WWW Wednesday: 26 May 2021

WWW Wednesday is run by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

I was reading Jane Casey’s latest book, The Killing Kind until I realised that I was running out of time to read Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens, which is my Classics Club Spin book to be read by 31 May. So I switched to Little Dorrit. So far I’ve only read 25% and it’s not a book I can read quickly, but I am enjoying it. The main characters are Amy Dorrit known as Little Dorrit and Arthur Clennam, newly returned from China where he had lived for the last 20 years.

It begins with a scene in Marseilles between two prisoners with the murderer Rigaud telling his prison cellmate John Baptist Cavalletto how he killed his wife, just prior to being released from prison. Arthur Clennam is also in Marseilles, detained with other travellers in quarantine.

I’ve recently finished Prophecy, historical fiction set in 1583, the second in S J Parris’ Giordano Bruno series. I’ve not read any of her books before, but I’m certainly going to read more. It’s the 25th year of Elizabeth I’s reign and the Catholics are plotting to remove her from the throne of England in favour of Mary Queen of Scots. I’ll write more about it in a later post.

What to read next? I don’t know …

I’d like to read the first book in the series – Heresy, in which Bruno is on the run from the Roman Inquisition on charges of heresy for his belief that the Earth orbits the sun and that the universe is infinite. This alone could have got him burned at the stake, but he was also a student of occult philosophies and magic.

I’d also like to get back to reading The Killing Kind, so I think I’ll probably read that next. It’s a standalone novel about barrister Ingrid Lewis who is being stalked by a former client, John Webster.

But it could be something completely different – there are so many books I want to read …

One thought on “WWW Wednesday: 26 May 2021

  1. I’ve done that, too, Margaret – switched between books. Sometimes it’s the best solution. I’m glad you’ve mentioned Parris. I’ve been meaning to read those novels, and I’m ashamed to say I’ve not yet done that. They do sound great, though, and they are on my list. I’ll get there…


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