WWW Wednesday | 27th 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 non-fiction Margaret Tudor by Melanie Clegg, an interesting look into the life of the eldest daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York; wife of James IV of Scotland; mother to James V; and grandmother of Mary, Queen of Scots. A big but often overlooked player in Tudor history – Obscured in the long shadow of her more infamous brother, Henry VIII. I have never read anything about Margaret before, so I am learning a lot and it is really entertaining too.

Recently Finished: Sadly I have had to make the tough decision to give up on the mystery-thriller The Virgin of the Wind Rose by Glen Craney. While at first it was a fun, light read to dip into when I had time, eventually the typos and anachronisms got too much for me. The final straw being a glaring comment about the queen dropping two crumpets in her tea rather than one… As a crumpet is a thick, flat savoury cake you shouldn’t be dropping any in your tea! Such a shame because the premise had such promise. It is also my first DNF of the year.

Reading Next: The science-fiction, thriller Cold Fire by Dean Koontz, which will 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?

30 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 27th November 2019

    1. Sammie, glaring mistakes really are frustrating – It wasn’t so bad while the story was set in other countries, but as soon as the action moved to Britain it just became so glaring I was unable to ignore it anymore! 😛

    1. Hello Nicki, thank you for stopping by and commenting. 🙂 And it is very comforting to hear I am not the only one who thinks it is very strange to drop a crumpet in your tea! 😛

  1. Margaret Tudor sounds fascinating! I’ve always been interested in history, particularly the Tudor period, but I had never heard of this book until now! I’m definitely going to have to check it out.

    1. Hello Danni, thank you for stopping by and commenting. 🙂 The Margaret Tudor book is so far proving very interesting and I hadn’t heard of it before, but I was just lucky to pick a review copy off Netgalley – I think it is an older book which has been republished.

      1. You’re welcome. 🙂 Oh really? is it still available to request on NetGalley? I would love to give it a read!

  2. I’m glad you’re enjoying the Margaret Tudor book. I learned a lot from it too. It’s a shame The Virgin of the Wind Rose turned out to be a DNF. You certainly wouldn’t want to drop a crumpet in your tea!

  3. I’m sorry you had to DNF the book you were reading. I hope the next one will turn out to be more successful! Happy reading 🙂

  4. I may never have seen or eaten a crumpet. I wonder where I could find one in America! I am currently reading Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem, because I had never read it and now the movie is out. I recently finished Fox by Dubravka Ugresic, a Croatian author read for my translated literature challenge. It was challenging! Next: if Thanksgiving, that very American holiday where we eat until we cant’ move, does not slow me down too much I plan to read The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva. And then it will be December, oh my gosh.

    1. Ooo I hope you find a way to eat a crumpet as they are delicious toasted and slathered in butter, but not dropped in your tea 😛 And I know December and Christmas are so close now – I hope preparation for that and your Thanksgiving celebration don’t get too much in the way of your reading. 😀

  5. Your current book sounds fascinating! I really know very little about her, so I look forward to your review.

    A shame about the Glen Craney novel.

    I just finished a classic sci-fi anthology yesterday and hope to get into some non-fiction next. November has been a very good reading month for me. 🙂

    1. Yes Kelly, the Margaret Tudor has been really interested, which is making up for the disappointment of The Virgin of the Wind Rose.

      I am really pleased to hear November has been a good reading month for you. I hope you’re able to get to some non-fiction too. Happy reading! 🙂

    1. So pleased to hear you’re a Dean Koontz fan, Tessa – I have only read one of his books, Innocence, just last year, but I really enjoyed it so I am looking forward to reading more. 🙂

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