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?
Since last week I’ve started two new books. The first of these was finally Skeleton Crew by Stephen King. The first story was “The Mist,” which is nearly 200 pages long, so I focused a lot of my reading time on getting through that story. Though the ending didn’t pack the punch of the 2007 film, I liked the story a lot. It’s a simple yet effective premise, witnessing the social mores dissolve when people are faced with a crisis. The monsters themselves were wonderfully horrific as well. With this story out of the way the book will take a more supplemental position among my readings now, since no other tale is as long.
I also started Hellboy: The Lost Army by Christopher Golden. I wanted to get it read through over the weekend, but focus on “The Mist” hindered that. I’m about a quarter of the way through. I’m enjoying it well enough so far. The writing style reminds evokes the comic book a lot for me. I was a little put off by how much time was spent explaining who all the characters are and what the world is like, but I understand why it’s necessary. It’s weird coming into a novel that is supplementing a comic book, yet must also stand on its own. This novel is balancing that well so far though.
I’m still in the middle of The Lord of the Rings, just taking a short break from it. You can read my review of The Fellowship of the Ring here.
Nothing this week, unfortunately. March has been a really bad month for me…
I’m definitely going to start “Komodo” by Jeff VanderMeer soon, it’s just a matter of setting aside the time to read it. Otherwise, I suppose my next read after The Lost Army will be The Two Towers, continuing my goal of reading through The Lord of the Rings. I’m sure I’ll get through some more comic book volumes along the way, but I have so many of those to choose from right now, with none particularly grabbing me, that whim is really going to be the decider on what I read next in that department.
12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – 2018/03/21”
Enjoy your books! I’m curious about the Stephen King. Here’s MY WWW POST
A lot of interesting books on here for me to add to my TBR 🙂
Here is WWW https://mystorynotes.blog/2018/03/21/www-wednesday-21st-march/
I really have to catch up on my Stephen Kings Reads… I only read 2 of his books.. I do like his writing but I seem intimidated by them. lol. ENjoy your week Ryan. 🙂
For the longest time, the only work of his I ever read was the Dark Tower series. I’m glad I’m branching out with his stuff too.
I still have plenty on my TBR so I guess I wouldn’t be reading any of his in the near future but I will. i actually collects his books. 🙂
I’ve kind of been doing that as well! Certainly have a lot more than I’ve read. I got a bunch of hardcovers from my dad. He used to read King a lot during the mid-80s to early 90s.
Oh good for you… Since King has plenty of books, I buy secondhand but I see to it they’re still in good conditions. I look forward to your reviews of his books. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
I’ve not read any of Stephen King’s novels. I don’t do too well with books that play on my mind or scare me! Enjoy your reads 🙂
It’s interesting that they’re branching out from comics into novels for Hellboy. Much more often I see it happen the other way around.
Enjoy your reading!
Yeah, there are have actually been 10 novels and 4 short story collections since this one was published in 1997. I read the first anthology as a novelty, but it turned out being way better than I thought it’d be. Have been collecting all the books since.