WWW Wednesday: June 7

This meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The idea is to answer the three questions below. For more information check out the Taking on a World of Words blog.

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

Currently reading


See the Trojan horse on the cover? I’m so enjoying this!

A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor

The Chronicles of St. Mary’s #3

Science Fiction, Time Travel

St Mary’s is back and nothing is going right for Max. Once again, it’s just one damned thing after another.

The action jumps from an encounter with a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton to the bloody battlefield at Agincourt. Discover how a simple fact-finding assignment to witness the ancient and murderous cheese- rolling ceremony in Gloucester can result in CBC – concussion by cheese. The long awaited jump to Bronze Age Troy ends in personal catastrophe for Max and just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse – it’s back to the Cretaceous Period again to confront an old enemy who has nothing to lose.


I do enjoy this series and I’m listening to the audiobook of this book. I like the narrator. She really makes the characters memorable.

Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen

Her Royal Spyness #8

Historical Mystery

My mother, the glamorous and much-married actress, is hearing wedding bells once again—which is why she must hop across the pond for a quickie divorce in Reno. To offer my moral support, and since all expenses are paid by her new hubby-to-be, Max, I agree to make the voyage with her.
Crossing the Atlantic, with adventure in the air and wealthy men aboard, Mother all but forgets about Max and matrimony—especially when movie mogul Cy Goldman insists on casting her in his next picture.
Meanwhile, I find myself caught up in the secret investigation of a suspected jewel thief. Lucky for me, the lead investigator happens to be my dashing beau, Darcy!
Mother’s movie and Darcy’s larceny lead everyone to Cy’s Hollywood home, where the likes of Charlie Chaplin are hanging about and there’s enough romantic intrigue to fill a double feature. But we hardly get a chance to work out the sleeping arrangements before Cy turns up dead—as if there wasn’t enough drama already…


I just started this one. I so enjoyed the first book in this series.

But for the Grace by Peter Grainger (Police Procedural)

DC Smith #2

“We are living in the departure lounge,” said Ralph Greenwood, “and flights leave with monotonous regularity.” So when another resident of the Rosemary House care home is found dead in her chair one Saturday evening in December, no-one is very surprised – not until the results of a routine post-mortem reveal something extraordinary. Sergeant DC Smith and his team have to tread carefully as they investigate what took place, and Smith himself has to confront some difficult memories. Others, meanwhile, seem intent on getting him to leave the force altogether, while, despite his best efforts, his social life also becomes a little more complicated. To top it all, Kings Lake has been waiting weeks for the snow to fall, in a winter that seems as if it will never end… This, the second DC Smith investigation, follows on from ‘An Accidental Death’.

Recently finished

I didn’t have too much time to read this last week since my younger daughter and I went to visit my older daughter for a long weekend. We had a five hour drive, but we spent the time talking instead of listening to a book which we sometimes do during a drive. And we were very busy doing all kinds of fun stuff once we arrived!

Hunting Hour by Margaret Mizushima (police procedural)–I finished with this one and it’s so good. This book–the third in the series–comes out in August.

Reading next (perhaps–I’m very much a mood reader!)


A historical mystery (set in 1888 Massachusetts) and about a Quaker midwife! The second book in the series came out this spring.

Delivering the Truth

by Edith Maxwell

Historical Mystery

Quaker Midwife #1




A story about hippopotamuses in the marshlands of Louisiana is just too fantastic! But the U.S. government was actually going to import hippopotamuses….

River of Teeth

by Sarah Gailey

River of Teeth #1

Science Fiction/Alternate History



What books are you reading, want to read or have read?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: June 7”

  1. Okay, trying again…your blog wouldn’t accept my link! (Too many URLs?).

    I have been wanting to read one of the Rhys Bowen books. Thanks for sharing.

    My post is at Snow Sparks.


  2. A Second Chance looks interesting. I haven’t read many time travel stories apart from Outlander! I hope you enjoy these reads!


  3. The Maxwell series sounds really good and I’m really hoping to catch up on the Bowen series. I’m so many books behind! The visit with your daughters sounds like an excellent reason to not get quite as much reading done! I think the best visits are car rides!


  4. I love the Jodi Taylor series, too – and I’ve just finished reading A River of Teeth and enjoyed it immensely – have a great reading week:)


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