WWW Wednesday – 2018/07/11

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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

MovingPicturesI’m still reading Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett. I’m a little over half way through the book at the moment. In a surprising turn a new character seems to have emerged as a focal point of the story.  This character is Gaspode the Wonder Dog, a mangy mongrel that can inexplicably talk and think like a person thanks to the eldritch forces of Holy Wood. I don’t know if he will actually usurp the role of protagonist, but he has wound up being far more interesting than the lead character and I’m wondering now if that was Pratchett’s intention all along. I’m still enjoying reading the book, but it often feels like it’s stalling in terms of pace, which can be a little frustrating.

Recently Finished

Progress has waned a little this week, so nothing unfortunately.

Reading Next

TheAshesofJedhaAs I said last week, I intend to start My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh soon. I’ve received my copy of it since last week, so now it’s simply a matter of finishing up what I’m currently reading. Meanwhile, I do need to continue catching up on Star Wars comics. I’ve only got one volume of the main title left to read, The Ashes of Jedha, before I’m all caught up on that specific series. After that, I just need to read some of the more standalone Star Wars comic book volumes and then I will feel like I can move on to other series I need to get to.

Until next time, thanks for reading!

7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – 2018/07/11

  1. I remember really loving Moving Pictures, but it’s been years and years since I read it. I need to go back and re-read a few at some point.

    • I do like it well enough, but I feel as if I’m waiting for something big to happen. I’m not getting as swept away by the moment-to-moment stuff as I’d like to be.

      • Hrm, just looked at my star rating and I gave it 3/5 (no notes from those days), so maybe my memory has gone wonky, hah. I still think of it fondly, though.

        I find with some Discworld novels, if I’m not in the mood for a meandering plot I can feel the same way.
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  2. I haven’t read Moving Pictures yet, but knowing Terry Pratchett, that may well have been his grand plan all along!

    • It certainly wouldn’t surprise me either! As it turns out I’ve actually read about the character before, who shows up again in the 16th novel, which was the first I ever read.

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