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 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 really enjoying getting to know Frances Howard, as she reflects back on the events that led to her imprisonment in the Tower of London – It is really gripping stuff and I don’t think it will be long till I finish this.
I also started reading The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field: a history of the life of this powerful, glamorous and controversial favourite of Queen Anne. I picked this up hoping to find out more of the real history behind the recent, critically-acclaimed film, The Favourite (2018), starring the brilliant Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz. I am not that far in yet, but it is already very interesting.
Recently Finished: A comforting 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. It was still as heartbreakingly lovely to be swept away again by all the trials and tribulations of the honest, hardworking Gabriel Oak and the beautiful, spirited Bathsheba Everdene. If only I could find my own Gabriel.
Also, this past week, I posted my reviews of the science-fiction classic, The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells and the utterly, charming biography, A Gift From Bob by James Bowen, as well as rounding up my classics reading from the last year in my The Classics Club | Two Years Gone post.
Reading Next: As I recently finished a classic, it is very likely my next book I pick up will be another one to keep my Classics Club reading going. I am tempted to read the second of Baum’s Oz books: The Marvelous Land of Oz next – Hopefully something light, fun and short.
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.