WWW Wednesday | 14th October 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 Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (2013) – Although I am reading slower than I would usually, I am still enthralled by 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 has her following a little girl, Anna into the past of the Jacobite rebellion, unearthing a tale of love, courage, and redemption. This is just what I want and expect from Kearsley. 😊

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870) – With everything that has been going on, I still find myself currently unable to focus on more than one book at the moment. So for now this classic adventure, from this beloved French author, about Captain Nemo and his futuristic submarine, the Nautilus in the deep, unknown reaches of our ocean, is still on the backburner. However I am really looking forward to getting back to it!

Holy Bible – Since reading The Bible Jesus Read by Philip Yancey, it felt like it would only be appropriate to head back to the Old Testament, so I have been working my way through the book of Job, which is about the testing of a good, pious man by Satan.

– Recently Finished –

No books finished this week, but my reading has picked up and I have been able to post my review for the delightful historical-fiction, The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor. Please check this out if you haven’t already. Thank you! 😊

– Reading Next –

With my current, slower, one-book reading progress, I don’t think I will need to worry for a little while about what I will be reading next. But when I am ready for a new book, I will be heading to my R.I.P XV reading list for inspiration.

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!

19 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 14th October 2020

  1. Oooh – Jules Verne! I haven’t read something by him in quite some time. I’m so glad you are still enjoying Kearsley – her writing is magical.

    Molly @ Silverbuttonbooks

  2. Currently reading The Once and Future Witches – not sure what’s next – I’m behind with a few review books so there are choices to be made.
    Lynn 😀

  3. The Firebird sounds like a lovely book to get lost into. I feel like I’ve been reading more so I can fit in all of my spooky reads, but at the same time I love sinking myself into a book for a long time. 🖤 Happy reading!

  4. Take as much time as you need to read The Firebird because it’s such a doorstopper. 😮 It made my list as one of the longest books I’ve read; my cutoff was 500 pages or up. Thank goodness Susanna Kearsley’s style goes down so smoothly that one doesn’t notice that some of her novels are that long. 😛 I’m reading Kearsley too at the moment–Season of Storms, which is perfect for the R.I.P. challenge, and I know you loved. I always focus on one book at a time, and have always wondered how those that juggle more do so. 🙂

    1. That is a good point, Carmen: Kearsley’s novels are pretty long aren’t they? And perhaps The Firebird is one of the longest of them all, but yes it never feels like a chore because she writes so well.😊 I really hope you enjoying Season of Storms as much as I did! It is perfect for the R.I.P event. 🎃 To be fair, I only ever have one novel on the go, but I do usually like to have a non-fiction or a short classic on the go too, but currently can’t manage that.

  5. My reading has slowed down as well. I hope you’re able to really get into 20,000 Leagues. Happy reading!

  6. I’m hoping to finish up a Tiffany Aching book from Terry Pratchett today. 😀 Good witchy reading for RIP.

    1. Ooo Kelly, that does sound like perfect witchy reading for RIP – I have not read any of the Tiffany Aching books, yet… but you know how much I love Pratchett’s other witches books. 🧙‍♀️

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