WWW Wednesday – August 21, 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’ve left things after a rather nail-biting series of chapters in The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. The death tally is technically at six now, I think, though I’ve only witnessed two on the page. Things are getting rather knife-y at Blackheath as our protagonist edges closer to solving the mystery, his rivals nipping visciously at his heels. I keep finding myself sub-consciously trying to see if I can piece anything together for myself, but I honestly think the time travel aspects are too elaborately structured for the reader to do that. Luckily, I’m still enthusiastically on board for wherever this is going.


Recently Finished

Star Wars Myths and FablesSince last week I started and finished Star Wars: Myths & Fables by George Mann, with illustrations by Grant Griffin. It turns out it’s a middle grade book, which I’d somewhat expected but didn’t fully appreciate the significance of. While I can’t say that younger readers won’t get something out of this collection, I was personally underwhelmed. There were a couple stories I did find myself quite partial too, but ultimately the effort was rather pedestrian. I think I imagined the author would be a little more ambitious with the concept than he ended up being. I’d say they largely played it safe with this book. I should have a full review out soon.


Reading Next

Small GodsI expect that I will have Seven Deaths finished by next week, which had left me to wonder what I’m going to be picking up off the shelf next. I have decided I really need to continue with the Discworld novels for this year—I’ve only read one of the four I mean to get to—so the next book I will be picking up will be Small Gods by Terry Pratchett. I believe it’s another standalone novel that takes place in the Discworld’s more distant past (that’s the impression I have anyway). I’m excited for the more isolated approach to the world.

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

8 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – August 21, 2019

    • Nice! I really want to start reading Becky Chambers. I’ve got The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, I just have to get started on it soon. I mean to read it this year.

  1. I absolutely loved Seven Deaths, it’s just so brilliantly done and so complex. I resorted to writing notes to try and keep track of characters and time lines and still didn’t figure it out (although it did help). Hopefully the big reveal will be worth the wait.

    • I’ve loved everything it’s thrown at me so far. Funnily, it reminds me of a series of puzzle/visual novel games I’ve played before. As it turns out, one of them has both consciousnesses jumping between bodies in different timelines and a man in a plague doctor outfit orchestrating things. Go figure lol

  2. SIX! There’s only one more death to go, otherwise it’s false advertising. I’ve already added it to my TBR, and I’m looking forward to reading it, but I also can’t wait to see your final thoughts (and maybe the death tally just a little).

    Terry Pratchett! ❤ Love him. That reminds me that I really need to get a move on reading more of his work myself.

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