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 Black Corsair by Emilio Salgari (1898) – In the last week, I have taken the full plunge into this classic, Italian adventure on the high-seas, about the legendary Caribbean pirate, the ‘Black Corsair’, as he seeks revenge for his brothers, slain by the Duke Van Guld, governor of Maracaibo. I will probably finish reading this later today.
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (2013) – I have also just started this dual-narrative, historical-fiction by one of my favourite authors, about Nicola Marter, a gallery assistant whose ‘special gift’ and a small wooden carving promises a glimpse back to the time of Russia’s first Empress Catherine.
– Recently Finished –
Katharina: Deliverance by Margaret Skea (2017) *** – As I predicted, later last Wednesday, I finished reading this historical-fiction, which swept me away in the fascinating tale of the runaway nun, Katharina von Bora, during a turbulent time of religious reform, in 16th century Germany. While it has a nice sedate pace to it, I was gripped from page one and I really must get the next book!
Holy Bible – Over a couple of nights, I read Esther, another short book about a Jewish heroine who saves her people from annihilation with prayer, obedience and courage.
In the last week, I also posted my reviews of the beastie, award-winning historical-fiction, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel and the classic adventure, Kim by Rudyard Kipling. Please check these out if you haven’t already. Thank you! 😊
– Reading Next –
As I am about to finish reading The Black Corsair, I will very shortly be starting my result for The Classics Club’s 24th Spin event: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, which I am excited to read, as I loved Around the World in Eighty-Days.
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!