WWW Wednesday – October 2, 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

Doctor SleepStill chipping away at Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. Just 25% to go. I think I’ll actually finish in a decent amount of time for me despite the page count, but I’m starting to resent how long I’m taking anyway. I’m still enjoying the story, though, especially with things coming to a head in the conflict with the True Knot. I’ve started to have some issues with it too, however, namely with the aforementioned group of villains, who are psychic vampires. They’re just not scary. They’re a bunch of supernatural schlubs living in an RV caravan with delusions of grandeur. I’m sure that’s much of the point, but with a few exceptions I haven’t found them threatening enough to actually worry for any of the characters. I’m hoping that will change as they come up against their big boss, but we’ll see.

Black DossierI’ve only gotten a little further in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, finishing off the first “Black Dossier” section of the book. Not much more to say about it, except that I’m amused at how sexual a lot of the dossier has been. I suppose that is why it was censured by the 1984 regime in the first place. I do think I like it better that the more mixed media sections of the book are split up, so I’m not reading them back-loaded into the book like I did in volume two. I’d rather not, once again, finish reading the comic book section, feel like I’m done, only to get stuck reading prose for a longer time than I read the comic book. It was interesting stuff, but it got under my skin. Moore is a madman. A brilliant, madman.


Recently Finished

Nothing again this week. Oh dear. I am woefully behind on my Goodreads challenge too. I don’t know how all of this has gotten away from me. I guess I was slacking in September and didn’t notice. I’ve not actually finished anything since Coraline back on Sept. 15th. I usually read a few more graphic novels to keep the numbers up. A little disheartening, to say the least.


Reading Next

I feel like I’ve repeated myself several times on what I’m reading next, so I won’t bore you with repetition. What I will say it I plan to post a little blog post tomorrow for Frighteningly Good Reads 2019 that will outline the books I’m hoping to read through for the month of October. Hopefully I can make up for all of the lost ground in September.

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

10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – October 2, 2019

  1. Not that I want a spoiler about Doctor Sleep, but please tell me that Danny doesn’t turn into his father. I just adored him so much and really want to like the adult version of Danny as well. I’m so excited to see everyone’s #frighteninglygoodreads2019 posts!

    • Being as vague as I can, I’d say that Danny isn’t like his father, but at the outset of the novel he does have to deal with issues he inherited from him. Overcoming this is more character building in the early phases than it is the meat of the story, though.

  2. Don’t feel too badly about September. I read stuff, I swear I did! But, it looks like I did nothing. Maybe I really actually didn’t read….Either way, it was a slow month for me.

    I cannot wait to see your list for FGR2019! You read far scarier books than I do so I am thrilled you are paricipating and bringing all the true terror to the table. I’ll be over here with my middle-grade spook books.

    Have a great week! https://silverbuttonbooks.com/2019/10/02/www-wednesday-october-2-2019/

  3. I totally feel you on books taking forever. I still have 20% to go in Priory, and if I don’t finish it this week, I’ll have been reading it for a month and I just … I can’t lol. Shame to hear the vampires aren’t quite living up to their spookiness, though. I’ll have to come back tomorrow and see what you’re planning on reading for the FGR, because I’m nosy and might need some recommendations. 😉 Well … need might be a loose term, because I’m sure I don’t *need* more books on my TBR, but still.

    • They’re not strictly vampires, they just feed off of psychic energies and are ostensibly immortal from doing so. It’s a term that functions to easily describe them, but they’re pretty distinct from your classic idea of a vampire.

      My list isn’t huge, but I do hope it at least inspires some new things to check out. Also, nonsense; we all need more books for the TBR. The TBR pile must be a massive hoard for us to sit upon like the bookwyrms we are.

      • Oooh, well, I can’t decide if that’s a really interesting concept or a weird one. xD Which seems to make sense given Stephen King in general.

        I’m pretty sure my TBR is so massive that it would take me a day just to climb to the top to sit on it. Can we get elevators installed in this beast, please?! xD

      • King certainly is a well of weird ideas, which is most often a very good thing. I’ve finished the book now, though, and they’re honestly the most disappointing part of it.

  4. I hope Doctor Sleep will pick up for you later on and that you will find some great spooky reads this month. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

    • I have a feeling Doctor Sleep has some more twists and turns in store for me yet, so I’m still hopeful. Thank you for the well wishes nonetheless. I hope you find some great October reads too, spooky or otherwise.

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