WWW Wednesday – September 25, 2019


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

Doctor SleepI’m still in the middle of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, which I’ve decided will be my first official Frighteningly Good Read for the 2019 Halloween season. Check out the link to learn more. According to Goodreads I’m about 44% of the way through the novel, which isn’t bad considering how slow my progress can be sometimes, but I do wish I was further along all the same. The last couple of days my reading has waned a little. I’m enjoying it a lot, nevertheless, and I’m looking forward to when things really come to a head. It’s been a slow burn so far, building up character and laying the groundwork for the conflict ahead. It’s only been a few years since I read The Shining, and despite the greater gap in time between the publication dates it really does read like a sequel.

Black DossierI also started The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill last night. It’s a little jarring to find Mina and Allan so far removed from where we left off, though still interesting. It’s 1958 and the government of the novel 1984 had had a decade or so controlling Britain, their regime now over and the country still reeling from it. The duo had a run-in with James Bond in what I’ve read so far (going by Jimmy), who is represented about as unflattering as I’d expected considering Moore typically brings to the forefront the worst about these characters. This read is really going to be an undertaking, as the titular Black Dossier is a document we read as the characters do, with sizable sections of prose being the most daunting.

Recently Finished

Nothing this week, I’m afraid. Doctor Sleep is long.

Reading Next

Hellboy Odder JobsI still plan to read Little Heaven by Nick Cutter next. Hopefully that will be within the next week or so. It all depends on how much reading I manage to get done. In the meantime I’ve also been thinking about Odder Jobs, the second anthology of Hellboy short stories. It’s another book on my scrappy to-read list this year and I’m sure it will qualify as a Halloween read too. It could make for a great supplemental book, though I think I will need to finish The Black Dossier first. It’s more than filling that position itself already.

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


12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – September 25, 2019

    • I’m looking forward to the film as well. It looks like they’re trying to have it follow up Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining, which will be an interesting take since it diverged significantly from novel. I love that movie enough though that I’m glad to see them evoking it.

    • I’m liking it a lot, though I can understand how some people would have mixed feelings about it. The writing style feels of the same ilk, but The Shining had a much more modern Gothic/ghost story vibe. Doctor Sleep is different in this respect.

    • It has it’s moments, but Doctor Sleep hasn’t really been all the scary yet, though that may just be me. It certainly has those elements, but it’s not a ghost story the way The Shining was.

  1. Oh, I didn’t know there was a sequel to The Shining. It sounds like a good one and perhaps it will pick up the pace later in the book. I saw it has got very good ratings at Goodreads!

  2. I actually ran into Doctor Sleep at a local book sale and thought of you. xD I’m so up for starting October reads! Bring on the creepiness! Frighteningly Good Reads sounds like fun, and I’ll probably hop in next week, when I think I’ll probably start my spooky reads. :3

  3. I’ve always wondered about Doctor Sleep! I’m glad to know you’re enjoying it! I can’t imagine that there is a sequel to The Shining, but there it is! LOL! Happy reading!

  4. Everything you are reading looks amazing!!! I am so glad you are joining FGR this year! You always read amazing straight up scary books that will help balance out more of my middle grade spooky tales.

    If I read The Shining year and years ago, would I need to take a peek at it again before jumping into Doctor Sleep?

    • Thanks! I’m excited to be taking part. I look forward to seeing what other people are reading.

      I don’t think you’d need to read The Shining again, so long as you have a general remembrance of what happened. So far nothing is really directly connected to that novel, other than the effect Danny’s experiences had on him in a general way.

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