Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Book That Wouldn’t Burn by Mark Lawrence


“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : The Book That Wouldn’t Burn by Mark Lawrence – because – Mark Lawrence!!

Here’s a little bit more info:


A boy has lived his whole life trapped within a vast library, older than empires and larger than cities.

A girl has spent hers in a tiny settlement out on the Dust where nightmares stalk and no one goes.

The world has never even noticed them. That’s about to change.

Their stories spiral around each other, across worlds and time. This is a tale of truth and lies and hearts, and the blurring of one into another. A journey on which knowledge erodes certainty, and on which, though the pen may be mightier than the sword, blood will be spilled and cities burned.

Expected publication : May 2023


Countdown to 2023 – Day 17 ‘Glitter’ (14 days remaining)


Today is day 17 of my countdown to 2023.  Today’s prompt is ‘Glitter’.  The prompts can be found here if you want to join in.  I’m hoping to use mostly books read this year.  Let’s begin:

GLITTER (A book that you simply have to have)

Yes, in spite of having ridiculous tbrs I think most of us are guilty of seeing the next shiny thing and wanting it with a serious case of the grabby hands.  In actual fact though, the book I’m featuring for this prompt is an absolute ‘go to’ author for me and a book that is not doomed to gather dust on the tbr.  I love his work and so to be blunt I simply must have this book to see what goodness he’s come up with next.  The Book That Wouldn’t Burn by Mark Lawrence.

No cover available for this one yet but follow the link above for the description.  Expected publication May 2023

Tomorrow: Christmas Cards – a book with a hidden message