WWW Wednesday | 9th October 2019

Good morning, fellow bookworms. It is ‘Hump Day’ Wednesday which means we are halfway through the working week (if you’re at work) and it is time for WWW Wednesday! A weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words, which simply involves answering the following Three Ws:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading: The dark, atmospheric historical-fiction Her Kind by Niamh Boyce, which shines a light onto the women caught up in the terrifying Kilkenny Witch Trial, in Ireland, and the events that led up to it. I am not far into this yet, it feels like a book I need to take my time over, but I have already been well and truly drawn into this emotive tale.

Alongside this I have also been enjoying a comforting re-read of the wonderful, Regency classic Persuasion by Jane Austen. As well as dipping in and out of The Golden Antilles by Tim Severin, which is an interesting history into the dangerous obsession of searching for the fabled city-of-gold, El Dorado, in Central America.


Recently Finished: The modern, suspense classic The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart, which helped me escape the miserable weather of the UK to the sun-drenched island of Crete. Where a young Englishwoman, Nicola Ferris finds herself caught up in a dangerous, fast-paced adventure, as she tries to help her fellow countryman, who is gravely injured. After finishing this, I can’t believe I had waited so long to read more of Stewart’s marvellous work – I pledge now not to wait so long again!


Reading Next: I am tempted by either the fourth Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Moor by Laurie R. King or science-fiction, thriller Cold Fire by Dean Koontz. Both of which would be good for continuing my suitably dark and mysterious reading, that is perfect for this time of year and the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XIV reading challenge. Also the latter could tick off another category for my What’s in a Name 2019 challenge.


So that’s what I’ve been reading recently – Come back next week to see what I read next. Bye for now!

However before you go, I would love to hear from you, so tell me what have you been reading?

27 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 9th October 2019

  1. I recently watched the film version of The Moonspinners. It was made in the 1960’s. Have you ever seen it? It’s very pretty with stunning scenery but the heroine comes off as rather dimwitted.

    1. Fran, I haven’t watched the film version of The Moonspinners – I think I definitely need to look this film up, although I am little disappointed to hear the heroine comes across as dimwitted because she isn’t in the book.

    1. Laurel, I highly recommend The Moonspinners if you enjoy suspense, mystery, nostalgia and a touch of romance too. And thank you for linking in your WWW post and I hope you enjoy your week too. 🙂

  2. I too am intrigued by Her Kind. The last book I finished was Blood Lure by Nevada Barr, set in Glacier National Park and it was as great as all her books are. Currently reading two: A Passage to India by E M Forster and The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow, both for reading groups. Loving the Doors more than the Passage.

    1. Judy, I haven’t read a great deal of Her Kind, but so far it is very atmospheric and evocative. I’m afraid I haven’t read anything by Nevada Barr, however I love the sound of the setting of Blood Lure and it is a great title. Happy reading – I would be particularly interested to hear your final thoughts on A Passage to India, as earlier this year I loved Forster’s Howards End. 🙂

  3. I’m intrigued by the sound of what you’re currently reading and look forward to a full review of it when you’re finished!

    1. Kelly, although I haven’t read a lot of Her Kind, I think it is setting up to be a great read, and hopefully it won’t be long till I finish it and you can hear more about it. 🙂

    1. Sarah, I am pleased you are enjoying my variety of reading – I am also pleased to have branched out to include non-fiction now I have my reading mojo back more. Her Kind sounds like it will be a good addition to your Irish reading, but I’m afraid the weather is still rather glum. Thank you for linking in your WWW post. 🙂

        1. Aw that is such a shame. While they don’t read as much as me now, both my mum and dad enjoy reading, and it is them and my nan who gave me my love for it. I am very lucky!

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