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?
River Rising by John A. Heldt (2017) – A romantic, science-fiction and the first book in Heldt’s latest time-travelling series, Carson Chronicles; which follows the five, modern Carson siblings as they travel back to an America of bustle dresses, gunslingers, and robber barons in search of their missing parents. After enjoying Heldt’s previous series, American Journey, I was eager to start this new series and it is proving to be a nice, light, easy read that I am enjoying in the sunshine.
The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field (2002) – I have continued to dip-in-and-out of this fascinating history of the life of this powerful, glamorous and controversial favourite of Queen Anne. From what I have read, it has been really interesting to find out more of the real history behind one of the main characters from the recent, critically-acclaimed film, The Favourite (2018), where Sarah was played by the brilliant Rachel Weisz.
Holy Bible – I have been working my way through Daniel and Lamentations in the Old Testament, and Matthew and Luke in the New Testament.
The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis (1940) *** – First, I finished this classic, Christian non-fiction 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. A very apt read in the current climate of change, suffering and worry; and I took a lot of inspiration, hope and comfort from reading it.
The Watsons by Jane Austen (1871) ** – Next, one evening, I polished off this classic, unfinished novel from the collection of Austen’s short/unfinished works I own; all of which I put on my Classics Club list. This fragment introduces us to young Emma Watson, as she reunites with her estranged father and siblings, after being raised by her wealthy aunt. A nice, short and light escape, just a shame there wasn’t more of it!
I think it highly likely I will pick up Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett next, which is the next book I have, chronologically, from Pratchett’s fantastical Discworld series. It has been far too long since I read my last Discworld: Reaper Man last year.
So that’s all for now folks! 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!