WWW Wednesday – August 7, 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!

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

TheSevenDeathsOfEvelynHardcastleI have started The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, though honestly I’ve barely scratched to surface. I wanted to have read more, but during my prime reading time over the weekend I was frankly too exhausted to have gotten properly into the meat of it. As such I’m only 19 pages in, but even these have not been what I was expecting. It begins in medias res with a character realizing he has amnesia while in the middle of a pursuit in the forest, too late to stop the presumed murder of a woman he believes is named Anna. He has found his way back to the mansion he was staying at, which is soon to be host of a ball, but nobody there knows who this Anna is. I’m pretty well hooked, though for now it’s just a burning desire to learn what’s going on.


Recently Finished

Who's a Good BoyOver the weekend I did manage to push myself to finish Who’s a Good Boy? by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, despite the exhaustion I already mentioned. Had I not been so, I would have finished it faster and read more Seven Deaths, but here we are. Just as with the third volume it was great to revisit these stories again, especially some of the more dramatic moments that took place during this story arc. The creators plant the seeds for different story lines a lot earlier than I’d noticed or given them credit for before, which was an especially prominent takeaway with this volume. I still do feel something is missing without Cecil’s performance though. His soothing baritone is easy to miss.


Reading Next

The Man in the PictureThrowing a bit of a curve ball with what I’m reading next since it’s a little off script as far as my scrappy reading list goes. I was at the library last week to pick up some DVDs and decided to browse the horror section a little bit. While I was there The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill caught my eye. I haven’t read any of her work, but I do know she also wrote The Woman in Black. The synopsis grabbed me enough, and it’s less than 200 pages long, so I decided to take this little detour and make good on reading more library books. To give a summary I’m sure is reductive, it’s about an evil painting.

Until next week, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own post down below.

10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – August 7, 2019

  1. In media res starts are often confusing, but that sounds like it’s a start that really grabs you. I guess the death count is still 0 then as far as Evelyn goes. I expect a tally, man! xD

    Ooh, The Man in the Picture sounds suitably creepy. Hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my WWW post.

    • I’ve not even met Evelyn yet, though she has been mentioned. Since you’re going to hold me to it, I shall be diligent in reporting the tally lol

      And yeah, I’m excited about The Man in the Picture. I know too much about The Woman in Black and I’m eager to read a ghost story I don’t know anything about.

      • The Woman in Black is the book that inspired the movie with the same name, right? That’s what I assumed when I read the title. I hope you enjoy! There’s definitely something more meaningful about going into a ghost story blind, without knowing anything at all about it beforehand.

      • I recently read the back of the book and I do believe that Daniel Radcliffe film The Woman in Black is based on the Susan Hill novel of the same name. I saw the movie while very inebriated on Halloween night in 2015, but I remember enough about the plot that is doesn’t meet the “going in blind” criteria lol

  2. Enjoy your reading!
    I’m currently reading spellslinger, and really enjoying it so far!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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