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?
I’m within the last 100 pages of Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett and aspects of it are among my favourite of all the Discworld books I’ve read so far. Death’s experiences as Bill Door, an alias he’s adopted while a farmhand in a very small town, have me hooked. He’s been learning the simple ins and outs of mortal life as well as trying to cope with the unending march of time, which never used to effect him. It’s fascinating to see such a usually insightful character become confronted with very commonplace truths like mortality that he has trouble dealing with emotionally. What I’m not so sure about is the story around the Wizards dealing with the overflowing life force in the world while Death is retired. It’s been entertaining, but has dragged a bit and is going in weird places that I’ll have to see through to the end before I know how I feel about. I should be done with the book in a few days.
Sadly, nothing this week. I’m going to have to kick myself in the butt a bit to get some more graphic novels read, especially since I want to take a break from reading for the last week and a bit of December, starting on Christmas Eve.
Though pretty far from a read fit for the season, one of the graphic novels I intend to read next is Tomie by Junji Ito, the largest book of the author’s I have in my collection. The stories within follow the travails of a beautiful young woman named Tomie who is frequently murdered by men who obsess over her. That’s just the thing though; she’s killed, yet she always comes back. Though an apparent victim of toxic passions, there’s something darker lurking behind her beautiful visage. That’s as much as I can surmise from my limited exposure to it, anyway, and I’m eager to dive in.
Until next week, thanks for reading!
9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – December 12, 2018”
Good luck with your graphic novel reading! I can’t believe how soon Christmas will be here and reading is so hard around that time.
Thanks! I agree, that’s why I’m hoping to have all my reading wrapped up before then.
I was planning a reading binge over the Christmas period rather than a break 🙂 Hopefully you’ll manage to get some graphic novels in before then.
Thanks! I understand the desire to do that, I just want to avoid the situation I put myself in last year when I was crunching to finish a book before New Year’s because the idea of not finishing it within the year I started really bothered me. That probably sounds a little silly, but I always feel like it skews my reading goals for a year.
I only read one Junji Ito book…and it was about his cats!
It may not be horror, but it is one of his best!
Great post for this WWW Wednesday! Good luck with Tomie
Aw man, I should read Reaper Man again. It was one of the earliest Discworld books I read, back when I was probably a bit young to fully appreciate it. I definitely always look forward to appearances from Death whenever i’m read Pratchett.