WWW Wednesday – 2018/03/14

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WWW Wednesday is a book meme 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?

Currently Reading

TheLordoftheRingsTechnically, I am still reading The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. However, last night I finished reading The Fellowship of the Ring and goodness I would like a break. I’m not shelving LOTR entirely, but it is being set aside while I pick up something lighter. The book really picked up for me toward the end of this first volume. The group’s journey through the mines of Moria was a particular high point for me. It struck a good balance between travel, lore, and action. I intend to review The Fellowship of the Ring soon, after I’ve mulled over it a little. This tome will only count as one book on Goodreads for me, but I’ve resolved to do a review in three parts.

Recently Finished

FragmentsOfHorrorOver the weekend I started and finished the horror manga Fragments of Horror by Junji Ito. You can read my full review here. Unfortunately,  I found the book to be disappointing in a lot of ways. Some of the stories were messily executed, and I often found even the better stories to have some glaring flaws. The author himself talks about being rusty after an eight-year hiatus, so hopefully this was only a matter of him getting back into the swing of things. Regardless, I’m pretty confident that’s the lowest point his work will reach for me, so I look forward to diving into his other stuff.

Reading Next

KomodoMy mind has been all over the place with deciding what to read next. I want to start digging into Skeleton Crew by Stephen King, but I think I’m going to try to read all of Hellboy: The Lost Army by Christopher Golden this weekend. It’s only a couple of hundred pages long, and I’d really like to actually start reading these Hellboy novels since I’ve bought so many of them. I also want to read the short story Komodo by Jeff VanderMeer, which I bought a Kindle edition of while looking up the author’s work. It’s only about 30 pages long so I should be able to breeze through that as well.

10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – 2018/03/14

    • Yeah, it’s a pretty good mash up of all the stories within. There’s actually a lot more designed into the dust jacket (that cover) but you can’t really see it with a digital image. Transparent monsters are embossed on it.

  1. I’ve been wanting to read The Lord of the Rings forever. I have tired, and barely made it out of the shire before I gave up haha! It’s good to know that it does pick up though, as I’m hoping to try again soon. Happy reading!

  2. I tried reading The Lord of the Rings when I was younger, but found them far too descriptive to enjoy them. I didn’t finish the first book It’s been years, though, so perhaps I’d enjoy them more now? All I remember are pages of description for a tree oo
    Happy reading! 🙂

    • I read The Hobbit as a kid and really liked that. It’s a much more accessible read. I’m glad I didn’t try with LoTR then. It is description and lore heavy, which is a hurdle, but it is also quite well written regardless of that. You just have to have a taste for it I guess, which I think I’m struggling with.

    • Last year I read The Dark Tower VII, which is only a few hundred pages shy of LoTR’s page count, in a little over two weeks. Fellowship alone took me so much longer, and it’s because the writing style often leaves me so prone to distraction. It’s just so hard for me to get absorbed in it.

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