WWW Wednesday – September 11, 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

Small GodsI’m in the final stretch of Small Gods by Terry Pratchett; only about 75 pages left to go, give or take. I’m disappointed with myself for not having finished it up already, but my attention was a little divided (it ought to be more divided, to be honest), so I’ve still got a little bit of it left. In a rather surprising turn this standalone entry in the series is becoming one of my favourites. A lot of it has to do with the fact that, while it has still be humorous, it’s not funny in the same way the previous books have been. That’s at least how I feel about it, anyway. There’s an underlying sense of menace to the book, thanks to evils of dogmatism, that’s enriching the narrative. I’m not sure I’ve felt this anxious for a Discworld protagonist before.


Recently Finished

Nothing this week because I am an appalling failure…well, not really. I went to a cottage for a few days last week, then had to quickly readjust to my nocturnal schedule, so I’m giving myself a bit of a pass since I had to shift gears more than normal. Hopefully I can still pick things up though. There’s still only four months left of the year…


Reading Next

Doctor SleepThe time for decisions is now! Coraline by Neil Gaiman is up and coming, as I’ve said before, but I will also start Doctor Sleep by Stephen King soon. I want to get it done before the film comes out, and it’s time to get more in gear for the spookiest time of year. No I won’t pipe down about that until November. I’ve got a whole line-up of horror related fiction I want to read, and darn it I mean to get to them.

On the comic book front, I’m still going to start digging in to the new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen books I recently picked up. I’d like to start checking out The Immortal Hulk as well, which should also conveniently be Halloween appropriate.

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

13 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – September 11, 2019

    • The Shining was great, though I’m not sure where I’d rank it in my estimation of his books. I was surprised by how much more of a Gothic novel it was than a straightforward horror story—not a bad thing by any means. I feel Doctor Sleep is in a bit of a tricky position since it’s written so much longer after the first book, but I’m optimistic.

  1. Almost there with Small Gods! Oooh, I like that it feels a little different than the other Discworld books you’ve read. How interesting!

    To be fair, spending a few days in a cottage sounds fabulous, so it can hardly be considered your fault if you weren’t terribly productive there. 😛

    Whoa, wait, The Shining has a sequel?! I feel like I’m so out of touch with Stephen King books. D: I’m interested to see what you think about it, though. I’m trying to narrow down which Stephen King books I want to go back and read. Also, you’re so not alone in the spooky Halloween reading thing. I’m already all geared up and ready to go on the spooky reads. xD

    • There’s such a wealth of Stephen King to choose from, I get why it would be hard to pick. Some of them are so long too, it’s daunting. I’m not sure when I could possibly squeeze in time for It, let alone lug the thing around with me. I had a kink in my back for a while after doing that with The Lord of the Rings.

      The cottage was lovely, though I do wish I’d been able to stay there longer. My family was up a week, but I was only able to get time away for a couple days. Didn’t get some quiet time to read by the water, but I can’t complain either.

      • Ugh, I can imagine. Those are some big books. I’ve pretty much decided that, barring the Stephen King books I own, I’m going to read the new ones I choose on the Kindle and only read my physical copies at home, because I don’t want any business with lugging those things around, thanks. xD

        Reading by the water is nice, but so is family time!

  2. I didn’t even know that there was going to be a Doctor Sleep film. I’m just finally reading Stephen King now. I tried last year and only read Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, which is why I made him my author of the month this month. As soon as I finish Christine and Apt Pupil, I’ll be starting The Shining, so I will definitely keep an eye out for what you might think of Doctor Sleep.

  3. I’m more easily scared than you and Coraline scared the crap out of me. I haven’t read Doctor Sleep but my bet is that it is outside of my scare-scale. Still, the weather here is finally changing and I am VERY into the spooky reads. I am getting ready for my October Frightening Good Reads, join me this year if you want!

    • I’m intrigued, but I’m pretty committed to finishing my personal to-read list for the year, which I’m running behind on. I’m afraid I don’t have time to read any books not on my list. What’s the criteria for participating?

      • It is so laid back – if you read something that could be considered a Frightening, Scary, Spooky themed book you’re in! There is no minimum number of books to be read or anything special. I will post about it towards the end of September because some people think starting Halloween stuff in mid-August is too soon. Those people are party poopers but to each their own.

      • I plan to read all such things for October regardless, so count me in!

        I’ve started thinking about Halloween reads already too (obviously), so I’m right with you. Those party poopers have no Halloween spirit, which is dangerous, because the Halloween Spirit needs appeasement.

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