WWW Wednesday | 26th August 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 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!

29 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 26th August 2020

  1. Great job finishing Wolf Hall. I read The Black Corsair in my tweens and remember it fondly; in fact, I read several of Salgari’s books back then. The Firebird is my top favorite of Kearley’s, together with The Winter Sea. It’s nice the way you are reading The Bible; I tried reading it like a conventional book and gave up by Numbers. 😛

    1. Thank you, Carmen – I do feel very accomplished to have finished Wolf Hall!! 😁 Great to hear you enjoyed The Black Corsair and that The Firebird is one of your favourite Kearsley novels! I also read the Bible from the start to the end, like a normal book, when I first read it, but have since learnt it is much better to read it as individual books within a collection. 🙂

  2. Hi Jessica! I’ve been meaning to join The Classics Club now for weeks…! I will try my best to get to it tomorrow.

    I can tell you that Twenty Thousands Leagues under the sea is AWESOME! Hope you enjoy it.

    If you like history, have you ever done the Tudor Queens Book Tag? Have a look over at my blog, it’s a fun tag! Not created by me, Jess over at Jessticulates did it. I just joined in the fun.

    Keep well!

    Elza Reads

    1. Thank you, Mareli, it is great to hear you found Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea awesome and no, I haven’t heard of the Tudor Queens Book Tag – I will definitely have to come check that out! I hope you are able to join The Classics Club soon, too! 😃

  3. The Firebird sounds soo good – I’ve been missing historical fiction lately! I love reading them once the weather gets cooler – I’m a bit of a seasonal mood reader. Have a great week!

  4. You continue to be an encouragement to me, Jessica – so glad you enjoyed Deliverance!

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