WWW Wednesday | 4th December 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 science-fiction classic, The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells: the groundbreaking, Victorian tale of a Martian invasion of Southern England, which has spawned over a dozen TV, radio and film adaptations. And it is the BBC’s brand-spanking, new adapted series, that inspired me to finally give this a go. A slow, steady read, that is really wetting my appetite to watch the show.

I am also currently reading Christian non-fiction, No God But One: Allah or Jesus? by Nabeel Qureshi, in which, Muslim to Christian convert, Qureshi continues to explore the origins, similarities, differences and authenticity of these two faiths; a follow up book to his brilliant Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. Only being a chapter in I can’t comment too much on it at the moment though.

Recently Finished: 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 learnt a lot and it was really entertaining too.

Reading Next: I promise I am finally going to get round to reading the science-fiction, thriller Cold Fire by Dean Koontz, which will tick off another category for my What’s in a Name 2019 challenge. It is on my bedside table ready to go!

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? Also please leave a link to your WWW posts in the comments, so I can come check them out.

18 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 4th December 2019

  1. The War of the Worlds is great – the book, that is. I fear I only made it twenty minutes into the TV adaptation – but you know me, I hate when they mess with the book! Hopefully you’ll enjoy it considerably more. 😀

    1. Oh dear, I am sorry to hear you didn’t get far into the new TV adaptation of The War of the Worlds, FF! I am not going to start it till I’ve finished the book, but my dad has been enjoying it, although he hasn’t read the book either to be fair! 😀

    1. It is a very busy time of year, so it is pretty understandable that your reading is ebbing. I do hope you find a bit of time now and again in all your busyness for some relaxing reading. 🙂

  2. War of the Worlds is part of an anthology I have in my TBR, so I hope to get to it before too long. I’m very interested in your other two books, as well. I’ll be curious to know if the Nabeel Qureshi book is as good as his other.

    I’m nearing the end of another Louise Penny mystery. They’re such good stories!

    1. Kelly, I hope it won’t be too long till you try War of the Worlds and/or other books you have in that anthology. I am also very interested to find out if No God But One is as good as Qureshi’s first, brilliant book!

      Glad to hear you are still enjoying your Louis Penny mystery reading – I really must try one of Penny’s mysteries one day! 😛

    1. Amy, I am so pleased you enjoyed Frankenstein, as it is one of my favourite books ever! 😀 I don’t think War of the Worlds is quite in the same league, but it is good fun so far. 🙂

        1. Its ONE of my favourites – My favourite, favourite is The Hobbit! But I love Frankenstein because of its great, Gothic, creeping atmosphere; its gorgeous writing; and the moral questions it asked: such as who is the real the monster? The creature or the man who made him and abandoned him?

    1. I was the same as you, Jess – War of the Worlds had been on my TBR for far too long as well! It was having read The Time Machine earlier this year and then the release of the new TV adaptation, which finally spurred me on to finally pick it up! 😀

    1. Thank you, Nikki 🙂 and haha, yeah Koontz is a must for thriller fans. However I have only read one of his books: Innocence, but I thought it was really good! So I am looking forward to reading more. 😀

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