Whatcha Reading Wednesday

It’s WWW Wednesday again! This round-up is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Today I answer the three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you just finish reading?
  • What are you going to read next?

What are you currently reading?

Thanks to the gift of a TV, I’ve spent my time watching Amazon Prime videos instead of reading. So I’m still making my way through the books I picked out for Lent: Revelation for Everyone by N.T. Wright and What if it’s True: A Storyteller’s Journey with Jesus by Charlie Martin. The first is a good verse by verse guide to the most mysterious book of the Bible. The second is a good look at one man’s experiences with faith. I’m reading this one because the title struck me so hard in the bookstore* and I’m thinking I’ll give this one to a friend I know after I’m done. (*Yes, an actual bookstore. I still go to those!)

What did you recently finish reading?

Love, love, love Dame Agatha Christie

These two books from Agatha Christie are a cherished pleasure. I had a lot of stress this past month, and a good Christie is something that takes away that stress. Both of these are slightly different: there’s no Hercule Poirot, for one (how I love that funny Belgian detective) or Miss Marple (equally beloved.) Instead, Christie uses the thoughts of the different dramatis personae to tell the story of Sparkling Cyanide. The protagonist of Passenger to Frankfurt, one of Christie’s last works, is the hero and the tale is told focusing on him.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’ve gotta be real with myself: I’m not going to get around to Dante’s Purgatory. As Twain said, a classic is a book everyone wants to have read but hasn’t.

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