WWW Wednesday is currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Each week there are three questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
It’s come around quickly! Here’s my reading snapshot for this week:
What are you currently reading? On my Kindle I’m currently reading Emma Watson by Joan Aiken. One of those reads which just happened: I read Sanditon ahead of the tv series, which led to a reading of The Watsons as the two came as a Kindle package. I was so charmed by this brief fragment and really didn’t want it to stop. I’m not a fan of contemporary authors attempting to write follow-ups or re-imaginings of the classics but when I happened upon this one by Diana Wynne Jones I couldn’t resist; I had to trust. And it’s working. It’s not Austen – what else might we have been offered had she lived longer – but it’s the next best thing. For the most part I’m enjoying it enormously – despite the occasional jolt and shock happening which I simply can’t believe would ever have come from Jane’s pen. (I shall be reading more Wynne Jones very soon, far removed from the world of Austen heroines!)
What did you recently finish reading? I have just finished The Fortnight in September by R C Sherriff. I’ve waited a long time to read this book and my hopes were high. I was not disappointed. Published in 1931, the Stevens family take their annual holiday as usual in Bognor. The simplest of tales, beautifully told, left me yearning for a simpler time and equally aching for what was to come for those who once took such pleasure in their two weeks by the sea. Lovely read.
What do you think you’ll read next? I have a number of books that I want to read next month for various challenges but I think the next book I shall pick up will be the next in Louise Penny’s series featuring CI Gamache and his team and the beautiful village of Three Pines. I’ve been reading these in order according to the time of year in which they are set which has worked brilliantly thus far. (I may have to depart from the plan if it means too long a wait between books.) The Brutal Telling has been waiting for a while. It takes place at the end of summer. Looking outside, I think I’ve missed the window for that! I need to get on it quickly!