this year’s for radio producer Everly Dean hit rock-bottom.

Worse than the “tonsillectomy birthday.” Worse than the birthday her parents decided to split (the first time). But catching your boyfriend cheating on you with his assistant?

Even clichés sting.

But this is Everly’s year! She won’t let her anxiety hold her back. She’ll pitch her podcast idea to her boss.

There’s just one problem.

Her boss, Chris, is very cute. (Of course). Also, he’s extremely distant (which means he hates her, right? Or is that the anxiety talking)?

And, Stacey the DJ didn’t mute the mic during Everly’s rant about Simon the Snake (syn: Cheating Ex).

That’s three problems.

Suddenly, people are lining up to date her, Bachelorette-style, fans are voting (Reminder: never leave house again), and her interest in Chris might be a two-way street. It’s a lot for a woman who could gold medal in people-avoidance. She’s going to have to fake it ‘till she makes it to get through all of this.

Perhaps she’ll make a list: The Ten Rules for Faking It.  

Because sometimes making the rules can find you happiness when you least expect it.

Tell to me about the book(s) you are reading this week (in the comments). I love hearing about them. ❤️

11 Replies to “WWW Wednesday | December 2, 2020”

    1. What a story, right? My only disappointment was the ending but I was totally enthralled from page 1.


    1. I’m hoping it’s more since I don’t really enjoy romance 😬 It was presented to me as fantasy but I often forget to read the small print, so to speak. So far I’m learning about Norse culture in the 9th century, which is interesting.


    1. It definitely sucked me in from literally from page 1. It’s a very wow kind of story.


  1. These new lake pictures are lovely. Looks like a great reading spot! I also think it’s the worst when the book is amazing up until the very end – it’s like you want to forget the whole ending! I hope the next thriller you read is better!

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    1. It was very disappointing for sure. And the lake is lovely. I enjoy taking a walk along the shoreline. It would be great for reading too!


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