WWW Wednesday | 10th June 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 –

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (2009) – The award-winning, historical-fiction about the dramatic rise of Henry VIII’s right-hand man, Thomas Cromwell. Having only popped this on my bedside table on Monday and literally, still just being a couple of chapters in I can’t say much more about this, yet! Except that this is my first choice off my list for Cathy’s 10 Books of Summer Reading Challenge 2020.

The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field (2002) – This fascinating history of the life of this controversial favourite of Queen Anne, has surprisingly been my main read in the last week. Instead of dipping in and out, I have dug much deeper and spent longer 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 also continued working my way through 2 Kings in the Old Testament, as well as dipping in and out of Joshua, Luke and the Psalms, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams.

– Recently Finished –

More Than A Carpenter by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell (2011) ** – This updated version of Josh McDowell’s 1977 inspirational Christian classic, which, with the help of his son, Sean McDowell, which helps address commonly raised questions and objections, and explores the evidence about Jesus for a new generation. A quick, short and concise read, that would work well as a reference point if/when your faith is ever challenged. Also my church’s book club had a good discussion about it in last week’s Zoom meeting.

In the last week, I have also shared my reviews of the children’s classic, The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the enchanting historical-fantasy, The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale.

– Reading Next –

After finally finishing my result for The Classic Club’s most recent Spin eventThe Professor by Charlotte Brontë, I looked to my Classics Club II list for my next read. I was drawn to two classics adventures, but I think I will probably be picking Kim by Rudyard Kipling, out of the two, as my next classic read – A copy is lined up on my Kindle ready to go!

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!

20 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 10th June 2020

  1. Currently reading Obsidian Tower, not quite sure just yet what my next read will be. Before that the Sherlock Holmes retelling Crow of Angels.
    Lynn 😀

    1. Yes, I enjoyed your review of Crow of Angels, Lynn and it certainly had me intrigued! I hope you are enjoying Obsidian Tower. Take care and happy reading! 😃

  2. Hi,
    Haven’t read any of your books, but will be adding The Toy Makers – Robert Dinsdale and
    The Marvelous Land of Oz – L. Frank Baum to my TBR list…have a great day!

    1. Hello Sherrie, thank you for stopping by and commenting. Always nice to hear from a new face.😊 I hope you will enjoy The Toymakers and The Marvelous Land of Oz when you have chance to read it. 🙂

    1. You’re welcome, Matt – If you have chance to read it, I hope you enjoy it. And yes, I did enjoy it More Than a Carpenter: two stars in my rating scheme means good read.🙂

    1. Thank you, Higgy – I must admit I have been putting off Wolf Hall for some years, as the size really daunted us, but eventually all the people telling me how great it is made me go for it. However I’m afraid I didn’t love The Professor: it was beautifully written but I struggled to like the protagonist – I did persist with it though and liked it better towards the end.🙂

    1. Thank you, Cathy and I hope you’re able to find enough time to fit the monster The Mirror & the Light into your busy reading schedule. You do read a lot! Also good to hear you enjoyed Kim as part of a course you took.🙂

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