WWW Wednesday | 6th November 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 mystery-thriller The Virgin of the Wind Rose by Glen Craney, which has a dual-narrative plot, separated by half a millennium, that both revolve around an uncracked Templar cryptogram. It says this is for lovers of Dan Brown, well I love Brown’s cryptic thrillers but I haven’t read enough of this yet to make a fair comparison yet. It has started well though.


Recently Finished: The riveting, history non-fiction The Golden Antilles by Tim Severin, that illuminates the dangerous obsession of searching for the fabled city-of-gold, El Dorado; the promises of easy riches in this new world; and the power struggle between Spain and England for control of the Caribbean . A fascinating history which I am finding is as descriptive and flows as well as any historical adventure!


Reading Next: Probably the science-fiction, thriller Cold Fire by Dean Koontz, which will tick off another category for my What’s in a Name 2019 challenge. Also to continue Nonfiction November 2019, I will be hoping to read Margaret Tudor by Melanie Clegg and/or The Favourite by Ophelia Field soon too.


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?

20 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 6th November 2019

  1. Currently reading Juliet, the Maniac by Juliet Escoria, a harrowing fictional autobiography about a teen with bipolar disorder, not for the faint of heart. Before that I read The Sarah Book by Scott McLanahan, who is the husband of Juliet Escoria. You may think I am crazy but sometimes I like to read stories of people who have had a harder time in life than I have. Increases my gratitude? Next up is Web of the Witch World by Andre Norton, a really great female sci fi writer from the 1960s.

    1. Judy, they sound like two heavy-going but powerful reads you have had on the go, however Web of the Witch World by Andre Norton sounds like it could be a lighter read to mix things up a bit. Happy reading! 🙂

  2. Definitely adding The Golden Antilles to my TBR. I’m always looking for good nonfiction. If life wasn’t so crazy I would love to do Nonfiction November. Hope you have a good week of reading!

    1. Sorry to hear life is bit too busy for you to take part in Nonfiction November, but I hope you enjoy The Golden Antilles when you have chance to read it – I thought it was fascinating! 🙂

    1. Thank you for stopping by, commenting and linking in your post, Judie 🙂 I am very much a history and historical fiction fan! Look forward to seeing what you’ve been reading.

    1. Hello Ashley, thank you for stopping by and commenting 🙂 The Golden Antilles was really interesting – I have not read enough of The Virgin of the Wind Rose to know for sure yet, but it does have an intriguing premise.

    1. Hello Theresa, thank you for stopping by and commenting 🙂 Great to hear you’re a Dean Koontz fan – I have only read one novel by him: Innocence but really enjoyed it, so I am looking forward to reading more. 😀

  3. We’ve had family visiting, special events going on, and we’re about to enter the busy holiday season… so, not surprisingly, my reading has suffered. It always seems to slow down this time of year.

    It sounds like you are doing well with yours, though! Your recent history title sounds great – different from the time and place I usually read.

    1. Kelly, I totally understand this is a busy time of year and my reading often suffers too. That’s why I am starting to think of the shorter reads on my TBR shelves, that would be easy to dip in and out of when I find a chance to read. 🙂

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