WWW Wednesday – 2018/05/02

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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

I still have The Lord of the Rings to finish as well as Skeleton Crew by Stephen King, but I’ve not made any progress on either this past week. I’m awful.

Recently Finished

TheFirstMenInTheMoonI did however finish reading The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells. I’ve had a feeling about this book for a while, and as it turns out it just might be my favourite Wells novel. There’s something so quaint about its notions of space travel that lend it a particular charm. Despite this, he also tries to make it as credible as possible based on the science of the time. The characters are also interestingly flawed and it takes a rather critical look at the nature of humanity compared to the aliens they discover upon the Moon, who are not exactly ideal themselves. The amount of depth was surprising for a book I thought would be a more Romantic tale of adventure, danger, and discovery. I will have a review up soon.

Reading Next

YodasSecretWarWhat I plan to read immediately next is a whole lot of Skeleton Crew. While I can pretend I’m starting another book with The Return of the King, I’ve been sitting on this book of short stories for too long and want to get it wrapped up now. Other than that, I intend to read Yoda’s Secret War by Jason Aaron et al, the fifth volume of the Marvel Comics Star Wars series that is currently ongoing. The end of this slump I’ve been in with reading is in sight. I just need to finish the two above novels and momentum can hopefully pick back up again.

2 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – 2018/05/02

  1. I need to start the LOTR series. It’s one of those things I know I will read “someday” but that day never comes.. how are you liking it? I loved the films when I saw them years ago but not sure how it compares to the books.

    I did get The Hobbit graphic novel from the library though so that’s a start in the tolkien universe I suppose!

    • I was exactly the same way with LOTR before I started. The Fellowship of the Ring could be a bit of a slog at times, but also had some really enjoyable sections. The story really picked up with The Two Towers; I got through it a lot faster and it was a more enjoyable read all around, though a lot of it was thanks to the foundation set from the first book. I’d actually read The Hobbit more than once before starting LOTR. I like his lighter writing style in that book a lot more.

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