WWW Wednesday | 22nd 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) – I am really enjoying 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 very close to the end of this hilarious romp and will probably finish it later today.

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.

The Professor by Charlotte Brontë (1857) – On Monday, I started reading this classic novel – Charlotte Brontë’s first, but posthumously published novel – that tells the story of the young William Crimsworth and his maturation, his loves and his eventual career as a professor at an all-girl’s school. This was my result for The Classics Club recent Spin event.

Holy Bible – I have also continued to dip in and out of Exodus1 Corinthians and the Psalms, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams.

Recently Finished

Holy Bible – I finished reading through the book of Daniel in the Old Testament, an account of the major prophet, Daniel during his time in-servitude to the Babylonian king.

In this past week, I also posted my reviews of the wonderful classic, Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy and the historical, murder-mystery, The Poison Bed by E. C. Fremantle.

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.

After finishing the Old Testament book of Daniel in my Holy Bible reading, I will soon be starting to read through the book of Acts in the New Testament.

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!

9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 22nd April 2020

  1. I’ve read Lords and Ladies 🙂

    I must admit I haven’t done that much reading since been in lockdown (despite having plenty of time to do so!), but I have been listening to a Simon Reeves audiobook.

    1. Nikki, great to hear you’ve read Lords and Ladies – I finished it on Thursday and loved it! I’m sorry to hear your reading has slowed during lockdown – I really struggled at first too – but glad to hear you’re still enjoying Simon Reeve’s audiobook. 🙂

  2. All three of the Alison Wier books are available through my library app. I really do need to read them.

  3. I thought I had read everything by the Brontë sisters but I don’t think I ever heard of The Professor. I will be curious to see what you think. Happy reading!

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