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 ~
With Novellas in November being well underway, I am now on my third novella, which is the detective fiction, Crooked House by Agatha Christie. This later, stand-alone mystery from the ‘queen of crime’ investigates the poisoning of the wealthy patriarch and entrepreneur, Aristide Leonides, in a big, crooked house full of suspects, who could have gained from his death. I think it won’t be long till I finish this off as I am finding it hard to put down, only sleep and work is stopping me! 😅
Regrettably, as I still don’t have the focus to engage with it properly, I have had to move my ongoing Holy Bible reading of the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy to the backburner.
~ Recently Finished ~
My first novella, I polished off in just one evening, was the classic adventure, The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling, which is also off of my Classics Club list. This short, eerie tale transported me back in time to hear the disastrous expedition of two British fortune-seekers and the lost tribes in the Himalayan mountains. I was kept up past my bedtime to know the end and it gave me goose bumps when it arrived! 😬
The next novella I read was the super-short non-fiction, The Berlin Wall: A Very Brief History by Mark Black. A quick and concise history of the rise, duration and fall of the physical and ideological barrier that divided Berlin/Germany for 28 years. Like previous instalments in this bite-size history series, this was a good starting point for a subject I knew little to nothing about before.
~ Reading Next ~
The next book I have lined up to start reading for Novellas in November and Nonfiction November is Martin Luther and John Calvin: Leaders of the Protestant Reformation by Charles River Editors. I am looking forward to reading more about Martin Luther, after enjoying Katharina: Deliverance by Margaret Skea and Luther and the 9.5 Theses by Kenneth Brownell.
That’s it for now, folks! All that is left to say is take care, happy reading, and please feel free to share a link in the comments below for your own WWW post, so we can come check it out! I hope to see you again next week for some more bookish chat! 👋📚😃
Now I’d love to hear from you: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?