WWW Wednesday – November 14, 2018

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme run by Sam over at 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’m a little over halfway through reading Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink, which has in many ways been a rather different beast from the podcast series that it is retelling. Something I’m actually finding I miss are the little episodic outings from Keisha’s journey in the series. There are some nods as she investigates more about Thistle, but she doesn’t encounter these anomalies herself like she does in the series. I understand why this would be removed from a novel adapting all three seasons, to keep the narrative clean and without filler, but I miss them all the same. Those little oddities were some of my favourite things from the podcast.


Recently Finished

Over the weekend I finished reading Elevation by Stephen King, which you can read my full review of here. I liked it well enough; it was a nice uplifting story with a bittersweet ending, though I think it’s a far cry from horror. I’d meet it halfway and call it eerie fiction, if that can be considered a genre. It was also a very fast read, which made it a welcome little addition to my reading endeavours. There really isn’t much more to say about it here. It was short and sweet, with some references to other King works for the keen-eyed fan, since it takes place in the recurring setting of Castle Rock.


Reading Next

I’m going to start reading Fall of Gilead by Robin Furth et al soon, as I said last week, but I have my books worked out for the remainder of the year too. There’s not much time left of 2018, so I decided I had to commit. Once I’m finished with Alice Isn’t Dead, which I expect will be rather soon, I’m going to start Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig, the final book in the Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy. I know a little more about how things turn out than I would’ve liked going into it, thanks to some fanatic research in the past, but I’m still looking forward to seeing this trilogy through.

Until next week, thank you for reading!


8 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – November 14, 2018

  1. I read your review on the new Stephen King. I normally give my husband the latest Stephen King on ebook for Christmas, but this one doesn’t sound like one he would like, so I appreciate your feedback. I’m still making my way through one of his short story collections and am really enjoying it. Also, I too have the rest of my reading year planned out. Thanks for stopping by my post!

    • I’ve also settled on the minimum I’m going to be behind on my challenge this year. Definitely not going to hit the mark, sadly, but I want to at least make it to 60 books read between text and comic books.

  2. I love your concept of “eerie fiction”! I’ve never been to good with horror fiction, but it’s always fun with that tingle-at-the-back-of-your-neck feeling, and I’m always here for a bittersweet ending. Also really like the cover of Alice isn’t Dead, great colours!
    Happy reading for the coming week! x

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