WWW Wednesday | 29th 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

The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field (2002) – I have to admit I haven’t read anymore of this fascinating history of the life of this controversial favourite of Queen Anne. What I have read has been really interesting, as I find out more of the real history behind the recent, critically-acclaimed film, The Favourite (2018); where Sarah was played by the brilliant Rachel Weisz.

The Professor by Charlotte Brontë (1857) – I also haven’t read anymore of this classic 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. This and the above two book got left by the wayside, as I became hooked by the books I finished below.

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

Recently Finished

Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett (1992) *** – During last week’s glorious sunshine, I really enjoyed reading, out in the garden, this hilarious fourteenth  Discworld novel and the fourth adventure with the wickedly, fun witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat; as they deal with elvish mischief in this fantastical parody of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir (2018) *** –  Then I plunged myself into this moving historical-fiction, the third book in Weir’s Tudor Queens series, which is about Henry VIII’s dutiful, third wife. While her life was a lot less dramatic than her predecessors: Katherine and Anne, I found myself gently enthralled by her journey from country knight’s daughter to the dizzying heights of queen, and ended up finishing a book of this length in record time for me.

Reading Next

I will soon start The Loving Spirit by Daphne du Maurier, that chronicles the story of the Coombe family over four generations, for Ali’s Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2020. It is a little early to start reading for this event, but knowing how slow I can be to read and review books at the moment, I thought I better get a bit of a head start.

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!

17 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 29th April 2020

  1. I’ve just finished Goldilocks by Laura Lam, which is very strangely on point. I’m also reading The Goblin Emperor and next Night of the Dragon.
    Lynn 😀

    1. Lynn, all the books you’ve been reading and have lined up to read have such exciting titles: The Goblin King and Night of the Dragon are great, quintessential titles for fantasy adventures – I really hope the stories live up to the titles! 😀

  2. I didn’t realise Du Morier had written a Family Saga, I might check The Loving Spirit out for DDM reading week next month if I can get hold of it.

  3. Both your ‘recently finished’ and ‘reading next’ inspire me! I was hoping to read enough tonight to maybe finish my current novel in time for my April wrap-up post, but the most recent Lion King film arrived in our mailbox today. So…. I might be watching that instead of reading!

    1. Oh Kelly, I am very pleased to hear my reading and my planned reading has inspired you! And confound those new films arriving and distracting you from your reading! Although it does mean you can finish your current read right at the beginning of a new month, which always looks good. Happy reading! 😃

    1. That’s okay, I am more a Anne Brontë fan too, Sarah! Although, so far, Emily’s Wuthering Heights is my favourite, favourite! And thank you, I am definitely looking forward to starting The Loving Spirit. 😃

    1. Hello Moira, thank you for stopping by and commenting. 😊 I hope you enjoy Jamaica Inn – While not my favourite of du Maurier’s novels, it is still a great read! Happy reading! 😃

  4. It’s been perfect,weather for outdoor reading here too. I love all of your reading choices, especially how you choose less well-known works by classic writers. I’m going to dedicate July to read books I’ve bought but have not had time to read yet and I’m feeling that I should dedicate one month in the fall to classic writers ❤️

    1. Tessa, I am pleased the weather where you are has been perfect for reading outside, too. Sadly, the weather has taken a turn for the more traditional April weather here, with bright, cold days and showers. 🌦I wish you all the best with your goal to catch up with unread purchases in July and a month dedicated to classic writer’s works sounds like a lovely idea. Happy reading! 😃

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