WWW Wednesday – May 29, 2019

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme run by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. Check out her post and others 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

The Hidden Life of TreesAt the moment I’m only reading The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, which I’m almost a third of the way through. The chapters of this book offer fantastic snippets of insight into how trees really interact with each other and the world around them. Part of me was concerned about how accessible it might all be, but so far each chapter is a nice digestible length that concisely explores or expounds upon something new about their biology and behaviour. Learning how the trees of ancient forests are connected to each other by what is known as a “wood wide web” or how trees actually work toward nurturing their saplings to help them live longer lives has been simply marvelous so far.


Recently Finished

Hope DiesSince last week I finished volume eight of Marvel’s Star Wars series Mutiny at Mon Cala by Kieron Gillen et al and over the weekend I started and completed Hope Dies by Kieron Gillen et al, the ninth volume. Following their successes in volume eight, Hope Dies has them suffer at the hands of Darth Vader’s swift and brutal campaign to destroy the Rebel Alliance once and for all. We know that he does not succeed, of course, but I really enjoyed seeing the heights the Alliance was able to achieve and how much of that got torn away from them by Imperial efforts. One thing I especially like about Gillen’s run in this series is how he’ll include characters from other Star Wars media. In this case I’m referring to Hera Syndulla and Zeb from the Rebels animated TV series who only appeared on the periphery yet their inclusion was appreciated.


Reading Next

The Healing ThirstI’m back to mulling over what novel I want to read next, since I don’t expect to be in the middle of The Hidden Life of Trees for an especially long time. I just haven’t made up my mind, as usual. Something else I have to read next is the second Bloodborne graphic novel: The Healing Thirst by Aleš Kot, Piotr Kowalski, and Brad Simpson. I loved The Death of Sleep and while I’ve actually sat on my copy of this book for a little bit since it came out I’m nonetheless really excited to get to reading through it.

Feel free to leave a link to your post below.

Until next week, thank you for reading!

10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – May 29, 2019

    • It’s a wonderful read so far! It’s part of a series too, called The Mysteries of Nature, which I think I’m going to have to continue picking up now.

    • There’s so much more going on than I ever imagined according to this book, and it’s simply marvelous. Also a little sad because saplings planted by human hands do not connect with each other the way they do in natural, untouched forests.

  1. Wood wide web is a super cute way to describe that. I’ve always thought it was a really interesting subject. Glad to hear you’re enjoying it. I don’t read a lot of graphic novels, but I do love their titles. xD “The Death of Sleep” is a fantastic title.

    Here’s my WWW post.

    • I agree, I quite like all of the titles for the Bloodborne books so far too. I especially like The Healing Thirst because it’s a sort of phonetic play on words, since in-universe there is an organization called the Healing Church.

  2. I have never read a book about trees… maybe I should give it a go? Sounds interesting 🙂

    • If scientific nonfiction appeals to you, I’d say go for it! The length of the chapters make for good reading in short bursts and as a whole it’s not especially long. It’s been an excellent entry point into the topic so far.

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