WWW Wednesday – May 1, 2019


WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme run by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. Check out her post and other people’s over on her blog! Feel free to leave a link to your own down below as well.

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

Witches AbroadI’m well into Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett now, and the first thing I’m happy to report is I still love Granny Weatherwax as much as ever. I think my initial misgivings were more a result of how long it’s been since I read about the Witches. Her characterization in Equal Rites left a firmer impression on me too, but she did not have a dynamic with the other two witches in that novel. Along with the humour of the trio traveling through foreign parts, there has been a legitimately heart-wrenching moment as well that was doubly effective because I was not expecting it. This may be a comedy series, but Pratchett definitely has range as an author, and even in parody he always makes things surprisingly complex.

I’m still technically reading On Earth As It Is In Hell by Brian Hodge, but regrettably I’ve not picked it up once since last week. I’ve felt a little less motivated lately, but hopefully I’ll be out of that slump soon.

Recently Finished

Hellboy 1954Slight slump notwithstanding, I did manage to read Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954 by Mike Mignola et al, which I’ve been wanting to pick for a while. I read the first two books late last year, but haven’t had any of the follow-ups until recently. The stories in this volume were all right, but they unfortunately read a lot like filler. This wouldn’t necessarily be a problem, if not for the fact that these books also seem to be trying to have a narrative thread running throughout them all. This thread isn’t given a lot of attention though, so I’m vexed because I can’t tell if I should just read this as a collection of his early adventures or if it’s all leading to something.

Reading Next

Hellboy 1955I still have every intention of starting Planting Gardens in Graves by R. H. Sin soon, but I’m also going to crack open Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1955, so I can be fully caught up with the volumes that have been released so far. Other than that, I don’t really have any plans for novels as yet. I’ll likely keep to my scrappy list of books to read this year, but I have no idea what I want to pick up yet. I’m behind on reviews as well, for the first time ever I think, and that’s causing me to drag my feet a bit too.

Until next week, thank you for reading!

12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – May 1, 2019

  1. You need to hurry up and finish reading Witches Abroad, because seeing you gush about Pratchett every week is making me want to pick up his books again, and I have books I need to finish before that happens! Talk about peer pressure. xD Glad you still like Granny Weatherwax.

    Here’s my WWW post.

    • It’s not going to get any easier, I’m afraid; I’ve still got at least three more Discworld novels I want to finish before the end of 2019. I’ll hopefully have Witches Abroad done by next week though, if that’s any comfort lol

      • I’m reading them in publication order, so the next three are Small Gods, Lords and Ladies, and Men at Arms.

      • Oooh, publication order. That’s interesting. I’ve been trying to sort of group the series and read them that way. I love that there are so many ways to approach them, though.

  2. I really want to read Pratchett’s Disc World. I feel like I could dedicate an entire year to reading everything he has ever written and it would still be a hard push. Have you read anything besides his Disc World? Do you recommend starting with this series?

    Great post. I almost went and saw Hellboy this week but I had to wrap my OWL reading up. Darn priorities.

    • This series is my only real experience with his writing, but I’d say it’s a good place to start because you don’t really need to start at the beginning. The first ever Discworld novel I read, Men at Arms, was the 15th Discworld book and the second in the “City Watch” sub-series, but I had no trouble following the plot. It was obvious there were references to a previous novel, but I didn’t need to have read it at all.

      I saw Hellboy last week. As a fan of the comics I found it ultimately disappointing, but I still had fun watching it for what it was.

      • I have low low expectations for Hellboy so I am assuming I will enjoy it but its good to hear your thoughts.

        I downloaded the first disc world for free last night and jumped right in. I feel like I should be taking notes though – goodness there is a lot of details in this story!

      • Nice! Just so you know The Light Fantastic (2nd book) directly follows the events of The Colour of Magic. It’s the only pair of books in the series (that I’m aware of) that do so.

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