WWW Wednesday – December 4, 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

ThrawnI’m making good progress on Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn. I’m just about halfway through it now. I’m really enjoying Thrawn’s rising through the ranks, thanks in large part to the fact that the novel doesn’t go out of its way to frame the Empire as evil and menacing as per usual. They did enforce law and order throughout the galaxy, after all, and while their nasty side still shines through, Thrawn’s commendations are received for how he deals with pirates and organized crime, at least so far. I wouldn’t be surprised if rebel cells make their way into the story in some way, but I like this angle for a villain’s origin story. I prefer the idea of him being an admirably cunning, even honorable character, who doesn’t shy away from doing bad things if it suits a goal, rather than being just another overtly malicious figure.


Recently Finished

HellboyKrampusnachtLast night I read Hellboy: Krampusnacht by Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes. I honestly feel a little guilty about counting this on my Goodreads Challenge for 2019, but even with its inclusion I’m not going to reach my goal, so I’m just going to let it sneak in. I feel this way because it’s only about a single comic book issue long. A volume is normally composed of at least 4-5 issues, if not more. It was a fun little Christmas story nonetheless, giving an interesting little twist on the Krampus figure, though a little formulaic for a Hellboy story at the same time. I’ve no regrets about reading it though, and discovered when I was done that they’ve released a Hellboy Winter Special issue every year since 2016, so I’m probably going to get those now too. Probably won’t count those though.


Reading Next

Lords and LadiesIt has occurred to me that I wanted to try to read more Discworld books this year than I did last year, but I cannot do that if commit to reading The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. There is a good chance, if I have the time for it, that my final book for the year will be Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett instead. I’ve only matched the number of books I finished last year. If I clear that one I can beat it. I will simply push Atwood’s book to January. My Gaiman backlog has been around longer, though, so I do still intend to read Stardust after Thrawn.

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

11 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – December 4, 2019

  1. I spy, with my little eye … A Terry Pratchett! Woot woot. Duuuude. You know what? I’m totally ending this year with a Pratchett book, too. I’ve just decided, now that you’ve said it. I love Pratchett, and yet I’m forever behind on reading his books, so yes. This is happening. Probably not the one you’re reading, but you can tell me all about how great it is and I’ll just live vicariously through you until I get to that one. xD

    • Sounds like a good plan. I should use your enthusiasm to motivate me to read a little faster so I can actually get to it too lol

      I don’t feel I’m behind, necessarily, I’m just making my way through the Discworld books in order of release, sort of at my leisure. I just wish I was better about making time for them throughout the year.

      • I sort of just jumped in randomly, and I’m trying to read in clumps of series. It makes it a little easier, because I have several omnibuses, so it’s easy to know what books come next. I think it’s so funny that he’s the only author I know that needs a ton of super complicated diagrams to know which of his books to read when instead of just reading in order. xD Not that you can’t read in order, but yeah lol.

      • The sub-series have been in chronological order along with release order, at least so far, so I’m content with it this way lol It does mean that I’m taking the long way to get to all the Death books I want to read though. I’ve made my bed and I’m too stubborn change things now.

      • … are they? I thought they were random. Like Mort is Death #1, Discworld #4, but Reaper Man is Death #2 and Discworld #11, book three is #16, and book four is number #20. I mean, at least there’s not a lot of gaps between them, though.

        I think the great thing about Discworld is that they are standalones, so it really doesn’t matter exactly *how* you read them. xD

      • What I meant specifically is Reaper Man doesn’t end up being a prequel to Mort. It was released afterwards and takes place afterwards, so getting to each sub-series book so far hasn’t had me jumping around in the timeline.

  2. Don’t feel guilty about the comic, it definitely counts! As long as you can add it to Goodreads, I think it counts. I’m glad you’re enjoying your current read. I’m finally enjoying my own current read after a whole lot of ‘meh’ thrillers. Oh I haven’t read any of Terry Pratchett’s books yet but I would love to, I think I’m just a bit intimidated because of how large his series is and because I don’t read fantasy that often. Hope you enjoy your next reads, have a great week!

    Here’s my WWW if you’re interested: https://thenightisdarkandfullofbooks.wordpress.com/2019/12/04/www-wednesday-16-completing-my-goodreads-goal-🎉/

    • The length of the series is certainly daunting, that’s for sure. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to start tackling it a few years ago before I decided “screw it” and just started from the first book released. It’s been interesting to see how his formulation of that world has progressed.

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