WWW Wednesday | 5th February 2020

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: A re-read of the wonderful classic, Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, which was my result for The Classics Club‘s last Spin event. I am enjoying losing myself again in the trials, tribulations, tragedy, heartbreak and ultimate resolution for the honest, hardworking Gabriel Oak and the beautiful, spirited Bathsheba Everdene. If only I could find my own Gabriel Oak! 😉

I also started reading the historical, murder-mystery, The Poison Bed by E. C. Fremantle, that follows a scandal that rocks the Jacobean court of James I, when a celebrated couple are imprisoned in the Tower on the accusation of murder. I am looking forward to delving deeper into this, something slightly different from Fremantle, after having previously loved her more straight-forward, historical-fictions: Sister of Treasons and The Girl in the Glass Tower.

Sadly, I have again not got any further with the 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, bestselling Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. What I had read was proving to be very interesting and thought-provoking read, so I must get back to this soon!

Recently Finished: I haven’t finished anything this week, however I did post my What I Read In January 2020 and What I Watched In January 2020 round-up posts; if you want to check out what I read and watched over the month of January. I particularly had a good month of viewing, with a super impressive seven new adaptations watched. 😁

Reading Next: I am tempted by either the magical, historical-fiction, The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale or the magical, dual-narrative novel, The Firebird by, one of my favourite authors, Susannah Kearsley. The latter of which would also tick off my first category for my What’s in a Name 2020 reading 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? Also please leave a link to your WWW posts in the comments, so I can come check them out.

15 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 5th February 2020

  1. I recently finished the Sisters Grimm, now reading The Wolf of Oren-Yaro and then moving on to Crownbreaker which is the final book in a series I’ve been reading.
    Lynn 😀

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything by Thomas Hardy. Have you read Tess of the d’Urbervilles? If so, which of the two do you prefer?

    I’m currently enjoying a fictional account of Katharina Luther (Martin Luther’s wife).

    1. Kelly, I haven’t read Tess of the d’Urbervilles, but I did watch a TV adaptation of it. From that I would say I much prefer Far From the Madding Crowd.

      I really hope you’re enjoying the book about Katharina Luther – I have one about her on my TBR by Margaret Skea. Happy reading! 🙂

  3. I should really be picking up more classics but there are just too many shiny new books around.

    I do vaguely remember reading Far from the Madding Crowd many years ago and think I enjoyed it.

    Hope you enjoy all of your reads.

    1. Hello Ali, thank you for stopping and commenting 🙂 I can also be distracted by all those shiny new books, too, that’s what I am taking part in The Classics Club to help me read more classics.

  4. I’m glad you’re enjoying your re-read of Far From the Madding Crowd. I would like to read it again myself one day. As for your next book, I haven’t read The Toymakers but I did love The Firebird – it’s one of my favourites by Susanna Kearsley. 🙂

    1. Hello Elizabethjoy, thank you for stopping by and commenting. 🙂 Really pleased to hear you enjoyed The Poison Bed – I have high hopes for it after enjoying Fremantle’s other books. 🙂

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