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What I am reading Wednesday

A Kobo Black Friday special, where this year I bought three books (for 99pm each) and am actually reading them.

What I Just Finished Reading
No Ballet Shoes in Syria by Catherine Bruton. This sounded like it was going to be like a Sadlers Wells books, but set in the present day with a Syrian refugee. And it was! So I enjoyed it. And I found out at the end that the author had also enjoyed the Sadlers Wells books.

A Day Like Any Other by Isla Dewar. I don't know what made me think this was worth 99p. It was easy to read and kept me interested. But I can't decide if I liked it or not. I can't even describe what it's about.

What I'm Currently Reading
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. This is a bit of strange book. It's set in Ireland in 1859 and is from the point of view of an English nurse who's been sent to watch over an 11 year old girl who purportedly hasn't eaten for 4 months. At first I really wasn't sure about it, but keep reading because I wanted to know the solution to the mystery. But two-thirds of the way in, when I thought I knew what was going on, then I really got interested.

A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust by George RR Martin. This isn't a Kobo Black Friday book, it's from my to read pile. I'm not getting through it very fast, partly because it's hard going. And I'm questioning whether I want to read it at all, given that it's hard going and I don't know that I really care that much.

What I'm Reading Next
I came to this section and thought: I wonder what new ebooks the library might have. Turns out the answer is Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton. I saw the TV series and sort of liked it and it would be interesting to know how similar it is to the book.