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) – It was a woefully slow start, due to my fatigue last week, but this week, I have really got on a roll with my re-read of this Gothic modern-classic. Losing myself in this stunning tale of the new, naïve Mrs de Winter, as she battles with the memory of her dominating predecessor, Rebecca; where my passion for this author all began. This is my second read for Ali’s Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2020.
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) – I had sadly neglected this fascinating history of the life of this controversial favourite of Queen Anne, due to my du Maurier binge-reading-fest. However I am back on it now and been dipping in and out: 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 – Finally, I have been dipping in and out of Numbers, Luke and the Psalms, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams.
– Recently Finished –
Holy Bible – I have finished reading 1 Kings, a chronicle of the early kings of Israel and Judah, in the Old Testament., and Romans, a collection of Paul’s letters to the early believers in Rome, in the New Testament.
– 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!