WWWednesday: What Are You Reading?

This is one of the few posts that I am scheduling ahead of time, because I am currently travelling in Romania and have only occasional access to the internet. I have taken my Kindle and a physical book with me, plus will have access to my parents’ library, which contains many of my own books that I have not yet taken to the UK.

A lovely meme that I get to do about once a month. All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

The three questions or Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

 Currently reading: 

I was planning to take The Brothers Karamazov with me on holiday, even though it’s such a chunkster, but I somehow picked up Bulgakov instead from my Russian writers’ shelf. So I am now rereading one of my favourite books of all time The Master and Margarita. The cover is pretty boring, nothing like the brilliant (or awful) choices I once researched.

Just finished:

Lisa Gabriele’s The Winters is a retelling of another of my favourite books, Rebecca. In an article I recently read, the author explains how rereading Rebecca in the time of Trump made her question all her previous memories of the book.

After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded Long Island mansion of her new fiancé Max Winter—a wealthy politician and recent widower—and a life of luxury she’s never known. But all is not as it appears at the Asherley estate. The house is steeped in the memory of Max’s beautiful first wife Rebekah, who haunts the young woman’s imagination and feeds her uncertainties, while his very alive teenage daughter Dani makes her life a living hell. 

Will read next: 

I want something not too challenging and entertaining while travelling, so I’ve found a book on my Kindle that I downloaded so long ago that I can’t even remember when or why. Probably because it was free, just when I got my Kindle for the first time. The Middle Temple Murder by JS Fletcher was originally published in 1919. Given my older son’s interest in the legal profession, I might even pick up some odd tips about barristers past and present! I’d never heard of JS Fletcher, but apparently he was a journalist who wrote more than 200 books across all genres, from poetry to crime fiction. As this article about him states:  How fame eluded a man of many words

9 thoughts on “WWWednesday: What Are You Reading?”

  1. I’m currently reading a Western “Trail Through Tascosa” by Peter Field, who has written over 80 novels in the genre. The last book I read was “Summer Moonshine” by P.G. Wodehouse, a permanent fixture in our home. It wasn’t as funny as many other PGs. Next, I will probably pick up “The Paladin” by Brian Garfield and read from where I left off. And then there are comic books that I read all year through.

  2. Hope your travels are enjoyable Marina – and a re-read of M&M has to be good! I am currently reading the Slav Sisters anthology of women’s writing from 20th century Russia and it’s a good one! 😀

  3. Have a safe, enjoyable trip, Marina Sofia! You’re actually the second person now to talk about The Winters. I may have to put that one on my radar…

  4. The Middle Temple Murder is one of the books Martin Edwards lists in his Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books, so hopefully it’ll be a good one. Enjoy your trip!

  5. I dont think The Master and Margarita is one for me – it has too much of a mystic/non realist element to suit my tastes. But I do plan to read The Brothers Karamazov at some point

  6. I’ve tried and tried and tried with those Brothers and no dice! Does that mean Mrs Danvers who is called Dani or Danny in the original has morphed into a teenager? Really interested to know how that works. I suppose transposing Mrs Danvers into a modern novel might be a touch tricky.

  7. Just finished “Where the Crawdads Sing!” by Delia Owens: Excellent. Am reading Sara Paretsky’s “Shell Game.” And will read one of Sarah Ward’s books Or Tana French’s “The Witch Elm.”

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