WWW Wednesday | 15th April 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

Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett (1992) – Yesterday, I started this fantasy novel, the fourteenth instalment in Pratchett’s fantastical Discworld series, where my three favourite witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat have arrived back home, to the small kingdom of Lancre, to find that real elves are planning mischief. I am looking forward to getting deeper into this: Pratchett’s quirky take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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 am working my way through Daniel in the Old Testament. As well as dipping into Exodus, Lamentations, 1 Corinthians and the Psalms, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams.

Recently Finished

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. This proved to be a longer and slower read then I anticipated, however it was a nice, light, easy read that I am enjoyed in the sunshine.

Holy Bible – During Holy Week, I finished reading the Passion sections of Matthew and Luke in the New Testament, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams.

Reading Next

I am hoping to start reading the historical-fiction, Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir, the third book in Weir’s ambitious six-book Tudor Queens series, soon. I loved the previous books about Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.

However, I might also try and squeeze in another quick, classic read first, so as to keep my numbers up for The Classics Club. I am thinking I might go for the exotic, adventure classic, Kim by Rudyard Kipling next.

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!

21 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 15th April 2020

  1. Aww, man, I’m really wanting to pick up a Pratchett book now, the more I hear about them. xD I was supposed to read one a month this year, and I sort of … fell behind. I should rectify that soon. Hope you enjoy your reading for the week!

    1. Well done on making progress on Anna Karenina, Sarah – Really hats off to you because, I am sure I’ve probably said, that Russian classics make me run for the hills! 😅

    1. Ah Molly, I am torn between sensible me, who thinks you should probably clear some of those seven current read, and the Pratchett-head me, who thinks hang it and dive into Discworld! So I think we can be a mess together! 🙂

  2. I met Granny Weatherwax in the Tiffany Aching books. Perhaps when I (someday) finish those I can backtrack to some earlier ones. 🙂

  3. I’ve always meant to start the Discworld series but never got round to it ☹️

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