WWW Wednesday | 16th 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 near to the end now, but it has felt like a book I needed to take my time over, but I have been well and truly drawn into this emotive tale, and I think I will probably finish it tonight or tomorrow.

Alongside this I have continued to dip 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: A comforting re-read of the wonderful, Regency classic Persuasion by Jane Austen, which was my result for The Classic’s Club latest Spin event. It was so lovely to meet back up with Anne Elliot, Captain Wentworth, Lady Russell and the jolly Musgroves – It was like catching up with old friends. And, I was completely swept away by this equally heart breaking and hopeful tale of love, marriage and family. All told with Austen’s brilliant insight into people, etiquette and society of the time.

In the past week, I have also posted my reviews for nostalgic, British murder-mystery Front Page Murder by Peter Bartram and cosy crime-fiction Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M. C. Beaton.

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!

Now over to you: Have you read any of these? What have you been reading?

26 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 16th October 2019

  1. My reading has been terrible – and my blogging for that matter. But, I just need to focus, there’s still almost two weeks remaining so lets see what I can achieve with a bit of focus.
    Lynn 😀

    1. Haha aww, to be fair your terrible reading is probably still very good numbers to me 😉 And yes, still two weeks of October – plenty of time, for you, to get those books in. 😀

  2. Her Kind is ideal for the R.I.P. Challenge, as are the mystery and sci-fi you are planning to tackle. I just finished The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman. Last night I started The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, and hopefully I’ll read Africaville next–an ARC of a December release.

    1. Carmen, I finished Her Kind last night and it was great and ideal R.I.P. reading. I hope you enjoyed The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman and are now enjoying The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Happy reading! 🙂

    1. Hello Mina, thank you for stopping by and commenting. Always lovely to hear from a new face. 🙂 But shame Persuasion isn’t one of your favourite Austen, as it is definitely one of mine, along with Sense and Sensibility.

  3. You definitely can’t go wrong with Persuasion. It doesn’t get the attention of Pride and Prejudice or Emma which is a shame. Maybe its because the heroine is more thoughtful, less ‘sassy’?

    1. Karen, I wholeheartedly agree that it is such a shame Persuasion doesn’t get the same attention as Pride and Prejudice or Emma. I think you might be right that it could be that Anne Elliot isn’t as ‘sassy’ or ‘feisty’ as Elizabeth Bennet or Emma Woodhouse, which is actually why I love Anne so much. She is strong in her own way.

  4. Her Kind sounds like my sort of book, so I’m pleased to hear you’re enjoying it. I love Persuasion – I think it’s probably my favourite Jane Austen novel. I have just finished my own Classics Club Spin book too, which was Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy.

    1. Helen, I think Her Kind is definitely your sort of book – I have just finished it and I thought it was great! Persuasion is probably my favourite Jane Austen too, although Sense and Sensibility is very close to it too. I hope you enjoyed your Spin book. 🙂

  5. It’s been more than 25 years since I read Cold Fire and I don’t remember much about it, other than I’m sure I liked it. I look forward to your review! I’ve just begun a real chunkster (over 800 pages), so I might be on it for awhile. 😉

    1. Kelly, I am pleased to hear you vaguely remember liking Cold Fire – Hopefully won’t be long till I read and review it. And wow, yes over 800 pages, you could be there a little while… Enjoy! 🙂

  6. I want to read those Laurie R King books. I finished A Passage to India and liked it fine by the end. Currently reading The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden. So good! Next up is A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton for an upcoming reading group. Happy haunted reading!

    1. Judy, I am so pleased you ended up liking A Passage to India by the end, because I am looking forward to reading it for my Classics Club. I would also really like to read Arden’s magical series too. And, thank you, happy reading to you too. 🙂

    1. Hello Ashleigh, thank you for stopping by and commenting 🙂 Haha Dean Koontz can be scary but I don’t really do scary – my dad assures me Cold Fire is more science-fiction thriller than horror, so we should be okay 😉 Happy reading!

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