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?
The Christian non-fiction, The Problem of Pain by the celebrated Christian author, C S Lewis, in which he lays out his ideas and arguments that pain is not sufficient reason to reject belief in a good and powerful God. I thought this would be an apt read in the current climate and so far, I am finding it to be very relevant.
Also, I am happy to say I have been able to start re-dipping in and out of 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. 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).
Then in my Bible reading, I have just started reading the book of Daniel, an account of Daniel and his friends forced in-servitude to the Babylonian king. I have fond memories of tales like ‘Daniel and the Lions’ from my childhood.
First, the magical, historical-fiction, The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale, about teenage runaway Cathy, 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 I loved it, too! A hauntingly beautiful fairy tale for adults.
Next I read the epistolary novella, Lady Susan by Jane Austen, from the collection of Austen’s short/unfinished works I own, all of which I put on my Classics Club list. Through a series of letters from several senders, it is hilariously revealed what a piece of work the charming, beautiful Lady Susan really is! While short, Austen still manages to pack in plenty of her trademark wit and ironic observations of people, etiquette and society.
Then in my Bible reading, I finished the book of Joshua, a history of the Israelites’ journey out of the wilderness, that brought me some comfort and encouragement in these hard times.
Either the romantic science-fiction, River Rising by John A. Heldt, the first book in Heldt’s latest time-travelling series, Carson Chronicles, which I am eager to get to after enjoying Heldt’s previous American Journey series. Or I am tempted to throw myself straight back into my Jane Austen collection to read the unfinished novel, The Watsons.
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