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 magical, historical-fiction, The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale, which is about Cathy a teenage runaway who takes a job in Papa Jack’s Emporium, where they make toys that capture the imagination of children and adults alike. I bought this for my mum for Christmas and she loved it so much she has passed it back for me to try, and so far I am enjoying it a lot! I am nearing the end now, but with the craziness of life at the minute I am finding it hard to concentrate for too long on my reading.
Which is why, I haven’t picked up the non-fiction The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field – a history of the life of this powerful, glamorous and controversial favourite of Queen Anne – in a while, because it would need much more brain power than I currently have to spare. From what I have read, it has been interesting 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.
However I did recently treat myself to a beautiful New International Version of the Bible, as I don’t own a copy of this translation and it is the one my church uses; all of which we were discussing in my church’s small Alpha group, before we had to suspend our meetings. It is also a slightly larger Bible that lies flat when open, making it easier to read and study from. So this week, in my new Bible, I have been reading the book of Joshua, a history of the Israelites’ journey out of the wilderness, hoping for some encouragement in these hard times.
Recently Finished: Sadly this week I haven’t finished any books or managed to share any reviews. With the continued social-distancing and new lockdown rules, I really must use the extra time for reading and catching up on my review writing.
Reading Next: Probably either The Watsons or Lady Susan by Jane Austen, two short/unfinished works off my Classics Club list. I am eager to read more from this collection, after enjoying Sanditon, and with them being short it will be great to get my classics numbers up.
So that’s all for now folks! Keep yourselves safe, happy reading and 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, too.