WWW Wednesday – 2018/06/13

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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

CirceI am currently about 40 pages into Circe by Madeline Miller and already I can see what a lot of the fuss is about. Part of me was admittedly a bit leery about how the mythology would be adapted, because usually when it is the author or other person with creative control takes a lot of liberties with the material. Reading this so far feels like a direct attempt to try to more closely capture the lives of these godly figures in  prose. It’s especially interesting to me because the myths are literally full of nymphs and I hadn’t really considered what their daily life would look like. Miller gives a really interesting interpretation of that thus far.

Recently Finished

TheLordoftheRingsI finally finished all of The Lord of the Rings! You can read my review of The Return of the King, my third and final review covering the book, here. My status with this book is to blame for the absence of one of these posts last week. I had to travel that weekend, which really threw off my reading plans. I had actually finished the story itself, but I was intent on reading at least most of the appendices, which were full of extended lore. I refused to count to book as finished until I’d read all of it. As a result my post last week would have been pretty much identical to the week before. I’m relieved to finally have it done and moved on to other books, but I did sincerely enjoy the experience.

Reading Next

DoctorAphraAndTheEnormousProfitI’ve listed Doctor Aphra and the Enormous Profit by  Kieron Gillen et al on my currently-reading list on Goodreads, but I haven’t actually started it yet, so I’m definitely picking that up next. I’m only about three volumes away from catching up with the current Star Wars comic books I’m following, which has me pretty excited. I’m just now realizing that this is the last book in the Doctor Aphra series written by the character’s creator. I do hope that Simon Spurrier’s take is faithful.

7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – 2018/06/13

  1. I cannot believe you finished LOTR! I know you know I have it as something planned to read this summer (I’m thinking during a long trip next month) but I am so impressed you got through it all. I am also glad to hear you like Circe – I adored her first book. I will probably start Circe as soon as I clear a non-fiction book this week. Great post!

    • Thanks! I’m still disappointed with how long it took me, breaks notwithstanding. I naively thought at the time I could have it all done by March or April when I started.

      • That’s definitely more or less what I ended up doing, though I wanted to be reading them faster. Fellowship took me an especially long time, whereas the latter two took me a couple weeks once I started them. It all depends on how into it you get. I’m sure there are some people who could power through it all in a lot less time because they love it so much. That just wasn’t me.

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