WWW Wednesday | 13th May 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 –

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (1938) – I have just started re-reading this Gothic modern-classic, where my passion for this author all began; as my second read for Ali’s Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2020, which began on Monday! Looking forward to getting lost in this stunning tale of the new, naïve Mrs de Winter, as she battles with the memory of her dominating predecessor, Rebecca. I also fancy following this up with a re-watch of the classic Hitchcock 1940 film, starring the brooding Laurence Olivier and beautiful Joan Fontaine.

The Professor by Charlotte Brontë (1857) – I have continued to make myself read one or two chapters a day of this classic novel, that tells the story of the young professor William Crimsworth at an all-girl’s school. Unfortunately, while I sympathise with his situation, I am finding I don’t particularly like William! So it is a bit hard going, but I will persevere as it is relatively short and it was my result for The Classics Club recent Spin event.

The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field (2002) – Sadly, with the du Maurier binge-reading-fest I have been having, I have pretty much forgotten about this fascinating history of the life of this controversial favourite of Queen Anne. However it had been really interesting finding out more of the real history behind the recent, critically-acclaimed film, The Favourite (2018); where Sarah was played by the brilliant Rachel Weisz.

Holy Bible – I have continued working my way through the book of 1 Kings, as well as dipping in and out of Numbers, Luke and the Psalms, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams.

– Recently Finished –

The Loving Spirit by Daphne du Maurier (1931) *** – Over the gloriously sunny Bank Holiday, I completely lost myself in this enchanting, Gothic modern-classic, du Maurier’s debut novel, that chronicles the lives, loves, losses and deaths of the Coombe family over four generations in a small, quiet community on the Cornish coast. A brilliant romantic adventure and family saga, with a touch of the supernatural. I read this for Ali’s Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2020 and I hope to have my review for it up later this week.

Holy Bible – We’ve worked our way through (skipping a few verses here and there) the book of Exodus, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams.

– Reading Next –

After my Daphne du Maurier splurge is over, I think I will just head back to my Spring TBR list and pick up the next review copy I have on there, which is Calysta and the Beast by Joanna Alonzo: the first book in new-to-me author, Alonzo’s The Sacred Scarred series: a modern-day, Christian retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

Now over to you: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?

Also please leave a link to your WWW posts in the comments, so I can come check them out, too!

12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 13th May 2020

    1. Lynn, I am loving the clever, little reference there! 😉 Sadly I haven’t had half as much time as I hoped for reading this week, so haven’t got very far with my re-read. Hoping to escape into it properly this weekend. 🙂

    1. Julie Anna, I have yet to read a Christian retelling of a fairy tale either, but being a Christian and a fan of fairy tales, it felt like something I should try! 😊

    1. Thank you, Laurel-Rain – It has been quite a bit cooler these last couple of days, so I have spend more time snuggled up inside reading, all cosy, although I would like the warmer weather back, too! I hope you have to chance to read/re-read some du Maurier soon! 😃

  1. What great books! I love the classics and every week, you make me want to revisit some of my favorites ❤️. The Christian retelling of Beauty and the Beast sounds interesting. I’ll be curious to see what you think. Happy reading!

    1. Thank you, Tessa 😊and I am pleased my reading has been inspiring to pick up some old favourites – I do love a good re-read, even if I don’t get to do it as often as I would like! Happy reading to you, too! 😃

    1. Thank you, Cathy – I am sorry to hear you rarely have time to re-read all-time favourites. I usually manage a couple of re-reads a year, but always wish I had time for more, too! 😅

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