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?